SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN
THE ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL
FOUNDATION IN NATURAL BUILD ENVIRONMENT
NAME: Nicolas Wong Xiao En
STUDENT ID NO: 0314377
LECTURER: Ms CHIA YEE
ASSIGNMENT: JOURNAL/PERSONAL REFELCTION 2
Powers and Perils of Intuition
Today our lecturer teaches us about the topic- Powers and Perils of Intuition. From the
lecture, I learn that our thinking can be partly controlled and partly automatic. Our
behaviour is because of the result of controlled thinking or automatic thinking.
Controlled thinking is reflective, deliberate and conscious where our mind can think
correctly before we start to do anything. However automatic thinking is impulsive,
effortless and unconscious. For example, the first thing cross the mind of a kid who has
been punished by his teacher turns angry immediately. This kid would not appreciate
what his teacher did to him at the short temporary. In some situation, the anger leads to
fight back the teacher because of his uncontrolled thinking. In conclusion, we must be
more emotional and try to calm ourselves down whatever the situation was. This topic is
somehow relating to friendship and closeness between family members. I have learnt
how to control my emotional and try to avoid people to calm down before speak or does
anything that I may regret or something bad that happen.
Attitudes - Components and Theories
In this lecture, I learn what actually attitude is. Attitudes are positive or negative
evaluations of objects of thoughts with cognitive, affective, and behavioral components.
Lecturer said that attitudes and behavior are not the same. I learn that some factors
may cause the change of attitudes of a person, such as source, message and receiver.
The lesson, operant conditioning and observational Behavior also taught in the class.
Operant condition is a form of learning in which responses come to be controlled by
their consequences. For example, study to get a good grade and after that, study harder
to get a better result. Observation learning occurs when an organism’s responding is
influenced by the observation of others. There are 4 key processes. There are attention,
retention, reproduction and motivation. We also watch the video “monkey say monkey
do” as people always follow what people do.