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PSYC 2301 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

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    SAENZ,RAY, Hoblit, BeatrizAlvarado,Ph.D, Beatrice Alvardo, Dr. Alvarado, RAY SAENZ
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    Aug 18, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Dr. Alvarado is awesome and will work with you if you need help on anything during the course. She's great about getting back to you when you email her, either she will get back to you in a few hours or the beginning of the next day. I really liked how thorough she was with all the subjects we need to learn in Psychology.

    Course highlights:

    Getting to learn not just what goes on in the brain, but also the parts of the brain that coheres with what's going on in there. I'll always remember occipital lobe = eyes, since optical can be spelled out of occipital. Other parts of the brain aren't as easy to remember, but with practice you'll get it. I took this course online so there were a lot of videos that went a long with her informing lectures that made me connect it to real life better. Also our tests were open note and open book I usually used it for to recheck my answer if I was teetering on a question.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Just stay focused and take good notes that help YOU, since this is a higher level thinking type of course you'll need to know what's what even if it's open note/book. Her tests are timed, so even if you have your notes and book handy you can't spend a lot of time looking in there for answers. If you're second guessing yourself on a few that's okay to look, but for the most part keep on track and you'll so fine.

    • Fall 2016
    • Beatrice Alvardo
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments
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    Feb 15, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The professor is great! She's all about helping students learn and she includes all kinds of learning. There's in-class discussions and great lectures with informative notes and topics. She's really hands-on and gets you to participate. Fun and creative ways to review chapters and prepare for quizzes. There are also weekly response papers.

    Course highlights:

    At the beginning of the class on the first day, we spent time talking about the text book and how we would learn the chapter and put them in the order we would learn them We spent plenty of time on the brain and nerves and she stressed to us how important it is in Psychology. We discussed memories, personalities, behavior, different Psychologists and their contribution to Psychology, and of course drugs and how they affected the brain and nervous system. It was very interesting.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take really good notes. Participate in the class discussions and give yourself plenty of time to work on the response papers. She's a very spontaneous and fun person so be prepared to have a fun, yet challenging class.

    • Fall 2015
    • BeatrizAlvarado,Ph.D
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Dec 27, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It's a kind of science that is unlike any other. It answers many open ended questions, is broad enough to cover many topics, yet limited so that it still feels like one subject. It's interesting and reveals many things that a student may not have known about themselves previously.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of the course was the chapter on neuroscience. It was fascinating to learn how the brain relays messages through both hormones and dendrites. The brain is not sectioned off, but instead different parts have specialties, but can still work with other areas. The brain is like a giant railway, but so much more complex with so many unanswered questions.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Reading the book is incredibly important because 3/4 of the test material was taken directly from its pages. Also since she requires participation, an easy way to get the points is to answer one of her definition questions which can be found in the book. It is also important to take notes during lectures and pay careful attention to the videos.

    • Fall 2016
    • BeatrizAlvarado,Ph.D
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Participation Counts


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