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PSYCH 209: Research Methods
University of Washington

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2.3/5

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PSYCH 209 Research Methods is a Psychology course at UW taught by the following professor: Jacqueline Pickrell.
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  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Culligan is very interesting and accessible. As for Psych209 i felt like the class content was a little boring ( but easier)compared to Biopsych or Psych101. However, Dr. V are excellent in speaking , which made the class more exciting. EXAMS ARE BASED MOSTLY FROM WHAT SHE SPEAKS IN LECTURE!! w/ 3 EC questions on every exams. It obvious she loves what she does and helps any unsure psych pre-majors fall in love too! Absolutely one of the best profs I have had so far at UW out of any programs! If you ever see her teaching a class... TAKE IT! P.S. her lectures are structured around the book ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very passionate about what she teaches and knowledgeable about the subject. There are times that she is funny but most of the time she tries hard to be funny. I am not sure if it is just the class itself that is boring or the way that she is teaching it because you just come to class to get the read the textbook to you. Her lectures slides are great tools for studying. Tests are extremely straight forward. She is a phenomenal lecturer. She recognizes that the material in research psych is dry and mundane but she tries to make class engaging. Super enthusiastic about teaching. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Dr. Culligan is a great individual outside class but that doesn't mean that she is a great professor. Don't even show up to class, just read the textbook. If you do show up then you can have the textbook read to you. You also get a show as she stumbles over herself trying to stay politically correct. Very easy class. Quiz sections were fun... usually. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She's a great professor. Gives very clear examples for each topic. Always open for questions. Uses PollEverywhere for participation but offers an abundance of xtra credit participation to make up for some days. HW can time-consuming but teaching staff/sections are helpful. Exams are multiple-choice ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She's a very easy professor. You have to attend lecture. She gives clicker questions every lecture and participation is a big part of your grade in this class. The material is very dry in this class. She does her best to spice it up but this class is still very boring. Still, Ann Voorhies is a good professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I took all of the intro to psych courses with Dr. Voorhies and she is phenomenal! She is willing to answer questions in class as well as by email or during office hours. I enjoyed her class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Voorhies was the reason I found That Psychology is my passion. It's hard to say otherwise. She's very clear when she's lecturing and is incredibly down to earth. She uses a free mobile app for a clicker and a free online textbook which is awesome. The downsides of the class don't relate to her, we were a guinea pig class for some new content and she was very receptive of our struggles. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She is a nice and good professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Voorhies is one of the best professors I've had. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I was excited to take the class then disappointed by the content of the class. I can see Ann is trying to make the class fun by raising her voice but it's been having the opposite effects. Her examples are very confusing. The exams are pretty easy. class not curved. But I would try to avoid her. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She was OKAY.... The first 3 tests were the most hard. There is a lot of terminology (annoying) and her tests questions are multilayered- so when studying you have to know everything for each concept. Study where NT's are projected- those were the hardest for me! Her test outlines were unhelpful bc they literally cover everything. Get a good TA!!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I truly regret taking this class. Exams were hard and instructor is sometimes rude and not approachable. It is unfair that there are a lot of questions in the exam, but the duration of the exams are very short (50 minutes only)! TAs are not helpful too. Grading by TA is very tough. Not recommended. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Passer is one of my favorite professors at UW. He gives examples for all concepts he reviews in lectures. He offers practice exams which are EXACTLY like the exams he administers. In office hours he's friendly and very helpful. As long as the textbook is read it's easy to get a strong grade. Even his TA's are knowledgeable and pleasant. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Passer is very knowledgeable, and makes a boring subject more interesting. The book helps a fair amount. The test were Passer tests and were generally hit and miss. One test you will do well and another do worse. The writing and lab stuff was pretty easy. I never really attended lab but only once in awhile. The ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Dr. Passer is a pretty cool guy, I imagine my dad to be just like he is in about 20 years (dorky old white guy). He knows how to explain a concept multiple ways to assure everyone understands it. It's difficult to make research psychology interesting as an introductory class, but he does! Read the book and may attention in class and you will do well on all the exams. