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On the final day of Psych 3120, students respond to two questions:

Write down one piece of advice in a single sentence:
Spring 2014

Go hard or go home.
Have fun
Patience and perseverance pays off- everything works out the way it should in the end.
Don’t panic just work hard.
Things may come to those who wait, but only that which is left behind by those who hustle.
Keep trying
Family is EVERYTHING !
Never give up and always keep pushing forward.
For every challenge encountered there is an opportunity for growth.
Appreciate life, be nice. Whatever cards you are dealt in life is nothing you can’t handle, and while sometimes life is hard, live each day like your last and be thankful you are living. And also, be nice to people. You never know what someone is going through, so be nice to everyone. Laughter is also the best medicine.
Never let anyone tell you you CANT do something. When someone says you CANT prove them wrong.
Take full advantage of any opportunities you have and live life to the fullest.
If your dreams don’t scare you,they aren’t big enough
Never get too high never get too low.
Life should be taken step by step not all once
Don’t think about it too hard.
Happiness is only real when shared.
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
Always stay positive and be happy because the mind and body are connected so when you are thinking positively, than your posture will improve and people will respond better to you.
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never turn their back on life.
Work to your fullest and don’t set limits on yourself.
Always try your hardest and don’t give up, even when things get tough.

Spring 2013

Take each day how it comes.
Live your life to the fullest each and every day and smile a minimum of once per day.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Just keep questioning research.
The only way to make it through life is to be organized, plan ahead, and manage your time well.
Always read to your child!
Take life as it comes and appreciate what you have.
Just keep going, never give up; because if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will.
Always set goals and actually take steps toward achieving them.
Don’t leave anything until the last minute, you’ll regret it.
Enjoy the life you’re given and understand that most things happen for a reason and chances only come so often!
With pain comes strength.
Always make the best out of every situation: Life is short.
Wake up every day with an appreciation for life, an open mind, and a positive attitude. LIfe’s too short to not!
Everything happens for a reason.
Whatever happens, it happens for a reason so make the best of every situation. 
Believe in yourself and your dreams because if you don’t, who will?
If you want something, go get it.
Classy not trashy.
Life is like a reclinable chair; you just have to keep moving until you find the most comfortable spot.
Live life the way you want and don’t forget the things that make you happy.
Never stop trying.

Spring 2012

Enjoy life without getting caught up in all the things that don’t really matter and things you have no control over.
When there is snow on the ground, drive like you have no brakes.
Enjoy life.
Get and education!
Green things grow, ripe things rot.
Take lots of pictures and always label the back of them!
LIfe is a garden, dig it.
Don’t harp on the negative things in life, it will only bring you more stress and anguish.  
Take time to smell the roses.
Do now wait until the last minute to do things!
Let it be.
Take as many opportunities as you can, work in your field as much as possible, and never hold back!

Spring 2011

Nothing is ever proven.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are not as important as what lies within us.
Know that a person’s character is what they do when nobody else is looking.
Learn at least some aspect of psychology.
The most important person you have is YOU - always stay true to your beliefs.
Be yourself and do not let anyone change that.
Think before you speak or act.
Keep an open mind when it comes to new information - you never know what great things you could have learned if you brushed it off right away.
Don’t be afraid to show your true self.  Your personality is awesome!!
Don’t go to bed angry.
Try everything. You’ll never know what you may like, and always smile.
If it won’t matter a year from now, don’t let it ruin your day.
Study hard.
Dream as if you’ll live forever!

If you could recommend one book for me to read, what would it be?

Spring 2014

Mans search for meaning
The Notebook.
Hunger games
Into the Wild. 
The kite runner by Khaled hosseini
Darkness Take my hand  by Dennis Lehane
Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis 
50 shades of gray
Bones of my master
“The Secret”
Five people you meet in heaven Mitch albom.
Language of Flowers.
Proof of Heaven 
A child called it.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher 
Oliver sacks “the man who mistook his wife for a hat” 
Things that matter by Charles KrauthammerTemple by Mathew Reilly
Houses of healing
Beach house by James Patterson


Spring 2013

Five People you Meet in Heaven
How the Mind Works
Founding Myths
To Kill a Mockingbird
Looking for Alaska
The Fault in Our Stars
The Catcher in the Rye
Fist Stick Knife Gun
Bleak House
Little Bee
Psychology of Love
The Hunger Games
Nineteen Minutes
Water for Elephants
Have a Little Faith
The Last Lecture
Atlas Shrugged
The Shack
Life of Pi
The Beautiful and Damned
Death and the Compass

Spring 2012

The Help
My Sister’s Keeper
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Still Alice
Angela’s Ashes
Hidden Spring
Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
The Last Lecture
Range of Motion
Chronicles of Narnia
Before We Were Free
Pride and Prejudice
The Hunger Games
The Outsiders
Any book from Ellen Hopkins 

Spring 2011

The Tell-tale Brain
A Beautiful Mind
In the Woods
The Fountainhead
Mind Gym
The Center Cannot Hold
Empire Falls
Hunger Games Trilogy
Water for Elephants
The Island Under the Sea
Hurry Down Sunshine
One Flew Over the CooCoo’s Nest
The Notebook
The Alienist
The Giver
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Painted House
Let Me Tell You a Story