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Cognitive Psychology (no lab)

May 11, 2015

Son, Lisa
Cognitive Psychology (no lab)

Lisa Son is one of the worst, if not THE worst, professor I have ever had in my life. Her slides are incomprehensible without notes to accompany it, and even then, it's hard to make heads or tails of what she is saying. She will add in pictures or ideas that come to her mind and put them in slides that follow concepts but are not connected to that concept whatsoever.

Her tests could not be more convoluted. Not only are her questions worded ridiculously, but there are also multiple right answers to the questions. She will sometimes give everyone credit when she notices that literally everyone in the class got a question wrong. Not only that, she never admits that she is wrong. There were multiple times this semester when she was simply factually incorrect and she refused to acknowledge it. She is so stuck on her high horse that she says things like "I don't understand why this is a difficult concept" or "I think this is really easy." Also, she requires you to make graphs of EVERYTHING. We graph things that shouldn't ever be graphed.

If you take this class, which I hope to god you do not, always pay attention when she talks about her monkeys. She freaking loves monkeys.

DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS.

Workload:

3 multiple choice and short answer midterms each worth 30% (she drops the lowest one), 1 cumulative final worth 40%.

June 25, 2005

Son, Lisa
Cognitive Psychology (no lab)

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Lisa is a great teacher who is really sweet and cares that her students do well. It's easy to coast by without doing the readings, she posts her lecture notes on courseworks and if you go to most of the classes (even though its hard to wake up for a 9:10) the exams won't be too bad. A lot of the material was covered in intro and just went into slightly more depth, but she also covered a lot of really interesting experiments and sometimes takes a research based view of the subject. I found it interesting (albeit slow at times) and a very easy A.

Workload:

3 midterm exams, 1 final, reading every class that isn't too necessary

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