Since you started PSY101, Smarter Decisions through Psychology, you have had the opportunity to learn about fascinating topics, including the brain and nervous system, emotions, motivation, and stress management. As you learned the psychological concepts and principles covered in this course, you’ve gained insight into what influences decision making and how you can apply what you’ve learned to make better decisions in your own life and career. Through your study of psychology, you’ve also started honing two essential employability skills:
Problem solving to identify and frame problems, explore ideas, and create effective, ethical, and evidence-based solutions based on psychological concepts and principles.
Self and social awareness to monitor one’s own and others’ emotions, to discriminate among them, and to use the information to receive feedback, reflect, and guide one’s thinking.
In this journal, you will share your reflections on your time in PSY101 by answering the questions below. For each of the questions, write a paragraph-length response (5-7 sentences).
1. As a result of this class, how will you immediately apply your problem solving skill at home or work?
2. As a result of this class, how have you grown in terms of your own self & social awareness skill?
3. Of all of the Strayer videos, which one was most relevant for you? Why?
4. What is one psychological concept that you have learned in this class that was most helpful to you? How will you use this concept to succeed in your personal or professional life?