Journal Entry # 2 Essay

1006 words - 5 pages

I tend to avoid things I do not like or enjoy. I know that is not a novel or new tendency for people but after reading about Avoidance Learning I have a new understanding of why people do things that they do. The things I avoid, like having lab work drawn because I HATE needles, are things that others do not even give a second thought. The most ironic thing is I do not have a fear or global avoidance of needles, I have no problem what so ever sticking them into other people, I simply just get very anxious and uncomfortable, not to mention pass out, when they are aimed at me. Why is that? Why, does one person avoid something that another person does not even think about? The answer, OK part of the answer, is Avoidance Learning.
The text defines avoidance learning as the process of learning to stay away from aversive stimulus. (Ormrod, 2012 pg. 71) Well no kidding, people tend to avoid things that cause them pain, anxiety, or frustration. I learned when I was very young to not stick a key into an electrical outlet. That memory is still very vivid and I can almost feel the shock and see the spark when I think about it. However, avoidance learning is more than just avoiding pain or anxiety; avoidance learning requires a couple of parts. First, in order to “learn” avoidance you need to have bad experience, ie aversive stimuli. (Ormrod, 2012) Then a connection needs to be made, whether it be conscious or not, real or not, logical or not, some connection between what happened to you and the cause or at least the warning signs that the “bad” thing is going to happen again. (Ormrod, 2012) This warning sign or feeling that if you do whatever action something bad will happen to you is labeled as a pre-aversive stimulus. (Ormrod, 2012) For me, going to the doctor’s office is not a stressful thing, it only becomes an issues when they mention that I need or should get certain lab work done, lab work equals needle and needle equals anxiety, diaphoresis, pain, and passing out for me. Therefore, I avoid it, when I can. While I do not completely avoid it, I do get the lab work done that is needed however, you will not see me at a blood drive or one of those health fairs where you volunteer to have your arm jabbed by some student to get a test that you may or may not need. I know that is a little over the top, I am not saying that everyone should avoid these things, just that I am going to not be there, well at least not on the needle receiving side.
Avoidance learning can involve active avoidance learning or passive avoidance learning. (Ormrod, 2012 pg. 71 – 72 ) Active avoidance learning is when the learner must actively make a particular response to avoid an aversion event. (Ormrod, 2012) While passive...

Find Another Essay On journal Entry # 2

The Ebola virus (EBOV) Essay

2031 words - 9 pages this can been seen in figure 1B. This feature is characteristic for filovirusses. An EBOV particle can be from 800 to 1000 nm long and it has a width from 80 nm.9 GP is the only surface protein (see figure 1C) and it is critical for the the binding and fussion during the entry of the virus. It has spikes of 7 to 10 nm long. 10 In the case of EBOV the GP consists of 2 subunits. Glucoprotein 1 (GP1) and glycoprotein 2 (GP2).10 GP is embed onto

Starbucks Global Expansion Strategy With A Focus On China

1073 words - 5 pages ahead of their competitors. So next time someone says to you, "What's that have to do with the price of tea in China", you may want to correct them that it's the price of coffee not tea.NOTES Starbucks Calls China Its Top Growth Focus, Wall Street Journal, New York, N.Y.; February 14, 2006 Coffee Goes to China: An Examination of Starbucks' Market Entry Strategy, Journal of Undergraduate Research., University of Florida; August 2005 The forbidden

Relaxation techniques and effects on mental health

1408 words - 6 pages : Psychological intervention programs for reduction of injury in ballet dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, 12(2), 66. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com.db26.linccweb.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA190052956&v=2.1&u=lincclin_scc&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w&asid=0755eea78f46feaab06052e914b606c5 "Anxiety reduction techniques." Keith Beard, PsyD., Ruth A. Wienclaw, PhD., and William Atkins. The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health. Ed. Kristin Key. 3rd ed

Journal entries

1054 words - 4 pages festivals where we enjoyed many foods. We drank the most common drinks of the community; beer, water, and milk. The first day was an adventure through the marketplace exploring the food and drink. I was exhausted from the party; so I made my way to the Egyptian Suites.Journal Entry #2, Wednesday, May 5th: On day two I traveled in to the marketplace to view some of the crafts and trade. The workers were specialized. They were highly skilled and

finance

1990 words - 8 pages them in their respective ledger. The main books of original entry are: 1. Sales day book 2. Purchases day book 3. Returns Inwards day book or Sales Returns Day Book 4. Returns Outwards day book or Purchases Returns Day Book 5. Cash Book 6. Journal In the rest of this chapter we will see how the first four of these day books fit into the accounting system. The other books will be looked at in more detail in later chapters. The Sales Day Book The

gain and loss in fixed assets

1392 words - 6 pages A Accumulated Depreciation $10,000 $2,000 (yr 1) $2,000 (yr 2) Now you decide to sell the machine for $8,000. You will make entries that zero-out the Equipment and Accumulated Depreciation accounts (since they will no longer exist) and you must also account for the Cash or Accounts Receivable you now have due to the sale. These Journal entries will look like this: Dr. Cash

