I do not think that Psychology should be studied along with Biology, Chemistry and Physics in schools. I think that it should be treated as a separate subject and that a student should have the choice if they would like to do it or not.
Firstly, a lot of pressure is put onto students when they are studying the three main sciences that they already have to learn in school. Having to learn and understand Psychology as well as the other sciences could be much more of a strain for them. Psychology can be a difficult subject to grasp and I think that people need to be very focused when learning about it. This will enable them to put their full efforts into understanding all of the different types of psychology (such as cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, biological psychology and social psychology). At GCSE level, I believe that this would be too much to have to understand along with all of the other subjects that students have to and have opted to take. Though I do not think that it should be compulsory I do think that it should be available to take as an option at GCSE.
Though Chemistry and Physics do not cover psychological studies and issues, Biology does offer a small amount of information about things such as stress-related illnesses and addiction and the long and short-term affects that they can have on the mind and body. Biology provides enough psychological information to enable a student to grasp a vague understanding of whatever the illness/disorder may be but does not delve deep enough as to explain fully how the brain works to cause this issue. Some students, such as myself, could learn this and want to progress further with psychology at a high level. So, though the subjects are not taught together I do believe that certain areas of human biology do encourage students to study it further.
This is what I have got so far and I am kinda struggling… This is my first Psychology paper ever…
Could someone give me some ideas to argue against Psychology being taught along with other sciences in school… I am stuck on my third point and I need to write over a page for my summer work… I would appreciate it a lot!
This has taken me a while to complete but I have finally done it and I think that you should too.
These questions have no right or wrong answers.
Because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer.
- How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? - I think would be about 17… Not a big difference but I always think that I am 17 already.
- Which is worse, failing or never trying? - Never trying. Even though it may not be nice to fail. I hate it when I get things wrong or can’t do something but if you don’t try then you wont know if you could have done it or not.
- If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? - Some of the things that we don’t like we simply have to do to live, for example paying bills. I think that everyone should have a more laid back approach to things. If you want to do it then do it. It might have some consequences but you’ll have loved doing it.
- When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done? - I will probably have said more. I say things a lot and never end up doing things so that will mean that I have said more than I have done. I should really start doing things instead of just saying things.
- What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? - It sounds really typical but I really would change how wars are occurring and make it so that countries resolve their differences without putting innocent people in danger.
- If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich? - Helping others and making things, teaching others how to make things. I’d love to teach people how to do things that will make their lives/minds richer.
- Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing? - At the moment I am settling for what I am doing. I want to go out into unknown places and explore them, write about them and travel all over the world. I want to do things that I will never forget and will make me more knowledgeable and benefit my mind and inspire me how to live my life in the most positive way.
- If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently? - I would immediately go out and do everything that I want to such as travel and explore. I wouldn’t want to waste any of my time.
- To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken? - I haven’t really done anything significant so far… All I have done is chosen which exams I would like to do and what courses I want to take at A Level. Other than that I haven’t done anything.
- Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? - Probably doing things right. I get a bit paranoid when I’m doing things and I get them wrong. Especially if they are for other people. But in some ways that could be seen as doing the right thing.
- You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing he/she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do? - I would immediately give them a piece of my mind. Even though I respect them and admire them if I heard them saying hurtful things about a close friend then I would thing differently of them straight away.
- If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be? - They probably wouldn’t understand me if they were newborn… Anyway, I’d tell them to do what they aspire to in life and don’t spend your time regretting things they may have done wrong. That is two pieces of advice technically.
- Would you break the law to save a loved one? - Yes I would. No doubt about it.
- Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity? - I suppose so. When I was smaller I probably thought that people with a lot of tattoos and piercings were a bit insane but now I think that it is amazing.
- What’s something you know you do differently than most people? - Ermm… I tend to do a lot of things differently really. I have an odd view on life that some people think is weird. I have to keep changing things and making sure things are kept interesting otherwise I get bored very easily.
- How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy? - I suppose it is just because everybody has different testes and things that they like to do. Some people might like to work really hard and get into business and things like that whereas I like to do art and make things. Its all down to personal preference.
- What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back? - Travel. That’s about it really. I have been to other countries but that’s just of family holidays and stuff so I’m not sure that it really counts. Also getting tattoos… And getting a house of my own.
- Are you holding onto something you need to let go of? - I suppose I am holding onto a lot of things mentally. Physically I hold onto everything… I am the biggest hoarder ever. I can’t throw things away.
- If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why? - I’d move to America. I’ve never been there and it would be pretty fun. And the houses are cheaper!
- Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster? - Yes I do push it more than once but it doesn’t make it come faster so it is kind of irrelevant to why I do it.
- Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton? - A joyful simpleton! I see no point in doing something that is going to cause you stress and worry if you don’t enjoy it.
- Why are you, you? - I am me because that is who I am. None of that makes sense.
- Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend? - I think so, yes. But sometimes I’m a little unsociable. But in the things that I do yes I suppose I have been.
- Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you? - Losing touch with a friend who lives near you. When a good friend moves away you can go and visit them, they can visit you and when you see each other it is amazing because you haven’t seen them for so long! One of my best friends moved away and I miss her lots but I know when I see her it will be lovely.
- What are you most grateful for? - I am most grateful that I live in a wealthy country. I’m not overly wealthy myself but I have a roof over my head and food and clothes so I am grateful.
- Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones? - I’s rather lose all of my old memories, some of them have been amazing and perfect but if I can make new once then they can be bigger and better.
- Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first? - Yes, I think in some circumstances it is but with more complicated things of course they will need challenging.
- Has your greatest fear ever come true? - I’m not really sure what my greatest fear is…
- Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now? - 5 years ago I was probably upset over a boy, it most definitely does not matter now.
- What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special? - Oh god I literally have no idea… Probably going to all of the car shows. I met a lot of amazing people and had some amazing times. I really miss everyone.
- At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive? - Probably when I went to see Ed Sheeran… I just felt so amazing and I don’t really know. Maybe because I am in love with him haha.
- If not now, then when? - In the future.
- If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose? - There may be factors that make the things you want to achieve right now difficult, so you might have to wait until a time when it will be achievable.
- Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever? - I find it almost impossible not to talk to someone or make a fool of myself in one way or another so no.
- Why do religions that support love cause so many wars? - I could literally talk about this for hours but I’m not going to get into it. I think that it is completely ridiculous.
- Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil? - No it isn’t. There are people such as murderers who people would not have a doubt in their minds about who are evil and malicious.
- If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job? - No I wouldn’t. I think that’s silly.
- Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing? - More work that I enjoy doing I think… But then the lazy side of me says less work. I’m not really sure.
- Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before? - Yeah I guess I do. I haven’t really done anything significant today.
- When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in? - Ermmmmm… I haven’t really? I’m not sure.
- If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today? - My family, my best friend.
- Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous? - It would be very shallow if I said yes haha! I don’t think I would.
- What is the difference between being alive and truly living? - Truly living is making something of your life. Doing things that make your life worth living. Being alive is having a pulse.
- When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right? - All the time. Though sometimes that isn’t the practical thing to do.
- If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake? - Because at first mistakes are always viewed as a negative and it will always be negative in the short term.
- What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? - I pretty much do what I like anyway, I don’t care what people think of me.
- When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing? - Right now as soon as i read ‘breathing’. Before that, I don’t ever really notice it.
- What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love? - I love art, music, books… Being expressive… I don’t really know. I’ve always loved these things.
- In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that? - Erm no haha, I haven’t done anything significant. I think I should.
- Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you? - Most of the time I am making decisions for myself because that is what I want. You can’t let others make decisions for you.