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[PSYC BC1113] Cognitive Psychology Lab

April 23, 2013

Levine, Michelle
[PSYC BC1113] Cognitive Psychology Lab

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

She is the worst "professor" I've ever encountered at Barnard. She should be fired. When I graduate in a few years, I intend upon writing a letter outlining the various reasons why she's a bad instructor and how she ruins the lab experience. She's the kind of professor that makes me not want to donate to this school, ever.

She is not clear. She does not explain anything well, and expects her students to magically figure out what she was TRYING to say.

Not only that, she is crazy, mean, and unfair. The only way you're going to do well in this class is if you are a gifted academic, a senior, a psych major, or a total suck up - with emphasis on the latter.

An example: this semester, she randomly broke out in a yelling fit because she felt not enough people were participating during the mental rotation lab. She literally made a girl cry. Keep in mind that this lab class is full of people who don't know psychology well (no less understand the complexities of MENTAL ROTATION) and are just trying to fill the requirement. Most don't have anything insightful to say, and if they did, they wouldn't know when or how to say it because she is so unbelievably unclear.

Oh and by the way, she'll try and dock points off of your grade in any way she can. If she doesn't like you (she picks and chooses random people to not like), you're screwed.

The bottom line is you should stay far away from her if you can. If you can't, suck up to her.

Workload:

papers every week. labs every week.

April 29, 2012

Levine, Michelle
[PSYC BC1113] Cognitive Psychology Lab

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

Just wanted to warn you off this woman, because no one warned me. Actually, no, I asked a friend about her, and my friend said she's cool--apparently that's only if she really likes you. Maybe she is actually a perfectly decent person but my friends' and my experience with her this semester was not good at all. I don't want to say anything too identifying, but she badly handled a situation with a friend of mine who made an honest mistake on an assignment--to take a lot of points off is one thing, but to also use needlessly harsh language with her? Apart from that, she also just isn't good at engaging her students, and the assignments are bizarre ("write a discussion section of a lab report pretending that you did this experiment when really you totally didn't lol"). I did well on all the assignments--that isn't my problem. Just take this lab with caution.

Workload:

negligible--not the point!

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
PSYB / PSYC PSYB PSYC BC1113: Cognitive Psychology Lisa Son 2012 Spring R / 1:00- 4:00 PM 1
PSYB / PSYC PSYB PSYC BC1113: Cognitive Psychology Joshua New 2011 Spring R / 1:00- 4:00 PM 1
PSYB / PSYC PSYB PSYC BC1113: Cognitive Psychology Joshua New 2010 Spring MW / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1
PSYB / PSYC PSYB PSYC BC1113: Cognitive Psychology Lisa Son 2009 Spring MW / 10:35-11:50 AM 1
PSYB / PSYC PSYB PSYC BC1113: Cognitive Psychology 2005 Spring TR / 9:00-12:00 PM 0
PSYB / PSYC PSYB PSYC BC1113: Cognitive Psychology Lisa Son 2005 Spring MW / 9:10-10:25 AM 1