Review Comment

[PSYC W1490] Experimental Psychology: Thinking and Decision-Making (w/ Lab)

December 15, 2007

Hardisty, Dave (TA)
[PSYC W1490] Experimental Psychology: Thinking and Decision-Making (w/ Lab)

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Dave was an incredibly helpful resource throughout the semester -- he quickly responded to questions over email, edited and reviewed drafts of lab reports, explained complicated statistics tests, and was very flexible about meeting times with students.

Even though the course often seemed to be run at a breakneck pace, I found myself quite able to handle the assignments because of Dave's guidance. Out of the three lab sections, I think that ours was the most consistently happy and satisfied one -- all due to Dave. If you have to take this course, I highly recommend you sign up to take the lab portion with Dave.

Workload:

2 lab reports (one at the beginning and one as a final report), a lab proposal, various readings, activities associated with running an experiment -- all in all, not too bad if you stay on top of your weekly assignments.

April 11, 2004

Lindemann, Patricia
[PSYC W1490] Experimental Psychology: Thinking and Decision-Making (w/ Lab)

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Contrary to the other reviewers, I think 1490 is alot of fun. The material is really interesting, I think my father will never be convinced that there is no such thing as a hot hand or streak shooting in basketball, depite the psych literature, but Im gonna enjoy trying to convince him. The readings make you think about the world around you, the labs give you a chance to be scientific, play researcher, explore cutting-edge topics pretending you have an endless grant. And Trisha, a sweet woman, who explains complex topics very simply, if you took a previous thinking and decision-making course, or any of the cognition courses the topics shouldnt be completely unfamiliar and she and the TA wre more than willing to stay late, reply to emails, or repeat material the next class if people were confused. Trisha's research in the field is very interesting, i think one of the best classes was when she talked about her theories and let us be her guinea pigs. Also, register with your friends! you are the subjects in alot of the work you do, trust me youll want more data, the more ppl in the class, the more you can do. Whether youre headed to business sch (behavioral economics is discussed) or a psych PhD program, or you just plain want to know how ppl think ( and come up with some theories about how to manipulate them) this is a valuable class, and NOT TOO MUCH WORK for the 4 pnts.

Workload:

3 lab reports, midterm, final, oral presentation. You can bring in prepared notes for the essay portion of the exam ( you get the tpoics in advance) or you can even bring in the essay already written! and just attach it to the short answer portion. Grading is generous. Seems liek most ppl got some sort of A on the labs. If you do the work, which is just readings and the above mentioned you'll do fine.

May 23, 2003

Lindemann, Patricia
[PSYC W1490] Experimental Psychology: Thinking and Decision-Making (w/ Lab)

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The class lectures and labs can be hard to sit through, and the exams and labs cover a lot of ground, but Dr. Lindemann is a very nice woman and an easy, easy grader. Note: you can get by with doing only a fraction of the readings, which is good because few students could manage the assigned load. This isn't a great class, but it isn't terrible either.

Workload:

A lot if you do it all, but you definitely can skimp and still get a good grade.

April 22, 2003

Lindemann, Patricia
[PSYC W1490] Experimental Psychology: Thinking and Decision-Making (w/ Lab)

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tricia (as she goes by) seems like a very kind woman, but her lectures are incredibly dull and scattered. i feel completely turned off to the field of thinking and decision making. don't take this class.

Workload:

a lot of reading and tons of material covered on the test, but the grading is relatively easy. work hard and you'll do fine.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
PSYC / PSYC PSYC PSYC W1490: Experimental Psychology: Thinking & Decision Making Patricia Lindemann 2005 Spring T / 10:10-12:00 PM 1