February 27, 2006

Galanter, Eugene
[PSYC W1001] Science of Psychology

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

Dante's Inferno is the best way to desscribe this class. Galanter does not give quizzes, he gives incredibly frustrating tests. The questions are multiple choice, but he wants you to circle the incorrect answers. If you accidently circle the correct answer, he penalizes you by taking points off your test grade. As a result, many students received minus deviations throughout the semster. According to one of the TAs, the lowest grade in our class on the first test was a -40. Example questions that Galanter may ask are: "Pavlov is to Fechner as Frued is to...," "If X is the total number of students comprising Columbia's student body and Y = the total number of females under the age of 20, what does N represent?" And to the reviewer who says that Galanter curves final grades because he got a B+; I also received a D in this class.

Workload:

3 tests; 3 credits from experiment particpaition; 300-400 pages of reading per week.