Five years from now, I know that I won't remember most of the classes I've taken or even most of the things I've learned in these classes. What I will remember are the things that really affected the way I think about life now. Based on all the lectures and discussions we've had in the past 9 weeks of taking this introductory psychology course, I feel that what really stuck with me is what we learned in this past discussion on social psychology.
As we were sitting in class watching the Milgrim experiment that occurred in the present day, I could not help but put myself in the shoes of the "teacher" in this situation. All I could think about was how hard it must have been to deal with causing someone pain such as that demonstrated in the experiment.
On a lighter note, watching the videos of the elevator scene, I could not help but relate myself to the situation. I know that if I were the one in the elevator, I would most likely follow suit with the guy in the hat. I feel that the reason this lesson will stick with me most is because it is so relate-able to so many people. Nobody likes to feel excluded, but to learn that exclusion or not fitting in affects the same part of the brain as the part that causes physical pain is fascinating to me. Though I do not personally feel physical pain in these situations, I do feel uncomfortable.