Monday, May 30, 2011

Summer School - Psych 304

So I am attending a summer course at UBC, Psych 304, entitled "Brain and Behaviour". The instructor is Steven Barnes and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to pick up a difficult but straightforward credit. Steven is exceptional at explaining concepts and really takes the time to help students out (for example he held two extra lectures outside class time that were student driven to prepare for the midterm). He is also a phenomenal artist, his website is located here.

The course so far has been very interesting, with the text accompanying the lectures well. The textbook is very well written, it can be found here. Steven mentioned at the beginning of the course that it has a very low sellback rate, meaning a lot of students either choose to keep it or burn it. Either way I would never burn this book, not only because I hate the loss of information, but also because I am beginning to develop a personal affinity for the way the author, Pinel, structures the material. Hopefully I do well in this course, I will keep the updates flowing.

11 comments:

  1. Good luck on the class. I hate when I buy textbooks and the sell back rate is very low due to a new edition.

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  2. I think every book I ever had at college had a low sellback rate.

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  3. good luck at summer school.

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  4. Gotta love when they require the up to date versions of books each year :(

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  5. Look out for the teacher.
    He/She may kill you.
    With the psycho eye *boo*

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  6. Good luck! Good lecturers are great to have and not always easy to come by.

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  7. Steven Barnes- great guy, heard one of his lectures performed in my 11th year phycology (video). Interesting stuff!

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  8. post some things you've learned if that's legally ok please.
    behaviour is a very interesting topic.

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  9. Good luck with your studies!

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  10. That's nice to hear. Make sure to follow me back.

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  11. Yeah, this is all great info...thanks alot.

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