There are many things that i have learned in psychology that i believe i will remember in 5 years. Psychology is extremely important to our everyday lives because it makes us who we are. It allows us to grasp concepts and understand more about humans and they way the we think and perceive things.
The thing that has had the most impact on me through this semester would probably be prosocial behavior. This is something that we have recently gone over, and i cant seem to get it out of my mind. Every time i walk down the street and see someone trip or fall, i can't help but ask if they are ok, or if they need some assistance. This also goes the other way as well. As part of prosocial behavior, i believe that doing simple stuff, such as holding doors open for people, can have a dramatic positive impact. If someone see's you hold the door open for them, they might go out of their way to hold the door open for someone else. It is a simple, yet contagious way to impact society in a positive manner.
We are all in this together, and i believe that is the mindset that everyone should have when they think about others. Maybe prosocial behavior will positively progress to the point where there is no such thing as the "bystander effect"