Professor Brian Cahill Reviews

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Class Ratings

5Amazing Class
3Avg. Difficulty
5Very Interesting
5Very Useful

Prof: Brian Cahill / Spring 2021

Aug 29, 2021

Comments on the course

As a behavioral cognitive neuroscience major, I really enjoyed this class! It was super fascinating and definitely relevant for psychology majors. Dr. Cahill and the textbook go into a lot of depth about the topics, and although it can get pretty complicated, it's super fulfilling if psychology is your thing.

Comments on the professor

Dr. Cahill is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the course. He explains things very well, makes interesting applications and explanations, and overall is a great professor. I do agree with other responses that he can be a very harsh grader, and that you definitely have to stay on top of the textbook readings and lectures.

Course: EXP 3604Grade: A-Workload: ModerateTextbook Use: Yes
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Class Ratings

3OK Class
3Avg. Difficulty
3Kinda Interesting
2Barely Useful

Prof: Brian Cahill / Fall 2020

Aug 29, 2021

Comments on the course

You definitly have to put the work in for this class. The discussions will take up a lot of your time and are graded rather harshly by the TA's but you can always dispute your grade. Gotta stay on top of lectures and taking notes since its all pre-recorded. Cahill also offers many extra credit opportunities throughout the semester.

Comments on the professor

Cahill is kinda insufferable. He takes pride in students dropping out of his class or psychology in general because of him. Doesn't curve because he thinks that's 'cheating out of your degree'. But he does want his students who are willing to challenge themselves to succeed.

Advice

Go to his exam reviews!!! They are super super helpful and chances are a question you have another student does too and will ask it during the review. Use Quizlet to study for each exam!!

Course: EXP 3604Grade: B+Workload: ModerateTextbook Use: Yes
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Class Ratings

4Good Class
3Avg. Difficulty
5Very Interesting
4Useful

Prof: Brian Cahill / Spring 2020

Aug 29, 2021

Comments on the course

Course material was pretty interesting, slightly dense at times.

Comments on the professor

Cahill is a tough professor, but he genuinely wants students to do well. I never had him say that he took pride in students failing, but I’m sorry that someone had that unfortunate experience. He doesn’t hand out grades, and definitely expects you to do work, but he’s not unreasonable imo.

Advice

Definitely watch the lectures and take notes on it. Quiz yourself on material, don’t just read stuff over and over. Also take the discussion posts seriously, there’s not many of them but he does grade them more harshly than most other classes.

Course: EXP 3604Grade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: No