May 14, 2004

Graham, Norma
[PSYC W1001] Science of Psychology

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

This class was great. True, Norma does spend way too much time going over the same announcements. And her lectures at first seem disorganized or rambling or boring, but give it time -- they're actually quite subtle. A little knowledge of statistics really helps to grasp what she's getting at. At the end I had a good general understanding and appreciation for psychology, rather than just a knowledge of a few experiments here and there. And Gray's book is outstanding, without a doubt the best textbook I've ever used, in any class.
Contrary to what other reviews have said, yes you need to go to class, and yes you need to read the book. Just review your notes and the text before the test and you'll do really well.

Workload:

Workload: 2-3 hours a week, double that before the test. The papers are kinda corny but not very difficult.