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very professional, knows his stuff. I don't remember if I wrote a review for him. But he worths me crediting his teaching style and pace in lecture. Above-average guys should find his 209 slow paced and okay i know all this yay. but on average, easy to follow. Grade boomer&#63 hm. . i would say so He tries to make it interesting though. Unfortunately, he has a really soothing voice that would instantly make me fall asleep so I would have to listen to his lectures a couple times. I didn't put much effort in this class but got a 3.3, but you can get a 4.0 easily. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He gives lots of examples so you'll understand the content well The video he makes you watch are super interesting and he chooses studies that help you understand the content better. However, it's obvious that he is VERY smart, and is passionate about his work. The material isn't the most interesting, but his examples make it better. At the very least outline the chapters or you'll bomb the tests. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This guy knows what he's teaching extremely well. Speaks clearly. I like how he doesn't have slides but writes along w/ us. I wish someone had told me how important it was to READ THE BOOK! He has podcasts of class online. He is very detailed & picky in hw instructions make sure to read ALL of them carefully. Don't let the hw amount distract you from the readings as well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    OK, psych 209 is a pretty dull class, but you have to take it sometime, & he's a great professor. He is always around to help, and tests are very fair. You will learn a lot from him and get a good grade. TA matters!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Passer has obviously been teaching forever - he has his formula down pat, and it works perfectly. He's a nice and funny guy. He may move slow, but it's because he wants to make sure you learn the material. HE, however, makes it somewhat interesting. Is an awesome professor, and makes concepts crystal clear. Also gives practice q's for exams in order for you to estimate the amount you understand. Fair grader as well. Qz sections sometimes helpful. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Passer is a nice guy, but the material is so dry that it's hard to pay attention. Lots of research examples and interesting movies to make less boring. Read the book, use the Writing Center, go to lectures(!), and take the practice exams (very similar to the actual ones). Non-cumulative final. Weird grading scale (20% get 4.0 on exam, but can only miss 1-2 questions). ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Definitely recommend taking his class! A very considerate teacher. His class is also very easy to take notes with. Simple outlines but he enhances it with examples which makes the materials very memorable. Just attend his lectures, copy notes, go to TA section, do practice exam and you will do fine on the test! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    The content is quite boring but Passerâ?? My favorite thing about him is he is very articulate and very clear. Compared to some of the other professors and lecturers I've had, I can tell this man is very experienced and operates on a very high level as an educator, and I'm sure as a psychologist as well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dull material, but he's nice and funny. Read the textbook and write down whatever he writes down on the overheads as those are usually very important notes, which could be asked on exams! Basically, if you read the textbook it should be very easy for you to get a 3.5 or above! He uses great examples while teaching that really help you comprehend the material! There isn't a ton covered in this class, and I didn't find the material that hard-much of it was very easy to understand. However, be careful in this class with homework- it is weighted the same as tests-so follow instructions & make an appointment with the psych writing center ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Passer knew what he was talking about. s a nice guy who is always willing to answer/clarify questions. Do read the text book and make sure you donâ?? t get behind because some of the chapters are long and the material is a bit dry and it will be on the tests. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Passer is pretty good at making boring material somewhat interesting. The information is clear, the tests are not difficult at all if you study a little. However, he has a very monotone voice and little personality - it's really easy to fall asleep in his class. Bewarned! I also had him for Psych 209 - same experience. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's definitely one of the most easy-going professor in lower level classes. He made this extremely boring class actually interesting. Make sure you do the PollEverywhere questions/do good on the homework assignments. Final grade is determined by total points, not percent, so be aware. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Passer is great. Made relatively boring material interesting and easy to understand. The class was overall really easy. Did all the work, got a 4.0 ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great professor! Tests are pretty easy but you should still study because every little point matters in this class! The content can be boring for non-majors. Definitely not a class to take for fun. The tests are clear-cut and overall the class is reasonable, but make sure you read the textbook! Sometimes it explains concepts better than the prof does. And get used to deciphering his handwriting. