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  1. Pick One • If you could have any job in the world, which one would you want? • •What were your best/worst subjects in school and what subjects do you want to learn now? • •What are you most afraid of having to do? • •What is your favorite way to waste time at work without getting caught?

  2. Turn off cell phones by the START of class All ear devices, too.

  3. An introductiontopsychology By: David Rude, MA, CPC Heald College, Rancho Cordova

  4. Students learn theories and concepts of behavior, perception, and personality. Psychology 220 Topics include biological, physiological, and cognitive processes, learning and motivation, emotion, lifespan development, social behavior, and applied psychology

  5. Outcomes of this Class By the end of this quarter each student will be able to do the following: • Apply an understanding of human behavior to relationships with others. • Name some of the basic units of the nervous system and how they affect human behavior. • Describe how heredity, conditioning, and environment affect development. • Identify the dynamics of group behavior.

  6. What is psychology? Psychology is the scientific study of behavior (actions) and cognitive (mental) processes.

  7. Encourage people to be open to new possibilities, opportunities and ideas. What I do with psychology I help people who want to transcend their current reality, current beliefs, current ways of thinking, current limitations, and so on.

  8. Time for the/your Truth Time for a new possibility, opportunity and idea You are loved. You are lovable. You are loving.

  9. The Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.

  10. DISCUSSION QUESTION: Do our nonverbal behaviors (our body language) determine how we think and feel about ourselves?

  11. 86,400 seconds each day How do YOU spend your time each day? • Anxious and fearful • Grateful and appreciative • Doubtful and worried • Dreaming and planning a great life • Having negative thoughts about yourself & others • Allowing negative people in your life • Being optimistic • Being jealous & angry • Believing you cannot do well in school • Thinking you cannot get a good job

  12. The here and now NEW & Different HABITS The moment of choice

  13. A Transformative Experience

  14. Changing your Mindset Mindsets create different psychological worlds: one in which students (people) are afraid of challenges and devastated by setbacks, and one in which students enjoy and want challenges and are resilient in face of setbacks. Many students (people) believe their mindsets are stuck/fixed. In reality they do not have to be at all!

  15. Wake Up and Unlearn • We may be lead to believe that our lives are headed in an “appropriate” or “good” direction by external forces/people. • Do we really know what we want?

  16. “Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being.” William James When you don’t know your truth everything freezes and you can’t move on.

  17. VALUE AT SOME POINT: We have to value Ourselves Our family/friends Our education Our futures

  18. The Importance of Resilience • Resilient people are able to utilize their skills and strengths to cope and bounce back from the life’s challenges. These challenges might include illness, job loss, financial problems, relationship issues or the death of someone you love. • If you lack the ability to be resilient you may become overwhelmed by these experiences and simply fall apart.

  19. Resilience relies on 2 personal skills that can be developed. • Self-esteem: can I answer the question ‘who am I?’ with confidence. Am I clear about my purpose, my vision, and my values? • Self-efficacy: how confident am I that I can get things done?

  20. So, who are we?

  21. You have an amazing story! • Blindness to or ignorance of our true character/true self can lead us to make poor life choices, such as choosing a career or life partner. • Why don’t we really know ourselves? • Many people are simply confused, or simply never take the time to examine their own lives very well. • Much of what we want to know about ourselves exists outside of our conscious awareness.

  22. “Patterns” by Simon & Garfunkel (1966) The night sets softlyWith the hush of falling leaves,Casting shivering shadowsOn the houses through the trees,And the light from a street lampPaints a pattern on my wall, Like the pieces of a puzzleOr a child's uneven scrawl. Up a narrow flight of stairsin a narrow little roomas I lie upon my bedin the early evening gloom.Impaled on my wallmy eyes can dimly see.The pattern of my lifeand the puzzle that is me.

  23. From the moment of my birthTo the instant of my death,There are patterns I must followJust as I must breathe each breath.Like a rat in a mazeThe path before me lies,And the pattern never altersUntil the rat dies. And the pattern still remainsOn the wall where darkness fell,And it's fitting that it should,For in darkness I must dwell.Like the color of my skin,Or the day that I grow old,My life is made of patternsThat can scarcely be controlled.

