November 18, 2009

Lindemann, Patricia
[PSYC W1001] Science of Psychology

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

I really enjoyed this class and it was one of the reasons I decided to consider a Psychology major. Prof. Lindemann, while a little quirky, is essentially a really good lecturer and her classes were interesting and insightful. She always had organized powerpoints, and was willing to spend as much time as it took to explain them. She was always open to taking questions from the students, and would try to involve the class as much as she could.

I loved the number of relevant studies she brought up, and we got to see some really interesting videos from original, classic psych studies. This being a survey course, I think Prof. Lindemann did a great job of covering the entire field of psychology in a way that made it easy to navigate.

The exams do indeed test you on memorization (not a lot though!), but there are also questions relating to applications of the materials she discusses and explains in class. If you read the textbook and attend the lectures, you'll be more than fine.

All in all, I found this class very interesting and enjoyable and would definitely recommend it!

Workload:

The textbook is a bit tedious to get through, but is very rewarding if you do.
There were three non-cumulative tests and three short response papers.