Psychology is an incredibly diverse program. It is extremely versatile, with great potential for collaboration with various fields. As an undergraduate, you probably have experienced various issues through your lessons. Which ones did you find most interesting? Was it a lesson on autism? How Do Children Have Languages? Or the fact that women suffer from depression more than men – and define the reasons for that?
Explanation of clearly defined research interests will be important for admission to upper secondary school in psychology, especially research programs. In my opinion, the most important quality you need is passion for the subject. What do I mean by passion? What content do you often discuss? What specific topics do you see when browsing news or magazines? What issues can you (almost) literally discuss all day long and never get tired of talking about insights and outs?
There are various ways in which you can identify your research interests. The first thing I mentioned is the stuff you've got in the class. The second is just good and life experience. I had always been interested in the media, but my work experience was even more interesting. At that time, I was working as a "behavioral expert" with adolescents in another school. One of the interesting observations I made was how much impact the musicians have on their beliefs. Students would spend the whole day talking about them and quoting texts from the law (which I think is not surprising to know how interested teenagers are about their favorite musicians!).
I began to wonder how lyrics and music films influenced their views on what it means to be a man or a woman. I went through research in academic journals and realized how much we still don't know about the impact of real media in the media. What worked for me was that there was a serious lack of information on how media and consumption affect youth issues (and I was just solving that problem, I said in my personal statement!).
Follow a similar process and you may have requested some interesting research for you!