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psy101 journals and final - Journal 2 The Study of genes...

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Journal 2 The Study of genes, evolution and the environment is a topic that has made a lot of progress thought-out the beginning of the 21 st century but there are mysteries about Intelligence that may never be answered. It is amazing that scientists have not discovered the origin and reasons for IQ levels. Yes, hereditary helps, but scientists believe it has to do more with the environment a child grows up in and what they are exposed too. Studies have shown that brighter (not smarter) children start out with a thinner cerebral cortex but it develops more rapidly and for a longer period of time. This research is essential to human psychology and will help us help ourselves in the future. Throughout time people have become smarter, this is due to many factors; technology, education, a world economy to name a few. We will continue to become smarter in the future because of the research being done on the brain today, scientists are researching how the brain is being developed and the outcome of this is teaching methods changing to engage the brain at its peak of development in order to make a smarter person that can contribute to society in a greater way than the people before them. This topic is very interesting to me because it gives reasoning for how teachers work, why subjects are taught at a certain time in a child’s life and why such care is given to victims of concussions, a reoccurring term in sports as more and more research is being done on how numerous concussions effect athletes in the long-term. This chapter has reinforced my opinion that second languages, should be taught to children at a younger age, when it is easier to grasp. In high school I had my first encounter with having to learn Spanish, and it was one of the hardest things for me to do, I have had no prior experience with the subject and as a 15 year old at the time, I had no clue of how to even go about learning a different language because I never had to do anything remotely close to this before. This chapter shows that research has been done that shows that core subjects should be taught at a younger age to ensure the child can grasp the knowledge better.
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Journal 3 Humans interact with each other by using the basic senses of vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell. It’s amazing to think about how much different life would be if just one of those senses were taken away. The thing that hit me the hardest in class was the story about the girl who didn’t have a sense of touch. When I first thought about it, I thought that the only effects would be that the person couldn’t feel different textures; metal would have the same feel as silk. But when the instructor went on to talk more about the girl I realized that touch is the most important sense. When one sense is taken away, life gets much harder, but without the sense of touch, it becomes impossible to live a remotely normal life, its almost like your paralyzed but can still use your body, therefore whatever you do is painless, which means
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