In psychology you learn about several things that also apply in every day life that may or may not run your life and you could not even know about it. Here are a few examples about how the small things in my life control my life in good and bad ways. I will be explaining how stress, classical conditioning, anxiety, negative reinforcement, and positive reinforcement can affect your life and the lives of others around you.
Stress- stress plays a huge factor in my life. As it does many the definition of stress is “a force exerted when one body or body part presses on, pulls on, pushes against, or tends to compress or twist another body or body part; especially: the intensity of this mutual force commonly expressed in pounds per square inch” stress is in my every day life in my every day routine. I go to school and focus hard all day and then end it with work and although I am only eighteen I do stress probably a lot more than a normal eighteen year old should. My mom on the other hand has a different kind of stress she is a store manager of the retail store Kohl’s so she has to focus on everything at one time. What her employees are doing what she needs to be doing and if she’s doing everything right. She also has to stress about paying bills and making sure they are out on time. And thankfully her kids are all grown because if we weren’t she would then be dealing with the stress of little kids needing her loving attention. There are many different reasons to stress all valid reason. Everyone stresses it is just something that we all do, we are all human right? We all make mistake. Although it is very bad for your body. Stress cam break you down faster than anything will you have to be careful and know you are stressing don mana...
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...f doing things and also make it fun for them. There are a lot of interesting things to know about psychology and how they all can apply to your life, sometimes I find it overwhelming but at the same time fascinating, in psychology I didn’t only learn about the human but I learned about myself and all these things in this paper and by learning those things it has helped me learn to cope with some of my problems and make my life that much easier.
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