finale psychology paper.docx - Diggs 1 Ronald Diggs Psychology 120 Dr Anyalewechi What I learned This semester I have learned a lot in psychology class

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Diggs 1 Ronald Diggs Psychology 120 Dr. Anyalewechi 4/24/2016 What I learned This semester I have learned a lot in psychology class. Somethings that was taught I have learned from a former psychology class in high school. I find that I learn more about life lessons than the material so much with this class. This was a great class to teach you responsibility and structure. As for the materials I learned how to question arguments the correct way and how to be decisive. This class has helped me become more of a critical thinker. I am more aware of the guts behind arguments rather than the casing. It has helped me look deeper into conversations that I have with people. I have also received an excellent view of my coursework. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of this class is how to evaluate arguments. The chapters that we went over with dealing with critical thinking taught me a lot. I am not a perfectionist but I learned more then I knew before. I learned the ABC’s of psychology. The A stands for the affect like feelings and emotions. The B stands for behavior dealing with the actions and reactions. Finally the C stands for cognition which deals with the mental events such as perceptions, thoughts, and ideas. I learned that psychology uses the scientific method.
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Diggs 2 The scientific method includes observing phenomena, formulating hypotheses, refining observations, and re-testing hypotheses. I have learned that psychologist works in the science field and conducts research and testing hypotheses. There are several different areas of psychology. You could be a clinical or counseling psychologist, or a sports psychologist. Some vocabulary words that I have learned in this class in mechanism which is a philosophical position that declares the body is a machine, subject to physical laws. Dualism is the human’s possess a mind and a body. Dualism is different from interactive because, interactive dualism- the mind and body are separate entities that influence one another. John Locke who is a British scientist who, with his followers, developed the doctrine of empiricism. Empiricism credits experience and observation as the source of mental life. A famous psychologist that I learned more about form the book is Charles Darwin. Darwin confirmed that human were part of the animal kingdom. I learned that he wrote the book Origin of the Species. Darwin emphasized the role of adaptation to one’s environment as a physical and mental process. I found out that Hermann Von Helmholtz tested the effects of stimuli on the nervous system and developed theories on sensory perception and color vision. Wilhelm Wundt is the founder of psychology who developed the first psychology lab at the University of Leipzig in Germany in 1879. A student of Wilhelm Wundt established the first formal U.S. psychology laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. His name was G Stanley Hall. Reading the book I learned that the first Ph.D. degree in psychology was awarded to Joseph Jastrow by a department of psychology in the United States at Johns Hopkins University.
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