Professor Balsam has been really misrepresented in these reviews. While he certainly is not perfect at teaching, he's one of the most understanding and kind professors I've encountered (and I'm a senior)! His humor is definitely quirky, in a sweet dad kind of way, but once you've got it, he's hilarious. He also really cares about his students and gives excellent feedback and invests time to further their comprehension. He's always looking to improve and asks for feedback- and actually implements it.
I would advise any psych or neuro student to develop a relationship with him and neuro students! Be in his seminar!

To do well on the tests, read the textbook and take notes. The textbook is dense, but plow through! His questions are based almost solely on it. He can tell who shows up to class, so its a good idea to go.

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3 Tests
Cute easy homework that are really just there for attendance.