Weeks 7-10 showed many similarities when it comes to getting to know yourself and how to apply that to relationships. It was helpful information because you need to know how to grow as you step into a new phase in your life. The last four weeks we learned about know ourselves and how certain personality traits could incline a person to certain substance use. We learned how to intervene on impulsive and instead work positive psychology.I liked learning about impulsive actions and how as teenagers we tend to find sensation in things can hurt us in the long run. That topic was different because it was more into the science side of explaining why we are impulsive. The earlier weeks helped build up the the latest topics as we found out the basics around positive psychology. We learned about our strengths and how we can use values for forgiveness. I enjoyed learning our strengths and how to use them to make more mindful choices. I also learned that positive psychology isn’t just about meditation and yoga.Because of this class i have learned to take time of the day to be in the moment I also added positive psychology interventions into my life by trying to give a compliment to someone everyday.
The first six weeks of positive psychology has taught me a lot how psychology can be used in order to maintain mental health and not just treat mental disease. Positive Psychology puts back the mission of helping people maintain a healthy and happy life through mindfulness and mediation. Many models and topics have been discussed and are intertwined.I have also learned different ways to have great mental health such as forgiveness or improving our Strengths instead of dwelling on the negative. The Keyes model of Mental Health demonstrates that you do not have to have a mental illness to demonstrate poor mental health. Rather you show signs of apathy and boredom. What I learned and surprised me in this class is how genetic factors can impacts someone’s personality. It’s not really nature vs nurture,it’s just a combination of both. One piece information that reflected and had me thinking was the PERMA test. My results kind of surprised me because the results for achievement(A) were high. It had me thinking of how high I hold in accomplishing my goals and would like to maintain it so.