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with Gina Thomas18 days ago

Class was made manageable by the professor. There is a semester long project that makes the course more engaging but a little bit more time consuming. Exams can be tough so make sure to prepare enough for those.

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with Jason Arndt8 months ago

Professor Arndt is a good teacher. The material is relatively easy to understand and the in-class lectures are great for furthering understanding. The problem I have with his style of teaching is the weekly note turn-ins. It's ironic when put into context with all that we learn about motivation and learning techniques but I found that the need to take notes on the reading and lectures actually decreased my retention of the concepts. The exams also seemed a smidge unfair. It felt like he was trying to find small pieces of info that could easily be overlooked to test, rather than focusing on the big overarching concepts that are the foundation for the learning.

Professor Arndt is a good teacher. The material is relatively easy to understand and the in-class lectures are great for furthering understanding. The problem I have with his style of teaching is the weekly note turn-ins. It's ironic when put into context with all that we learn about motivation and learning techniques but I found tha …Read more

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with Gina Thomas2 months ago

The most important is to pay attention during lectures (I barely did the reading for this course, mostly just reviewed my notes and presentations before the exams). Prof is very nice grader, just make sure to read highlighted chapters in provided exam preparation sheet and remember studies/experiments and their results, about which Prof talked during the lectures. You will also have StoryMap project about topic of your choice instead of paper, which is super easy if you're good choose the topic right away and good with time management

The most important is to pay attention during lectures (I barely did the reading for this course, mostly just reviewed my notes and presentations before the exams). Prof is very nice grader, just make sure to read highlighted chapters in provided exam preparation sheet and remember studies/experiments and their results, about which P …Read more

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with Jason Arndt2 months ago

This is a very effective intro course. Although I discovered that psychology is not an area of interest for me, it is not because of this class. Arndt is a really good professor, who uses psychological principles in the teaching of this class. Although it is difficult and the readings/notes take a long time, the difficulty is necessary to learn the amount of content. It's not easy to get a good grade in this class, but if you do the work fully and study for exams, it's certainly possible. If you want to continue with psychology, I recommend to take this class with Arndt.

This is a very effective intro course. Although I discovered that psychology is not an area of interest for me, it is not because of this class. Arndt is a really good professor, who uses psychological principles in the teaching of this class. Although it is difficult and the readings/notes take a long time, the difficulty is necessa …Read more

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with Jason Arndt2 months ago

This course should be required for all human beings. I didn't have any prior knowledge about psychology going into this class, and I learned tons, enjoying every piece. BEWARE: this class has a hefty workload. Prof Arndt assigns lots of textbook readings, essentially covering the entire textbook. It is required to turn in lecture and textbook notes every week, so these are always lengthy assignments. If you pay attention/take notes in lecture (very important) and actually read the readings, the tests are not that difficult. If I followed his instructions while we were learning the content, then little studying was actually necessary to do well on exams. The papers are also not too difficult or long, but the deadlines can sneak up. Arndt overall gives amazing lectures and is very engaging. He knows how to teach dense content in a short amount of time. Listen to what he says.

This course should be required for all human beings. I didn't have any prior knowledge about psychology going into this class, and I learned tons, enjoying every piece. BEWARE: this class has a hefty workload. Prof Arndt assigns lots of textbook readings, essentially covering the entire textbook. It is required to turn in lecture and …Read more

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with Olga Parshina2 months ago

Olga is fantastic, so I highly recommend taking this class with her. Everything is open-note open-internet and she is incredibly accommodating and kind as well as knowledgeable. The only downsides for me were that the material is the exact same as AP/IB psych courses, so it can be a bit boring and repetitive, but Olga definitely made it bearable. There were weekly readings from the textbook plus an assignment and a quiz with tests every few weeks, but again, everything is open-note so it is very doable. Plus, she always provides extra credit opportunities in and out of class.

Olga is fantastic, so I highly recommend taking this class with her. Everything is open-note open-internet and she is incredibly accommodating and kind as well as knowledgeable. The only downsides for me were that the material is the exact same as AP/IB psych courses, so it can be a bit boring and repetitive, but Olga definitely made …Read more

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with Olga Parshina7 months ago

I found this course not only relatively easy but also found lectures and discussions engaging and fun. The homework follows the same structure each week with a short assignment and quiz. If you do the textbook reading and go to lecture these are both relatively easy, and she also provides a lot of extra credit. The content is pretty fast paced with a lot of information each week but she relates this to mini studies, videos, and brain games during lecture that clarify the concepts and make class more interesting.

I found this course not only relatively easy but also found lectures and discussions engaging and fun. The homework follows the same structure each week with a short assignment and quiz. If you do the textbook reading and go to lecture these are both relatively easy, and she also provides a lot of extra credit. The content is pretty …Read more

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with Matthew Kimble7 months ago

This course is lecture based, with 4 quizzes throughout the semester and a research paper on the topic of your choice. The professor make references to real life examples (his life, specifically) to keep everyone in the lecture engaged, and we did some really interesting small experiments during discussion. Even if you don't plan on majoring in psychology, I would still recommend this course to anyone who have even the slightest curiosity for the topic. As long as you read the materials and review the slides, the quizzes shouldn't be too hard. Kimble is an awesome professor.

This course is lecture based, with 4 quizzes throughout the semester and a research paper on the topic of your choice. The professor make references to real life examples (his life, specifically) to keep everyone in the lecture engaged, and we did some really interesting small experiments during discussion. Even if you don't plan on …Read more

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with Clarissa Parker2 years ago

A lot of reading, but you can definitely get by without some of it. I really enjoyed the professor, straight to the point and gives a lot of materials and resources that was helpful for the test. Exams are fair, but a lot of outside requirements like a research paper and participating in studies. I took it for the pre-med track and it was a generally good class experience.

