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Book Review

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Divine Word College Of Calapan
Calapn City. Oriental Mindoro

EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

BOOK REVIEW 1

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SUBMITTED BY:
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CHESKA MARIE M. ATIENZA
Course and year

SUBMITTED TO:
MISS JOYLEN O. SAMSOM
Experimental Psychology Instructor
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DATE SUBMITTED
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July 4, 2013

Title: Life’s Meaningful Challenges
Summary:
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We should discipline ourselves to somehow predict what’s coming ahead of us. Most importantly, we were never alone on this journey of suffering and it will eventually wear off in the end.
Short prayer:
Dear God, thank you for always being there for me. Show me how to be a better and stronger person. I hope that you’ll never get tired of comforting my heart. Amen.

Title: Sweet Escape
Summary:
A thirty year old financial analyst was procrastinating on her job. Her attitude towards work was examined including her sexual identity and fear of competition. From her cake-eating habits they went on to examine her work habits, and, as was to be expected, they found out that on any given day she would devote the first hour to the more gratifying half of her work and the remaining six hours getting around to the objectionable remainder. It was suggested that if she can accomplish the unpleasant part of her job during the first hour, she would then be free to enjoy the other six. After trying, she no longer procrastinates.
Delaying gratification is a process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such a way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing pain first and getting it over with. Some in the early adolescence seem to have hardly developed the capacity to delay gratification at all. They skip classes or drop out of school. These adolescents are resentful of any attempt to intervene in their life style of impulsiveness, and even when this resentment can be overcome by warmth and friendliness and a nonjudgmental attitude on the part of the therapist, their impulsiveness is often so severe that it precludes their participation in the process of psychotherapy in any meaningful way. So usually the attempt at intervention fails, only to continue a pattern of failure that frequently lands them in disastrous marriages, in accidents, in psychiatric hospitals or in jail.
Life Example:
In my own experience, I do all the chores assigned to me first. When I finish all of them I watch TV or take a long nap because I realized that I’m not always in a good mood when I wake up so if I do the chores after I take a nap then I won’t be able to do the chores properly. And I can sleep without worrying about any chores undone in the house.
Reflection:
It’s better to do the hard things first to avoid complaining about any work you’re doing. In that way, you can enjoy the rest of the hours just for you or it will already be easier for the following events. It’s all about the strategy on how to make things your way and somehow to enjoy the work you’ve been keeping busy on. We should set our priorities right. We should seriously try this capacity of delaying gratification to value the pleasure after the pain. If we have the will to do it then we’re on our way to appreciate the pains we experienced and always be thankful for the pleasure coming ahead.
Short prayer:
Dear God, I wish I could fully develop this capacity of delaying...

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