Psychology Reflection

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Psychology is defined as “the scientific study of the mind and behavior” (Introduction to Psychology, 2015). Psychology provides an overview of biology and behavior, sensation and perception, learning, memory, intelligence, language, motivation, emotion, abnormal psychology, and therapy (PSY 102 Course Syllabus, 2018, pg 1). Because psychology allows for a better understanding of how the mind and body work, this knowledge can be beneficial for any field of study or career. The theoretical and practical understanding of the basics of psychology can help with decision-making, critical thinking, stress management, time management, better understanding of others, improving communication, and even achieving goals and objectives, all components that allow someone to be more successful throughout their life. Throughout this course I hope to gain a greater understanding of historical and theoretical perspectives of human behavior and development (PSY 102 Course Syllabus, 2018, pg 2). Although I am not majoring in psychology, having an understanding for human behavior and why people do the things they do is something that interests me. This understanding will potentially make it easier to bond with new people, while making it easier to tolerate and work with others. Another goal I hope to achieve in this class is to be able to identify the relevance of psychological principles as they relate to personal health, gender, adjustment, and developmental issues (PSY 102 Course
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