Stress and Pain 

Attendance and Participation

Fall and spring classes only

 

This class is not your typical university psych class. You will NOT come to class to hear a lecture. Before you get too excited - there will be lectures. It's just that they are pre-recorded and you will watch them "at home" according to a set schedule. These lectures will be divided up into "video segments" with a short multiple-choice quiz at the end of each. For every correct answer you get, you earn "bonus points" which can be redeemed at the end of the semester for "rewards". 

Actual class time will be devoted to "studio class" - where we will work on pod reflections, class activities, and projects (everything except segment quizzes) in groups called a learning pod. Midway through the semester, pods will be reassigned so that each of you will belong to two different pods total. What a great way to make new friends, eh?

Studio class attendance is required. You cannot contribute if you are not there! Moreover, most activities will be completed in class. If you are absent, you will not be able to do them. To sweeten the pot even more, you will earn bonus points for attending.

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Safe Participation

Fall and spring classes only
 

We will be working in close proximity throughout the semester. As a health psychologist, I believe in following CDC guidelines. If they say that we should mask up to be safe, then this is what I will encourage. If anyone comes to class visibly unwell (e.g. coughing, sneezing, and/or sniffling) they will be asked to mask up or leave the room (if we are working inside that day). ​These measures will help keep you and everyone else as safe and healthy as possible so we can have a fun semester together.

Time Commitment

Fall and spring classes only

 

You will be watching approximately 27 hours of recorded lectures and attending 34 hours of studio classes. You should be able to complete many of the graded activities during studio class time. However, the SARA and the self-assessment prpjects will require extra time outside of class. How much time is difficult to estimate, but 30-40 hours total seems reasonable. This means you will need to invest about 7 hours/week throughout the semester. This might seem like a lot, but it is less than the 9 hours per week expected from the Utah System of Higher Education. Plus, you will learn things that may help you live a longer, happier life!

Online summer classes only

You will be watching approximately 27 hours of recorded lectures. The projects (SARA and self-assessment) and reflections will require extra time. How much time is difficult to estimate, but 70 hours total seems reasonable. This means you will need to invest about 7 hours/week throughout the semester. This might seem like a lot, but it is less than the 9 hours per week expected from the Utah System of Higher Education. Plus, you will learn things that may help you live a longer, happier life!