The things I learned in psychology that I am going to take with me are the five principles of scientific thinking. One of the reasons is because we have used them throughout this entire course. You can barely turn a page without seeing a orange, purple, pink, blue, green, or navy blue blurb. The second reason may be because I constantly use them in daily arguments with my sister and boyfriend. It has become a knee jerk reaction to evaluate any claim I hear with these five principles. I find myself doing this often when watching television or reading items on the internet.
I will also take the fallacies that we learned about. I have fallen prey to more than one of these. Psychology has given me a heads up so I can avoid these mistakes in the future. This will allow me to save money in the future on items endorsed by pseudoscience. I was even gracious enough to share my knowledge with a friend and she chose not to continue consuming her diet pills.
Psychology has given me many tools, but these two will be used the most in my life.