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with Olga Parshina7 months ago

Intro to Psych with Parshina has been great, I recommend her to anyone taking this course. Lectures are clear, engaging, admittedly fast-paced. You can tell Parshina is passionate and she is a strong and clear instructor. Tests are open note, open textbook, open internet, but can still be a challenge. Tests are the large majority of the grade and are every week, and are usually out of 12, so any errors can bring down your grade. Though, Parshina offers several in class extra credit opportunities and the lowest test grade is dropped. I would take a class with Parshina again.

Intro to Psych with Parshina has been great, I recommend her to anyone taking this course. Lectures are clear, engaging, admittedly fast-paced. You can tell Parshina is passionate and she is a strong and clear instructor. Tests are open note, open textbook, open internet, but can still be a challenge. Tests are the large majority of …Read more

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with Gina Thomas2 months ago

I took this course because I couldn't get into anything else but now I am a psych major. Prof. Thomas is very knowledgeable and passionate. Her lectures are great and she is good at keeping people engaged. Her exams are very hard because she will ask you to recall small details from the hundreds of pages of textbook readings. It gets a bit easier once you get used to her style. Take this course if you are even slightly considering majoring in psych.

I took this course because I couldn't get into anything else but now I am a psych major. Prof. Thomas is very knowledgeable and passionate. Her lectures are great and she is good at keeping people engaged. Her exams are very hard because she will ask you to recall small details from the hundreds of pages of textbook readings. It gets …Read more

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with Martin Seehuus2 months ago

Dr. Seehuus is an amazing lecturer. I thoroughly enjoyed taking Intro Psych with him and will be taking Psych Disorders with him next fall. You need to pay attention in this class, and do all the readings, or you will be penalized. The tests cover a lot of material, and have write-in sections that focus heavily on material covered in-lecture.

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with Clarissa Parker2 months ago

I loved Professor Parker's teaching style so much that I decided to beg her to be my advisor. I was going through it mentally and she was really helpful. She does not make me feel stupid which is great when you have questions to ask. You also just get the feel that she wants to help all her students do well and I love her for that.

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with Gina Thomas2 months ago

Overall, Professor Thomas was very passionate about the subject and her knowledge in the field was very present. Her lectures were very engaging and time flew by in the class. The tests were relatively easy but they did cover a ton of material. Other than the 3 tests there was a final project and that was all the work for the class. Rarely was there homework for the class.

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with Marcia Collaer4 months ago

Collaer was amazing. Her personality really showed through her lectures, and she has a lot of years of experience in teaching intro to psych. The exams are based on the readings, I would say around 60% of the exam is the reading and 40% is lecture so please at least skim the chapter terms and pay attention to any studies or case-studies done.

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with Gina Thomas2 months ago

I personally was somewhat interested in Psych before this class. However, this class began to make me think about majoring or minoring in Psych. I loved the material and Gina did an amazing job at teaching it. Although the exams are not open note or take home, if you review the material the exams are very straightforward and are not tricky. I personally love the human mind and behaviors, I would definitely recommend this course.

I personally was somewhat interested in Psych before this class. However, this class began to make me think about majoring or minoring in Psych. I loved the material and Gina did an amazing job at teaching it. Although the exams are not open note or take home, if you review the material the exams are very straightforward and are not …Read more

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with Olga Parshina2 months ago

I loved Intro to Psych with Olga. She is absolutely riveting with engaging PowerPoints and lectures that are super stimulating to the curious mind. Weekly quizzes were never too difficult but ensured that you had done the tedious readings. In all I would certainly take this class again and I think that anyone wanting to take an intro to psych class should choose one with her.

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with Gina Thomas2 months ago

Thomas is a great teacher and does a good job displaying the vast material in intro psych. I was debating whether or not to major in psych but she helped me a lot with my decision. Her exams tend to be very very hard, but besides that, the class is pretty relaxed. Discussions are simple and there is no final exam, only a project that you choose. Overall I would recommend taking this course with Thomas, compared to the other intro professors I've heard about she was the best.

Thomas is a great teacher and does a good job displaying the vast material in intro psych. I was debating whether or not to major in psych but she helped me a lot with my decision. Her exams tend to be very very hard, but besides that, the class is pretty relaxed. Discussions are simple and there is no final exam, only a project that …Read more

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with Olga Parshina2 months ago

This course was incredibly helpful as an intro due to the professor being high engaging and funny. My favorite part was the discussions which were very interactive and never felt boring. The lectures were highly interactive as well. We had pop "quiz" type class assignments occasionally so missing class is a hindrance to your grade. Overall, her grading is very forgiving in the sense that she will drop the lowest quiz scores and offer a lot of bonus points.

This course was incredibly helpful as an intro due to the professor being high engaging and funny. My favorite part was the discussions which were very interactive and never felt boring. The lectures were highly interactive as well. We had pop "quiz" type class assignments occasionally so missing class is a hindrance to your grade. O …Read more

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with Jason Arndt7 months ago

The content in this class isn't particularly difficult but there is a good amount of reading in the textbook every week. The class projects consisted of two unit essays which were interesting and related to what you learned in the class. That being said, they are graded quite harshly. The tests were extremely difficult as you are primarily asked about small nuances rather than important topics, making it hard to study for them. The tests also include a lot of content, most of which we don't even touch on in class. The professor is definitely not accommodating in terms of turning things in late (without a penalty to your grade) or small insignificant details being wrong on assignments.

The content in this class isn't particularly difficult but there is a good amount of reading in the textbook every week. The class projects consisted of two unit essays which were interesting and related to what you learned in the class. That being said, they are graded quite harshly. The tests were extremely difficult as you are pri …Read more

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with Marcia Collaerlast year

Collaer is really sweet and accommodating! Her lectures could be mundane sometimes but if you like taking notes, it's fun. The exams are not too bad - mainly based on the lecture slides and the textbook (maybe articles). The discussion sections were fun. People talk about how hard Intro to Psych could be, but if you take it with Collaer I think you'd come out loving psych (or at least not hating it), after learning about so much cool stuff! Highly recommend!! (Don't take it with Arndt - good prof but seen people suffer a lot)

Collaer is really sweet and accommodating! Her lectures could be mundane sometimes but if you like taking notes, it's fun. The exams are not too bad - mainly based on the lecture slides and the textbook (maybe articles). The discussion sections were fun. People talk about how hard Intro to Psych could be, but if you take it with Coll …Read more

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with Jason Arndt2 months ago

Professor Arndt is really passionate in his work and in the field he teaches in. There are a lot of mixed opinions on Professor Arndt, but if you're looking for an easy class, go back to where you're from. In this class, you will be learning a lot and receiving the same amount of information you put in. Whatever you reap, is what you sow. Overall, I've learned a lot from this class and I would recommend if you're interested in learning what psychology is really about!

