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PSYCHOLOGY PS375 Psychology of Addiction

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    Professor, KARALEAFISHER, Brain Kelley, kelsey latimer, Noriega, Kim Montgomery, DeeStrbiak, marjorie vandermark, Linda Simon, Elizabeth Donnellan, Catherine Flynn, Dee Strbiak
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    • Medium 31%

    • Hard 46%

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    A Few Big Assignments

    Great Discussions

    Always Do the Reading

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    Oct 03, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Professor Dee is amazing. She is easy to understand and very helpful

    Course highlights:

    I learned a lot about psychology. How critical thinking plays in to every day life

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Enjoy Professor Dee's class. She is fun to learn from.

    • Winter 2016
    • Dee Strbiak
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Great Discussions
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    Sep 21, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I'm really into learning about the brain and when you learn about the behaviors of the brain, mental status and the effects addictions have on altering your mental state it is very entriguing.

    Course highlights:

    I loved every aspect of this course from the quotes to the actual readings.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    To be prepared, don't over think things and study most of all.

    • Summer 2016
    • Catherine Flynn
    • Background Knowledge Expected Many Small Assignments Participation Counts
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    Sep 12, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This course is the foundation of pursuing a career in substance abuse counseling. It provides you with the basics and fine print of addiction. Each aspect of understanding addiction is outlined in this course, and it is explained through each perspective present in psychology. This course will broaden your understanding of exactly what addiction is, what is does to the individual, and how to combat and conquer it.

    Course highlights:

    The main highlight in this course is that each week presented new challenging material. This was not a class that you could prepare the bare minimum and breeze through, you have to put in the work to get the best out of it. You learn how to apply each theoretical approach of addiction to case studies, and in your own life. We all know someone who struggles with addiction, and through this course you learn the key concepts needed to work in the field.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    STUDY STUDY STUDY. This course is not for the faint of heart or for those that are looking to ride through with little effort. This course requires extra effort and work to thoroughly understand the material. You should also enter the course with basic knowledge of psychology and the steps of treatment of addictions and options available to clients, as well as an understanding of how to use DSM-5.

    • Summer 2017
    • Elizabeth Donnellan
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Always Do the Reading Requires Lots of Research

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