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is very organized and his expectations are pretty clear. I might even say this class was a bit challenging. If you take this class, READ THE TEXTBOOK. His tests aren't super hard, but lot of questions are from the text. Read the book, attend lecture, and you're bound to get a good grade. He tries to make it interesting with comics, activities & cool examples. He has great sense of humor, is really nice & his grading is very fair. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    The topics in this class are extremely boring but Professer Passer usually makes class fairly entertaining with critical thinking exercises and lots of examples. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very likeable teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    If it weren't for Michael Passer, this class would be great for naps. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Passer does a pretty good job making bland subjects interesting with his great examples and lectures. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This class could easily be boring, but Dr. Passer made his lectures interesting and fun. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Stupid grading system ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This class is easy but he is soooooooooo boring! The tests are easy as long as your do the reading. I never went to lecture and never got less than an 87% on the test. What is stupid is that he weights homework assignments the same as tests and grades extremely hard, so homework can screw your overall grade. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This class is boring, but required for psych majors. He talks really slow and takes forever to explain really easy concepts. If you look at the lecture notes there are usually only 3 or 4 things that we learn in lecture but it takes 50 minutes because he is so slow! His examples are interesting but the way he presents things is so dull. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Funny and definitely invested, knows he topic and gives tons of examples for the terms. Grading is tough and often subjective. Feels like she's reading from lecture notes, which means she is well prepared, but it doesn't sound like a conversation. Confident in her knowledge. Very friendly. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    If you need to take 209, definitely take it from her! It is a dreadful Psych major prereq--the material is dry, and despite Dr. Pickrell's best efforts, the lectures were pretty dry as well. You get action points for attendance in class and Quiz Section... that's the only thing that kept me the slightest bit interested in attendance. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Pickrell is a genuinely good person. Not the most fun or easiest material but she understands that and compensates with extra credit. Genuinely cares that her students succeed and makes sure they learn without having to worry about grades. Must-have professor. As a result, she cares about your grades--sometimes even more than you do. Lecture material is dry, but her investment and enthusiasm add life to it. Exams can be tricky, though make sure you know the material well. Homework is easy points. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I liked Professor Pickrell a lot! She was clear about her concepts and assignments. The class was nicely scheduled, the time expected to do assignments was up to par. Tests weren't too bad, grading is a little funky. TAs were nice. Pretty okay Prereq, not dreadful in the slightest. But the material will hit back at you and make alot of sense in the future. This is how I feel. The tests we alright, but there are alot of assignments that also count to your grade so it's easy to get an A. Recommended! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She is a good lecturer and her expectations are clear. The tests are definitely related to the lectures, so if you go to class you'll be totally fine. She has participation points! Worth taking. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Give extra credits on tests, assignments and lecturn attendance. Research methods is not the most interesting topic in the field of psychology, but it does serve a purpose and Pickrell does her best at teaching it. The HW assignments were lengthy, but if you start early and follow guidelines, you'll be fine. Tests are completely fair. Action points require attendance. She is one of the nicest and caring teachers I have ever met. If I ever needed help I was able to e-mail her directly. If you go to her office hours, you will be pleased with the in-depth knowledge she has as well as her ability to help you with the coursework and exam prep. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Extremely organized lectures and class structure. I personally enjoyed coming to her lectures. There were 2 midterms and 1 final. She also has this action point setup, which is basically like clicker questions that you turn in at the end of the class for participation points. She's generous with points because she knows that points mean a lot to us! Definitely recommend her! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Amazing professor. There is a lot of vocab and designs that are covered and details matter. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Let me tell you about Professor Pickrell. Easy to get a 3.5. But for some assignments, it's not easy to get a really high grade since there are plenty of details needed to take care of. Tests are straightforward. The course content is somehow boring, full of concepts, but some examples used for explanation are interesting. But, Dr. Pickrell and the TAs always tried their best to make the homework useful, exams straightforward, and lectures engaging. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This course was so dry and so boring that I could barely get myself to study most of the time. The class wasn't hard, it's just the material was really boring. Just make sure you read the textbook and pay attention in class and you'll be fine. Lectures were pretty boring though. I never read the book and managed a 3.7, but I feel like if I did I would've gotten a better grade. Working with stats in Excel was kinda cool. Overall not much work required but pretty dull. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    It's a pretty dry class, but wasn't too bad. Be careful of losing silly points on homework . Make sure to read the textbook and it is a good idea to attend class (because of occasional participation points) although lecture was screencast as well. Also, attending quiz section will help you out in the long run! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Pretty straightforward class with fair assessments on homework and tests. ...Continue reading

