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Overall good class. Focus on powerpoints, need to understand material well for exam. T.A. and the professor are always available to answer questions. Take advantage of discussing with T.A. since she does the grading. Reader helps, I'm selling it for $45, if interested email *************.
I really enjoyed this class! Everyone kept saying it was difficult because of the essay questions for the midterm and final, but I didn't find it that bad and ended up with a B in the class. I still have the course reader and can sell it for $50!! Contact me at *************
He is literally the worst professor ever! At first I thought he wasn't that bad because he provided us with sample questions for the midterm. But it wasn't too helpful because he still ended up changing some of the questions. the final was ridiculously hard! I cannot believe how he wants to us to compare two theories, explain their weaknesses and strengths and still apply those theories to a situation! How are you suppose to do all this in 50 minutes. There is 5 questions so you only get 10 minutes to answer each question. On the final, he expects you to know 25 hella detailed concepts when there is only going to be 5 essay questions. Are you kidding me? AND HE EXPECTS YOU TO ANSWER HIS ESSAY QUESTIONS VERBATIM! He wants VERBATIM answers in 50 minutes.
Don't let him fool you with his rhetoric and fancy words. He does not care about his students at all.
DO NOT TAKE HIS CLASS UNLESS THERE IS NOTHING ELSE TO TAKE!
I noticed that this is the first time this professor is being reviewed in a long time, and the same review stands! This is by far one of the hardest classes I've ever taken. DO NOT take this class if you don't need to. You'll have to memorize everything VERBATIM.
Professor Myers is a really nice old guy, but my personal opinion was that I had a hard time hearing and understanding him. Besides that, the class and lectures were interesting. I didn't do any of the reading because the midterm and final were both about the lectures.
I'm a poli sci major and I took the class as an allied field; the class wasn't hard because I'm a PS major, it was because I literally memorized so many concepts, etc. Get ready to make a lot of memorizing techniques and flashcards.
I have never worked so hard and recieved such a bad grade. Nor have I ever seen such a long winded professor say so little. His tests are very knit picky and while he does spend a whole week reviewing for the midterm, it is of little help because most of the class is so far gone little salvaging can be done. 175 IS NOT AN EASY ELECTIVE. My advice to you is to find a differant class.
he is a great and EASY teacher. i have missed more than half of the lectures and still got A-. His notes is what he wants us to know. Reading is useless, i haven't done any before the last midterm. Take his class if you want an A, but not if you want to learn anything. Not recomended for Psych majors, good for all others.
I was a bit frightened to take this class after reading some of these horrible reviews. However, I was limited as to what classes I could take and decided to take the risk. I am still in the class, so I suppose my opinion could change after the second midterm, but somehow I doubt it. Myers is very friendly and makes sure students understand the concepts he presents. His lectures are all posted on the class website, so you can concentrate on his explanations and if people just don't get it he's open to questions at any point in lecture. The TA is awesome, so I recommend going to the optional discussion sections. While it may seem rough to answer 5 essay questions in 50 minutes, Myers posts a review sheet and sample questions online (at least one of which appeared on the first exam almost verbatum), his tests are by no means impossible to do well on. Believe me, I am a procrastinator and actually read the readings only a few days before and still managed to get an A- on the first midterm. If you don't have the same talent, however, you might want to put a little effort into studying the material beforehand. And if writing for 50 minutes nonstop and retrieving information quickly are not your strong points, don't take the class, because that's about all there is... 2 midterms, each worth 50%.
Professor Myers is a nice guy. He has expanded office hours and he really likes students to stop by. The Psych 175 material is very theoretical, and therefore it can be tricky. Prof Myers tries to help out by providing complete lecture notes on the overhead. If you come to class and write down his lecture notes, it's to your advantage. His midterms and final (2nd part of class is tested only) take place during regular class sessions. They are each 50 minutes each and you have 5 questions --> 10 minutes/question. The time constraints are rough, no doubt. The exams are not too tricky, it's just hard to answer fully in 50 minutes. He does have an extra credit assignment to help you out. Overall Professor Myers cares about his students and is worth taking.