I think that for me, the most memorable topic we have learned in psychology this semester is in fact the topic about learning and teaching children. I always found it a fascinating subject wondering just how it is that we come to know as much as we do. Learning happens all around us all the time and even now when I see something similar to one of the styles of learning, be it observational or one of the different types of conditioning, I think back to our lectures and remember how it works. Through taking time to notice everything that is happening around us, we can clearly see how psychology plays a big role in our everyday lives, we just have to take a second to reflect.
rube0059: April 2012 Archives
It is widely seen in movies and television programs today that our cultural views on love and marriage are progressively changing. It seems to me that our culture once viewed love as special feeling we reserve for one special person, and marriage as a sacred vow to be faithful. But popular movies today like Friends With Benefits and others like it seem to be portraying a different set of standards. These movies seem to be telling us that we can love many people and that marriage is only a temporary thing. They seem to be telling us that it is normal to 'sleep around,' get a divorce, and cheat on our partners. I personally believe that this is the wrong message to be sending out to people in our society; that we are setting a trap for ourselves in making us think that these things are ok. As the text might put it, our society seems to be falling out of consummate love, and into more of an infatuation.