Does anybody know if psychology at college is an easy subject to study

Is it easy to study, and does life experience of mental illness help a lot?

Its certainly easier (for me at least) than something like Calculus / Math or Engineering. I’ll let others chime in here regarding life experiences and if they help in the study. There are related conversations around this topic here:

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You do not do it because it is easy but because it is hard. At least that quote got me through graduate school for statistics. It is easy to get into college or university, it takes real guts to graduate no matter what major.

I took one psychology class in1984 at a community college. It wasn’t extremely hard and I got a “B” in it.To me it was just a little harder than a high school psychology class. My life experience did not come into play. Back then my disease was invisible to the naked eye and it didn’t stop me from doing much. I felt like I fit in perfectly.

It’s a fairly hard topic to study, funnily enough. Right now in my Introductory Psychology class, we have been studying the brain and the nervous system. There’s a lot of memorization involved. In this particular class, my experiences with mental illnesses don’t help me at all. I’m figuring once I get into abnormal psych, then I’ll have a bit of an edge on my fellow students. By the way, so far I am getting an A in the class.


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I didn’t find my psych courses to be easy. There was a lot of writing and research involved. And heavy communication with classmates.

Although they were a bit easier than my nursing courses.

Best of luck!



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