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PSYCH 101 General Psychology

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    Mar 03, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because the mind is at the basis of everything you do. No matter what your interests are, you can benefit and improve yourself by improving your mind. Being aware of your thought processes and biases gives you more control over where you want to steer your life.

    Course highlights:

    Learning about our cognitive biases is very interesting and can help you immensely. For instance, the confirmation bias is the brain's tendency to seek information that already supports our current position and to reject any evidence to the contrary. Understanding this bias will help you learn the truth more accurately when approaching any subject. Also, learning about cognitive dissonance was extremely interesting. If you repeatedly do something you hate like house cleaning, your brain thinks that you actually enjoy house cleaning because you keep doing it. This will cause you to actually enjoy that activity

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    The work tests are fairly easy and straight forward. Just go to class and pay attention during the lectures. Read the textbook chapter and look over the slides before the exam and you will do fine.

    • Fall 2010
    • Professor Delgado
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Feb 08, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Dr. Olivo's humour is magnificent, his ideal of teaching sets a great encouraging environment for scholars to learn. The class itself, relates to most people's life.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course were the amazing environment. I learned life changing material from ancient Greek philosophy to our brain and cells. It's wonderful how everything relates to psychology.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Really! Pay attention and listen to his words. Write down examples and read the material before class. Be prepare to critical think during exams, as nothing is definition-based.

    • Fall 2016
    • Dr. Olivo
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Nov 22, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would highly recommend this course and professor because the course were structured in a way that urges students to actively participate and learn more. Each lecture required students to input answers to questions using a clicker, this resulted in having clicker points that add to your overall grade. This enabled all students to effectively participate during lectures.

    Course highlights:

    I loved the experiments we had during recitation sessions. The lessons and experiments were thorough enough to cover topics from behavioral psychology to cognitive psychology. We engaged in experiments that revolved around everyday concepts like hind sight bias, placebo effect and illusionary correlations and more complex concepts like cortical plasticity, molecular genetics and sensory adaptations etc. These experiments were very intriguing and informative.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I could say study the lectures before class because that helps you retain the information better. Since the lectures are very informative and straightforward, even scanning through the lecture slides before class would immensely affect your ability to retain the topics being discussed.

    • Fall 2016
    • Gretchen Vandewalle
    • Yes

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