Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Professor Mitroff is highly educated and experienced in the field of Cognitive Psychology. He attended Ivy Leagues, taught at Duke before transferring to GWU, did post docs with experts in the field, and has been conducting his own research for years. If you want to learn from the best, Mitroff is the Professor you want. If you are interested in Psychology, this class will be beyond interesting and informative, and Professor Mitroff includes many live demonstrations with his lectures that are not only fascinating but extremely helpful in making the material stick. He wants his students to succeed and will be of help if you reach out.
This course furthered my education in Psychology by exposing me to the cognitive aspects of our psyche and enforced knowledge I had gained in previous psych courses. We learned about learning itself and how to improve the way in which we committed information to our memory, language, development, vision, long term and working memory, mental disabilities caused by brain trauma, and much more. The in class demonstrations were my favorite parts of the course, as they really helped me apply what we had learned in class and remember it. They were also just a lot of fun!
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Definitely take this course if you have the chance! There will be three cumulative tests and one paper, so it's not an overwhelming amount of work. He doesn't make the tests too easy or too hard, but you absolutely have to study if you want to do well. I did best on the last exam by making flashcards that I kept in my bag to study whenever I had free time, writing facts on sticky notes that I put up around my room, and reviewing material with a friend on a white board. The tests are cumulative, so you will have to remember important information from past lectures, but if you really want to learn psychology, this will not be bothersome to you.