Neural Basis of Behavior
Being a fifth year psych student, I can confidently say that Prof. Blair was one of my favorite (if not favorite) professor! He is animated, engaging, intelligent and his powerpoints are brilliantly crafted and colorful. Many of the his experiments are very interesting and revolutionizes ideas in neuroscience. If you're a neuroscience major or are very interested in that subject matter, I HIGHLY recommend! Even though he is hard (I was taking Jentsch's neuropharm class concurrently and thought it was alot harder) you will learn so many interesting facts about neuroscience that will stick you for awhile. I think I learned the most in this class out of all of them. One tip is to make sure you understand the experiments on his powerpoints REALLY well because ?'s about it are tricky. Didn't really need the book, it was just background info. Make sure to attend lectures as it supplements ppt really well and the concepts are kinda difficult to understand if you just study ppt. alone. go to office hours and ask him to clarify because sometimes he can be a little bit unclear. Anyway, def. take his class if you're interested in entering the field! Wish I could take him again (half kidding :P)
Psych 119G He is a terrible teacher. His lectures are confusing, he rambles on about unrelated subjects so it's difficult to discern what the important topics are, and he doesn't follow his slides. His lectures are extremely unorganized. He also does not relate the readings to his lectures like he is supposed to, so he never goes over what he wants you to know. I would not recommend this class.