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Rhonda Day
Axia College University of Phoenix

The purpose of this research is to obtain factors about the application of psychology in everyday life. Specifically, it attempts to describe the development of psychology as a science. The author of this research obtained or examined factors that the interviewee experienced, such as personality development, attitudes, and conveys what role the interview feels a person’s race, gender, or ethnicity plays in their personality. The interviewee’s name is Timothy Johnson, a 30 year old Caucasian male. Tim is about 5”6 and weighs about 150lbs. Tim is an electrician and is currently enrolled in school in hopes of becoming an elementary school teacher. The interview was conducted inside the home of Tim and his family.

When interviewing Tim the first step was to begin with identifying which type of information processor he is: observational, insightful or experiential. Tim’s response turned out to prove both insightful and experiential styles of learning and memorizing and he shared some interesting ways to remember things. “My brain learns and remembers new information by associating it to something it is already aware of; one day, when I need to recall it, I need activation in order to initiate the recall”, he said. In other words, the learner is “transported” in his mind back to a moment in the past when the new information was first introduced. No wonder how Tim still remembers phone numbers and names of people he knew about 10 years ago. For the information to be optimally remembered there are more types of learning, and a distinctive one is the observational learning. Comparing to insight and experiential learning this type applies the social learning theory which occurs when an observer changes his/her behavior in accordance to a model behavior through observing, imitating, learning from observing without performing it (Observational Learning, 2001). Environment plays a big role on how...

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