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Tufts University: PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY - Psychology - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Donna Mumme | PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY | Psychology2006-01-26

Review:
Beside the fact that her topics are very interesting (developmental and social psychology), she presents the material in a fun way. In addition to colorful Powerpoint presentations, she shows daily videos, including a clip from "Harry Potter."

Workload:
About one 30-page chapter per lecture. Reading the textbook is not necessary for understanding the lectures, but don't fall behind before the test.


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Tufts University: PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY - Psychology - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Phillip Holcomb | PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY | Psychology2006-01-26

Review:
He is probably brilliant, but he was incredibly boring--his Powerpoint presentations are extremely basic, with no colorful formatting or anything.

Workload:
One chapter per lecture, although you don't need to do the reading in order to understand the lecture. Chapters are about 30 pages.


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Tufts University: PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY - Psychology - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Halin Schendan | PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY | Psychology2006-01-26

Review:
With her colorful, animated Powerpoint presentations, she is a more interesting professor than Phillip Holcomb. Her almost daily interactive demonstrations also make the class better.

Workload:
Approximately one 30-page chapter per lecture, although reading is not necessary to understand the lectures.


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Tufts University: PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY - Psychology - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Halin Schendan | PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY | Psychology2006-01-05

Review:
Professor Schendan's section in PSY1 is generally pretty awful. As a philosophy major, I'm not terribly interested in neurobiology and like many, I took Intro to Psych for the behavioral psychology. Schendan's section is pretty dry and uninteresting. I liked that she used visuals and class demonstrations to keep us paying attention, but she tends to baby her students a lot and treated us like we were very young.

Workload:
Schendan's test was by far the most difficult; because she dumbed down the material in class, it was harder to expect how challenging the test would be. Many people ended up dropping her test. I found that reading both the textbook and going to lectures was helpful because what I didn't understand in one generally was better clarified in the other.


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Tufts University: PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY - Psychology - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Donna Mumme | PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY | Psychology2006-01-05

Review:
Professor Mumme was a savior for the PSY 1 class. Though her material was basically common sense, she engaged the class, used videos, and genuinely cared about the social psychology she was teaching. I most enjoyed her unit. She is an excellent teacher and I am excited to take another class with her, especially in a smaller environment, because she knows how to keep things succinct and interesting.

Workload:
Three tests and one final, lowest grade dropped. Mumme used a lot of her class examples on the tests, so in this section, it's pretty important that you go to class. She is good in that she tells you what in the text you need to cover that she doesn't go over in class.


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Tufts University: PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY - Psychology - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Phillip Holcomb | PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY | Psychology2006-01-05

Review:
Because how a professor presents the material is so important in a lecture class, I will certainly hesitate to give Holcomb two thumbs up in Intro to Psych. His section of the course, Abnormal Psychology, is very interesting, but somehow, he managed to make it drier than I thought anyone could. He is not a poor teacher by any means, but in a lecture format, he does not provide any motivation for the student to want to go to class. Perhaps he might be better in a smaller class environment?

Workload:
Intro had three tests (one per each professor's unit) and a final, lowest grade dropped. I FOUND OUT THE HARD WAY THAT THEY DO NOT ROUND UP, EVEN IF YOU ARE .49% AWAY FROM ANOTHER GRADE LEVEL. In Holcomb's section, you should do the textbook reading because he gets you on some questions which appear only in the text.


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Tufts University: PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY - Psychology - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Halin Schendan | PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY | Psychology2005-12-25

Review:
By far the worst professor I have every had. Questions on exams are pages long and designed NOT to test your knowledge of the material but to see who does not fall victim to her ridiculous and confusing wording. Of the three professor who teach the course everyone agrees she is far and away the worst.

Workload:
A lot of reading but if spaced out appropriately it is easy.


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Tufts University: PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY - Psychology - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Phillip Holcomb | PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY | Psychology2005-12-22

Review:
I learned an imporatant lesson from this course. I really don't like psychology. I don't blame the professor or the course for that, I just didn't really like the material. Anyway, The course is very basic. It is mostly memorization of terms. The tests are all multiple choice, and you are given plenty of time for them. I've read other reviews that said this course was easy. That's not entirely true. It's not really easy, it's just straight foward. If you want to do well on the tests, you have to read the book and go to lectures. Make sure you know the bold face terms in the book, I think those were most important for doing well on the tests.
My most important piece of advice for this course is do as well as you can on the first three tests, because if you are satisfied with those grades, you don't have to take the final. The final counts the same as all the other tests. If you take all four tests, they will drop the lowest grade.

Workload:
There is a lot of reading, but that's it for workload.


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Emily Bushnell | PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY | Psychology2005-05-03

Review:
Extremely boring-- goes over concepts too thoroughly, speaks too slowly. But the class is taught by 3 different teachers, one of whom is great, so the class is worth taking. Plus, even if Bushnell is boring, the subject matter is interesting.

Workload:
Really easy class! Just be sure to do the readings and study for tests.


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Tufts University: PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY - Psychology - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Lisa Shin | PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY | Psychology2005-05-03

Review:
Shin always makes a point to field questions, which I liked. She's not too bad, but kind of dry. Stuffs a lot of info into one lecture.

Workload:
Psych 1 is easy- just keep on top of the readings.


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