PL100 Essay 1

PL100 Essay 1 - UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY REFLECTION...

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UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY REFLECTION PAPER ASSIGNMENT PL100: GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR LEADERS SECTION D11 MAJ ROBERT MEINE BY CADET LAUREN BECKLER ‘10, CO A3 WEST POINT, NEW YORK 22 MARCH 2007 ___ MY DOCUMENT IDENTIFIES ALL SOURCES USED AND ASSISTANCE RECEIVED IN COMPLETING THIS ASSIGNMENT. ___ NO SOURCES WERE USED OR ASSISTANCE RECEIVED IN COMPLETING THIS ASSIGNMENT. SIGNATURE:
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The first nine weeks of General Psychology for Leaders has not only succeeded in enhancing my ability to understand and lead others. It unquestionably improved my understanding of myself and why I am the way I am. Choosing only two concepts that helped in this understanding proved to be very difficult. In the end, I found that, based on my experiences thus far at the United States Military Academy as a cadet, that the topics of sleep and learning were most applicable. More specifically, the concepts of circadian rhythms and learning through operant conditioning were especially easy to relate to my own experiences. Before attending the academy, I was not a typical teenager who stayed up to all hours of the night and then finding it difficult to stay attentive during classes the next day. In fact, for about thirteen years of my life, I got up at 0430 to figure skate at the local rink before school. As a result, I found myself going to be much earlier than others my own age. I can now ascribe this
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