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Addictive Behaviors

November 17, 2019

Pham, Kara Silver_nugget
Addictive Behaviors

This class was incredibly interesting! Professor Pham made the material super straightforward and engaging. Her first exam was a bit difficult, but, as you get used to her style of testing, it gets way easier, though you definitely do have to spend a good amount of studying the material. As long as you pay attention to her lectures, which isn't difficult as the topics are interesting, and take good notes, you'll do fine! This class, however, for non-neuroscience/science majors may be harder, as it does focus a lot on neurological mechanisms. I am a psychology major and found it very doable.

Workload:

3 tests non-cumulative
1 short essay on any topic of choice
submit one exam question at the end of each topic (around every week)

May 01, 2019

Pham, Kara Silver_nugget
Addictive Behaviors

Terrible class! It was sold to me as a class specifically looking at the different theories behind addiction, as well as exploring addictions that weren't drug related. Instead, it was a neuroscience class on drugs with some unclear lectures on addiction to non-drugs. Prof. Pham was incredibly boring, and didn't seem to know answers to basic questions. Her tests are really hard, and she provides a "study guide" that's just a list of topics we covered- so USELESS. This class is just a worse version of Prof. McCaskill's class "Drug Use and Abuse." I suggest the psychology department just drop this class.

Workload:

3 tests (non-cumulative)
1 mini essay
1 test question due every week

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