Friday, August 29, 2008

Why are you here?

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Psychology! I hope you have as much fun learning in this class as I have teaching it. Psychology offers a window into not only the thinking and behavior of those people around you but also ourselves. It is still a relatively young science and there is much to learn still. Since this course is an introduction, I truly hope you pursue more classes in Psychology later in your academic career.

For now, tell me why you are taking this class. What are your goals for this class? What do you hope to learn?

20 comments:

lovejonas91 said...

Mr. Yip,
I decided to take your class because not only did I hear that you were an AWESOME teacher, but also because I want to learn more about myself. I want to know why my mind makes the decisions it does. My main goal is to learn about why I do what I do. Not only do I want to understand my own actions, but I also want to learn about those around me and also why their minds make the decisions they do. I want to understand the mind and this information so I can better understand why the mind makes the kinds of decisions it does. What if humans weren’t created with a mind, who would make the decisions?
Hmmm.... I don't know....
~Natalie D., period 1

Chris said...

Mr. Yip,

I wanted to take this class for several reasons. To learn about the mind and because you're a really COOL teacher! My goal for this class are to have an understanding of the human mind and how it works. I want to learn about why I think the way I think, how I make decisions. I want to learn about other people's mind how they work and develop.

- Chris E. (Period 1)

Leslie said...

I wanted to take psychology because I knew that I would learn some interesting things, that I'll be able to brag to people about. Not only that but I heard that there was a brilliantly handsome man that would teach the class and I was like "Why not?"
We are surrounded by people everyday and I would like to learn things about people so that it would help me get through life. The more I learn about people, the more it'll help me interact with them better. In psychology I'm sure that I'll learn how people behave and why they do so. All the things i've learned would be used to my advantage so I'll know how to handle things better with different kinds of people. I would also like to learn how to manipulate people and have them do the things, I want them to do.I feel like I'm going to have a snazzy time in this class.
*Leslie S. Bediako

Wynne said...

The main reason behind me taking psychology was the idea of learning about the mysterious and puzzling areas of the mind: the subconscious, the basis behind dreaming, and the reasons behind my personal behavior and personality, as well as that of others. I could say that this class was just a ½ credit filler that I needed to put into my schedule, but I’d rather say that I took this class because the subject matter sounds really interesting and I think that I’ll have a good time learning about it.

- Ted Wynne

mishy91 said...

Mr. Yip,

I took this class because I wanted to learn how we think and how our minds evolved. I also want to know why some people's minds work differently than others and come to completely different conclusions and decisions than someone else. Like say there are siblings, raised the same way and exposed to the same things, and one can take a life, while the other can't go through with it. What made that sibling's mind so different from the other and the choices they made?

Marissa Mardo said...

Mr. Yip,
I decided to take your psychology class because I want to learn more about myself. I am interested in learning why my mind does the things it does, which causes me to make the decisions that I do. Because I am interested in becoming an elementary school teacher in the future, I thought that this class would be helpful to me so I can learn more about how the human mind works. This would allow me to better understand why children act the way they do and how they interact with others. I hope that this class teaches me just how important the mind is to humans, because it probably is much more important than most people think!
-Marissa Mardo Period 1

Taozoo4u said...

The main reason I wanted to take psychology is because I wanted to learn how people think, and why they do what they do. I also enjoy writing short stories and things such as that and if i learn psychology i feel like it would make me a better writer because i would be able to incorporate tone of voice or body language into what i write. I hope to learn how to read body language and to get better writing skills and knowledge from this class.

Matt Benoit

McCall Theriault said...

McCall says....
Well there are many reasons that I could tell you as to why I thought that I would want to take this class. However, I am taking this class because like Natalie said, she wants to know more about why she does the thing s that she does and I also agree with that. The description of the class sounded interesting and wanted to give it a try. I wanted to understand if genetics were apart of thinking and the way that we are brought up influences the choices that we make and the decision that may contemplate our future. I would also like to know whether it is possible if others opinions coincide with our decisions and if they do I would like to know how to better myself and to think more like and individual! Also, this class looks great on college applications and you don’t have to take (and pay for) as many sciences in college if you have taken psychology.

Katherine said...

In all honesty, I didn't take this class just to fill up space in my schedule. It was, in fact, one of my first elective choices. When I did my exhibition with you, as you know, I only got a small glimpse into the vast, and very interesting, world of the human mind and how it works. It is an area of study that has interested me greatly, since even before exhibition. Overall, I just want to learn more. The whole concept of being able to learn so much about people from a simple way they act interests me greatly. I'm excited.

Katherine Gannon

Mike_D'Amore said...

Mr Yip, i took psychology because i want to learn how people tick, and how music affects people mentally, seeing as how i would like to go into the music industry, and i also heard that your were the coolest and most teature in the school so i decided this class was a must have for senior year see you later today

-Mike D'Amore (Period 1)

gary31 said...

Gary
My goal for this class is to get a passing grade because last year I took this class and failed. I hope to learn everything that was taught in the second quarter last year because I wasn’t here

Matt L said...

I took this class because I was interested in learning about human nature and why people do what they do. I would like to learn more about myself in psychology.
-Matt Lasorsa

MLRoxYourSox said...

Well Mr. Yip,

I took this class because the course description sounded really interesting. I always wanted to learn more about peoples behavior. I want to learn why I act the way I act and why I think the way I think. I am saddened to say that when I chose this class I was not aware that you would be the teacher, but I sure am glad you are. I am excited to learn more about psychology!

~Michaela Laliberte~

laurynp said...

I took this class because it honestly was a last minute elective. But when my guidance counselor was showing me what was open, I chose psychology first. I didn't know much about psychology but I did know that freshman year, you Mr. Yip was speaking in some assembly we had and you were talking about the classes offered and I was interested in psychology but was upset when I could not take it. I expect to learn things about the way we act and how come people can be upset or jealous or happy. I think it is very interesting concept to learn in a class and an unconventional class with interesting things to learn.
-Lauryn Pregoni (Period 1)

amaralsoccer said...

Mr Yip,
I decided to take your class because I would like to learn more about how the mind works, and why people react to somethings different from other things. I have also have chosen this class because your an awesome and cool advisory teacher.

-Michael A. period 1

amaralsoccer said...

Mr Yip,
I decided to take your class because I would like to learn more about how the mind works, and why people react to somethings different from other things. I have also have chosen this class because your an awesome and cool advisory teacher.

-Michael A. period 1

ashley said...

I decided to take your class because I wanted to learn more about the mind and why people make the decisions they do. My goal in this class is to learn how important the mind and exactly how its works.

Ben Pickering said...

I decided to take this class after hearing much about if from other students. It is a well-known class and I've always heard good things, so I gifured I would check it out for myself. Also I am interested in how the mind works. I have had very little experience in psychology and have always wanted to learn more. What I would like to get out of this class is a good time learning about a field I am interested in.

Ben Pickering Period:1

Roberto said...

I decided to take Psyche when you recommended it to us in our 9th grade class. I've always been fascinated by the mind and its inner workings but I have had and still have many more years to figure out why my mind is how it is. I'm more interested in getting into the minds of other people and figuring out why they act like they do.
-Roberto

dirkdiggler said...

i took this class again because i enjoy the teacher and his teaching methods and while i failed last year i still learned alot so im here again hopfully to learn more