Professor Arndt is really passionate in his work and in the field he teaches in. There are a lot of mixed opinions on Professor Arndt, but if you're looking for an easy class, go back to where you're from. In this class, you will be learning a lot and receiving the same amount of information you put in. Whatever you reap, is what you …Read more

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with Martin Seehuus2 months ago

Intro Psych with Professor Seehuus was a great class where I felt I learned a lot of useful information. The topics covered in lectures are interesting and applicable, but very fast-paced. I found exams to be quite difficult due to the fact they are multiple-choice heavy and cover a huge amount of information. Make sure to do the readings every week and be attentive to the lectures and they are manageable with a fair amount of review.

Intro Psych with Professor Seehuus was a great class where I felt I learned a lot of useful information. The topics covered in lectures are interesting and applicable, but very fast-paced. I found exams to be quite difficult due to the fact they are multiple-choice heavy and cover a huge amount of information. Make sure to do the rea …Read more

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with Jason Arndt5 months ago

I greatly enjoyed taking this intro to psych course and found the teacher did a great job at answering many questions. However, it sometimes felt as though we were taught the easier studies to understand rather than the best studies to discuss a point. Perhaps dependence on the textbook we used may be limiting in future courses so I would recommend doing separate research on sites such as inthinking. Overall, a good intro for those who have not taken psych before.

I greatly enjoyed taking this intro to psych course and found the teacher did a great job at answering many questions. However, it sometimes felt as though we were taught the easier studies to understand rather than the best studies to discuss a point. Perhaps dependence on the textbook we used may be limiting in future courses so I …Read more

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with Olga Parshina4 months ago

I really enjoyed taking this class with Prof Olga she is very kind and engaging in her lectures. There is homework once a week that is pretty easy and then 3 major exams that are all take home and on canvas. There is also alot of reading but I got by in the class just fine without doing the readings. I would definitely take this class again and I feel lucky that I got to take a course that has alot of dense material with a prof like Olga.

I really enjoyed taking this class with Prof Olga she is very kind and engaging in her lectures. There is homework once a week that is pretty easy and then 3 major exams that are all take home and on canvas. There is also alot of reading but I got by in the class just fine without doing the readings. I would definitely take this clas …Read more

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with Clarissa Parker4 months ago

Professor Parker is a very engaging lecturer, but she is demanding and forces you to cover a lot of material. Exams were pretty difficult, but your experience with the class in general was greatly determined by how well you managed your time. If you could spread your exam review out a few weeks early, it was quite manageable. Otherwise, it was a cram for midterms and finals.

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with Matthew Kimble8 months ago

I would add this to my list of must take classes at Middlebury. Intro Psych with Kimble is engaging, fun, and interesting. Professor Kimble is a joy to learn from, his teaching style is easy to follow and course content is broken up with frequent interesting case studies. Be prepared to study for relatively frequent quizzes and exams. The exams are challenging but fair. I think I learned more in this class than I have in any other class at Middlebury.

I would add this to my list of must take classes at Middlebury. Intro Psych with Kimble is engaging, fun, and interesting. Professor Kimble is a joy to learn from, his teaching style is easy to follow and course content is broken up with frequent interesting case studies. Be prepared to study for relatively frequent quizzes and exams …Read more

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with Martin Seehuuslast month

You will have to read a 1500 page book about psychology. Everything is in the book, which is both a blessing and a curse. There are weekly quizzes which aren't too hard, but everything is based on the book, so you really can't rely on the lectures to get you forward. You may get lucky on the first exam, but if you don't dedicate yourself to this class and read consistently and diligently, expect Cs and Ds. The TAs are amazing.

You will have to read a 1500 page book about psychology. Everything is in the book, which is both a blessing and a curse. There are weekly quizzes which aren't too hard, but everything is based on the book, so you really can't rely on the lectures to get you forward. You may get lucky on the first exam, but if you don't dedicate your …Read more

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with Clarissa Parker9 months ago

I really enjoyed taking this course with Professor Parker. She was clearly enthusiastic about the subject (despite it only being an introductory course), intelligent, and funny. Exams were timed open note and were not too difficult if you studied and wrote notes effectively.

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with Marcia Collaer9 months ago

Collaer is awesome! She clearly loves teaching psych and is very helpful and encouraging. Her exams are tough and you really have to know your stuff, but as long as you keep up with the textbook readings and pay attention in class it's very manageable. The discussions are super fun and fairly laid-back and you have a lot of freedom surrounding the final research paper! Great class, great prof, 10/10!

Collaer is awesome! She clearly loves teaching psych and is very helpful and encouraging. Her exams are tough and you really have to know your stuff, but as long as you keep up with the textbook readings and pay attention in class it's very manageable. The discussions are super fun and fairly laid-back and you have a lot of freedom s …Read more

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with Matthew Kimble8 months ago

I loved intro to psych with Kimble! Grading on quizzes and tests was tough but not unfairly so. Kimble is amazing at lecturing, and I still think about many of his lectures 6 months later. Quizzes and exams are frequent, making the class relatively fast-paced. However, this class was totally worth it, and the biggest downside for me was the 8AM time block.

