Hello everyone ! my name is Simon Tague and this will be my second year attending Elizabethtown College. My current major is Communications but I might switch to business next semester, so technically I am undecided. I’m from a small town in Delaware called Newark. The city of Newark is know for the University of Delaware and all of the busy students walking from class to class. Many local residents where I live do not like the UD students because they are rowdy and obnoxious but you get used to it over time. One of the main reasons why I decided to take intro to psych is because I want to learn more about myself and my brain. There are many things that I am curious about such as anxiety, addiction, depression etc. Some of these things I struggle with my self. I understand that there are therapy sessions that people can attend to try and help with their problems or issues, but in my opinion the best way to fix it is by looking into yourself and trying to figure out what the problem is. I have been to multiple therapy sessions to try and help me but every time I go to a therapy session I feel like I can’t open up to them and be honest. It just feels weird telling someone your deepest problems and secrets to someone that you just met. I understand that for some people therapy is a miracle and has helped many individuals get through tough and difficult situations, but I think there is another way that people can deal with theses problems. I’m very exited about this course and too see what I can learn about myself.
When I think of the word psychology, I think of the mind and what the mind thinks of and how it interacts too different situations and feelings. One of the topics that looks interesting to me on the syllabus is the research that we are going to be doing that involves the media and the effect it has on people and psychologically to their brain. The main question’s that I have which I want to be answered are, why people get anxiety and why people are so concerned what they think of themselves and what society thinks about them.