This is an interesting question. Well, it may depend on how much the money it is. Let’s just say that I have like 1 million dollars unexpectedly. Everyone would have imagined winning the lottery. In this case, I would definitely spend it for pleasure. You know life is too short to do many things. So eating at a fancy restaurant, buying luxurious clothes, or going on pricey trips can help your mental health. Moreover, I saw a guy who won the lottery a few years ago. Whenever I see him spending money happily, I feel that I should spend money for pleasure happily.
In the reading passage, it says Student Health Center needs to be improved by hiring more doctors and opening on weekends. However, the man in the conversation disagrees with it for the following two reasons. First, it’s a good suggestion but it’s not going to do much good. To be specific, the health center is small. In other words, since it is a lack of space, hiring more doctors is useless. They need to build more treatment rooms or offices. Second, opening on weekends is not a good idea. To be more specific, most students are not here on campus on weekends. They leave town and go somewhere else. It means there is not much demand.
According to the reading passage, the decrease in personal effort, especially on a simple group task, is known as social loafing. On top of that, in the psychology class, the professor explains it by using an example. People were asked to peel as many potatoes as they can in a given amount of time. Some people worked alone and they heard the number of potatoes they peeled would be recorded. On the other hand, others peeled potatoes together in a group and they were told the total number of potatoes peeled would be recorded. Then researchers compared the results. People who worked in a group peeled much fewer potatoes than those who worked alone.
In the psychology class, the professor explains the internal and external locus of control. The first one is the internal locus of control. For example, there is a woman who has an internal locus of control. In a job interview, if she gets the job, she will believe it’s because she has tried so hard and if she doesn’t get the job, she will believe that would be all her fault. The other one is the external locus of control. For instance, likewise, there is a man who has an external locus of control. He is not actually qualified for getting a job. In a job interview, if he gets the job, he’ll think he is lucky, and he might think the interviewers were in a good mood. And if he doesn’t get the job, he’ll blame the interviewers and he is not lucky.