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with Martin Seehuus2 months ago

From everything I've heard about professor Seehuus, he has drastically changed the layout of this course this Spring. The course itself isn't that time consuming but there is a quiz every week (take home) and four exams throughout the semester. The exams in total weigh 80% of the total grade so they mean a lot. Most of his in class lectures are seemingly non-important to the class as the exams are mostly all about the readings from the textbook and not what we talk about in class.

From everything I've heard about professor Seehuus, he has drastically changed the layout of this course this Spring. The course itself isn't that time consuming but there is a quiz every week (take home) and four exams throughout the semester. The exams in total weigh 80% of the total grade so they mean a lot. Most of his in class l …Read more

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with Jason Arndt2 years ago

Jason is an incredible professor. Even though the class is about 45 people, he made an effort to know everyone's names and faces. There's a LOT of reading (about 1 textbook chapter for each lecture, so twice a week), and not doing it is not an option since we don't cover most of it in class and it shows up in the exam. However, if you put in the work, an A is achievable. For the discussion section, we switched from regular case study based discussions to having study groups at that time, because Jason realized (after the first exam) that we needed it. There's quite a lot of components that go into grading (3 exams and 2 essays being the main assignments), which is tiring because it feels like having 4 midterms (2 in the first midterm season, 2 in the second). However it's overall a good thing, bc it means your grade can't plummet with one bad assignment.

Jason is an incredible professor. Even though the class is about 45 people, he made an effort to know everyone's names and faces. There's a LOT of reading (about 1 textbook chapter for each lecture, so twice a week), and not doing it is not an option since we don't cover most of it in class and it shows up in the exam. However, if yo …Read more

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with Clarissa Parkerlast year

This class is certainly fast-paced and Parker covers a lot of material in her lectures. However, she is extremely accommodating regarding her assignments and truly cares about the wellbeing of her students. She stresses on early in the class that doing the readings is crucial, but you can definitely get by without doing much or any of them. She also loves pop quizzes but they were always in a group setting or take home. I would certainly take another class with her and would recommend her as one of the best profs at midd.

This class is certainly fast-paced and Parker covers a lot of material in her lectures. However, she is extremely accommodating regarding her assignments and truly cares about the wellbeing of her students. She stresses on early in the class that doing the readings is crucial, but you can definitely get by without doing much or any …Read more

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with Gina Thomas8 months ago

Intro to Psychology is a really fast-paced course. However, if you're gonna take it with anyone, take it with Gina Thomas. She's a fantastic lecturer and teaches the material really well. She's super engaging and really nice. The material is a lot, but she also understands that it's a lot and will be as accommodating as possible.

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with Marcia Collaer7 months ago

I loved this class. Definitely recommend for anyone looking to fill out any requirements. The professor was also great and made understanding the material very easy. Some people did not read the textbook and did perfectly fine. Personally It helped me be more prepared for answering question in class. However, not a hundred percent needed if you don't have the time.

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with Matthew Kimble7 months ago

Prf. Kimble is an extremely passionate and knowledgeable teacher. There is a lot of material to cover and quizzes and tests are tough. His grading is fair. There are numerous quizzes and the class is super fast paced to clover the wide gamut of topics. Highly recommend taking the class with Prof. Kimble. It is well-worth it!

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with Jason Arndt7 months ago

Professor Arndt is enthusiastic and engaging as a lecturer. The class projects were primarily unit essays, which had interesting thought-provoking prompts. The exams can be challenging as all concepts covered in the reading are fair game and many go unmentioned in class. He had us turn in notes each week which was sometimes a hassle but kept me accountable for the most part.

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with Jason Arndt8 months ago

This class was a great intro course. There was a lot of material in the textbook and it was a bit hard to memorize. Concept application is very important in this class and it was something I really struggled with. However, the professor was very accommodating, kind, and knowledgeable. The discussions were pretty easy. It was mostly just study group time and on some days we would read an article and discuss it. Exams were tough but only because there was a lot of material to memorize beforehand.

This class was a great intro course. There was a lot of material in the textbook and it was a bit hard to memorize. Concept application is very important in this class and it was something I really struggled with. However, the professor was very accommodating, kind, and knowledgeable. The discussions were pretty easy. It was mostly j …Read more

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with Clarissa Parker2 years ago

If I were to explain why Professor Parker is an absolutely amazing teacher in my eyes, it all comes down to how she accommodates her students. There are fairly high expectations for her class, from lots of reading to fast-paced lectures, but when it comes to office hours and extensions, you cannot beat Professor Parker. When the class had trouble finishing their literature review on time, she gave us two back-to-back extensions to alleviate our stress. Exams can be tough, and the information comes fast, but nothing out of the ordinary for an intro psych course. As well, she is very welcoming, and it was much easier to get extra help from her than from almost every other teacher I've had at Midd. Highly recommend her if you plan to take psych

If I were to explain why Professor Parker is an absolutely amazing teacher in my eyes, it all comes down to how she accommodates her students. There are fairly high expectations for her class, from lots of reading to fast-paced lectures, but when it comes to office hours and extensions, you cannot beat Professor Parker. When the clas …Read more

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with Jason Arndt7 months ago

The content wasn't necessarily difficult, but it's a lot of information at once and can be overwhelming at times. Tests are also pretty hard because there is so much content to remember (and you have to really understand it to apply it). Loved the professor though, he really cares about the subject and made it engaging for the most part (even though the lectures are long)

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with Marcia Collaer2 years ago

I really enjoyed this course and thought it was very interesting. I think that the material was challenging and it was certainly fast paced due to it being an intro course with a lot of info to cover. However, it was very engaging and useful in my opinion. The exams were quite challenging and required a lot of studying but Professor Collaer explained concepts well and was a pretty fair grader. I enjoyed the lecture style and thought that Collaer brought in a lot of real world examples of the subject matter. The discussion sections were particularly good and I enjoyed getting to talk in smaller groups about the topics and do some experiments.

