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Dear me, future psychologist

The gradPSYCH Blog, a website from the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), has published a post by Howard Gardner in the form of an imaginary letter in which he offers advice to his younger self. 

Writing to the Howard Gardner of 1960 from the perspective of 2014, Dr. Gardner recounts an episode from his youth in which his uncle gave him a psychology textbook, which inspired his desire to study psychology as an academic discipline. He urges himself not to follow an easy life path but instead to follow his passions and interests and to do something that serves the wider community. 

Read the full piece via the gradPSYCH Blog here.

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