Hello my fellow readers, this week’s blog is going to be a little different as I will be discussing what I have learned through my journey in this class and learning about social cognition. So let’s begin.
First of all I would like to say good for the people who do a daily blog because this is actual quite difficult, and no I’m not talking about people that just blog about their opinions, I’m talking about people who blog every single day about an interesting piece of information, so good on you people.
So let’s jump into this.. what have learned? Quite a bit i must say. I won’t give you the whole thing where I simply define social cognition because really who cares about that? So I guess i’ll talk about what I found most interesting in my research.
The first and most interesting thing I researched was the effect of hallucinogens on the brain. I unfortunately wasn’t able to study it as much as I wanted because I didn’t have the time but i would recommend people look into it. The fact that researchers think they are the gateway to are persons consciousness should be enough to entice you.
Another thing that I found interesting within my research was self-talk and mental imagery. I found this interesting because I attempted to directly apply it to my life and found that my research was quite true! For example I told myself (before my presentation on self-talk) that it wasn’t going to be bad and I was going to do just fine and it worked! My anxiety levels decreased as well as my stress levels which lead me to give one of the best talks I’ve had (or so I think).
Finally the third and most interesting thing I learned was when I started to research mindfulness. Once again I was able to apply this in life and found that what I research was in fact true! Mindfulness meditation has lead me to be calmer, have less stress, and have increased happiness. Now I’m not trying to sell you on this but I would say you should at least try mindfulness meditation before having a solid opinion on it (as everything life no?).
So those were my three most interesting topics in my opinion. Now you may have noticed that I did not mention anything I’ve learned from my other classmates. Well I did learn many things in this class but there are too many to list off and this blog is getting to be quite long.. One thing I will mention is how funny I thought it was when whenever there was topic on sex or relationships people would flock to it. Are we all just interested and sex or are lonely and want to know more about relationships so we can finally have a stable one? Who knows, but maybe one day people in a class like this will research this.
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I hope you enjoyed it.
P.S this last comic is my favorite but beware it does have profanity