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David Barash
Professor in the Psychology department
at University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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Overall Quality
3.7
Average Grade
C+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.6
Clarity
3.7
Easiness
3.2
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21 Student Ratings
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06/06/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSYCH 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B

Barash is a very interesting person - he has a lot of amazing stories about working with large mammals. His lectures can be great, but they can be rambling. I wish he at least put pictures up on a Powerpoint. His tests are really tricky, even if you do the readings and come to class. I learned a LOT of disturbing things about mating strategy.

06/05/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSYCH 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: C

HORRIBLE TEACHER!!! HE RAMBLES ON AND ON AND THE TESTS ARE HORRIBLE. NO TEXT BOOK NO SLIDES JUST HIS ANNOYING VOICE. ATTENDED CLASS EVERY DAY AND STUDIED AND STILL RECEIVED A C! LOWEST GRADE IN COLLEGE!!

06/27/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSYCH 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Love his class! Although he doesn't use powerpoints, his lectures are always interesting to listen to. Looked forward to going to his class everyday! His class wasn't difficult at all: 3 one hour lectures/week and 3 midterms (drops lowest of 3). No finals! Just take notes in class esp the vocab terms and you should be good to go! 4.0 is doable.

05/16/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Psych 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This class is amazing. Barash has the best stories. This is the only class I have ever looked forward to going to. You never know what he is going to talk about.... only down side is this class has 200 people and all his lectures are verbal.

12/04/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Psych480 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

You sit around in a circle and talk about different ideas on human nature from different famous thinkers. Grade is based on participations, weekly simple quizzes, and a term paper. One of the best classes I've ever taken at UW! Highly recommended!

03/28/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSYCH480 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

You gotta take this class if you are a psych major. You will learn a lot. No further explanations needed.

06/18/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSYCH200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Don't get your panties in a knot just because you're a religious fundamentalist-- if you can't help but get offended, this class isn't for you, but the prof is amusing, non-aggressive, but definitely opinionated (listed as dangerous by conservatives). He has years of experience in his field and definitely has cred. Not a difficult class at all.

05/23/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Psych200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class is alright- keep in mind, however it ends up being more of an Evolution 10 class than psychology. He doesn't use powerpoints which can make his lectures feel a scattered. But he only lectures 3/5 days of the week which is nice. He is definitely an atheist and has an agenda to push, but he has some great points and is overall interesting

05/13/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Psych200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

The class is completely ridiculous! He doesnt even know what he is talking about and seems to make up random facts as he goes along to fit his so called "theory" of how humans came to be. Does not have any sympathy for any other beliefs and tries to throw dirt on those who believe in anything other than his "marvelous" theories. NOT recommended

04/29/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSYCH200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Class was boring. He teaches primarily evolution / biology more than anything else, so the class could be more difficult for someone who doesn't know much about it. He has a clear agenda to push, as he's always rambling off topic about how biology proves that God doesn't exist and requires his books as reading but are useless. Not recommended.

03/27/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Psych207 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Barash is great! So smart and very reasonable. Our class had about 20 students and his demeanor is very contagious. I probably would have a hard time with his style in a bigger class, but he's great otherwise! Barash rocks!!

11/11/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSYCH200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I liked this professor a lot. You do have to pay attention when he goes off on a tangent because it might end up on the test, but I found class to be enjoyable. I would recommend him to other students and want to take more of his classes myself.

06/07/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSYCH200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Barash is so boring. His lectures are unbearable. This class is a waste of time. He chooses not to teach "comparative Psych" but rather teach his passion which is Biology and Evolution. His tests are hard and his books are boring.

05/22/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Psych200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Prof Barash is the man. The class is not only interesting but you leave feeling like you learned something. Listen to his stories because they will be on the test.

01/16/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
humannatu Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

he is amazingly smart, and class is set up to have group discussions with a small quiz once a week. the readings are a good idea to keep up with, but the discussions are interesting and easy(usually) to follow.

03/25/2007
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
psych200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He looks like Colonel Sanders. An interesting guy- Lectures are easy to follow- but listen carefully! If you pay close attention to his odd stories and made up animals with strange names you will do fine. Uses the same test questions from previous classes. Two midterms and a final- if you do well on the first m.t. you dont have to take the 2nd!

06/06/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Psych 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Really entertaining professor with a lot of interesting stories. Lectures are easy to sit through and generally enjoyable

09/15/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Psych 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very enjoyable class. I actually liked going and I don't think I fell asleep once!

09/04/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
psy hum nature Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Better professor in a small class setting. His passion is contagious..

08/30/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Animal behavior Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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