Psy 100 Essay

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Select something you either strongly like or dislike (e.g., reading, competitive sports, flying, snakes, etc.).
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you: 1. Briefly describe your like or dislike (one to two (1-2) sentences). 2. Describe the subfield (e.g., cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, psychoanalytic psychology, etc.) you believe is best suited for providing psychological insight into your preference (the fact that you like or dislike the thing you do) and why you believe it is so. 3. Discuss how biological bases of behavior (including sensation and perception) have contributed to your preference. 4. Analyze how engaging in or reacting to your preference (e.g., playing competitive sports or
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I hate money because it makes my father thinking too much. Many nights he can’t go to sleep because of working pressure. I really hate money when I see my father gets sick; sometime I think if I won’t study abroad, maybe my father wouldn’t have to working so hard. Most of my feeling were base on memory, thinking and reasoning, so I think cognitive psychology is the best suited for providing psychological insight into my preference. Basically, everybody needs money to live, and I am not out of that. I want to take an example to explain how biological bases of behavior contributed to my preference about money. This is my example; it doesn’t mean everybody is the same as me. I was walking and accidentally I saw 50$ on the street. I picked it up, looked around and kept going. First I had to perceive the money, which means that the money had to be caught by the eye. The eye sent signals to the brain. The brain compared the signals with those received from the other eye and stores the signals temporarily in my memory. I knew that I could have 50 bucks for free. After that I had to pick it up. To make this happen, my brains had to send a signal to the hand muscles to take the money.
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