September 08, 2009

Lindemann, Patricia
[PSYC W1001] Science of Psychology

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

I really enjoyed Prof. Lindemann's Science of Psychology class.

Though I found the first unit to be a tiny bit tedious, I was all ears for the following two units. Because of this class, I switched my major to Psychology.

Helpful tip--DO NOT WASTE TIME ON THE READING! (unless you want a guaranteed A)
I did not read the book. I did, however, attend every lecture. Then, to study for the test, I simply studied the lecture slides and my notes took the practice tests (you can buy a supplementary book--do it!) to identify my areas of weakness. The Supplementary book with practice tests provides you with answers and a brief overview of the content of each chapter. My favorite thing was that next to the answers to the practice tests were the page numbers in the text book where I could find explanations of certain theories, facts, ideas, etc. In short, I just used the text book as a reference for writing my papers and to review for the test a bit. I wound up with an A- and barely did any work for this class. But then again, I'd rather have an A- and more free time to sleep or work on assignments for other classes rather than spend an extra 4+ hours every week just to finish the reading and get an A.

Workload:

Very light unless you make it otherwise.