Monday, December 10, 2012

The Final Project

General Overview:
              This semester in class was pretty cool. I chose this class because it seemed easy and it was available, also one of the courses i need. Going in, i didnt know what to expect. Professor Berg is a really cool teacher. On our first lesson on motivation, i thought this class was going to be really easy, but my first test score said otherwise. Overall i did enjoy the class. I like the way it was taught and how he interacted with the students. Sometimes i felt l felt like we were around a campfire the way everyone had a story to tell, which is a good thing because it shows that we are interested in the topic being taught and attentive to the lesson.
                 I didnt know that this was a hybrid class and its actually my first hybrid class. We had to read a book titled "Endurance" by Alfred Lansing. I am not going to lie i dint like the book at all. It took a while to actually want to read it, and i actually enjoy reading.We also had to post summaries and reply which wasnt too bad either. If it were up to me, we would have just talked about it in class. I can be a bit lazy as you can tell. What i did like was that the story of the voyage did display what motivation was, and why we do the things we do.
Favorite Part:
My favorite part in class has to be the Youtube videos. I love how Prof. Berg used these videos to illustrate the lesson. Sometimes just reading the lecture notes can get a little boring, but watching the videos captivates my attention.Also, these videos weren't any old videos, but videos that are current, funny, and informing.
I never knew that they Photoshopped models in ads to make them look a certain way. There are millions of people in this world, each with a distinct look. Why cant one of their looks be used? Why start with something, then change. I was very surprised by the video shown in class so i looked up a video on youtube and i found that L'Oreal photoshops all their celebrities to change or enhance their looks. This was shocking. Watch....
One thing in class the Prof. Berg pointed out to the whole class was addictions and how far people go to reach their high.Theres a show called Breaking Bad is a show that revolves around the making and selling of meth, so there is bound to be people using drugs in this show.  I may not be a meth addict but i am a shopaholic. No matter how much trouble shopping got be in, i couldnt stop. Till this day, friends say that i need help. I know that its a psychological issue and should get help before it causes more unnecessary problems.Shopping is my high. When i buy new clothes or step in my favorite clothing store i am in a euphoric state of mind. I am a psychology student and this class does tie into my major. I would suggest this class to any psychology majors.

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