I think the concepts I will remember most in psychology are those related to experimentation and testing. Things like validity, reliability, and Occam's razor. Although these are concepts that I was aware of before I took this class, I did not really apply these ideas to my everyday thinking and questioning until taking psychology. I find myself questioning more of the news I hear and wondering about the validity of the statements. The news is filled with stories about different tests that show extraordinary or shocking results. I think it is good to always look at test results with a critical lens. It is easy to read the results of a study and not really think how valid the results may be or question whether participants were randomly assigned.
I will also remember some of the ideas in the chapters on relationships. It was interesting to hear a psychological perspective on what types of relationships last and what types of relationships are less likely to last, especially considering that many of us are at an age where we perhaps begin dating a little more seriously and look for qualities of a potential spouse. I think things like proximity, reciprocity and similarity are concepts I will remember in the years to come. I liked learning about the different types of love in the triangular theory of love and how different people at different stages of their lives will experience each of these types of love. I will also remember how the the strongest types of unions are those in which the couple loves each other on multiple levels and develops a true consummate love.