November 12, 2004

Lindemann, Patricia
[PSYC W1001] Science of Psychology

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

If you are scared by the ridiculous reviews of Galanter (as I definitely was) you may have opted to take this class at 9 am w/ Patricia. She is pretty much boring and reads aloud her powerpoint slides without adding any additional information. She is really nice, but extremely strange (she often does little dances and uses high pitched voices to imitate everything from a neuron to a prisoner), she seems to be interested in the class and our opinions but she pretty much manges to make the (incredibly interesting) text material quite boring. Its not a hard class by any stretch and I guess she is quite enthusiastic for 9 am- although I can't say I quite understood her humor. The midterms are basically multiple choice and are highly based on the text (so do your readings as you go!), the papers are very short and graded somewhat arbitrarily. Extra credit is available 8 times (must do 6) and she says that it will be used to decide whether students at a borderline grade are curved up or down.

Workload:

2 Response papers, weekly readings, 2 midterms, and a (noncumulative!) final