Not too easy. Not too difficult.
The course is a great class for anyone just about anyone; whether you are pursuing a career in psychology or you just need to fulfill curriculum requirements. If you study well (i.e. doing assigned reading regularly, reviewing class notes with peers, and studying for exams prior to the night before the exam), acing Intro Psych is not as difficult as it may seem.
I am mainly interested in developmental and abnormal psychology. However, each professor specializes in a different area and did their best to keep the class excited and intrigued whether we were discussing synapses or how babies experience the world around them. Participating in research studies was also exciting and gave us a glance at how the topics we discuss in lecture are applied.
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Advice for students:
1. Go to lecture! Don't depend on getting notes from a friend because they might miss something important. PowerPoint slides are posted regularly but lectures are not recorded and 90% of your notes will come straight from the professor's mouth. So if you miss it, you miss it. 2. Keep up with the chapter readings. Although skipping the readings won't necessarily cause you to fail an exam, there will more than likely be a few questions that are specifically from the reading. Sometimes the professor doesn't even mention certain topics in class because you're expected to read the textbook. 3. Find the study routine and method that works best for you and keep it up. I personally like using an amalgamation of written lecture notes and reading notes to create Quizlet sets that I can easily update and rearrange as needed.