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    Dr. Culligan is very interesting and accessible. As for Psych209 i felt like the class content was a little boring ( but easier)compared to Biopsych or Psych101. However, Dr. V are excellent in speaking , which made the class more exciting. EXAMS ARE BASED MOSTLY FROM WHAT SHE SPEAKS IN LECTURE!! w/ 3 EC questions on every exams. It obvious she loves what she does and helps any unsure psych pre-majors fall in love too! Absolutely one of the best profs I have had so far at UW out of any programs! If you ever see her teaching a class... TAKE IT! P.S. her lectures are structured around the book ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very passionate about what she teaches and knowledgeable about the subject. There are times that she is funny but most of the time she tries hard to be funny. I am not sure if it is just the class itself that is boring or the way that she is teaching it because you just come to class to get the read the textbook to you. Her lectures slides are great tools for studying. Tests are extremely straight forward. She is a phenomenal lecturer. She recognizes that the material in research psych is dry and mundane but she tries to make class engaging. Super enthusiastic about teaching. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Dr. Culligan is a great individual outside class but that doesn't mean that she is a great professor. Don't even show up to class, just read the textbook. If you do show up then you can have the textbook read to you. You also get a show as she stumbles over herself trying to stay politically correct. Very easy class. Quiz sections were fun... usually. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She's a great professor. Gives very clear examples for each topic. Always open for questions. Uses PollEverywhere for participation but offers an abundance of xtra credit participation to make up for some days. HW can time-consuming but teaching staff/sections are helpful. Exams are multiple-choice ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She's a very easy professor. You have to attend lecture. She gives clicker questions every lecture and participation is a big part of your grade in this class. The material is very dry in this class. She does her best to spice it up but this class is still very boring. Still, Ann Voorhies is a good professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I took all of the intro to psych courses with Dr. Voorhies and she is phenomenal! She is willing to answer questions in class as well as by email or during office hours. I enjoyed her class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Voorhies was the reason I found That Psychology is my passion. It's hard to say otherwise. She's very clear when she's lecturing and is incredibly down to earth. She uses a free mobile app for a clicker and a free online textbook which is awesome. The downsides of the class don't relate to her, we were a guinea pig class for some new content and she was very receptive of our struggles. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She is a nice and good professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Voorhies is one of the best professors I've had. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I was excited to take the class then disappointed by the content of the class. I can see Ann is trying to make the class fun by raising her voice but it's been having the opposite effects. Her examples are very confusing. The exams are pretty easy. class not curved. But I would try to avoid her. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She was OKAY.... The first 3 tests were the most hard. There is a lot of terminology (annoying) and her tests questions are multilayered- so when studying you have to know everything for each concept. Study where NT's are projected- those were the hardest for me! Her test outlines were unhelpful bc they literally cover everything. Get a good TA!!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I truly regret taking this class. Exams were hard and instructor is sometimes rude and not approachable. It is unfair that there are a lot of questions in the exam, but the duration of the exams are very short (50 minutes only)! TAs are not helpful too. Grading by TA is very tough. Not recommended. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Passer is one of my favorite professors at UW. He gives examples for all concepts he reviews in lectures. He offers practice exams which are EXACTLY like the exams he administers. In office hours he's friendly and very helpful. As long as the textbook is read it's easy to get a strong grade. Even his TA's are knowledgeable and pleasant. