July 28, 2014

Hart, Carl
[PSYC W2460] Drugs and Behavior

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

I loved this class! Even though lectures were at 8:40, I attended them all gladly because they were always super interesting. I thought Professor Hart was a great lecturer. If you're a psych major who isn't too interested in the brain/biology/neuroscience side of things (like me) then this is a great course too fulfill your neuroscience requirement because it isn't too heavy on that stuff. You will learn a lot and gain a lot of new perspective on drugs and drug use. However, I do have a couple of complaints... the tests were kind of ridiculous. He would give us these huge study guides and I would take hours going over all of the material on them, and then the test questions would come out of nowhere and I felt like I had wasted my time. I started working on the study guides at least a week in advance and studied for hours and got B's on all the tests. And I think B's were on the higher end of things....I saw a lot of grades in the 60s and 70s being passed back and one of my friends who also studied a lot consistently scored in the 70s. There isn't really a curve either, because I ended up with a B in the class. Second complaint is about the head TA Allison. I met with her to go over one of my tests and she was unbelievably rude and condescending to me. My friend had a similar experience. So if you want help in this class, definitely go to a different TA, even though she is kind of the one in charge.


Random quizzes (easy and you can use notes) mostly to check for attendance, 3 tests (multiple choice and a couple of short and long essay questions)