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Pretty easy, overall.
I would definitely recommend this course to all high school students, from freshman to seniors. Psychology itself is not a difficult course to comprehend. For the most part, it is taking what us, humans, naturally do or have and placing a label on it. The course is very interesting, for you are learning more about yourself and the human species. As psychology is so vast, students can find themselves deeply engaged in a discussion about the biology of the brain or a debate about gender inequality. Concepts like these are so relatable and familiar to today's young people, which is how the course is easy to understand.
The best highlight of the course, for me, was finding myself apply psychological concepts to my everyday life. Whenever I find myself trying to reason my faults, I notice that it is cognitive dissonance. When I ask my parents for $5 in hopes of getting $50 later, I notice that is the foot-in-the-door phenomenon. I took what I learned and realized psychology is seen in almost everything I do. While the course was informative and intriguing, it also assisted me in practical situations, which I think is a key characteristic of a great course.
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My greatest piece of advice is to always study and read on your own. As mentioned before, psychology is super vast. Therefore, it could be easy to fall behind and forget certain terms. For me, the most effective way to remember material is to create flashcards. Whether it be tangible or online on Quizlet, flashcards really helped in learning the key concepts of the course in the most efficient and quickest way possible.