Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course, especially when it is being taught by Mr. Bento. I had never taken a psychology course, in high school or college, before this class, and I really enjoyed it! Mr. Bento was enthusiastic about the material, was reasonable with the assignments and exams, and was engaging and personable with the students. He was more then fair on the assignments and exams. We would turn in chapter summaries after every couple of chapters, and after grading them, he would give them back for us to use on the chapter exams. He would also allow students another chance to correct any answers they got wrong on the tests.
Some of the things that I remember most about Mr. Bento's class were; the videos, the discussions, the chapter summaries, and the group work. We watched videos about different points of psychology, from the effects of sleep deprivation and Pavlov showing classical conditioning using dogs to the responsibilities of different parts of the brain and the Stanford Prison Experiment. The discussions were very engaging and intellectual. Mr. Bento did a good job of calling on different students, and noticed who did not normally participate. The chapter summaries were due every couple chapters. The packets usually covered 4-5 chapters, and the questions were straight from the textbook and the answers were also found in the text. Those that did the chapter summaries were also able to use them on the exams and they came in handy! The group work was good. We did a presentation about a mental illness, a booklet about the brain and its different parts, and did study activities before the exams.
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The advice that I would give to students taking Mr. Bento's class would be to participate and pay attention in class, the material really is not that difficult to understand, and to do the work, especially the chapter summaries. The summaries made up the bulk of the homework assignments. The questions and the answers can easily be found in the textbook, with regular active reading. Also, Mr. Bento was always willing to answer questions or settle any concerns that we had about his class.