December 13, 2013

Taylor, Kathleen
[PSYC W1001] Science of Psychology

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

If you value your time, money, or generally have self respect, DO NOT take this class. You will learn more by sitting outside the lecture room reading the book, than inside, listening to her attempts to cover thrice the amount of data her class ought to cover, by skipping over anything important. She tries to be funny which is cute till you realize she will mess up your grade because the exams are like kindergarten: you gave to recite the book word by word. Miss a word, lose a point.
You can still score, but only if you're gifted at the rote and vomit routine. And she only holds office hours before 9AM. And she's nasty if you dare ask her something she thinks should be effin obvious.
There are much better psych courses, and whoever can get this lady counseling for her ivy envy will have my eternal gratitude.
Ps: if you're taking this as a science requirement, drop out now.

Workload:

Three compulsory exams. Unless you're dying or your parents die, they are mandatory, death anniversaries of parents are not reasons to miss the exams. Final exam is option. Psych experiments have to be done; so if you have any sleep disorders expect them to magnify over the semester.