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[PSYC W3630] Social Cognition Seminar

January 02, 2013

Sparrow, Betsy Silver_nugget
[PSYC W3630] Social Cognition Seminar

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Professor Sparrow is carefree and down to earth. Her seminar Is fantastic. She's so understanding and really cares about her students! She even goes overboard to offer letters of recommendations for her students. Lenient grader that just wants you to enjoy the material. Feel lucky if you get in her seminar! She rocks!

I feel like I could go on forever on how great she is.

I wish every professor was like her. I truly hope to take more of her courses in the future.

Workload:

1 10 page paper, couple of weekly readings. No homework and asks that we not bother taking notes in class.

November 06, 2007

Sparrow, Betsy Silver_nugget
[PSYC W3630] Social Cognition Seminar

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

Awesome and nice professor!! She went to Columbia Undergrad and just finished psych grad school after doing some interesting research on Google and memory. So she's really accessible, giving us interesting readings and explaining them clearly but leaving ample room for discussion/debate. I don't know how hard of a grader she is yet, but we're all not worried since she has so far focused our assignments on helping us actually learn the material and generate our own theories/research ideas without so much focus on the grades. She also has been pretty accommodating in general.

The subject itself is cool for both psych concentrators and non psych people as it deals with different areas of research on how social interaction and self reflection affect our thinking (with a special emphasis on how we're actually really bad at judging perspectives or states of mind outside our own current one). Betsy is great if you're looking for a chill, easy-to-understand teacher who's up to date on current research.

She's also willing to listen to the suggestions we have on what would make a good lecture, so I'm sure her Social Cognition course in the Spring will also be fun.

Workload:

About 4-5 primary articles a week with a discussion posting, graded by a check or check-plus. Final research proposal paper due during the last day of class.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
PSYC / PSYC PSYC PSYC W3630: Seminar in Social Cognition Betsy Sparrow 2012 Fall T / 10:10-12:00 PM 1
PSYC / PSYC PSYC PSYC W3630: Seminar in Social Cognition Betsy Sparrow 2010 Fall T / 12:10- 2:00 PM 1
PSYC / PSYC PSYC PSYC W3630: Seminar in Social Cognition Betsy Sparrow 2009 Fall T / 12:10- 2:00 PM 1
PSYC / PSYC PSYC PSYC W3630: Seminar in Social Cognition Betsy Sparrow 2009 Spring T / 12:10- 2:00 PM 1
PSYC / PSYC PSYC PSYC W3630: Seminar in Social Cognition Betsy Sparrow 2007 Fall T / 12:10- 2:00 PM 1