Taking a Psychology class has taught me a lot about others and myself. I have learned a lot in this class and the information I retained will stick with me for the rest of my life. The knowledge I have gained will help me in the future by allowing me to be a better actress, CEO, and mother. The most important topics I will need are Lifespan Development and Psychological Disorders. These subjects can be unknowingly important when crossing paths with other people.
“It takes a village to raise a child.” I never quite understood that saying when I was growing up, but my experiences teaching and working in school settings have showed me how true it really is. Obtaining a degree in school psychology will allow me to give the support that students, families and educators need to ensure that every student will thrive.
Ironically, I was not always interested in the psychology and counseling field. My first two years of undergraduate school I was a Mathematics major until I took Advanced Calculus and decided that Math was not for me. Then I began taking more and more Psychology courses as electives and realized that I had found the information interesting. After speaking with my father, I made the decision to pursue a career in this field while also following in his footsteps.
Senior year was quickly approaching and I still had one more spot left. I was indecisive about what other class I should add into my schedule. I researched a little and decided on AP Psychology. Little did I know how much I would come to enjoy the subject. From the beginning, I was interested in the psychology. Studying the way the brain works and why people behave the way they do have been topics I’ve been curious about before. Psychology is a subject unlike any other that I’ve studied before. Psychology studies the human mind and behaviors. It provides answers or theories of why people behave certain ways. It also includes bits of biology and and statistics, so the knowledge in other subjects help me understand it more. As I learn more about
It developed a deeper sense of compassion within me and I wouldn't have the mind I have today without this course. By far this course was the most fun but was also challenging. I stayed for an eight hour session a weekend before the exam to review and it was indeed intense. I've learned so many things through Psychology and it definitely tested your ability to remember things. That was course was pure memorization and required a full understanding of the concepts as well. It was either you know it or you don't and the exam was the exact same
I have studied not only Psychology in school but also English Language and Literature, all of these subjects will help me in my field of study. Psychology is based on the study of the mind, enabling a helpful starting point for studying Criminology. It has helped me analyse different aspects of the mind from many different perspectives and in turn I am able to use this in all aspects of my life now, not just in school but looking at different situations from different perspectives.
My interest in psychology first revealed itself after I read a book while I was a sophomore that was about a woman whom had been dealing with eating disorders for most of her life. After reading that book, I decided to take a dual credit psychology class the following year, and my interest in the subject was certainly piqued. I am fascinated by the way disorders and mental
When I first came to the U.S and started to purse a college degree at the University of Iowa, I tried a variety of courses, including chemistry, biology, art, and so forth, and most courses did not elicit strong interests in me but lowered my overall GPA a great deal, until I took a course Motivational Interviewing in which the Professor inspired me in learning how to motivate and pursue clients to resolve ambivalence. I was immediately drawn by the study of persuasion and mental health counseling. After the course, I decided to keep exploring my interests in this field and I was informed that the best major for me would be psychology which later became life-time career goal!
UMUC offers numerous courses in Psychology so as to provide students with the knowledge that they will need in order to be successful in their future careers. The curriculum offered ensures that students acquire a knowledge base of theory, research, and practice in psychological sciences. Although some of the courses offered are required in order to obtain an undergraduate degree in Psychology, many are available to choose from that meet the interests and needs of each student as well. Upon graduation I plan to search for a job as a Childcare Director. Fortunately, the classes in psychology that I have completed have given me the knowledge and critical thinking skills that I need to be successful as well as given me a deeper understanding of how children develop and learn. The psychology courses that I have taken are:
I believe that psychology has generated so much research on the self because it is important to understand ones self. Being able to understand why you behave, act, or even react to situations can help psychologist. All of our characteristics make each of us unique. Allport’s theory of personality takes the individual and then emphasizes the persons uniqueness. The theory explains how we each have our own temperament, attitude, traits, intelligence, and even skills. Allport’s theory states that ones personality is determined biologically at birth, and then is shaped from the persons experiences and their
I am a fast worker; I easily find ways on how to get things done. Basing from the comments I have earned from my supervisor during my On-the-job training, she said that I am an accurate and fast worker.
On day 6023 A is in the body of Vic a biologically female, gendered male. A is able to feel comfortable in Vic’s body because Vic is “living within the definition of his own truth, just like [A]” (Levithan, 2012, p. 253). It is just another day with An in a random body on his way to see Rhiannon, or at least that is what he thought. A is expecting Rhiannon to be thrilled that he came to visit her, however, this is not the case. Instead, she is somewhat annoyed and is not very excited to see A like she usually is. They later meet up and have lunch together, at this point, Rhiannon tells A that she does not think it is fair for A to take people out of their normal life for a day. A is shocked by what Rhiannon is saying and is not sure how to react because he knows that Rhiannon is right. Essentially, Rhiannon asks A for a break and all he can really do is oblige by her wishes.
Intro to Psychology is on my list of required classes, but that is not the only reason why I am taking it. I have always been very interested in how the mind works, why we do the things we do, mental illness, addiction, our memory, and much more. Our memory is something I knew little about, and it actually fascinated me. I have never been good at answering the question of “what did you do all day”, because in actuality the list goes on.
Already getting started next year, I enrolled into a psychology class to get a jumpstart for when I go into college. I chose to enroll into the psychology class because the human mind is something that is very complex and diverse. By me taking this class, I am partially more ahead and more taught than that of a student who doesn’t take the class. And that way, when I get into the psychology major, I have a small intake of what it is all about.