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TOPIC: Applying Psychology to Everyday Life: A Reflection

Reflect on the topics covered in this class so far and write a reflection that ties back to the material you have learned, which describes how these topics relate to different aspects of your life. In 750-1,000 words, consider the following:

1. Describe how you will use psychology in your personal life.

2. Describe how you will use psychology in your professional life.

3. Describe how you will use psychology in your academic careers.

4. Explain any overlap in any of the characteristics, including anything that applies to all three areas.

Use two to three scholarly resources to support your explanations. The textbook and other relevant resources should be cited when describing topics from the semester and how they apply to personal, professional, and academic careers.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.


“Concepts of Psychology: Part 1” [Video file] from Films on Demand (2013). URL:

Read “Social Influence” by Martin & Mikula from Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Psychology (2006). URL:

Read “Are You Following the Herd?” by Corbett from Scholastic Choices (2017). URL:

Read Chapters 12 and 13 in Psychology in Your Life. URL:

Read “On Having a Goal: Goals as Representations or Behavior” by Ramnerö & Törneke from Psychological Record (2015). URL:

Read “I Like What I See: Studying the Influence of Popularity Cues on Attention Allocation and News Selection,” by Dvir-Gvirsman, from Information, Communication & Society (2019). URL:

Read “Understanding Facebook News Post Comment Reading and Reacting Behavior Through Political Extremism and Cultural Orientation,” by Almoqbel, Wohn, Hayes, & Cha, from  Computers in Human Behavior  (2019). URL: