Individual Learning Paper
April 28, 2008
As ever changing individuals, there are many learning experiences that
one encounters every day of one’s life. These event s can be good or bad. But the
ultimate goal is to learn from them. I will discuss from a psychological
viewpoint, my personal learning experience with the mistake of giving a minor
permission to drink wine while at home without clear and implemented
I was about 15 years old when my father gave me permission to drink
wine freely in the home. He assumed that he was teaching me the properly way
to consume and enjoy the taste of various wines. My father’s rationing was ...view middle of the document...
wine availability unconditioned stimulus, chilled wine glasses conditioned
stimulus, and drinking freely conditioned response).
During the remainder of the evening, I began to feel the effects of the
wine. The major obstacle that occurred in this situation was my selective
perception; I did not know that too much wine can make a person drunk and the
consequences of being drunk. I did not perceive correctly about over drinking
and I had not prior knowledge or comparison because I had never been drunk
before. Needless to say, I began to feel dizzy; my thoughts were bizarre, my
bedroom seemed to sway from left to right, my waterbed felt like a raging ocean
going up then down, nausea set in, and as I staggered to the bathroom, I
eventually vomited at least two or three times. I was sick to my stomach from
this drunken state that I found myself in. I was somewhat fearful and anxious
because I did not know how long it would take my body to get back in order. I
wanted this feeling to be over with.
The next morning which was Saturday, I had awakened...