The words we choose show us what we are really thinking, and the words we choose change the way we think. This week’s discussion is a bit of a combo between Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Restructuring.
Step 1… STOP! Before you watch the video, jot down a couple sentences about what love is and how you would describe love. For this exercise, it may be easiest to think about romantic love. Go do that now…
Step 2… Once you are done, set that aside (you’ll type it in later), and then watch this video by writer Mandy Lee Catron and listen to some ways she discusses love.
Quote yourself, and type in what you originally described love to be. Do you notice the same sort of trauma or pain narrative in your own writing?
After hearing a different take on how our descriptions of love are an important and potentially dangerous thing, what might you change about your definition of love?
Add any final thoughts you may have on the subject.
Use Correct APA Format. Your Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Restructuring paper should include an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Also, support your answers with the course’s readings and at least two scholarly journal articles. The article’s purpose is to support your positions, claims, and observations, in addition to your textbook.
ProQuest and EBSCOhost are great sites to find resources. Also, write in a concise and logical, using excellent grammar and style techniques. Additionally, the quality of your writing dictates grading criteria. On the other hand, if you use direct quotes from books or articles, place the words you copied (use parenthesis) and cite them in-line. Also, only use sources within the five-year range.
Additional Guidelines The quotes should be complete sentences (no more, less) and should be incorporated in your essay to illustrate your ideas. Please, cite your sources in a clickable reference list at the end. Also, do not copy without providing proper attribution (quotation marks and in-line citations). Also, write an essay format, not in bullet form, numbering, or another list format. It would be best if you use your own words. Lastly, proofread your work and run it through Grammarly for thorough confirmation.