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False Memories

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Many people are fooled by false memories. We see it in movies, in books, and even our real lives. In the link I posted, Elizabeth Loftus experimented with a subject about false memories. He gave such a detailed description of what never happened. Loftus decepted him into believing that he really went to the mall and had those encounters which in reality, he did not. We experience this kind of false memory all the time in our lives. For example, I could probably tell exactly what I was doing on September 11, 2001, but it would probably not be right. I can only remember bits and pieces of what actually happened. I would probably add a few things that I though happened, but really did not. This part of psychology intrigues me. I want to know how and why our mind tricks us like that. It would be helpful if we did not have any false memories at all, especially for crimes and finding the suspect. If we did not have false memory, we would be able to confidently identify a criminal. I wish I was one of those people with the rare condition of always remembering exactly what happened at any given moment. It would be easier to describe a crucial moment in your life. It would be enjoyable to be able to look back and remember any moment and remember how fun it really was.

False Memories

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQr_IJvYzbA
Many people are fooled by false memories. We see it in movies, in books, and even our real lives. In the link I posted, Elizabeth Loftus experimented with a subject about false memories. He gave such a detailed description of what never happened. Loftus decepted him into believing that he really went to the mall and had those encounters which in reality, he did not. We experience this kind of false memory all the time in our lives. For example, I could probably tell exactly what I was doing on September 11, 2001, but it would probably not be right. I can only remember bits and pieces of what actually happened. I would probably add a few things that I though happened, but really did not. This part of psychology intrigues me. I want to know how and why our mind tricks us like that. It would be helpful if we did not have any false memories at all, especially for crimes and finding the suspect. If we did not have false memory, we would be able to confidently identify a criminal. I wish I was one of those people with the rare condition of always remembering exactly what happened at any given moment. It would be easier to describe a crucial moment in your life. It would be enjoyable to be able to look back and remember any moment and remember how fun it really was.

False Memory

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQr_IJvYzbA
Many people are fooled by false memories. We see it in movies, in books, and even our real lives. In the link I posted, Elizabeth Loftus experimented with a subject about false memories. He gave such a detailed description of what never happened. Loftus decepted him into believing that he really went to the mall and had those encounters which in reality, he did not. We experience this kind of false memory all the time in our lives. For example, I could probably tell exactly what I was doing on September 11, 2001, but it would probably not be right. I can only remember bits and pieces of what actually happened. I would probably add a few things that I though happened, but really did not. This part of psychology intrigues me. I want to know how and why our mind tricks us like that. It would be helpful if we did not have any false memories at all, especially for crimes and finding the suspect. If we did not have false memory, we would be able to confidently identify a criminal. I wish I was one of those people with the rare condition of always remembering exactly what happened at any given moment. It would be easier to describe a crucial moment in your life. It would be enjoyable to be able to look back and remember any moment and remember how fun it really was.

Gateway Drugs

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Many articles have been written about Marijuana being the "gateway drug" into many other harmful drugs. A gateway drug is defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary as a drug (as alcohol or marijuana) whose use is thought to lead to the use of and dependence on a harder drug (as cocaine or heroin). I am firm believer in this theory. I am from a small town in Minnesota where I see this happen all the time. Many students from my high school first got involved with alcohol and marijuana, which led to the usage of other drugs. It also led to some becoming dealers of the drugs. I have seen it happen in person as well. I have been around some of my friends when they start experimenting with these harmful drugs. It's not just drugs either. I have seen alcohol lead to smoking cigarettes regularly. Getting involved with the harmful drugs can lead to trouble. Trouble with the law as well as trouble with education and career. The harmful drugs harness someone from succeeding in what they do. The students from my high school that used the harmful drugs ended up dropping out of school. The others that graduated did not go on to college. There are just too many consequences of getting involved with alcohol and marijuana. You do not want to get sucked in to the gateway for other harmful drugs. I feel that there is a lack of effort in trying to stop kids getting involved with gateway drugs. I want there to be more programs and awareness of this problem.

Gateway Drugs

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Many articles have been written about Marijuana being the "gateway drug" into many other harmful drugs. A gateway drug is defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary as a drug (as alcohol or marijuana) whose use is thought to lead to the use of and dependence on a harder drug (as cocaine or heroin). I am firm believer in this theory. I am from a small town in Minnesota where I see this happen all the time. Many students from my high school first got involved with alcohol and marijuana, which led to the usage of other drugs. It also led to some becoming dealers of the drugs. I have seen it happen in person as well. I have been around some of my friends when they start experimenting with these harmful drugs. It's not just drugs either. I have seen alcohol lead to smoking cigarettes regularly. Getting involved with the harmful drugs can lead to trouble. Trouble with the law as well as trouble with education and career. The harmful drugs harness someone from succeeding in what they do. The students from my high school that used the harmful drugs ended up dropping out of school. The others that graduated did not go on to college. There are just too many consequences of getting involved with alcohol and marijuana. You do not want to get sucked in to the gateway for other harmful drugs. I feel that there is a lack of effort in trying to stop kids getting involved with gateway drugs. I want there to be more programs and awareness of this problem.

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