  24. The Who am I? Project • What is your story? • It may be time (now) to actually read it? • Is it time to start a new chapter? • SAMPLE projects DUE DATE: Week 9 135 POINTS possible

  25. Questions?Thoughts?

  26. Organization of the Class • Syllabus • Benchmark • Other class handouts Let’s look at the syllabus and class website: www.davidrudeclassinfo.weebly.com

  27. Doing well in Psychology 220 If you get stuck • DON’T just sit there! • Ask for help • Email or text and wait for my response…if you do NOT get • a response then I most likely didn’t get your message

  28. What will help you earn an • Come to each and every class • Arrive ON TIME. Leave at the time the instructor ends class • Don’t distract others • Don’t use your phone or computer. NO texting, etc. • Communicate with your instructor • Read (again) the syllabus and KNOW and UNDERSTAND the class and college rules • Do well on tests and homework and Benchmark

  29. fromForbes Magazine, January 2014The top 4 most critical job skills No. 1 Critical Thinking (found in 9 out of the 10 most in-demand jobs) Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. No. 2 Complex Problem Solving (found in 9 out of the 10 most in-demand jobs) Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. No. 3 Judgment and Decision-Making (found in 9 out of the 10 most in-demand jobs) Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate ones. No. 4 Active Listening (found in 9 out of the 10 most in-demand jobs) Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting.

  30. This is how you FAIL! • Missing classes • Arriving LATE. Leaving EARLY • Distracting others by leaving class often for calls/texts, and other personal reasons. • Using your phone to call/receive calls. Texting. • Shouting out, interrupting, talking over others. • Cheating • Not studying for tests • Not doing homework • Not trying

  31. This IS about YOU! • Be on time • Dress appropriately • Confidently express yourself • Have a positive attitude • Work well with others There are FIVE professionalism standards

  32. 3 Things Winners Do Make this personal. Who are you? Who/what do you want to be? • Focus on their goals • Continuously strive to improve and challenge how they do things • Work with others

  33. Questions?Thoughts?

  34. Who Am I? • Director of Counseling • Marriage and Family Counselor • Addiction Counselor • Life & Leadership Coach & Consultant with offices in Folsom and Ireland • Writer and Motivational Speaker

  35. My experiences in teaching • Loyola MarymountUniversity, Instructor of American SignLanguage • InstitutoMarymount, Cuernavaca, Mexico • Jesuit High School, Sacramento • Principal, Silver Fork School, Kyburz • Instructor of Psychology and Anthropology, Lake Tahoe Community College

  36. My experiences in teaching • Instructor of Teacher Preparation at National University • Instructor of Psychology and Human Development (nursing program) at Salt Lake City and Folsom Lake Community Colleges

  37. Questions?Thoughts?

  38. How We Choose to be Happy in·ten·tion inˈtenCHən/ noun noun: intention; plural noun: intentions 1. a thing intended; an aim or plan • Happiness inventory start • Intention activity

  39. Questions?Thoughts?

  40. Are you just another person or… …something special. …a part of a solution. …something completely different. …your true/authentic self. Keep your eyes on the goal and enjoy the journey!

  41. Waking Up One of the greatest things we can do for others is to learn to like ourselves. People with good self-esteem are less defensive, better able to deal with negativity and pain from others, and are in a good position to inspire love and hope in others. How? The first step to waking up is learning to stabilize your mind. http://www.davidlynchfoundation.org/

  42. The second step to waking up is learning to make friends with yourself. How?

  43. Step 3 in Waking Up Be Free from a Fixed Mind A fixed mind is stuck and inflexible. It’s a mind that closes down, that is living with blinders on. Being free from a fixed mind is the third necessary quality for waking up. Life gives us endless opportunities to experience this freedom. Your work is noticing the gaps and appreciating them. In every action, every sound, every sight and smell, there can be some space, and in it there is wonder or awe at every simple turn.

  44. Step 4 in Waking Up Take Care of Others • You want to help others. Helping others really makes you happy. You would do almost anything to help other people, to take care of them, love them and nurture them. • But one thing is wrong – you don’t take care of yourself. • So, you are full of resentment, anger and sadness. You feel depleted. What was once the joy of giving and being of service has turned into being worn out and not getting your needs met. • But – you’re scared to receive, you’re scared to be vulnerable and admit you need help and a part of you doesn’t think you’re worth the trouble anyway. • Sound familiar?

  45. Questions?Thoughts?

  46. Gratitude Show yourself & others gratitude, appreciation and understanding every day. • Experience each day and each moment

  47. May you be filled with loving kindness.May you be well.May you be peaceful and at ease.May you be happy. ancient - tibetanbuddhist - blessing

  48. Questions?Thoughts?

  49. Unit One Personality & Who are you? • Character • Personality • Traits