Psychology Reflection Term Paper

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Psychology 121

Whenever I hear the term psychology the first thing that comes to my mind is behavior. We as humans have so many different types of behaviors that can affect our everyday lives in either a negative or positive way. Throughout this course of psychology there are 3 topics that really stood out to me. I’m going to answer the following questions in this review. 1. Are there effective forms of memory?

2. Can you slow the negatives of human development?
3. How important is motivation?

Are there effective forms of memory?
Memory is used throughout our daily lives whether in a personal environment or work environment. Memory is very essential to our daily functions the textbook states, ”Without it, you wouldn’t know how to shut off your alarm, take a shower, get dressed, recognize objects, or communicate”(Bernstein, 2010, p. 210). Elaborative rehearsal is a form of memory that I think will be very beneficial to me throughout my lifetime. My method of memory consisted of maintenance rehearsal and consistently writhing things down thinking that was the most proficient way to memorize things. Using the Elaborative rehearsal method I can take new information and related to things I’m already familiar with. For example I’m a really big sports fan so I’ve learned how to use various sports topics and relate it to new information.

Can you slow the negatives of human development?
The basis of human development is maturation, which is the behavioral and mental process that is influenced by learning. I’ve learned a lot about development and how the body changes mentally and physically. The textbook states “Middle-age adults are more expert than adolescents or young adults at making rational decisions and at relating logic and abstractions to actions, emotions social issues, and personal relationships”(Bernstein, 2010, p. 381). The physical changes can...
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