All Ratings and Reviews for R. Edward Geiselman


Overall 4.5
Easiness of class 2.5
Workload 2.5
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 4.5
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 3.6
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Course not listed Submitted March 7, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

He was a great professor. I wasn't even a psych major and I loved his class! He's a great lecturer and I loved how he had such wonderful guest lecturers. Of course, it didn't hurt the topic of the course itself was extremly interesting to begin with. I definitely recommend him.

Course not listed Submitted Dec. 9, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

I checked this site before I attended the class and read the reviews of "previous" students who had taken this class... and it got me in trouble. I'm not sure how he use to do it before, but this quarter (fall 2002) most of his questions on the midterm and the final are from his lectures alone and can NOT be found any where in the book. I thought I could get away with not attending his class, but I have the final in 2 days, and the "finals review sheet" is very intimidating to me. I just wanted students who want to take his course in the future not to repeat my mistake. GO TO THE LECTURES, ATTEND GUEST SPEAKERS, AND READ THE BOOK... (and it's ALOTTTT OF READING) but the knowledge you gain is well worth it, for those who are in pursuit of learning, rather than just getting credit. good luck!

Course not listed Submitted Feb. 9, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

Go to see the guest speakers--and the "Hillside Strangler" movie. Otherwise, the class is not that interesting. In fact the lectures are boring--if you have it on MW, then they are two hours long with no potty break. Be warned!

Course not listed Submitted Nov. 21, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

It seems every student interested in law school is enrolled in this class which makes it very competitive for those who are just taking it as an elective. The readings are somewhat overwhelming but as long as you keep track it's all good. Both exams are multiple choice (about 80Qs). If you did your readings and attended lectures, and really really studied then it shouldn't be difficult to tackle. The guest lecturers (primarily lawyers and detectives) make the class worth it. If you're not up for a challenge do not take this class.

Course not listed Submitted April 5, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

I loved his 187A course. Guest speakers and materials were way more interesting than 187B's. 187B is more about law than psychology. Exam questions are sometimes confusing. Lectures seemed a little too long sometimes. Overall, it's a pretty interesting course. You will gain knowledge about the law system and how it affects people.

Course not listed Submitted June 27, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Geiselman really knows his crime stuff and he is very effective in communicating it across to students. He has a lot of integrity and that is reflected in the guests speakers he invites. He presents controversial matters in a fair way, this is, he presents all related arguments. The textbook is a bit dry, though, so go to lecture. I recommend the psych & law classes because they are very interesting and you learn a lot about the legal system.

Course not listed Submitted Jan. 20, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Geiselman is both understanding and kind. Though he is repetitive... you are guaranteed to know the information when you leave the class. His tests are definitely reasonable, and he is available outside of the class for any problems you may have, or to discuss grad school, etc. He is a great professor, and if you are interested in the material, it is definitely worth taking the course.

Course not listed Submitted Dec. 16, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Geiselman was very knowledgable about the material. He made the lectures interesting with guest lecturers and videos. THe class is well organized and interesting. I am very excited about the murder seminar he may have next spring, I really wish we had more courses like his. In regards to the persom who posted about not going to lecture, you missed out and yes, you do have to go to lecture but that is what most interesting about the class. Geiselman is very involved in the legal system and the psychology field. I highly recommend Dr. Geiselman as a professor.

PSYCH 187A Submitted Dec. 18, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

I really liked this class and Dr. Geiselman despite the fact that he talks and talks and talks and talks. Seriously, he goes on and on about everything, and then the next class he says "let me review what we talked about last class" and then he talks about it some more. But, even so, I really liked this class. I think Dr. Geiselman is a really nice person and the subject is really interesting. I absolutely recommend going to lecture. He mainly tests us on what he talked about, and if you're in class you know exactly what he's focusing on (b/c he'll talk about it FOREVER). As for the book, mostly all I read were the summaries and the grey boxes and I got an A- in the class.

Course not listed Submitted Jan. 2, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

Geiselman's lectures start out boring, but they improve as the class continues. The material is interesting and the guest lecturers are excellent. Tests are multiple choice with a few tricky questions, but generally covered in the book. His book on Expert Eyewitness Testimony is painful.

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