David Barash at University of Washington

David Barash

  • 3.7Overall Quality
  • 3.6Helpfulness
  • 3.7Clarity
  • 3.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
6/6/14

PSYCH 200

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedB

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.

6/5/14

PSYCH 200

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedC

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!!

6/27/13

PSYCH 200

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/16/13

Psych 200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/4/12

Psych480

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

3/28/11

PSYCH480

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

6/18/10

PSYCH200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/23/10

Psych200

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

5/13/09

Psych200

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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

4/29/09

PSYCH200

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/27/09

Psych207

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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!!

11/11/08

PSYCH200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

6/7/08

PSYCH200

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/22/08

Psych200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/16/08

humannatu

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/25/07

psych200

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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!

6/6/06

Psych 200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

9/15/05

Psych 200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

9/4/05

psy hum nature

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

8/30/05

Animal behavior

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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