1. Reframe The Problem or Phrase Question Differently
When we phrase a question or problem in a different light, we are more likely to find more solutions. We often look at things from a single angle preventing us from seeing all the possibilities. Some ways to think more creatively for this are to phrase the question differently or to put the problems in a different scenario.
2. Avoid Logical Thinking
Logical thinking can prevent us from innovative thoughts, because when we think logically we only use what we know. Creative ideas are built from what we do not know. To facilitate this process, you can look for inspirations from music, arts or people. Or you can use your dreams to come up with solutions. Studies show that dreams help us problem solve and one advantage is that dreams do not follow logic, but instead give us insights.
3. Avoid Following Rules
This point relates back to point 2, because we usually stick to rigid ideas or beliefs about how things work or should work. Instead, we should become more flexible and ask ourselves the question ‘what if?’ What if we tried?
Even though I don’t think there is a general guideline that will predict if someone will do well in psychology or not, I do however believe that there are certain attributes that any students should possess if they want to do well.
1. Having A Genuine Passion In the Subject
Psychology is the study of human behaviors and mental processes, but it also involves being a critical thinker of the information you are fed. Therefore, you would have to really be passionate for what ever comes your way.
You will find yourself not only learning really interesting information and facts, but also how to evaluate and scrutinize studies.
2. Be Prepared to Want to Volunteer Your Time Working In Labs
Psychology is a scientific field. It is not a pseudoscience where psychologists throw out random facts. Findings are based on actual research. As a psychology student, you will be taught research methods and statistics so that one day you can come up with your own studies or be able to evaluate others.
1. Deja vu
Deja vu is an experience of having seen or experienced a new situation previously. It feels like if the event has already happened before. The experience is usually accompanied by a strong sense of familiarity and a sense of paradox or bizarre. The “previous” experience is usually attributed to a dream, but sometimes there is a constant feeling that it really has happened in the past.
2. Deja Vecu
Deja vecu is what most people experience when they think they are having a deja vu. Deja vu is when one has a feeling that he has seen something before, whereas deja vecu is an experience of having seen an event before, but with great detail as to recognize the smells and sounds. This also is usually accompanied by a very strong sense of knowledge about what will happen next.
3. Deja senti
Deja senti is a phenomenon of having already felt something. The phrase “I have felt it before” perfectly captures deja senti. It is only a mental phenomenon and seldom remains in our memory later. Many epileptic patients often experience deja senti.
Facing Stress is very common in school especially near exam time or due dates of assignments. Learning ways to cope with stress can minimize the negative impact stress has on your mental health leading to maximize academic performance. Here are 5 ways that I come up while in school that I think might be helpful to new college students.
1. Have a support network - They are the academic resource center, the professors or teaching assistance, your friends, your family or school counselors. By having a reliable network of support, you allow yourself to reach out to people who can help you. Furthermore, it makes you feel less isolated and helpless knowing that there is something you can do about your problems. So for instance, if you fail an exam and you don’t know how to ace the next one, you can talk to your teaching assistance or professors for studying advice. You can tell them how you have been studying, go over your exams, and they can help determine where improvements are needed.