Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Dr. Brielmaier is very clear and concise in her lectures, posts all her lecture slides on blackboard, and is extremely clear on what she expects from her students. She definitely sets up her classes for her students to succeed, and is always available and willing to help students with any material they don't understand. She also provides a study guide for each exam, and exam questions come directly from the study guide. There was never anything on the test that I felt like was not covered in lecture. The material for the course can be difficult to understand if you're not into biopsychology, and rather dry and boring as well, but Dr. Brielmaier literally made the course so easy.
We covered a basic overview of biopsychology. We learned about the nervous system, neural conduction, synaptic transmission, the visual system, mechanisms of perception, the sensorimotor system, the development of the nervous system, learning, memory, amnesia, hunger and eating, sleeping and dreaming, lateralization of the brain, language learning, biopsychology of emotion, stress, and health, and some psychiatric disorders. Basically we learned about how the brain lets us do what we do, which is pretty interesting because once we understand how we are able to do what we do, we can then begin to understand why we do what we do.
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Advice for students:
Pay attention to lectures, because everything on the tests will be in her lectures. Do the study guides because questions on exams come directly from the study guides.