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[PSYC BC1138] Social Psychology (lecture)

May 22, 2013

Stroessner, Steven Silver_nugget
[PSYC BC1138] Social Psychology (lecture)

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Professor Stroessner is amazing! The lectures were really interesting and he makes class funny and enjoyable.He really cares about his students and is very approachable. In order to do well, you should attend the lectures and take good notes. Reading the textbook also helps because his exams are a mix of book and lecture. Even though his tests can be a bit hard, they are totally manageable, I am not a psychology major and still did well. I definitely recommend this class!!

Workload:

Three to four chapters per exam, 4 non-cumulative exams with multiple choice and short answers

May 15, 2011

Stroessner, Steven Silver_nugget
[PSYC BC1138] Social Psychology (lecture)

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Prof. Stroessner is a great professor and I would highly recommend taking his class. As you'll read in the other reviews, his course is not easy, but the material is so interesting that when it comes to studying for the tests, you might actually enjoy it! I took the class because I'm a psych major and it definitely was way more challenging than my other psych classes. Nevertheless, I wouldn't miss out on this class! He's a great lecturer and is really responsive if you have questions.
Bottom line- take the class!

Workload:

3 non-cumulative tests. Not easy, but with the proper preparation, you can do well.

May 02, 2011

Stroessner, Steven Silver_nugget
[PSYC BC1138] Social Psychology (lecture)

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This class is GREAT. The lectures are always interesting and Professor Stroessner always adds current examples and anecdotes that make his lectures enjoyable. Take good notes and do the reading for the exams, they show up on the tests. Overall, a class I always wanted to attend. He does post his powerpoint lectures, but the studies he talks about are hard to understand without going to class.

Make sure you study for the exams, they're definitely not easy, but completely doable.

Workload:

Just reading. 3 multiple choice and 2 short answer question exams, the final is one of them and is non-cumulative. Really fair, but not easy.

May 06, 2009

Stroessner, Steven Silver_nugget
[PSYC BC1138] Social Psychology (lecture)

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Professor Stroessner is GREAT! His lectures are really interesting, and he is great at answering students' questions during class. If you are interested in Social Psychology, DEFINITELY take it with him! He posts his powerpoints, but I still highly recommend going to class, because it will be much harder to study the powerpoints if you don't. The tests are not easy--I've taken a similar class before and I study and I still get Bs.

Workload:

3 tests (2 midterms, 1 final, all non-cumulative). MC and two short essay Qs. There is generally about 5 chapters of textbook per exam. Not super easy!

May 10, 2007

Stroessner, Steven Silver_nugget
[PSYC BC1138] Social Psychology (lecture)

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Stroessner is a really nice guy. This class is laid back and enjoyable. Tests are lecture based with a few questions from the book. My only criticism is his lectures are a little fast and since there are no slides and he doesn't really use the board you have to pay attention and write quickly (and also attend class). However, compared to other psych courses the exams aren't that tricky and again Stroessner is a super nice guy. very manageable course.

Workload:

3 exams-all same length, format, and noncumulative

August 26, 2005

Kammrath, Lara Silver_nugget
[PSYC BC2151] Organizational Psychology and [PSYC BC1138] Social Psychology (lecture)

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i really really like lara. shes interesting and a really great professor. take any class with her. its almost impossible that youd be disappointed.

Workload:

never heavy. you might find yourself working extra hard just to impress her though.

August 09, 2004

Kammrath, Lara Silver_nugget
[PSYC BC1138] Social Psychology (lecture)

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This was a good class overall. Attending lectures is not neccesary, nor is reading the book, because the lecture notes are all posted online (this may not cover 100% of the material but it comes pretty close - enough to pull off an A of you really know the lecture notes well). However the lectures aren't that bad - I fell asleep sometimes but while I was awake they were pretty interesting, and attending lectures definitely did help make studying easier. The material is definitely intersting also, its the type of stuff you'll find yourself repeating to your friends as in "hey wanna hear something cool I learned today?" or "ya know how we though Jake and Lisa had a really screwed up relationship bec they fight all the time? well I learned . . ."
to sum up, its an easy class with minimal work and interesting material

Workload:

some reading which is not neccesary
3 non cumulative exams with 50 Mult choice and 6 short answer. she curves but people usually did pretty well so the curve wasnt so big
offers an extra credit paper which can raise your overall grade between 1 and 5 points, but its a long assignment and Kammrath said shed be a tough grader on it. i didnt do it so I dont know if its worthwhile.

