Throughout this semester there have been a lot of psychological ideas and concepts that were thrown our way. The science of psychology is a very interesting one and, like all science, we engage in it daily. Though there were a lot of concepts that we learned, one that I think will stick with me and benefit me in my daily life is Correlation vs. Causation. A lot of times it is very easy to jump to conclusions about what happened without verifying who truly did what.
Another thing is that people come up with these ridiculous superstitions because they fall prey to correlation vs. causation. What I mean by this is there are many examples of athletes who have to wear their lucky shorts or eat their special pregame meal for every game because they think that is the reason they play well. They fail to realize that the reason the play well is because they practice and do everything that it takes to get ready for the game.
Everyone falls victim to this from time to time, but I will make an effort to look for the facts as oppose to jumping to unverified conclusions. I mean it is not like I just get angry about little things all of the time or have all of these superstitious ways, but a friendly reminder never really hurt anyone.