This class was tough.
This class is one of my favorite classes that I've taken at Binghamton. First of all, Dr. Bishop is an incredible teacher. He is always prepared for class and is very knowledgable and engaging. The concepts that were taught in this class are often difficult to comprehend, but everything is very interesting to learn and applicable to real life.
I learned a lot about how people learn. We started off with the basics of classical conditioning and instrumental conditioning, the two ways in which both humans and animals learn. As the class continued, the concepts became more specific and more difficult, but we would watch examples of each concept, which made them easier to grasp. All of the information that we learned is applicable to real life, which makes the class a lot more interesting.
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Advice for students:
The class is quite tough and Dr. Bishop will warn you of that at the beginning of the semester. However, you will finish the class with a new understanding of both the psychological and biological ways in which people acquire, rehearse, and retain information.