R. Edward Geiselman
Department of Psychology
AD
4.2
Overall Rating
Based on 22 Users
Easiness 2.3 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

There are no relevant tags for this professor yet.

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

30.6%
25.5%
20.4%
15.3%
10.2%
5.1%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

23.9%
19.9%
15.9%
12.0%
8.0%
4.0%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

18.4%
15.3%
12.2%
9.2%
6.1%
3.1%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

23.4%
19.5%
15.6%
11.7%
7.8%
3.9%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

19.4%
16.1%
12.9%
9.7%
6.5%
3.2%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

18.9%
15.8%
12.6%
9.5%
6.3%
3.2%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

18.8%
15.7%
12.5%
9.4%
6.3%
3.1%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

AD

Reviews (16)

1 of 2
1 of 2
Add your review...
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Jan. 3, 2013

Excellent professor. I visited him consistently for office hours and we was very welcoming and actually listened to what I had to say. He answered my questions after class every time and was very open. The only thing I would change in his class is the number of questions he takes. Once he gets talking, he keeps going. He is a very intelligent man and he surely knows what he's teaching. However, sometimes I had my hand raised for a long time without being addressed.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Dec. 18, 2012

This Professor is amazing because he is humble and genuinely interested in the material. When i bought the book off of postyourbook.com , the girl who sold it to me gave me a warning which I failed to follow for the first half of the course : THE EXAMS ARE BASED ON LECTURES!!! The book is supplementary and you SERIOUSLY just have to read the bold words. I ended up getting an A- in the course . But if you do as I say you can get an A+

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
July 23, 2012

Class was great. I am selling the required reader book for a cheaper price than the UCLA store. Email me if you are interested!

e-mail: Ksoucla@gmail.com

* Eyewitness Expert Testimony: Handbook for the Forensic Psychiatrist Psychologist and Attorney by R. Edward Geiselman (1995, Paperback): Handbook for the Forensic Psychiatrist Psychologist and Attorney: R. Edward Geiselman

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
June 20, 2012

I LOVE professor Geiselman. I took both 187A & 187B and I wish there was 187C. He's an intriguing lecturer and his guest speakers make a good class that much better. His exams have more material on the book for 187A but for both 187A & 187B take really good lecture notes in class. 90-95% of the test is on his lectures. It's helpful if you record and re-listen to his lectures because he tends to speak quickly. Pay attention to all of his stories as information that can seem trivial at the time can be on the exams. The grad student TA is awful and doesn't know anything about the course. If you have a question, it's best to ask one of the undergrad TA's since they've taken the class before and know what's on the exams. Overall, a fantastic teacher!
my final grade: A+

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
March 27, 2012

I took both 187A and 187B and got As in both. Taking his classes has been one of the best choices I made at UCLA. It was very interesting to listen to the guest lecturers (you still have to pay attention to guest lectures b/c 2 or 3 questions per guest lecturer will be on each exam). His exams are primarily based on the lectures but, you got to do the readings to get an A. He is very clear and straight forward in terms of lecturing and writing exam questions. If you are interested in the world of forensic psychology and law enforcement, then these classes will be the most worthwhile investments you will ever make!!! Take him, you will never regret your decisions!!!!!!

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
March 11, 2012

Took this class because I needed UD units, got an A. It was extremely interesting. If you want an A, just pay attention and take somewhat detailed notes. If you take his tests, you'll notice that he'll ask a lot of statistic questions for some weird reason. Know the important numbers on the handouts he gives you. He asks some statistic questions based on the textbook as well. You'll either know it or you won't (most likely not). Just be like everyone else in the class, and guess. The class is curved, thank goodness. The final was really easy for me compared to the midterm because I learned from my mistakes and understood what kind of a test-writer Geiselman is.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Dec. 30, 2011

Sort of a hard class if you want to get an A. The readings are long and tedious. Lectures are great, but Geiselman tends to drone on and on - wish he allowed more time for questions

Many of the questions on the test are tricky. There are a lot of true/false questions that were dependent on one word or phrase, so read carefully! Know your basics and study the midterm review sheet. There were a lot of questions on the midterm that asked very basic questions that he didn't cover in lecture

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
April 25, 2009

I took 187a and 187b, handsdown he is one of the easiest professors I have taken at UCLA. Sure you have to memorize alot but that's pretty easy compared to other psych classes. Definately take both classes, the information is really interesting too! I got an A in both classes and I'm not even that smart. You wont regret it. :)

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
March 11, 2009

This class was okay, I was awake for about as many lectures as I was asleep. He has a very monotone voice that lulls you into sleep. The guest lectures were usually hit or miss. I found that my classmates were generally more enthusiastic about the class than I was, people would wait after class and talk to Geiselman or the guest speaker for an eternity. Oh well. It's an okay option to take if you really need Psych electives, but I'm lukewarm with my recommendation.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Jan. 8, 2008

I loved this class. The class was two hours long and he keeps you most of the time but it is worth taking. I am not a psych major and I still got an A on the midterm and final. He gives you all the information that you need in the readings and in the lecture so the test is very straight forward. His T.A.'s for the class were great as well especially Sylvia. I would take this class again if I could!!!

