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Reflection About Psychology

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This semester, I took the class Intro to Psychology where I learned about the scientific study of thoughts and behaviors. Throughout the class, we were taught basics of psychology, researching in psychology, biology of behavior, the human development, and human learning. Intro to Psychology prepared me for my future and provided me an understanding of how behavior and thoughts worked. Four things that I learned about psychology out of the whole class, however, is how the nervous system, fetus development, teratogens, and classical conditioning all relate to psychology and how each one works.
In order for our bodies to act or to give an automatic response, our bodies need to have a nervous system where neurons can communicate with the neurons in our brains. The nervous system controls our responses which gives us the ability to have a behavior towards a stimulus. Our nervous system has two main parts, the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord; moreover, they are responsible for receiving information and conducting a response. The peripheral nervous system includes all the other nerve cells found throughout the body; the peripheral nervous system contains the somatic nervous system and autonomic nervous system. The somatic nervous system is voluntary and transfers sensory information to the central nervous system and back to the skeletal muscles. The autonomic nervous system, on the other hand,
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