W Thorngate - Carleton University

Professor: W Thorngate
Department: Psychology
College: Carleton University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC3000
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Absolutely amazing for those who actually want to learn and not just memorize textbooks
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
if you have him for Social Psyc then it is a very interesting class, HOWEVER if you have him for anything 2rd year he goes of on weird tangents and believes so highly in his own opinion that he does not take well to alternative ideas. i used to think he was great, now not so much
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC9999
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr Thorngate didn't take my research project seriously. He likes to cut corners... he wasn't very helpful.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCH2100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
AWESOME... I wish every class was with him... his weirdness is HILLARIOUS
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Awesome prof! I really enjoyed his class. I wish he was not retiring this year. I would have loved to take another class with him.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Perhaps the most annoying human being I have ever come across. This man somehow is able to be both uninformative and uninteresting, no small feat when you've got an entire semester to work with. The good thing was you can just read the textbook, which is actually quite interesting.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Such an interesting lecturer! Thorngate is incredibly knowledgeable and delightfully quirky. He teaches almost independently of the textbook, though tests cover material from both. I believe he is no longer retiring but teaching one more class next year.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This prof is a little weird, but pretty interesting lectures. He tests mostly from the textbook, very little from the lectures. I only studied the mornings of both the midterm and exam and pulled off a B overall. Use the textbook website for practice questions, really helpful. You can also do an optional essay. Easy class, intersting lectures.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is really weird, that's true. Even for me who really like weird people he was just too strange. I was excited to see/ hear him for the first time after I've read the comments here (thinking that he's "my man") but throughout the course still couldn't understand his personality completely. Anyway I think he's retired starting next year.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very smart and interesting prof. Hated to miss class because lectures were always funny and insightful. Plus you couldn't ask for a more interesting or applicable topic.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2001
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Yes - definitely entertaining! Although I heard the other section for this class was easier. Three papers worth 45% all together.. one was due in the midst of finals which sucked - but the marking on the papers was fair. Bell curved the exam marks which was good because the text was impossibly boring and long - and the exam was heavily based on tex
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's the man!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I never once stayed awake in his class. Exams are based on his lectures and the textbook (he barely covers anything in his lectures that are in the textbook) was a bit confusing
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Loved the lectures; this prof is very animated and, honestly, quite goofy! He'll keep you interested. Pay attention; his tone will tell you what will be on the exam. Both exams were very easy; I had virtually not time to study and still pulled off an A-.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Interesting subject, exams are very easy if you study well. The textbook is a MUST, about 80% of the exams are drawn from the book. The best thing about this prof is that he uses pertinent and easy-to-remember experiments to explain different social psych concepts. Bit of an odd duck he is, I must say. But that just makes class more entertaining.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Out of 75 questions on the midterm exam, only 6-10 came from the lectures. Know the book! He is a great prof and offers many tips to help students inprove. Try the online quizzes from the textbook website, they help somewhat... good luck :S
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
really great class and really great prof!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC3000
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I had no idea what the man was ever talking about, the TA for this class taught some of the lectures and spoke barely any english, no real structure or ANY of the lectures, thank god for open book ...
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great funny professor! Teaches with a style that makes it fun to go to class ... exams were fair, but you must read the textbook! Always likes to talk about social psychology during his office hours, and really approachable if you need help.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: SOCIALPSYCH
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
His lectures are SO MUCH FUN. He only covers a few things in class, so be sure to do the reading. loved him.
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