April 10, 2012

Taylor, Kathleen
[PSYC W1001] Science of Psychology

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

Lots of mixed reviews on Taylor. I basically never went to class so I'll give you my take on the class from that POV.
I had fun during the lectures that I did attend, surfed FB and online shopping while half-listening to her anecdotal personal stories/watching silly videos demonstrating psychological concepts with monkeys and children and such.
She posts all her powerpoints online, and the midterm questions are all straight out of the end-of-powerpoint review questions. So if you don't go to class you're OK there, just will miss a few concepts that are confusing/vague on the powerpoint and you probably had to be in class to hear her explain.

Go to class and take some notes if you want to get an A. Skip it all together if you're okay with a B. It's that simple.

Workload:

I probably spent a total of 10 hours on this class all semester. ~3 hours the night before each midterm going over Powerpoints/glancing at chapters to find the answers to the review questions.