Over the course of this class I have pieced together many things about my own life that before went unnoticed. I am now able to see things in a bit of a different light. Now that I have been introduced to the realm of psychology I understand some of the reasons for behavior around me. I have learned that there is a reason for most everything and a lot of our behaviors and mental processes can be explained through psychology. Studies have been conducted for many years to try and pinpoint the source of our behavior and it is not something that most people think about every day.
Having a better understanding of why we operate the way we do will help me to better understand myself and the others around me.
If I had to describe psychology someone else that was not familiar with the topic. I would tell them that there are much more to this topic than what most people think there is.
At first I mostly just thought that psychology was just something that deals with the brain. Psychology deals with every day life. That there are certain parts of the brain that does specific things. One part of your brain is for your motor skill another part of the brain will be for your memory and so on. People in psychology will study disorders like Post-traumatic stress disorder and will come up with a program that can help people with the problem to reduce their pain or have gone away.
The most important thing people should know about psychology is that without psychology many of the treatments that we have in today society will not probably exist. It would not exist because of people that psychology is the ones that help created today’s therapy and other treatments that tend to help with all sorts of problems that people have.
The most important thing I learned in psychology is that psychology helped out determining all these different illness that could not be determine what it was and why it was happening. By identifying all these different illness we are able to figure out treatments that could help cure the illness or at least suppress it to reduce their pain. People are not classified as being crazy as they use to be because now that we have todays technology we are able to help out more people than we use to.
It is important for psychologist to conduct researches because they can help determine what is false and true. Also they can either prove that their hypothesis was true or false. Psychologist also can provide information why people act the way they do for an example a prison by another name was one of those researches. They were able to determine that the environment does play important role on how people act. The most challenging part of the semester for me was doing the research challenges and figuring out which type of research was being conducted. The other challenging part of the semester was trying to keep up with what researcher did what and what they stand for.
I was able to improve on my writing summaries that we had to do out of the book. After the second research summaries that I had to write I was able to get a better understanding on what all needed to be put into the essay. By now knowing what needed to be done I was able to keep getting a decent grade on my essays. The area in psychology I would like to learn more in would be the drugs and the drug addictions. I would like to learn more about drugs and how they go through your systems. It was interesting how once you use certain drugs the dopamine will stay in your system causing you to get a high.
This class influence my future and my life beyond class by knowing that psychology helps a lot without lot of people how much it doses impact todays society. That it gives you a different perspective point of view on why some people do not seek treatment because of all the stereotypes.