Julienne Bower is an AWESOME professor. I took her class, "Mind-Body Interactions and Health" (Psych 152) and found it to be life changing. The grading is very fair and it is not difficult to get an "A." Just make sure you know the meta-analyses results when taking the exams (that's what the majority of the class missed). Lots of extra credit on the final exam too!!
I took Psych 152 Mind-Body Interactions and Health. If that class title sounds very vague to you, it did also for me when I enrolled in it. Basically the class is broken into two halves. The first half of the class talks about how stress affects our health and how stress is related to certain diseases (Cardiovascular Disease, HIV/AIDS, Cancer). The second half of the class focuses on how different things we do with our bodies affect our physical health and psychological health. We talked about how exercise, yoga, tachi, and other activities improve your psychological health and consequently physical health. The class is graded on three things. Six writing assignments worth 30% of your grade. A midterm and final both 35%. The writing assignments basically worked like this: if you did them you got full points. So everyone pretty much got all the points for that 30%. Exams weren't too bad. They were very slide heavy--you got tested from mostly from what was on the slides. You can probably get away with a decent grade w/o reading the assigned textbook, but "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers" is a very easy read and pretty enjoyable textbook at that. So you should read it! Not too had to get an A in this class.
Winter 2017 - Super easy tests. But MEMORIZE EVERY NUMBER'S RANGE (not the exact number). Know if it's 11,000 patients or 34,000 patients or 75 patients. She cares about that a lot, but it's NOT going to be 73 vs 74. Just the GENERAL RANGE. second piece of advice: u don't need to read any of the books or articles. i wanna say it's 28 questions of very easy lecture main ideas, and 2 questions from readings.