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Psychology Statistics

January 13, 2020

Thorson, Katherine
Psychology Statistics

Kate is amazing!!! She is incredibly kind and friendly. She teaches very clearly and is always willing to take time to explain anything you are struggling with. I was really worried that stats was going to be a hard class but it ended up being extremely manageable and my favorite class.

The content was broken up into 3 units. Z-scores, T-tests, and ANOVA. She makes the complicated and intimidating content simple! I personally found the class realllly easy.

If you come to every class, pay attention to what Kate says and take notes on the lecture. You will do well. You don't need to even read the text book as long as you take note in class. The assignments are easy As. The tests are not difficult if you study. I never had to spend more than 2 hours studying my note before the exams.

She is a fair grader and does not design the tests to trick you. If you are confused about ANYTHING, she will spend as much time as it takes to explain it to you in simple terms until you understand.

Awesome teacher, 10/10


9 assignments that are for completion and just are a way to practice applying the content we learn in class. About a page and again they are just for completion.

3 unit tests, non-cumulative.
- the tests are 1 part multiple choice and 1 part written answers

May 03, 2017

Heuer, Larry Silver_nugget
Psychology Statistics

Do not take this class. Professor Heuer was a very dry lecturer, and did not explain the material for this class at all. Lectures were just him reading off a slideshow that he posts online, so you don't have to show up to class or even recitation. I taught the material to myself from the textbook before each test.
It's also hard to do well in this class, because he doesn't do a good job of teaching it. If you're pretty good at math and have no problem teaching yourself the material, you'll be fine and probably do well, since the information isn't that complicated. But if you're worried about being able to keep up with the material and are looking for a professor who will actually explain the material and help you understand the math, this is not the class for you. He's also very forgetful and not very good at answering emails.
It's very hard to know how you are doing in this class, because he is very vague about how your score on each test factors into your grade and what he's doing in terms of applying a curve.
If you have to take Psych Stats, take it with Professor Zahner, who's meant to be much better and easier to do well in. Do not take it with Professor Heuer.


Problem sets for each chapter in the textbook, you're allowed to miss 3 chapters. He's pretty lenient with deadlines for handing in homework, so that's not really an issue. It also doesn't matter how you do on the homework, as long as you finish them and hand them in. The grade for this class depends entirely how you do on the three tests over the course of the semester. Each test has a multiple choice section and a problem-solving section. If you understand the material, you'll be fine, but again, he does not do a good job of teaching the material. Plan to spend considerable time teaching yourself the material.
Technically this class has a recitation, but he makes it optional so you don't have to show up. He also usually ends lecture early.

May 04, 2016

Zar, Taylor Silver_nugget
Psychology Statistics

Low key had a girl crush on her....She's a really great TA. Go to her office hours!


The problem sets are kind of annoying but they're doable

April 26, 2016

Zar, Taylor Silver_nugget
Psychology Statistics

Taylor was so helpful and returned all assignments quickly! She was accessible and provided extra office hours whenever exams were coming up. She knew the material really well and was able to explain concepts easily.


weekly textbook homework

April 20, 2016

Zar, Taylor Silver_nugget
Psychology Statistics

She was super super helpful and sweet. Go to her office hours,they help so much!


Eh not easy not great. But Taylor is great.

June 24, 2014

Crisafi, Maria
Psychology Statistics

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.


I had psych stats with her and she is the worst professor I've ever had it was almost unreal.
She never was able to explain anything and it was so evident that she had no idea what she was talking about that you couldn't help but pity her. She said on the first day of class that she specializes in developmental psychology but what she really must have beens saying is that she knows absolutely nothing about psychology statistics.
She is so incapable of answering questions she would blatantly admit she wouldn't understand what the student was saying and would move on. Sometimes she would avoid asking if we had questions/ going over confusing coursework because she wouldn't be able to answer questions. So we would go on to new material without fully knowing the previous material.
All her power points are copied straight from the book that she just reads off. And she goes so fast taking notes is impossible.
The only reason i ever went to class ever was to turn in homework that she only graded for completion. Other than that it was the biggest waste of time.

she also has the weirdest sense of humor that comes off as rude, sarcastic, and hesitant.

I had to learn all the material from the book because words cannot emphasize how little help she was. I scored well above average on all the tests, studied a ridiculous amount, and still ended up getting a B in this class.


3 long, hard midterm exams with a ll types of questions. Once I didn't even finish the exam. A lot of questions that she didn't funny explain or explain at all.
She doesn't curve but gives 3 5 pt extra credit opportunities that aren't much help

October 31, 2005

Kenny, Patricia Silver_nugget
Psychology Statistics

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Professor Kenny is so genuine. That is the best word to describe her. She's friendly, genuine and helpful. She understands that Statistics isn't for everyone and tries her best to make the exams manageable for everyone. It's amazing. I know some people find her lectures boring, but I would actually pay attention and find it interesting because of her real-life examples that I could relate to or at least that I could use to connect to the math. If you're really bad at math, then reading each chapter before it's discussed in class is extremely helpful because you'll be prepared with questions and the lecture will reinforce that you've read. If you're awesome with math, then reading before class might make the lecture seen redundant. The exams are fair. The grading is generous. She's very accessible (she gives you her phone number) and she remembers your name and wants to help you out. It's an overall great package, especially since I suck at math.


Four exams & weekly homework from workbook. Can omit grade from either 1st or 3rd exam so that they don't count in the overall ultimate grade.

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