final essay social psychology.docx - Cisneros 1 Katelyn Cisneros Heidi Steinour SYP 3000 May 1 2018 Social Psychology Moving to Tampa this semester has

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Cisneros 1 Katelyn Cisneros Heidi Steinour SYP 3000 May 1, 2018 Social Psychology Moving to Tampa this semester has been a major adjustment for me. I transferred here from Lake Sumter State College with my Associates degree to finish my Bachelor’s. I had been living with my 75 year-old grandparents for the past 2 and a half years. This is the first time in my existence that I have my own apartment and my social situations are completely up to me. The first time I actually feel like I have control and freedom to do whatever I wanted. There was no one to tell me to get out of bed or to call me to come home because of curfew was soon. Calling this an adjustment is an understatement. Social Psychology has helped me better understand so many things to cope with what I was going through. I felt so lost at first and unsure what to do with all this free time I had now. I had no one to answer. With this class I was able to set forth a three prong plan for how I want my life to go. I started with my self-concept and awareness because change starts within yourself first. Next was to find friends but conformity played a big role in conflicts I ran into. I remedied my issues of conforming to helping others. If I follow this plan I have given myself, I have no one to blame for being unstable or unhappy. When becoming an adult most decisions are completely up to you. For me though, I have felt like a child up until this move. Decisions to be alone all the time or to put myself out there and have a friendly support system were completely up to me. There was no one pushing me out the door to go to school anymore. All decisions fell in my lap and therefore all results did too. At the start of my move to Tampa, I got too comfortable being alone really quick. I fell into a depression where I didn’t want to do anything because I would have to put myself out
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Cisneros 2 there and do it alone. It was an internal war because I am generally a sociable individual. The solution is easier said than done. Social interactions and surroundings affect our self-awareness.
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