June 08, 2004

Terrace, Herbert
[PSYC W1001] Science of Psychology

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

Oh Boy. This was a tough class through which to sit. This guy like graduated from harvard and studied under B.F. Skinner at columbia. His accolades seemingly neither prove nor enhance his teaching ability. it just didn't make sense. here's a guy who worked directly under the guy who practically defined psychology in the late 20th century, and he can't finish a thought or a sentence. His book, which he wrote and was nice enough to make everyone buy, reads like stereo instructions. nothing was clear.
the TA's were more help than he was. During the pre-midterm review session, it would be a safe bet that everyone inattendance learned more in that 2 hours than in a semester. it would be a mistake to take this class and hope to learn anything. nice guy, though.

Workload:

midterm, final.