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Passer is very knowledgeable, and makes a boring subject more interesting. The book helps a fair amount. The test were Passer tests and were generally hit and miss. One test you will do well and another do worse. The writing and lab stuff was pretty easy. I never really attended lab but only once in awhile. The ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Dr. Passer is a pretty cool guy, I imagine my dad to be just like he is in about 20 years (dorky old white guy). He knows how to explain a concept multiple ways to assure everyone understands it. It's difficult to make research psychology interesting as an introductory class, but he does! Read the book and may attention in class and you will do well on all the exams. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very professional, knows his stuff. I don't remember if I wrote a review for him. But he worths me crediting his teaching style and pace in lecture. Above-average guys should find his 209 slow paced and okay i know all this yay. but on average, easy to follow. Grade boomer&#63 hm. . i would say so He tries to make it interesting though. Unfortunately, he has a really soothing voice that would instantly make me fall asleep so I would have to listen to his lectures a couple times. I didn't put much effort in this class but got a 3.3, but you can get a 4.0 easily. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He gives lots of examples so you'll understand the content well The video he makes you watch are super interesting and he chooses studies that help you understand the content better. However, it's obvious that he is VERY smart, and is passionate about his work. The material isn't the most interesting, but his examples make it better. At the very least outline the chapters or you'll bomb the tests. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This guy knows what he's teaching extremely well. Speaks clearly. I like how he doesn't have slides but writes along w/ us. I wish someone had told me how important it was to READ THE BOOK! He has podcasts of class online. He is very detailed & picky in hw instructions make sure to read ALL of them carefully. Don't let the hw amount distract you from the readings as well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    OK, psych 209 is a pretty dull class, but you have to take it sometime, & he's a great professor. He is always around to help, and tests are very fair. You will learn a lot from him and get a good grade. TA matters!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Passer has obviously been teaching forever - he has his formula down pat, and it works perfectly. He's a nice and funny guy. He may move slow, but it's because he wants to make sure you learn the material. HE, however, makes it somewhat interesting. Is an awesome professor, and makes concepts crystal clear. Also gives practice q's for exams in order for you to estimate the amount you understand. Fair grader as well. Qz sections sometimes helpful. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Passer is a nice guy, but the material is so dry that it's hard to pay attention. Lots of research examples and interesting movies to make less boring. Read the book, use the Writing Center, go to lectures(!), and take the practice exams (very similar to the actual ones). Non-cumulative final. Weird grading scale (20% get 4.0 on exam, but can only miss 1-2 questions). ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Definitely recommend taking his class! A very considerate teacher. His class is also very easy to take notes with. Simple outlines but he enhances it with examples which makes the materials very memorable. Just attend his lectures, copy notes, go to TA section, do practice exam and you will do fine on the test! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    The content is quite boring but Passerâ?? My favorite thing about him is he is very articulate and very clear. Compared to some of the other professors and lecturers I've had, I can tell this man is very experienced and operates on a very high level as an educator, and I'm sure as a psychologist as well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dull material, but he's nice and funny. Read the textbook and write down whatever he writes down on the overheads as those are usually very important notes, which could be asked on exams! Basically, if you read the textbook it should be very easy for you to get a 3.5 or above! He uses great examples while teaching that really help you comprehend the material! There isn't a ton covered in this class, and I didn't find the material that hard-much of it was very easy to understand. However, be careful in this class with homework- it is weighted the same as tests-so follow instructions & make an appointment with the psych writing center ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Passer knew what he was talking about. s a nice guy who is always willing to answer/clarify questions. Do read the text book and make sure you donâ?? t get behind because some of the chapters are long and the material is a bit dry and it will be on the tests. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Passer is pretty good at making boring material somewhat interesting. The information is clear, the tests are not difficult at all if you study a little. However, he has a very monotone voice and little personality - it's really easy to fall asleep in his class. Bewarned! I also had him for Psych 209 - same experience. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's definitely one of the most easy-going professor in lower level classes. He made this extremely boring class actually interesting. Make sure you do the PollEverywhere questions/do good on the homework assignments. Final grade is determined by total points, not percent, so be aware. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Passer is great. Made relatively boring material interesting and easy to understand. The class was overall really easy. Did all the work, got a 4.0 ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great professor! Tests are pretty easy but you should still study because every little point matters in this class! The content can be boring for non-majors. Definitely not a class to take for fun. The tests are clear-cut and overall the class is reasonable, but make sure you read the textbook! Sometimes it explains concepts better than the prof does. And get used to deciphering his handwriting. