Posted by Nicole Ardovino

PSYC 101

Introduction to Psychology

In the spring semester of 2020, I took an introduction to psychology class. Within this class, we learned about the different parts of the brain and their basic functions. Along with that, we learned about topics such as classical conditioning, and child development. While I was very excited to learn about these different topics, I found it to be very difficult in the setting in which I was learning. It was very textbook-based, and I often struggled to grasp difficult concepts based solely off of what I read. The transition to online classes also made a large impact on how I learned the material for the class.

For this class, we were assigned a research paper and presentation on the topic of our choice, as long as it was psychology-related. While the presentation portion was canceled due to the coronavirus, I chose the topic of acrophobia, the fear of heights. I discussed how it is developed, its symptoms, and ways of treating it. Both the research paper and the class itself allowed me to realize why people act the way they do, and how the brain functions. On a more personal note, this class also allowed me to understand the different types of therapy, and which could be the best for me, or someone close to me.

Artifact: Acrophobia: How it is Developed and Solutions for Eliminating it

Author: Nicole Ardovino

Date: 4/20/20

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