Not too easy. Not too difficult.
First of all, Gilda Reed is by far on of the best professors I've had thus far in my academic career. Dr. Reed is intelligent, understanding, interesting, and very relatable. With each lesson she teaches, she is able to tie it into her own life. I love hearing about her own experiences with psychology and how she applied it to raising her seven children ("two adopted, all wanted," she always clarifies). With this particular course, I learned a lot about myself and the different subcategories of personality psychology. I never realized that personality psychology was such a multi-dimensional field; in fact, I thought the only thing personality psychologists did was gather data via personality tests formulated through various platforms. Dr. Reed taught me it was much deeper than that. I liked the course a lot!
In this course, I learned about the different theories of personality psychology and who were behind them. I learned that there are 7 main theories, each with their own fundamentals, and none can exist on their own as an arching theory to encompass all there is to know about personality.
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Advice for students:
As long as you listen to the lecture carefully and take notes on the major key points, this class is very fun and easy. Study the notes you've taken at the end of each class in order to better retain the information, because the course covers a lot of ground and it can seem a bit overwhelming at first.