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Psychology

Cognitive thoughts...

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

Write down one piece of advice in a single sentence:
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 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
Misery
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
Room
The Shack
Cell
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
Psychopath
Still Alice
Angela’s Ashes
Hidden Spring
Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
The Last Lecture
Freakonomics
Range of Motion
Chronicles of Narnia
Before We Were Free
1984
Pride and Prejudice
The Hunger Games
The Outsiders
Any book from Ellen Hopkins 

Spring 2011

Twilight
The Tell-tale Brain
A Beautiful Mind
In the Woods
The Fountainhead
Mind Gym
Manic
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
Identity
The Alienist
The Giver
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Painted House
Let Me Tell You a Story