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Assignment 1: journal (entry 1)

  1. 1. September 6, 2012 [PSYCHOLOGY ASSIGNMENT 1] Yam Yih Hwan (0305861) FNBE (Semester 2) July’12 Intake 1 Assignment 1 (Journal) Social Psychology (PSYC0103) FNBE July’2012 Yam Yih Hwan (0305861) 16th October 2012
  2. 2. September 6, 2012 [PSYCHOLOGY ASSIGNMENT 1] Yam Yih Hwan (0305861) FNBE (Semester 2) July’12 Intake 2 Entry 1 Recently, I’m been requested by one of my secondary classmate to join a K-POP Dance Flash Mob on 29th August 2012 in front of Student Life Center in Taylor’s Lakeside University Campus. Even though I’m not a good dancer, I accepted her offers since I’m a big fan of K-POP and wanted to learn dancing for quite some times now. We started rehearsing on 20th August 2012 from morning 10am till 3pm in the afternoon. On the first day of rehearsal, I’m sort of nervous because I’m still a beginner and have not much potential on dance.Sometimes, I felt awkward being around because most of them know each other well and I had just joined into the dance group. I tend to sit at one corner alone and have less interaction with them. Meanwhile, some of the group members engage me and introduce themselves. I felt much comfortable and started sharing my information to them. They are divided into 2 leaders in the dance group, a guy who leads guys and a girl who leads girls. I’m been taught some basics by the guy’s leader, and happened to make lots of mistake as my body isn’t flexible at first. Also, I’m felt uncomfortable dancing since the studio is surrounded by mirrors. After days of rehearsal, my movements became much smoother and have more confidence dancing while looking at those mirrors around.Last day of rehearsal, we have to record down the whole performance and look into our movements and every step we made. Somehow, my movement had been delayed and doesn’t look good in the video. On the first day of rehearsal, I had applied the concept “Social Cognition”. At first I tend to control my thinking by looking at myself, and act carefully by choosing the right steps to perform in front of the guy’s leader because I want to make myself look good in front of him and doesn’t want to embarrass myself. Besides that, I need to memorize the steps carefully which
  3. 3. September 6, 2012 [PSYCHOLOGY ASSIGNMENT 1] Yam Yih Hwan (0305861) FNBE (Semester 2) July’12 Intake 3 required high-effort thinking, so that I won’t make the same mistakes over and over again. After days of rehearsal, I’m able to switch from controlled thinking into automatic thinking. Since, Ihad practiced over and over again and gain experiences throughout the past practices. I’m much familiar with the movements taught by him and able to perform it without making mistakes and pausing to think for the next steps. Furthermore, I had also applied the concept “Self-awareness”. Since it’s the first time I learned to dance, by looking through my reflections on the mirrors, I’m aware of my own actions and appearance. I tend to control my behavior more consciously,not because of my body movements, instead of seeing myself reminded me that there was a discrepancy between my behavior and internal standard, I desire to perform better but my behavior was that I don’t practice much. But after days of rehearsal, my behavior had matches my internal standards, I felt much confidence in myself and able to lower down my self-awareness. But when watching at the videotape we recorded, I fell into the state of uncomfortable because I had practiceda lot, yet I made mistakes during the videotaping.