Pretty easy, overall.
As long as you show up and put forth a little effort for what's required of you, this course is straightforward and simple. For those who can muster a little bit of discipline, this course can be an easy A and it teaches you the basics of conducting a research experiment and writing a research paper. There are a few simple assignments towards the beginning of the course that lead into preparing a simple psychology experiment to run in your lab and with your lab group mates. The Lab section focuses on the experiment and writing the final paper, which there are multiple highly recommended options to turn in drafts of sections of the research paper for feedback throughout the semester (hence, the discipline).
I learned firsthand the basics of conducting an experiment and how to write a research paper on the experiment.
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Advice for students:
Stay on top of the optional draft-turn-in's. Make them a priority and do them, no exceptions. Attend labs. It's up to you if you want to attend lectures and do the required readings. I did. I received an A. Ask your lab instructor if you have questions. There is one simple presentation of your experiment on the last day of class that you give with your group members. It's not a big deal, but show up and do it. DO NOT leave your group members hanging to present your quick slide of information.