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    Always Do the Reading

    A Few Big Assignments

    Great Intro to the Subject

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    Dec 01, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Psychology is not really an important subject for everyone to understand, but it was a lot of fun!

    Course highlights:

    I really enjoyed learning about mental illness.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Don't just do the minimum required. If you go above and beyond even just a little, you will learn so much more.

    • Fall 2016
    • Sheryl Kitchen
    • Great Intro to the Subject Group Projects Requires Presentations
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    Nov 02, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Overall, this class is a lot of work, but it gets easier throughout the year, and you learn SO much. Once you get through learning all the basics, your knowledge builds and builds upon what you already know, and eventually you'll feel like a psychology genius. I felt like a smarty pants being able to pull out some psychological terms while talking to my friends. The cool part about it is that it applies to life so much! Everyone has a brain, and has thoughts, so you'll see the things you're learning about in every day experiences. If you're interested in psychology at all, and aren't afraid of putting the work in, I would definitely recommend this course. Also, Mrs. Kitchen is a great teacher, and you can tell that she is totally passionate about psychology!

    Course highlights:

    My personal favorite was our "social norm breaking" project, where we all went out and videoed ourselves doing SUPER awkward things in public, and showed the videos to the class. For mine, I drove around early on a Saturday morning and asked people who were obviously out on a run if they wanted a ride. Others did things like standing super close to strangers in grocery stores. It was really fun to do and we were able to pinpoint psychological aspects of the situations afterwards.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Here is a run down of what AP Psych with Mrs. Kitchen is really like: a lot of textbook reading, a lot of terms, packets upon packets, a ton of theories, cool experiments, more "history of psychology" than I personally would have liked, lots of rat experiments, and practicing for the big ol' AP test. Just telling you right now, the homework is the same the whole year. Just a packet for each chapter that correlates directly to the textbook, and you're assigned a few units to have done at the beginning of each class. Stay caught up on the homework! It just keeps coming, so if you skip a day, you will get way stressed out and cry a ton, like I did at the beginning of the year, haha. If you try to catch up on the homework during class, you'll miss the lecture about the next unit and then be confused and behind. Just don't procrastinate, get your homework done at home, actually read the textbook, and you'll be completely fine. I signed up for this course because I thought it was going to teach me how to tell when someone is lying and stuff like that. I soon realized that it wasn't quite like that, but don't get discouraged! It starts out with the history of psychology, and then went into theories and a little about the biological structure of the brain. Many kids dropped out, thinking it was too hard and that it wasn't what they thought it'd be, but then they missed all of the cool behavioral things that we went into later in the year!! I'll be honest, there are a LOT of vocab words that you have to memorize and are quizzed on. What helped me was doing flash cards on Quizlet. Just get the Quizlet app, or go on the website, and search for whatever chapter or terms you need help on. That helped me a TON. Also, try to UNDERSTAND what the definition means, not just memorize the words. You'll remember it a lot longer and do way better on the tests.

    • Fall 2016
    • Sheryl Kitchen
    • Always Do the Reading
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    Oct 06, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class helped me learn so much! Not only about psychology but I often hear people talk about the brain or why certain things happen and I now have a deeper understanding of what they are talking about. This is such an interesting class!

    Course highlights:

    In this course you learn a lot about psychologists and their contributions. I loved the assignments this class provided. Very beneficial all around.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you're looking for a course to learn strictly about the brain, this course isn't for you. There is a lot of good information that is taught. Always do the reading so you don't get behind or fail quizzes!

    • Fall 2016
    • Sheryl Kitchen
    • Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments Participation Counts

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