Psychology is the study of the mind. The mind dominates our view of the world around us. We react differently to the same situation depending on our mood. Our experiences during the formative period of childhood help to define our character and personality for the rest of our lives. Psychology can be applied to many different fields, including sports, music and education, but perhaps the most well-known is counselling. Counselling aims to help patients to be happier, more stable individals.