Five years from now, I strongly believe that the topic on learning that we covered this semester in psychology will have a lasting impact. Whether it be training my future dog or watching children grow up to adulthood, learning will always surround me. I understand that ringing a bell to let my dogs know that it is time to go outside is actually a result of Pavlovian classical conditioning. Even in advertisements I am more aware of the underlying methods of learning that are used. On the other hand, when I am trying to retain information I have adopted new techniques. Sometimes I find myself trying to make a visual image out of information that I need to memorize due to the fact that we learned that it 'sticks' better this way. Since being in psychology, I have become not only a smarter learner, but also more aware of learning that goes on around me. This is definitely useful knowledge for the future and will stay with me for years to come.
Five years from now...
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