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PSY 1001 INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY

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    EDWARDA.YOUNGS, Erickson, Can not remember his name. Its been years, Melissa L. Stegeman-Roberts, Chris Garriss, Dr. Pamela, Hyslop
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    Mar 13, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this class because the professor teaches the course to where the students can understand it. But the only thing I would warn students about is the pace of the course because you'll be learning 9 modules/chapters within 2 weeks. Adding on to that you'll be given 3 study guides for one 75 multiple choice test. However, if you are able to put in the work I believe you can past this class. I have 2 jobs and 15 credits so if I can do it you can too!

    Course highlights:

    A lot that we cover in this class does correlate with everyday life and you actually learn and obtain things in this class than what you would in a math class. I learned more about how people think and how crucial development is during all stages of life.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely get those points from the warm ups, study sessions, and ACC because they do add up and they will most definitely bump up your grade. Also I would recommend writing your notes (titles, headlines) before class starts so you wont struggle not being fast enough to write down everything.

    • Spring 2017
    • Hyslop
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Meetings Outside of Class
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    Jan 27, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I believe Intro Psych should be a mandatory class for all incoming freshman. You learn much more than you expect, such as models of learning and intelligence, how sitting at a desk is better for learning than sitting in a chair at the dinning room table. You learn what stress and anxiety really is and watch/read about actual studies performed to better understand how to cope or even get over it. Topics such as child development, common psychological disorders and personality types are covered. You gain a better understanding of yourself as well as the people around you and can then apply that knowledge to begin to understand how the over-arching fabric of society is woven together. An extremely fascinating course which can benefit ALL students, degrees and walks of life.

    Course highlights:

    A major highlight for me was understanding that we are not actually built to be a specific person... although that can be philosophically argued. Many people believe musicians are born with something the rest of us are not... that is not completely true!!!! Around puberty we all go through what is called a, "Pruning Process" where large amount of unused neural networks are, essentially, clipped from our overall neural network. Those of us who begin doing something before puberty end up keeping certain networks that the majority of us do not. Over time, those preserved networks are strengthened and those individuals who started before puberty end up with what seems like a much more natural, "second nature" and/or gifted ability. (I am not saying truly gifted people are not, in fact, "truly gifted" but that the majority of those who seem to do something so well that it seems like a gift is largely due to started before puberty). Another HUUUUGGEE highlight was "Neural Plasticity." This is the term used to describe the brain's natural ability to create new neural networks over time. What is truly amazing is learning that while this process begins to decline around thirty, it continues clear into our mid-seventies! Making the assimilation of novel information possible even later in life, although progressively more difficult. VERY fascinating course - TAKE IT!! NOW!!! JUST DO IT!!!!!!!

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    This course covers a wide spectrum of topic in psychology, even (surprisingly) anatomy. While there were no labs (in the college I attended), there was still a lot of interesting information that you could easily lose yourself in if burrowing too deep.

    • Spring 2011
    • Dr. Pamela
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing Requires Lots of Research
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    Jan 09, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    To be honest, I had no idea what to expect when I walked into this class for the first time. I'm happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised! Introductory Psychology proved to be both fascinating, and inspiring!

    Course highlights:

    Here is some of my favorite material from the class: Psychological pitfalls, such as confirmation bias. Since we all fall subject to these daily, it seems beneficial to be adept at recognizing them! The Subconscious, and Frued's Iceberg theory was another highlight, it opened my eyes to just how complicated our subconscious mind can be! Finally, I really enjoyed learning about psychological disorders, such as bipolar and schizophrenia. I think that I had the completely wrong idea about what both of them were, so to be reeducated on the subject was enlightening. Overall, the class held such interesting material!

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take your time when reading! Some of the concepts can be difficult to understand at first, so dont rush through the text! Reading the questions at the end of the chapter first, and then going back to answer them as you read is a great way to study!

    • Fall 2016
    • Chris Garriss
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject A Few Big Assignments Meetings Outside of Class

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