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PSYC0206 with Mike Dash6 days ago

I took this course because I'm a psych and neuro major, and also because I've previously taken a course with Professor Dash and really enjoyed his teaching style. Professor Dash's enthusiasm is really unmatched, and the course materials consist of an extremely wide variety of readings and videos. What this class is discussing, fundamentally, is consciousness and how our brain changes, which is already a fascinating topic, and the richness of knowledge is only elevated by Professor Dash's teaching. He is always willing to engage in in-class discussions with students and makes an effort to answer every question raised in class, although sometimes that means delaying the progress of the planned lectures, which is one minor problem, if it can be described as one, of the class. But overall I really enjoyed the class and talking with Professor Dash, and I'd definitely recommend it.

I took this course because I'm a psych and neuro major, and also because I've previously taken a course with Professor Dash and really enjoyed his teaching style. Professor Dash's enthusiasm is really unmatched, and the course materials consist of an extremely wide variety of readings and videos. What this class is discussing, fundam …Read more

Chill and RelaxedConstant ReadingFair Grading
4hrs / week Low difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
PSYC0201 with Marcia Collaer13 days ago

I chose to take Psych Stats with Prof. Collaer because I'd had her for Intro Psych and loved her/that class. However, Stats was an entirely other monster and if I could have a do-over... I would have picked this class with another instructor. Overall, I worked (and stressed) the hardest for this class than any of the other 17 classes I've taken at Midd, with the least reward. The grading breakdown felt unreasonable: we had three midterm exams and one final exam that was cumulative, and each midterm was 16% while the final was 20%. However, we also had weekly homework assignments (with more questions assigned after every class) that took up a ton of time, yet each assignment was worth only 1% of our grade !! (8 or 9 total) We also had very detail-oriented, nitty-gritty computer assignments on SPSS, which also took a great deal of time and effort yet were only 20% total. The exams were quite difficult, and long. They were also graded strictly---as in, you could not word an answer in your own way, it had to be exactly as the textbook (or the professor) had written it. It was really frustrating to be working so hard and feel like I was getting little to no return on that. Overall, would not take again, but I still do like Prof. Collaer and would take *other* classes with her. ***HOWEVER: if you've taken high school stats/AP stats (I hadn't) or are great at math & picking up concepts quickly, you'll do fine, just be warned that this class is not for the faint of heart!***

I chose to take Psych Stats with Prof. Collaer because I'd had her for Intro Psych and loved her/that class. However, Stats was an entirely other monster and if I could have a do-over... I would have picked this class with another instructor. Overall, I worked (and stressed) the hardest for this class than any of the other 17 classes …Read more

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkTough Grading
6hrs / week Extremely difficulty Average value Would not take again
PSYC0225 with Gina Thomas13 days ago

Professor Thomas is a gem. Her lectures are always easy to follow, and they help reinforce the textbook reading. There’s no exams as Professor Thomas does not want to add to students’ academic workload. Instead we work with a community partner for a good chunk of the semester to get invaluable hands on experience.

Chill and RelaxedEasy GradingNo Exams
3hrs / week Low difficulty Very high value Would take again
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