January 11, 2005

Galanter, Eugene
[PSYC W1001] Science of Psychology

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

Once you get over Galanter's senile funniness (the type of humor you'd get from walking around a nursing home) he is a terrible lecturer who made me contemplate taking my own life each and every time I sat down in his class. It was a gamble with longshot odds every time i went to class whether i could come away with something remotely valuable. the way he speaks (and writes in his textbook) is very difficult to understand and makes me hate him even more. I thought i was failing the class until i got my A. So i guess you can do well in the class if you are willing to put up with massive BS and not learn a damn thing. if you do decide to take the class, i urge you to not spend 35$ on his stupid CD and copy it from someone

Workload:

3 open note quizes, incredibly difficult but the final grades are wicked curved. sometimes he let us use laptops which was great because you can search thru some of your texts. students must complete 6 experiments, which are a pain, but they turn out not to be mandatory, but extra credit. turn in corrections to his impenetrable textbooks to recieve more EC