July 14, 2004

Kammrath, Lara Silver_nugget
[PSYC BC1138] Social Psychology (lecture)

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A wonderful professsor, Kammrath always delivers a fascinating lectures filled with different psych experiments and modern day examples to support different psych theories. She always answers questions, and no matter how off topic someone's question may be, she always tries to find its relevance and is never condescending. And although she may go too quickly in class, all of her lecture notes are posted on courseworks. The reading is also not too heavy and very interesting whether you are a psych major or not. Furthermore, she is very approachable and always makes time to speak with students outside of class. An overall excellent class.

Workload:

Three noncumulativ exams, for which she always gives study guides and practice midterms. Nightly reading. If you do most of the reading, and use the study guides and practice exams, you should do well in the class.

May 14, 2004

Kammrath, Lara Silver_nugget
[PSYC BC1138] Social Psychology (lecture)

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AWESOME PROFESSOR!!! She gives you a study sheet, practice exam, and review session before every exam. She even comes in on her own time during the weekend for the review session, which is so nice. Her lecture notes are all on courseworks. Also, if you ever cannot make the review sessions, she's also open to seeing you during her office hours for questions. She is awesome! She's damn smart in psyc and she's great at answering questions. Also, she's always so nice and cheerful everyday. I would definitely recommend this class. THe lecture was better than the lab to me only because the labs were kind of tedious to me. The topic of social psychology is way interesting in itself. Great class.

Workload:

No homework. Reading articles now and then. 2 midterms and a final. Not cumulative. If you take the lab, there are 3 labs and the lab section overall counts as 30% of your class grade. The exams are not that bad. She has a variety of questions from the way easy to the challenging. But again, she's really open to questions and she's very personable. Love her. Can't wait to take another class with her.

April 13, 2004

Kammrath, Lara Silver_nugget
[PSYC BC1138] Social Psychology (lecture)

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I really appreciated Dr. Kammrath's thorough knowledge of the material and her willingness to impart this knowledge on her students. She always took time for questions and explained everything very clearly to the class. However, I cant deny that there were times when I was less than enthused to attend her class. She goes over a lot of studies to prove each theory, which in my opinion, got a little boring...in fact I was known to fall asleep for extended periods of time in class. She is a big fan of Powerpoint and as a result her lectures can be very detailed. The benefit of this is that she includes all the relevant information from the text book making it easy to suceed on her exams without ever having read from the text book.
Overall, she knows exactley what she is talking about, and makes it easy to do well in her class. I would reccommend taking this class because in the end I did learn a lot even if it was at times a little boring.

Workload:

Usual for a psych class: 3 noncumulative exams, the reading was (if you attended most lectures) completely optional since she summarizes all the important stuff in class. Overall, extremely doable

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
PSYB / PSYC PSYB PSYC BC1138: Social Psychology-Lec Steven Stroessner 2012 Spring TR / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1
PSYB / PSYC PSYB PSYC BC1138: Social Psychology-Lec Steven Stroessner 2011 Spring TR / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1
PSYB / PSYC PSYB PSYC BC1138: Social Psychology-Lec Sarah Ketay 2010 Spring MW / 4:10- 5:25 PM 1
PSYB / PSYC PSYB PSYC BC1138: Social Psychology-Lec Steven Stroessner 2009 Spring TR / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1
PSYB / PSYC PSYB PSYC BC1138: Social Psychology-Lec Steven Stroessner 2005 Spring TR / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1
PSYB / PSYC PSYB PSYC BC1138: Social Psychology-Lec Lara Kammrath 2004 Spring TR / 4:10- 5:25 PM 1