Reflective Essay: Why I Love Psychology

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I’ve been thoroughly enthralled by psych since before I took a psych class. However, there were certain things we covered that just seemed to stick in my noggin like glue and made the class periods fly by! For starters, I adored when we learned about relationships. Though I try not to analyze things too much, I do really enjoy having an understanding about how people respond to things and why some people stay together and some don’t. So since I have only ever had one boyfriend and we are still together, I thought a little friendly analysis wouldn’t hurt. A second concept that I enjoyed a lot was child and family psych. I love kids, and another reason why I love psychology is because I love to understand people more, so I can respond with understanding …show more content…
Time is such a huge thing in college, at least for me. So knowing tips on how to manage time, and how to get the most out of time was very helpful! Things like how to study, and if I spend an hour studying with music playing I probably wont get as much out of that hour than if I was in a quiet place spending quality time studying. It was great to learn that the best way to study is in increments over time, especially if I want to retain that knowledge. This was something I never heard in high school, and I was very happy to learn about it here. Sometime it’s really hard to stay motivated, so learning about what motivates people and the levels of stress that can either help or hinder were very informative and helpful. Though all of these were very useful, next to study habits, I found goal-setting to be the second most useful and something I have already seen make a difference in my college life. Knowing how we respond to goals, and how making goals that are smart and achievable make a huge difference in what I can accomplish. Whether it’s homework, going to the gym, changing a bad habit or making sure I have time set aside to read my bible, I can see first hand what making goals for myself has done to aid my productivity, and my confidence and stress level in

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