How beautiful you are, my darling, how beautiful you are!
Your eyes are like doves behind your veil;
Your hair is like a flock of goats that have decended from Mount Gilead.
Song of Solomon 4:1 – 2
(Rest of the chapter highly recommended reading)
I have been studying oh-so-diligently for a Social Psychology exam. It seems that I just took one; in fact, only last Thursday did we receive our first exams back. And now here another 57 daunting social psychology terms loom before me! The theories themselves are actually quite interesting, but when you have to memorize things like
Jones’ Attribution Theory People try to infer from an action whether the act itself is an enduring characteristic of the actor by looking at the action’s: (1) Degree of choice; (2) Expectedness; (3) Intended effects.
From this you would decide that my studying for Social Psych exams are not an enduring characteristic because I have no degree of choice. But you would discover that studying for exams in general is an enduring characteristic of mine because I choose to study for all exams, it’s very expected, and the social effects are positive (getting good grades keeps me happy and that improves the life of people around me, too). So off I go to be studious in a way that makes some people queasy.