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PSYCH 2010 Intro to Psychology

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    Liam, Pak, Dr.Brainerd, Brainard, AbercrombieJohnG, MaryAnneTaylor, RichardPak, Staff, BrainerdJrEdwinG, SWITZER, ChristopherPagano, Jorgensen, Jo Jorgensen, Fred Switzer
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    Feb 08, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I love this class! I think that there is a lot of material to remember, and at times it can be difficult to keep it all straight. Regardless, I always feel like I'm interested the entire class, and with it being a long class I feel that is an impressive quality.

    Course highlights:

    First of all, I learned how to study. I realized that I needed to work on my memorization skills, but when I did I learned how much of psychology relates to itself. Different elements crossed over into lessons that I would've never expected, and I realized the importance of understanding the material.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Don't wait until the exam to make sure you know everything. There are a lot of terms and definitions that need to be memorized and if they're not known during the lessons then a lot of the lesson will be lost. Make sure to take good notes because there it a lot of information!

    • Spring 2017
    • Fred Switzer
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Feb 05, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I enjoyed the material, but Dr. Brainerd would go off on tangents and would not teach a majority of the information.

    Course highlights:

    The textbook was very helpful, and he uses questions from the tests in the book.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read the chapters and do the study guides. Memorize the questions from the end of the chapters.

    • Fall 2016
    • Dr.Brainerd
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading
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    Jul 23, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Dr. Jo is very thorough. She tells you everything you need to know, so there's never any surprises. Other professors make students read chapter after chapter in the textbook and only ask a few random questions from the readings, but Dr. Jo tells you specifically which sections will be on the test- and follows through with it. Her notes can be a little scrambled because she can be a little hyper, but as long as you pay attention, you'll be fine. She's really good at explaining concepts and applying examples that you can understand. You'll have to participate in some research experiments (I had to play a video game with 3 other people) for your research credits, but you can schedule those whenever is convenient for you. If you do extra experiments, she'll add extra credit to your overall grade. Other than that, there's not really any homework, besides the reading, which isn't a lot.

    Course highlights:

    There are a lot of different aspects of this course that are interesting, considering its the study of brain and behavior. I thought the most interesting part was learning about rewards and punishments because it's very practical information for raising children in the future. The first two tests are definitely the most boring, but after that it becomes really interesting. You'll learn about tons of things, like the biology of the brain, mental disorders, crime, your unconscious, and more.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Attendance isn't required, but go to every class if you can, and take detailed notes. Like, write down everything she says. She's one of those professors that says, "Anything I say in class is fair game," and she means it. I don't think she ever tested us on personal stories (like what she watched on TV last night), though. But, examples are always good to write down because her test questions are usually very application-based, and sometimes she'll just modify an example that she gave in class. She says on syllabus day how her tests are something like 85% lectures and 15% book questions, and she's telling the truth. She's always happy to answer questions, and she's very nice, so don't be scared to approach her. Going to the TA's review sessions helped some, but that just depends on the TA. She sends out an outline of next class' notes a day or two before each class and it always says what chapters we'll be talking about. If you have time, skim over those chapters before the lecture so that you have a better understanding of what she's saying when she's teaching. It will make studying for the tests a breeze.

    • Spring 2016
    • Jo Jorgensen
    • Great Intro to the Subject

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