I have learned so much this semester in psychology that hopefully I will remember everything, especially since psychology is such an interesting topic and things that have to do with your everyday life. But if I had to choose one concept that I will definitely remember forever it would be from Chapter 12, Stress, coping and health. I have really bad anxiety problems so I can really relate to this topic. Of course I have researched a lot about anxiety and stress, plus my doctor has told me many things but after learning about it in psychology it really taught me the most i'm ever going to know. I can now see how to deal with stress before a big exam etc. It also taught me that i'm not completely crazy for being so stressed all the time, and it happens to people just as much as it happens to me, even worse. So i know for the rest of my life I will think back to this semester of psychology and remember how to deal with all of my stress and anxiety.
behmx059: April 2012 Archives
Nobody really thinks about themselves being affiliated with social facilitation. But when you are at work, such as a retail store you might be lazy and not talk to customers or be folding clothes, but when your boss comes around then you start talking and helping all customers as well as fold clothes and make it look like your doing a lot and have been working the whole time.Which is what social facilitation is, when you do better on simple tasks in the presence of other people. Doing well in front of a boss, or playing a sport better in front of people is also the same thing.
Have you ever been forced to pretend a smile somewhere? Well, studies say that if you are forced to smile you will actually find the place or event more enjoyable. In 1989, Charles Darwin came up with a theory known as 'Facial feedback hypothesis' saying that blood vessels in the face feed back temperature information in the brain,altering our experience of emotions. I thought this was really interesting because at my work for instance, I have to always be smiling and laughing, so on days when i'm tired and crabby I am still forced to smile which automatically makes me have a way better time. In the end, smiles become conditioned stimuli for happiness and frowns become conditioned stimuli for unhappiness.