I really enjoyed this course and thought it was very interesting. I think that the material was challenging and it was certainly fast paced due to it being an intro course with a lot of info to cover. However, it was very engaging and useful in my opinion. The exams were quite challenging and required a lot of studying but Professo …Read more

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with Kim Cronise7 months ago

I did not like the professor as she was very rude to me and said I wasn't doing enough for the class even though I had an extremely high grade in the class. Her class was very boring and the lecture was almost exactly like the textbook although she would add research examples or videos that she tested us on. The exams were very easy and she gave a lot of extra credit. She is anti-laptop which is annoying and grades on participation.

I did not like the professor as she was very rude to me and said I wasn't doing enough for the class even though I had an extremely high grade in the class. Her class was very boring and the lecture was almost exactly like the textbook although she would add research examples or videos that she tested us on. The exams were very easy …Read more

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with Clarissa Parker10 months ago

Professor Parker is a sharp, decisive psychology teacher. In taking this course, you will be confronted with a large amount of medium-difficulty work. As long as you do the readings (and take some light notes on them) and study appropriately, you should be able to do well in this course.

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with Gina Thomas9 months ago

Professor Thomas is very nice, and she taught the course effectively. I thought this course was very easy - the readings (textbook) were done ahead of class but I found they were generally unnecessary, the exams were super easy if you studied a bit, you knew exactly what would be on them, and the projects and discussions were a bit of a joke, they might as well have just been participation grades.

Professor Thomas is very nice, and she taught the course effectively. I thought this course was very easy - the readings (textbook) were done ahead of class but I found they were generally unnecessary, the exams were super easy if you studied a bit, you knew exactly what would be on them, and the projects and discussions were a bit o …Read more

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with Robert Moeller2 years ago

This is a difficult class but was also quite rewarding. I think Prof Moeller tried to scare us off in the first couple weeks but was incredibly accomodating after that and clearly cares about his students. This class involves lots of reading and a large final research paper on a topic of your choice. It caused me a fair amount of stress taking it in my first semester but wound up being quite rewarding, Moeller was helpful and I learned a lot. I think there's something in psychology that interests everybody, so finding that makes this class interesting.

This is a difficult class but was also quite rewarding. I think Prof Moeller tried to scare us off in the first couple weeks but was incredibly accomodating after that and clearly cares about his students. This class involves lots of reading and a large final research paper on a topic of your choice. It caused me a fair amount of str …Read more

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with Gina Thomaslast year

Super awesome experience. I love her teaching style. I love the structure and organization of her class, the totally reasonable exams, and her general warmth and vibe of class. She's great at fostering question-welcome environment, but also is able to stay on track and get through a lot of material. Despite being pretty content heavy, I feel like the exam was a very reasonable level of difficulty.

Super awesome experience. I love her teaching style. I love the structure and organization of her class, the totally reasonable exams, and her general warmth and vibe of class. She's great at fostering question-welcome environment, but also is able to stay on track and get through a lot of material. Despite being pretty content heavy …Read more

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with Marcia Collaerlast year

Prof. Collaer does an excellent job providing in depth explanations in psych. You can tell she is passionate about her work and she values overall effort and interest in the subject over work turned in. There is a lot of textbook reading, however each chapter is incredibly interesting. The course covers a lot of material and is hard work but I recommend it if you have a genuine interest but you leave the classroom each day with a handful of new concepts

Prof. Collaer does an excellent job providing in depth explanations in psych. You can tell she is passionate about her work and she values overall effort and interest in the subject over work turned in. There is a lot of textbook reading, however each chapter is incredibly interesting. The course covers a lot of material and is hard …Read more

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with Gina Thomas8 months ago

I formerly intended to major in Psychology, but after this class, I realized it wasn't for me. I don't think it was a fault with the professor, but personally it was just a lot more than I first believed. Not that I thought Psych was going to be easy, but this class was just difficult to keep up with.

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with Clarissa Parker2 years ago

This course is wonderfully taught by professor Parker. The information on its own is very interesting and applicable to daily life. Parker does an excellent job at delivering material and making lectures something I looked forward to. Parker is very approachable and accommodating, I recommend going to her office hours if you are having any trouble at all. It does require an immense amount of effort to do well but that effort is rewarding and very much worth it!

This course is wonderfully taught by professor Parker. The information on its own is very interesting and applicable to daily life. Parker does an excellent job at delivering material and making lectures something I looked forward to. Parker is very approachable and accommodating, I recommend going to her office hours if you are havi …Read more

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with Gina Thomas2 years ago

The exams are based on lectures and textbook readings so you have to read the textbook. Her exams are mainly based on memorization and I would say she is a pretty easy grader. Part of your grade is to lead a discussion on one of the topics but its very chill.

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with Olga Parshina2 months ago

In conclusion, Psych 101 transcends the traditional confines of an introductory course, serving as a transformative experience that ignites a lifelong passion for psychology. Through its captivating content, innovative teaching methodology, and unwavering commitment to student engagement, Psych 101 not only equips students with a foundational understanding of the discipline but also inspires them to embark on a journey of intellectual exploration and self-discovery. As I reflect on my experience in Psych 101, I am filled with gratitude for the invaluable insights gained and eagerly anticipate the continuation of my psychological odyssey.

In conclusion, Psych 101 transcends the traditional confines of an introductory course, serving as a transformative experience that ignites a lifelong passion for psychology. Through its captivating content, innovative teaching methodology, and unwavering commitment to student engagement, Psych 101 not only equips students with a fou …Read more

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with Robert Moeller2 years ago

Prof Moeller is very accommodating and supportive. He genuinely cares about his students and their success. Exams are tough and there's a big emphasis on material from his lecture slides. Discussion debates and presentations can also be challenging if you're new to those assessment formats.

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with Clarissa Parker2 years ago

I would absolutely recommend Professor Parker to anyone - she is very knowledgeable, down to earth, and considerate of students' needs. The course itself is tough and requires a good amount of studying (especially for exams), but as long as you keep up and listen in lectures you'll get along just fine. The material is very interesting so even if you're not planning on majoring in Psych it is still a great overview of the field.

