Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this class as Ann is an enthusiastic professor. New to the campus, she has done a lot of research and is well rounded in her knowledge of both psychology as well as stats and nursing. Your grade is based off of three papers and she does not do quizzes or tests. One downside to her class is that participation is key, which is fine if you are there but if you miss you are penalized heavily. However those penalizations do not seem to be equal, I think she plays favorites. It seems there are people in there that have missed way too many classes to be passing but are getting a higher grade than me, despite me being there all the time and getting A's on all my papers. This could be a misjudgement on my part, but it really does seem like this!
We went through the whole life course, conception to death. I found it very interesting to learn about how the brain is continually developing. It was also interesting to see some of the common misconceptions about certain behaviors or ages debunked. A lot of what we claim to know about behavior and children is not entirely correct and I found it interesting and also useful to learn what is correct and learn about newer research.
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Advice for students:
Follow the essay rubrics as closely as possible and try to provide a doctors note or other excusal if you are absent as it helps your grade a ton!