December 29, 2004

Balsam, Peter
[PSYC BC1105] Psychology of Learning (w/ or w/o lab)

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

Prof. Balsam seemed like a nice enough person, but I have to say that his voice is simply not fit to lecture. Some company should tape his voice and sell it as a sleep aid. The textbook was dense but not unmanageable and there wasn't anything all that surprising on the exams. The labs required a ridiculous amount of time, particularly since I was only taking the class for a requirement. 3 APA papers is not only a lot, itÂ’s a lot that really didn't teach anybody much of anything. The reviews of class material that we sometimes had in lab were actually helpful. Steer clear if you are taking it just to fulfill a requirement, there are other classes that will take up a lot less of your time and possibly teach you a lot more.