Observational Learning Reflection

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Introduction

The objective of this paper is for me to demonstrate an understanding of my past life experiences through the information that I have learned in this course. I have chosen to focus on multiple meaningful experiences in my life. Some experiences from my past may not appear to be bright and sunny; however my ophthalmologist assured me that all of my rods and cones were in good working order. “Ha-ha” Everything that I have gone through has made me the consciously aware woman that I am today. I’m still a work in progress. I do my best to find logic in my own mental processes. (Wikipedia, 2016) In Psychology mental process is the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents. (Vocabulary,
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I agree with Albert Bandura’s theory of observational learning. I was able to acquire new skills, solve problems and gain new beliefs from such a young age. (King, 2016) Learning how to cook chicken picatta from watching my cousin Lynn and learning how to change a tire by watching my cousin Tony are just two examples of skills that I have acquired by observing others. Cooking the chicken Picatta was fun and delicious. I was able to listen to the radio, watch Lynn and observe her steps. Looking back, I can see that I was dividing my attention. My ears were picking up sound waves from the radio, my eyes were watching cousin Lynn cook, my nose (olfactory) (cranial nerve 1) was smelling the creamy pasta. I’m pretty sure my hands were on my hips or holding a piece of mozzarella that I was going to …show more content…
(Worldview, 2016) I was born with astigmatism. Astigmatism is a common vision condition that causes blurred vision. It occurs when the cornea (the clear front cover of the eye) is irregularly shaped or sometimes because of the curvature of the lens inside the eye. (AOA, 2016) On top of that I was born with strabismus. The symptoms of strabismus include the crossing of the eyes. My eyes would not look in exactly the same direction at the same time. (AOA, 2016) On Valentine’s Day of 1997 I had my first eye surgery to correct my vision. The ophthalmologist ran test, checked my visual fields and came to the conclusion that my left retina was transmitting more information to the area in my thalamus. Dr. Sandi explained to me that the image that I see with my left eye was being transmitted to the right side of my brain. I am able to see out both eyes, but the left eye is the dominant eye. The cross laterization of my brain helps me to involuntary keep both eyes functioning. When one eye is covered the other eye takes over vision. I also suffer from slight nystagmus (involuntary eye shaking) In the past year of 2016 I have had two eye surgeries to further correct my vision. The third and final surgery was to tighten the eye muscles around my eyeball to inhibit the nystagmus. Changing the length of my inferior and superior rectus muscles (eye muscles) did help a bit. Over time the hypoplasia of my optic nerve did

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