May 24, 2010

Rakitin, Brian
[PSYC W1001] Science of Psychology

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

Professor Rakiting is probably one of the nicest professors I've ever had. His lectures are pretty decent, depending on the material. If it relates to a topic he knows a lot about (aka does research on), the lecture is AMAZING. Other times, it's bleh... Probably going to about 50% of the lectures (like going to the latter lecture of every week) is your best bet. He has a really good sense of humor and is extremely helpful in answering questions. If you have any extra questions, ask him after class and he'll be happy to help you.

The book he uses is awesome. Granted, it is a bit long, but out of all the Science of Psych textbooks, is is by far your best option. Like a past reviewer said, if carefully you read and take notes on the book, you're pretty much set for the class and his exams.

Workload:

3 2-page papers
3 Exams (No cumulative exam)
Participate in 6 credits worth of experiments