The Psychology Capstone Course I Have Developed My Critical Thinking Abilities

1533 Words Mar 3rd, 2016 7 Pages
Psychology isn’t always easy to understand. In the psychology capstone course we discuss many important studies and readings from the history of psychology. Many of these studies and reading I have either heard of, read them, or were discussed in another class while some were completely fresh. Because I have had some experience with these studies and readings, I assumed that I knew the take away message and that that was the only important aspect of reading these studies. After being in this class and having seminar based discussions on each of the readings my view has changed. From being in this environment, I have developed my critical thinking abilities, learned how to think more like a psychologist, and learned how my psychological knowledge from this course will impact my career and personal relationships.
Big Idea #1 In this course I have developed my critical thinking abilities. I believe that my critical thinking abilities were challenged especially when we were reading the book “Walden Two”. This book was about a utopian society created by B.F. Skinner to address many of the issues in our then, current society. One of the challenging aspects of reading this novel was deciding whether or not I liked or agreed with the changes made in the society Walden Two. I remember struggling with the fact that they keep their children housed separately from their parents, and this struck me as something I would not be okay with. After learning why their community housed the…

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