July 30, 2007

Finn, Bridgid
[PSYC BC1113] Cognitive Psych

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

Brigid's lecture style is completely nonlinear which can make her difficult to follow. Her comments are not wholly relevant and she lacks the experience to really explain any of the key concepts in cognition or learning/memeory. Neither does she have the hard science background to answer biology or anatomy questions. In total she seems more of a compelling high school science teacher than a thought provoking university level instructor.
The exams she writes are taken right from quotes on her slides so if you don't remember (and can't regurgitate) the slides verbatim, you're out of luck.
By the second half of the semester one third of the class had dropped and another third skipped the tedious power point lectures on a regular basis.

Workload:

One 1 page discussion question weekly, two quizes, one midterm, one ten page research paper.