April 11, 2013

Lindemann, Patricia
[PSYC W1001] Science of Psychology

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

This is honestly not a bad class. All the previous reviewers who complain about the workload must be confused about how to skim a textbook. If there were no iClickers, I wouldn't have gone to class, but since you have to...just go and sit there and do other work or sleep twice a week, it's really not that hard. The tests and "papers" are ridiculously easy - although graded a bit harshly by the fanatical TAs, they are literally curved so much that a B minus may become an A, so don't worry too much. This class is an easy A, but if you're not taking it for the psych major or to get into higher-level psych classes, you might want a more stimulating way to fulfill the science requirement. However, Professor Lindemann is genuinely one of the most enthusiastic (and possibly crazy) people I have ever met, which keeps the class semi-interesting.

Workload:

3 midterms (final is "cumulative," but not really) and 3 2-page papers that take about 2 hours to write. Also participation and optional extra credit assignments.