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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 10. July 15, 1954

To The Editor — Psimple Psubject?

To The Editor

Psimple Psubject?

To the Editor,


The time has come when the techniques of lecturing in Psychology One warrant an airing. As a student who has paid £5/5/- for a set of lectures on this subject I feel the money has been wasted. Only too frequently the lecture periods are curtailed without warning and without reason. Whilst this is a welcome relief from unutterable boredom, it is not satisfactory. It is inconvenient, to say the least, to present one's self at Varsity at 6 p.m. for a one-hour lecture to find that the lecturer does not feel like lecturing. Frequently lecturing periods are shortened from 50 minutes to something nearer 20. and then the class disbanded. If those concerned think that five hours a week is necessary, well and good but apparently the lecturer in his infinite wisdom knows better, for lecture hours per week are more often four hours than five.

If the Psychology Department does not need five hours a week lecture time let the necessary number of lectures be cancelled. The two hours Practical Psychology are simply a farce, almost always occupying less than the stipulated two hours.

It is time that something approaching organisational ability was shown by those directing Psychology One affairs.

I am, etc.,

"Psoulful Psychology Pstudent."