I would absolutely recommend Professor Parker to anyone - she is very knowledgeable, down to earth, and considerate of students' needs. The course itself is tough and requires a good amount of studying (especially for exams), but as long as you keep up and listen in lectures you'll get along just fine. The material is very interestin …Read more

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with Martin Seehuus2 years ago

He was so entertaining and a very supportive professor! I did not do well on the first paper, but I met with him and learned so much afterwards. Seehuus does not give any exams which I loved because a lot of other intro psych classes had some rough exams. Our final paper was a research essay, we had three other one page papers, and a weekly quiz on the chapter that we were learning in lecture. Great class !

He was so entertaining and a very supportive professor! I did not do well on the first paper, but I met with him and learned so much afterwards. Seehuus does not give any exams which I loved because a lot of other intro psych classes had some rough exams. Our final paper was a research essay, we had three other one page papers, and a …Read more

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with Gina Thomas7 months ago

I loved Gina Thomas. She was really easy to understand and I loved going to her class. She was always willing to answer any questions and just really wanted all of her students to do well. She is engaging and makes lectures worth going to. I loved her.

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with Jason Arndt4 months ago

There was a lot of reading for this course but it was worth it. I definitely learned and lot and enjoyed the lecture style of the class because Professor Arndt was very engaging. It was my hardest class in the fall, but I would definitely take it again.

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with Olga Parshina5 months ago

I really enjoyed this class even though at times it could be difficult. She prepares you well for the quizzes, but make sure to be paying attention in class because quiz questions are often based off class discussions.

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with Matthew Kimble6 months ago

Professor Kimble is a great professor. Intro Psych was one of my favorite classes and I learned so much. Although his quizzes and exams can be tough, he is a fantastic professor who is passionate about psychology.

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with Robert Moeller7 months ago

Liked Moeller a lot and would happily take a class with him again. Wasn't sure he was necessarily psyched to be teaching intro, but that's certainly fair. He is kind, engaging, thoughtful, and intelligent! A great prof all around.

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with Jason Arndt2 years ago

Intro to Psych with Professor Arndt is a great class and I'd recommend it to anyone. The material is very interesting and Professor Arndt wants you to have a strong basis in psych as well as tips for ways to improve your life in general. In class, we probably go over about 20% of what is in the textbook. But, while the exams are heavy on material that we didn't cover in class, the material we cover in class is still heavily represented on the exam and going to class is necessary if you want an A. I clicked on easy exams because there's only two options here. I'd definitely say they were manageable exams if you read and understood the textbook.

Intro to Psych with Professor Arndt is a great class and I'd recommend it to anyone. The material is very interesting and Professor Arndt wants you to have a strong basis in psych as well as tips for ways to improve your life in general. In class, we probably go over about 20% of what is in the textbook. But, while the exams are heav …Read more

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with Jason Arndt7 months ago

Arndt is a great teacher, and he's very passionate about psych, which makes lecture more interesting. The course content isn't difficult to understand, just a lot at once, so there's tons of memorization and vocab.

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with Gina Thomaslast year

Professor Thomas is super knowledgeable about her subject and incredibly accommodating for the benefit of her students. Her exams can be difficult, but if you listen in class/discussion and do the readings, the exams aren't awful. She is also super kind and understanding in discussions and is really good at bringing out quieter voices (in discussions).

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with Jason Arndt7 months ago

very very note-taking heavy, a lot of this material never shows up on the exams/gets discussed in class. not accommodating to students' needs or extenuating circumstances at all, does not allow extensions without a penalty to the grade

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with Jason Arndt2 years ago

I'm not a psychology major and never took another class in the department but Professor Arndt is an incredible teacher. Easily the most driven, organized, and impressive professors I've ever had at Middlebury. He knew everyone in the class by face within a week, lectured effectively without being boring, and was very conscientious of the needs of his students. His instructions on assignments was extremely clear and fair, as was his grading. Even though I wasn't deeply interested in the subject matter, his teaching style made me feel engaged and encouraged me to ask questions.

I'm not a psychology major and never took another class in the department but Professor Arndt is an incredible teacher. Easily the most driven, organized, and impressive professors I've ever had at Middlebury. He knew everyone in the class by face within a week, lectured effectively without being boring, and was very conscientious of …Read more

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with Matthew Kimblelast year

This course had a pretty typical format, with nightly readings, traditional lectures, and quizzes every couple weeks. The material is not extremely difficult, but you definitely need to put some time into studying and staying on top of the work. Most of the assessments are quizzes/tests, so be prepared for that. Overall a very interesting class and worth the time.

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with Gina Thomaslast year

Professor Thomas makes the very broad topic of Psychology very manageable. Her lectures are very digestible and if you pay attention to the lectures and even glance through the textbook, you will do fine on her exams. You get full credit on the written reflections as long as you put thought into them.

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with Jason Arndtlast year

This class was extremely easy and not particularly difficult to digest. The issue in taking this course is the sheer breathe of material one must digest and then expectorate back onto the paper during exams. Make sure to read directions and meet with the teacher for papers, as you only do two of them and then end up not getting another chance to really bump your grade back up.

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with Robert Moellerlast year

The class is fast-paced, which makes sense considering it is an introduction to all of psychology. the discussion papers read throughout the semester are all interesting and relevant. He is very understanding. His exams/quizzes are a bit niche but I believe that adequate studying/review negates this issue. Rob's great!

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with Jason Arndt2 years ago

I am really glad I took this course. It was super interesting, though quite fast paced. You will be expected to read the textbook and take notes on what you read because things from the textbook will be on the test even if not covered in class. But if you do the reading before class and take notes on the lectures you will do well.

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with Jason Arndt2 years ago

Professor Arndt is an excellent professor. He was always available to talk to during his office hours, and if I had questions, he was always happy to answer them. This course is definitely reading heavy, and it's important to read the material as the content within the readings were on the exams we had. Overall, this class was great!

