1. Consider your favorite joke(s), or a funny Freudian slip you made. What do these jokes or Freudian slips say about who you are? Can you think of situations where you heard other people making jokes or Freudian slips that really surprised you? Comment on what these situations might say about the role of our psychological processes in everyday life.

2. The abilities of people like Erik Weihenmayer and Trevon Jenifer to overcome their physical disabilities are extraordinarily inspiring. Or are they? Are they just two people who have made good choices about how to live their lives, choices which any of us might make if we were in a similar situation? If the answer to the latter question is yes, what does that say about people who don’t seem able to overcome life’s challenges?