Market Failure of the Taxicab Industry

2614 words - 11 pages http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/15/nyregion/1-million-medallions-stifling-the-dreams-of-cabdrivers.html?_r=0 New York City Government. (2000). Total and Foreign-born Population. Retrieved from http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/census/1790-2000_nyc_total_foreign_birth.pdf Eckert, R. D., and Hilton, G. (1972). The Jitneys. Journal of Law and Economics , 15(2), October 1972, 293- 326. Filley, Dwight. (1993). Taken for a Ride: How the Taxi Cartel and

Journals on Beloved by Toni Morrison - English - Assignment

1848 words - 8 pages the Charleston church shooting victims one by one forgave Roof and even told him that they were praying for him. Racism still exists but we have to forgive to move on with our lives. Journal Entry # 2 . Which quotations from the book serve as evidence to answer the prompt? Quote(s) (cited properly): Potok, The Chosen 67 Potok, The Chosen 229 Responses should fully address the prompt and serve as a conversation

How Have Family Members Been Impacted When the Head of Household has Been Convicted of a Sex Offense?

969 words - 4 pages ). Assessing the impact of Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification on Sex Offending Trajectories. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 570 – 582. Tewksbury, R. a. (2013). Incarcerated Sex Offenders' Expectations for Reentry. The Prison Journal, 93, 102-122. doi:10.1177/0032885512467318 Willis, G. M. (2012). Demographic Differences in Public Attitudes Towards Sex Offenders. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 20(2), 230-247. doi:10.1080

Education

2481 words - 10 pages Integrating: Mathematics and Language Arts Grade: 2 Early Childhood Education PunPP General Thematic Information Pumpkins Thematic Outline Pumpkins I. Monday Language Arts Read: 1) "Pumpkin, Pumpkin" by, Jeannie Titherington 2) Make story wheel (see attached lesson plan) 3) Brainstorm Journal Entry Ideas 4) Write corresponding words on the butcher paper "pumpkin" and hang on wall for remainder of the week. Children can use this as a reference

Entrepreneurial Skills and the Entrepreneurial Instinct

2381 words - 10 pages of Management Executive, 15(1), pp. 64-78. Colette, H., Hill, F., Leitch, C. (2005) ‘Entrepreneurship Education and Training: Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught? Part I.’ Education+ Training, 47(2) , pp. 98-111. Cromie, S. ‘The Problems Experienced by Young Firms.’, International Small Business Journal, 9(3), pp. 43-61. DeCastro, J.O. Chrisman, J.J. (1995) ‘Order of Market Entry, Competitive Strategy and Financial Performance’, Journal of Business

Similar Essays

Operation Summary Essay

1312 words - 6 pages accounts. This method enables accountant to easily access and trace ledger transactions and source documents. There are so many transactions in an accounting cycle, this would be a very time consuming task to locate a questioned transaction without the cross-indexing information. Question 2: Proficient: Prepare the journal entry required for each of the following transactions. Be sure to identify which part of the entry is the debit and

Worldcom Accounting Scandal Essay

1209 words - 5 pages company or business. Thus, such support or related documentation enables the reviewer or approver to assess and acknowledge the completeness, reasonableness, accuracy, and appropriateness of the journal entry. 2. The company released $150 million in line cost accruals in the Wireless division over Deloris DiCicco’s objections, without any proper support for the entry. Since, there was no proper support, it is not clear whether the accruals were

Effects Of Society Essay

1380 words - 6 pages . If we hadn’t been worthy members of the church then we wouldn’t have been able to get married there (Journal Entry Week 3) The LDS church has also influenced what I do with my money. Most people when they get a check consider it all theirs. Even as a child when I got money I would always take ten percent out for the Lord (Journal Entry Week 2). This is something that I learned to do from my parents and from my religion. I continue to take

Activity 1.1.3 Careers In Biomedical Science Assignment

673 words - 3 pages would or would not pursue this career option. 2. Follow the career journal guidelines and complete an entry in your Career Journal for each of the three professions listed in Step 8. 3. Follow the PLTW Biomedical Science Documentation Protocol to correctly document or cite the sources of information you used. 4. File the PLTW Biomedical Science Documentation Protocol and the Career Journal Guidelines resource in the appropriate tab of your course