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with Matthew Kimble2 years ago

Tough class and tough tests, but if you put in the work for it you can definitely get an A. Psychology itself is a lot of material to memorize, especially in an introductory level class. We had quizzes based on a lot of the lecture presentations and also were expected to read the textbook, which was hard to keep up with. I remember having to study minimum 2-3 hours for each quiz, and it is helpful to review often to accumulate what you've learned.

Tough class and tough tests, but if you put in the work for it you can definitely get an A. Psychology itself is a lot of material to memorize, especially in an introductory level class. We had quizzes based on a lot of the lecture presentations and also were expected to read the textbook, which was hard to keep up with. I remember h …Read more

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with Matthew Kimblelast year

Intro Psychology was so far the best class I have taken on campus. The material is interesting and anyone who is looking for a future in Neuro/Psych will find it incredibly interesting. Kimble is an incredible lecturer and cares a lot about the material. He does a great job tying in personal anecdotes and finding ways to help the material stick. There is limited reading for class. Most of your grade focuses on quizzes and tests, which can be difficult, but he has a generous curve and if you study his PowerPoints it is not bad. Highly recommend this class with Kimble

Intro Psychology was so far the best class I have taken on campus. The material is interesting and anyone who is looking for a future in Neuro/Psych will find it incredibly interesting. Kimble is an incredible lecturer and cares a lot about the material. He does a great job tying in personal anecdotes and finding ways to help the mat …Read more

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with Marcia Collaerlast year

Professor Collaer is the sweetest. It is evident that she wants all of her students to succeed. She teaches old school where students are not allowed to have any electronics because research has shown that students effectively learn this way. She's also a great teacher. Our grades mainly consist 3 of our exams which is fair because it covers the material that we covered during our lectures. Other aspects that contribute to you r grade is participation, a debate, and a research paper. Although this may seem like a lot, it is spaced out so it is really relaxed.

Professor Collaer is the sweetest. It is evident that she wants all of her students to succeed. She teaches old school where students are not allowed to have any electronics because research has shown that students effectively learn this way. She's also a great teacher. Our grades mainly consist 3 of our exams which is fair because i …Read more

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with Kim Croniselast year

I think this was a very fair and valuable intro to psych class, and Professor Cronise is very knowledgeable on the material. There was a fair amount of reading, and it's very easy to get behind on them. The exams weren't too difficult, but they are very specific and a lot of the material wasn't explicitly covered in lecture. Overall, I would definitely take this course again, as it was very interesting and Professor Cronise was very reasonable with grading and the set up is organized and very easy to follow.

I think this was a very fair and valuable intro to psych class, and Professor Cronise is very knowledgeable on the material. There was a fair amount of reading, and it's very easy to get behind on them. The exams weren't too difficult, but they are very specific and a lot of the material wasn't explicitly covered in lecture. Overall, …Read more

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with Gina Thomaslast year

I loved this course! Intro Psych covers so many topics so you only brush the surface of each one but I still really enjoyed it. I took the course with Prof. Thomas and I enjoyed her teaching style quit a bit. She is good at engaging with the class through activities and quizzes and I was never bored during her lectures. Exams can be tricky because there is so much material but as long as you study you will be fine. I highly recommend intro to psych!

I loved this course! Intro Psych covers so many topics so you only brush the surface of each one but I still really enjoyed it. I took the course with Prof. Thomas and I enjoyed her teaching style quit a bit. She is good at engaging with the class through activities and quizzes and I was never bored during her lectures. Exams can be …Read more

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with Gina Thomaslast year

Professor Thomas is the Lebron James of Psych (in the best way possible). If you are interested in psych you will love her class. She is very nice and accommodates to student needs. Her lectures are interesting and although it is fast-paced, exams are extremely difficult

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with Marcia Collaerlast year

Collaer is so nice and clear. I enjoyed her lectures. The homework is totally managable. The exams are probably the most difficult part but if you go to class and review key terms/concepts, you will do fine. I hope to take another class with her. She is great at dumbing things down and getting the classes attention with examples.

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with Matthew Kimblelast year

Prof. Kimble is super fun and engaging as a teacher. The class does have a lot of textbook reading but he always touches on the most important parts in class so you can skim. Overall, a great class and planning on taking more classes with him in the future.

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with Clarissa Parkerlast year

This is a very content-heavy class that is straight memorization and regurgitation of information, but I think that is how all the intro psychology classes are. Parker did a good job making the content fun and easy to remember, and only tested us on things she had gone over in class.

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with Gina Thomaslast year

They use this course to try to weed kids out of the psych department but it really isn't that bad. Professor Thomas is a very dynamic teacher and is passionate about the material. The work is kind of crammed but that's what you get what you take an intro course.

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with Gina Thomaslast year

Psych with professor Thomas was definitely one of my favorite classes so far. She is very thoughtful with her teaching, and presents the material in ways that are easily manageable considering the broad scope of psychology. I really enjoyed the content and listening to lecture. If you are well prepared and keep up with the readings, you will do well in this class. I definitely reccommend.

Psych with professor Thomas was definitely one of my favorite classes so far. She is very thoughtful with her teaching, and presents the material in ways that are easily manageable considering the broad scope of psychology. I really enjoyed the content and listening to lecture. If you are well prepared and keep up with the readings, …Read more

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with Kim Croniselast year

Professor Cronise clearly cares about her students and their learning. Her teaching is not too fast-paced although quite a bit of material is covered in a pretty short amount of time. She allows a high degree of freedom with the final paper which can be intimidating but if you are at all interested in psychology, this is a clear option and Cronise is a great professor to take the class with.

Professor Cronise clearly cares about her students and their learning. Her teaching is not too fast-paced although quite a bit of material is covered in a pretty short amount of time. She allows a high degree of freedom with the final paper which can be intimidating but if you are at all interested in psychology, this is a clear opti …Read more

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with Jason Arndtlast year

Professor Arndt was a great intro to psych teacher. As someone who isn't planning on pursuing psychology, this class was somewhat tricky and at times tedious, but the material was valuable. Professor Ardnt was engaging, helpful, and enjoyable during lectures and discussions, and he gave good exams/ papers. There is a lot of in-depth reading for this class which was the one drawback. The chapters are long and are filled with necessary exam topics, so you have to spend a lot of time with the textbook.