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Jan. 3, 2013

Excellent professor. I visited him consistently for office hours and we was very welcoming and actually listened to what I had to say. He answered my questions after class every time and was very open. The only thing I would change in his class is the number of questions he takes. Once he gets talking, he keeps going. He is a very intelligent man and he surely knows what he's teaching. However, sometimes I had my hand raised for a long time without being addressed.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Dec. 18, 2012

This Professor is amazing because he is humble and genuinely interested in the material. When i bought the book off of postyourbook.com , the girl who sold it to me gave me a warning which I failed to follow for the first half of the course : THE EXAMS ARE BASED ON LECTURES!!! The book is supplementary and you SERIOUSLY just have to read the bold words. I ended up getting an A- in the course . But if you do as I say you can get an A+

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
July 23, 2012

Class was great. I am selling the required reader book for a cheaper price than the UCLA store. Email me if you are interested!

e-mail: Ksoucla@gmail.com

* Eyewitness Expert Testimony: Handbook for the Forensic Psychiatrist Psychologist and Attorney by R. Edward Geiselman (1995, Paperback): Handbook for the Forensic Psychiatrist Psychologist and Attorney: R. Edward Geiselman

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
June 20, 2012

I LOVE professor Geiselman. I took both 187A & 187B and I wish there was 187C. He's an intriguing lecturer and his guest speakers make a good class that much better. His exams have more material on the book for 187A but for both 187A & 187B take really good lecture notes in class. 90-95% of the test is on his lectures. It's helpful if you record and re-listen to his lectures because he tends to speak quickly. Pay attention to all of his stories as information that can seem trivial at the time can be on the exams. The grad student TA is awful and doesn't know anything about the course. If you have a question, it's best to ask one of the undergrad TA's since they've taken the class before and know what's on the exams. Overall, a fantastic teacher!
my final grade: A+

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
March 27, 2012

I took both 187A and 187B and got As in both. Taking his classes has been one of the best choices I made at UCLA. It was very interesting to listen to the guest lecturers (you still have to pay attention to guest lectures b/c 2 or 3 questions per guest lecturer will be on each exam). His exams are primarily based on the lectures but, you got to do the readings to get an A. He is very clear and straight forward in terms of lecturing and writing exam questions. If you are interested in the world of forensic psychology and law enforcement, then these classes will be the most worthwhile investments you will ever make!!! Take him, you will never regret your decisions!!!!!!

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
March 11, 2012

Took this class because I needed UD units, got an A. It was extremely interesting. If you want an A, just pay attention and take somewhat detailed notes. If you take his tests, you'll notice that he'll ask a lot of statistic questions for some weird reason. Know the important numbers on the handouts he gives you. He asks some statistic questions based on the textbook as well. You'll either know it or you won't (most likely not). Just be like everyone else in the class, and guess. The class is curved, thank goodness. The final was really easy for me compared to the midterm because I learned from my mistakes and understood what kind of a test-writer Geiselman is.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Dec. 30, 2011

Sort of a hard class if you want to get an A. The readings are long and tedious. Lectures are great, but Geiselman tends to drone on and on - wish he allowed more time for questions

Many of the questions on the test are tricky. There are a lot of true/false questions that were dependent on one word or phrase, so read carefully! Know your basics and study the midterm review sheet. There were a lot of questions on the midterm that asked very basic questions that he didn't cover in lecture

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
April 25, 2009

I took 187a and 187b, handsdown he is one of the easiest professors I have taken at UCLA. Sure you have to memorize alot but that's pretty easy compared to other psych classes. Definately take both classes, the information is really interesting too! I got an A in both classes and I'm not even that smart. You wont regret it. :)

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
March 11, 2009

This class was okay, I was awake for about as many lectures as I was asleep. He has a very monotone voice that lulls you into sleep. The guest lectures were usually hit or miss. I found that my classmates were generally more enthusiastic about the class than I was, people would wait after class and talk to Geiselman or the guest speaker for an eternity. Oh well. It's an okay option to take if you really need Psych electives, but I'm lukewarm with my recommendation.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Jan. 8, 2008

I loved this class. The class was two hours long and he keeps you most of the time but it is worth taking. I am not a psych major and I still got an A on the midterm and final. He gives you all the information that you need in the readings and in the lecture so the test is very straight forward. His T.A.'s for the class were great as well especially Sylvia. I would take this class again if I could!!!

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
1 of 2
4.2
Overall Rating
Based on 22 Users
Easiness 2.3 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

There are no relevant tags for this professor yet.

ADS

Adblock Detected

Bruinwalk is an entirely Daily Bruin-run service brought to you for free. We hate annoying ads just as much as you do, but they help keep our lights on. We promise to keep our ads as relevant for you as possible, so please consider disabling your ad-blocking software while using this site.

Thank you for supporting us!