So far, I've really liked learning about how our brain can cause us to believe in illusions. I think my favorite part was learning about how selective attention works in the human brain, because it became obvious that it's really easy to miss things that are right in front of us if we're not paying attention. But it was also pretty cool because it was funny to see how easy it is to fool people just by having them focus on one thing like we were talking about in discussion! (like with this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo) I also liked learning about something as simple as crime can run in a family (i.e. the Bogle family) because of various environmental and genetic influences. One thing I'm looking forward to will be how emotion and motivation and personality relates to psychology and us as people. I'm also excited to learn about the mind-body interconnection and how behavior and social learning causes to interact with people.
Reflections on PSY 1001
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