Ratings for Whitney, D
Based on 19 ratings for this instructor.
Comment: Moderately low workload class. Lectures are pretty interesting, but you could also skip them and do fine on the exam (reading slides). The only work is section attendance, RPP, and a final essay. There were two exams. I thought the grading for the essay (and the essay proposals you submitted before the essay) were graded a bit harshly and it was hard to tell what they wanted. Overall I thought the grading was way too nitpicky in the end.
Submitted May 16th, 2016
Comment: Dr. Whitney is a great professor! He made perception a super interesting class! He's funny and does a great job at answering people's questions and clearing things up. I definitely recommend the class. The class overall is pretty easy but his exams are definitely very specific and detail oriented; they were kind of tough but fair. This class is probably one of my favorite classes I've ever taken.
Submitted May 20th, 2015
Comment: The exams are tough...with the average being in the 70's haha. Anddd...they average about 150 questions each exam. Lots of terms to remember. The material is interesting to hear about but it's really hard to understand and master. Discussions help, so go to them. My overall opinion on this course: I liked being a spectator rather than a student. Lots of cool demos in lecture, but lot of hard concepts to grasp as well. Professor Whitney is a caring lecturer, he cares about the students and I do think he lectures well. Assignments were light, 2 presubmission enquiries and an observation paper and I thoroughly enjoyed writing them. Although light load of assignments, imo majority of your time will be on reading and learning the material enough for the exams.
Submitted June 18th, 2014
Comment: EXAMS WERE SO HARD but the subject was incredibly interesting - never thought I'd enjoy a cognitive psych class so much! Prof Whitney definitely tries (and succeeds) at making students laugh and tries his best to answer questions during lecture. He responds to emails fairly slowly though, so make sure you're in good touch with your GSI!
Submitted June 13th, 2014
Comment: amazing professor! im not a psych/cogsci major but i fell in love with the class because of his lectures. the exams can be pretty tricky so its very important to attend lecture (the podcasts dont have the videos etc.) there is one final essay in terms of assignments and its pretty open ended. all in all, fun,informative class!
Submitted July 1st, 2013