Professor Arndt was a great intro to psych teacher. As someone who isn't planning on pursuing psychology, this class was somewhat tricky and at times tedious, but the material was valuable. Professor Ardnt was engaging, helpful, and enjoyable during lectures and discussions, and he gave good exams/ papers. There is a lot of in-depth …Read more

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with Jason Arndt2 years ago

This course with Professor Jason Arndt is highly recommended. His lecture is topic-focused and based on textbook content. He also provides pointers on certain concepts from the text; hence, reading and taking notes will be beneficial in preparing for lecture.

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with Olga Parshina7 months ago

I really enjoyed Professor Parshina. The class wasn't the most interesting, but I think that's because it was really broad, which makes sense for an intro course. Everything is open note, open internet which is nice, but also some questions are quite difficult. She offers extra credit which is really nice. I would definitely recommend this professor.

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with Jason Arndt8 months ago

This is a content-heavy course with lots of reading. While I enjoyed what I was learning, there was just so much to keep track of. Prof Arndt is very enthusiastic and makes a point of getting to know his students, I just didn't enjoy the class setup. Weekly note turn-ins were a lot, and our discussion time was used for study groups instead, which I enjoyed less. Exams covered anything we read in the textbook even if we didn't cover it in class, so it felt hard to study for the tests.

This is a content-heavy course with lots of reading. While I enjoyed what I was learning, there was just so much to keep track of. Prof Arndt is very enthusiastic and makes a point of getting to know his students, I just didn't enjoy the class setup. Weekly note turn-ins were a lot, and our discussion time was used for study groups i …Read more

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with Gina Thomaslast year

I really enjoyed this class and her teaching style. She approached the class with a lot of warmth and flexibility. Her lectures were interesting and she encouraged questions while getting through a lot of material. Exams took quite a bit of memorization but were very reasonable if you paid attention in class. A quick skim of the textbook with focus on sections included in the study guide was all that was necessary for exams. Homework was light - just a few short readings and writing assignments.

I really enjoyed this class and her teaching style. She approached the class with a lot of warmth and flexibility. Her lectures were interesting and she encouraged questions while getting through a lot of material. Exams took quite a bit of memorization but were very reasonable if you paid attention in class. A quick skim of the text …Read more

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with Kim Croniselast year

This was a really great introductory course. A lot of reading is involved, but it made me feel more prepared for future classes. The professor does a great job of incorporating examples into her lectures.

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with Jason Arndt2 years ago

The course would have been better if we actually used class time to go over what the exams would be on. Instead, we spent so much time on experiments that had been conducted, when it came time for the actual exams you had to learn everything outside of class. Literally, everything that was on the exam. It was borderline not even worth it attending class. Arndt is a nice guy and I enjoyed his persona. I just wish he would have constructed his class in a much more effective way. Exam studying, on average, took me 6-8 hours.

The course would have been better if we actually used class time to go over what the exams would be on. Instead, we spent so much time on experiments that had been conducted, when it came time for the actual exams you had to learn everything outside of class. Literally, everything that was on the exam. It was borderline not even wort …Read more

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with Jason Arndtlast year

This was my first ever psychology course and Professor Arndt was extremely accommodating for the students and effective in his teaching style. Even in the larger lecture environment he was able to create a pretty cohesive feeling classroom.

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with Gina Thomaslast year

This course was a great introduction into psychology. It's definitely fast paced, but the information is very fun. As long as you stay on top of the reading and take notes, you should be able to get good grades.

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with Gina Thomas2 years ago

Prof. Thomas is the best. She makes the content super interesting, but you have to spend time doing the readings to be successful on exams. I think I had the best PSYC 105 experience with Prof. Thomas compared to my friends who had other professors.

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with Kim Cronise2 years ago

Kim Cronise assigns a lot of readings and her lectures do not go in depth. The exams are very difficult and even if the readings are done, the exam won’t encompass them. The lectures are slow paced, she has a nice soothing voice.

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with Olga Parshina7 months ago

Prof Olga is very accommodating and supportive. she genuinely cares about his students and their success. Exams are tough and there's a big emphasis on material from his lecture slides. Discussion debates and presentations can also be challenging if you're new to those assessment formats.

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with Clarissa Parker2 years ago

Intro to Psychology was a very interesting class. I found the material very enjoyable and Professor Parker made it even better. It is obvious she is passionate about psychology. She always added jokes to her lectures which I found pretty funny.

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with Kim Cronise2 years ago

I took this class because it is required for the major, but I feel like we could have definitely made the class better. Her voice is very small and she speaks very slowly, which makes it hard for me to concentrate in class. Also, all the things we talk about in class are just repetitions of the textbook so I feel like I taught myself the entire course by reading the textbook.

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with Marcia Collaerlast year

I put little effort towards this class due to a really tough semester but Collaer helped me navigate an incomplete and, by all means, had reason not to. Very consistent with Intro class reputations but maybe slightly better beacuse Collaer is deceptively funny and a well-versed lecturer/qualified professor. I would be interested in taken an upper level course with her as any misgivings I had were indicative of Intro Psych and not her.

I put little effort towards this class due to a really tough semester but Collaer helped me navigate an incomplete and, by all means, had reason not to. Very consistent with Intro class reputations but maybe slightly better beacuse Collaer is deceptively funny and a well-versed lecturer/qualified professor. I would be interested in t …Read more

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with Clarissa Parker2 years ago

Be prepared for her pop quizzes when they come and definitely make sure that you are preparing for your exams enough time in advance. Review the stuff she gives you to review and prepare for the discussions and you will be fine.

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with Matthew Kimble2 years ago

Pretty straight forward for a psych intro class. A lot of memorization and reading but that is expected. I’d take it again and you get some good information. As long as you follow along, exams are not bad.

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