Psychology Applied to Everyday Life Essay

1172 Words Mar 29th, 2013 5 Pages
Andrew Handler
Final Paper Psychology Applied to Everyday Life Psychology can be applied to everyday life in many ways. The three main ways Psychology applies to my life is through motivation and emotion, Stress and health and Psychological therapies. These topics of psychology are the ones that best describe my life. When most people think of psychology they think of therapists and psychological disorders. Psychology is much more than that and applies to everyone’s life in some form. The first way that Psychology applies to my life is the Motivation and Emotion part of it. Motivation is what drives you to conduct some type of activity. For example if someone is thirsty then they have to get up go somewhere
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The next way that psychology applies to my life is through Stress and health. Stress is the way we feel and respond to something this is challenging or presents a danger to us. An example of this would be if you need over a 90% on a final to keep an A in the class you would respond by being anxious and might not sleep the night before the test this is stress. The way stress relates to health, the current state of our body, is stress can increase heart rate and blood pressure and many other aspects of our health. Also over a long period of time someone under massive amounts of stress could eventually collapse under the pressure and stop functioning. About one year ago I was in a really bad car accident I flipped a full size truck about 4 or 5 times going about 50 miles per hour down the road. I was about 30 minutes from any town and once I called for help I waited for 40 minutes for anyone to get there to help me and it took close to an hour for the ambulance to arrive. While I was waiting there all I had on my mind was I was going to die. My left eye was completely swollen shut and my right arm had about a 6 inch gash and was bleeding everywhere. The amount of stress I was under was immense my breathes were shallow and quick and had to wait in that state for over a half a hour. Even after I was out of the hospital the levels of stress were very high. I could very little by myself my arm and face were stitched up and had plastic surgery to

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