University of Mount Union student reflects on "Face Your Fear" project to overcome roller coaster fear

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I decided to take Abnormal Psychology because I wanted to learn more about various mental illnesses. With hopes to become a physician one day, I want to learn more about the assessment and diagnosis of mental illnesses so I can ensure the best care for my future patients. I had no idea that this class included the Face Your Fear project with a trip to cedar point when scheduling to take it. Quite honestly, if you told me I had to face my fears in this class before scheduling I probably would’ve taken another psychology class. Reflecting on this class today, I can say it’s one of my favorite classes and I’m a better person today because of it.

The Face Your Fear project is centered around helping students face their fear of roller coasters, ending with a trip to Cedar Point. Those with roller coaster fears chose one or two rides to be their goal rides, with my goals being Millennium Force and Gatekeeper.

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Sucks.

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Is the professor black?

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It was great to be back after taking a forced year off, which, oddly enough, happened after the 10th anniversary. Given the current financial landscape in this strange world we call academia, I had sadly and quietly reserved myself to the possibility that those 10 years would be all she wrote, which led to an unexpected downward slope into a dysthymic mood state for a really long time. This helped.

In the words of Tom Keifer, you don't know what you got till it's gone.

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