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is very organized and his expectations are pretty clear. I might even say this class was a bit challenging. If you take this class, READ THE TEXTBOOK. His tests aren't super hard, but lot of questions are from the text. Read the book, attend lecture, and you're bound to get a good grade. He tries to make it interesting with comics, activities & cool examples. He has great sense of humor, is really nice & his grading is very fair. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    The topics in this class are extremely boring but Professer Passer usually makes class fairly entertaining with critical thinking exercises and lots of examples. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very likeable teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    If it weren't for Michael Passer, this class would be great for naps. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Passer does a pretty good job making bland subjects interesting with his great examples and lectures. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This class could easily be boring, but Dr. Passer made his lectures interesting and fun. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Stupid grading system ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This class is easy but he is soooooooooo boring! The tests are easy as long as your do the reading. I never went to lecture and never got less than an 87% on the test. What is stupid is that he weights homework assignments the same as tests and grades extremely hard, so homework can screw your overall grade. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This class is boring, but required for psych majors. He talks really slow and takes forever to explain really easy concepts. If you look at the lecture notes there are usually only 3 or 4 things that we learn in lecture but it takes 50 minutes because he is so slow! His examples are interesting but the way he presents things is so dull. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Funny and definitely invested, knows he topic and gives tons of examples for the terms. Grading is tough and often subjective. Feels like she's reading from lecture notes, which means she is well prepared, but it doesn't sound like a conversation. Confident in her knowledge. Very friendly. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    If you need to take 209, definitely take it from her! It is a dreadful Psych major prereq--the material is dry, and despite Dr. Pickrell's best efforts, the lectures were pretty dry as well. You get action points for attendance in class and Quiz Section... that's the only thing that kept me the slightest bit interested in attendance. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Pickrell is a genuinely good person. Not the most fun or easiest material but she understands that and compensates with extra credit. Genuinely cares that her students succeed and makes sure they learn without having to worry about grades. Must-have professor. As a result, she cares about your grades--sometimes even more than you do. Lecture material is dry, but her investment and enthusiasm add life to it. Exams can be tricky, though make sure you know the material well. Homework is easy points. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I liked Professor Pickrell a lot! She was clear about her concepts and assignments. The class was nicely scheduled, the time expected to do assignments was up to par. Tests weren't too bad, grading is a little funky. TAs were nice. Pretty okay Prereq, not dreadful in the slightest. But the material will hit back at you and make alot of sense in the future. This is how I feel. The tests we alright, but there are alot of assignments that also count to your grade so it's easy to get an A. Recommended! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She is a good lecturer and her expectations are clear. The tests are definitely related to the lectures, so if you go to class you'll be totally fine. She has participation points! Worth taking. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Give extra credits on tests, assignments and lecturn attendance. Research methods is not the most interesting topic in the field of psychology, but it does serve a purpose and Pickrell does her best at teaching it. The HW assignments were lengthy, but if you start early and follow guidelines, you'll be fine. Tests are completely fair. Action points require attendance. She is one of the nicest and caring teachers I have ever met. If I ever needed help I was able to e-mail her directly. If you go to her office hours, you will be pleased with the in-depth knowledge she has as well as her ability to help you with the coursework and exam prep. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Extremely organized lectures and class structure. I personally enjoyed coming to her lectures. There were 2 midterms and 1 final. She also has this action point setup, which is basically like clicker questions that you turn in at the end of the class for participation points. She's generous with points because she knows that points mean a lot to us! Definitely recommend her! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Amazing professor. There is a lot of vocab and designs that are covered and details matter. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Let me tell you about Professor Pickrell. Easy to get a 3.5. But for some assignments, it's not easy to get a really high grade since there are plenty of details needed to take care of. Tests are straightforward. The course content is somehow boring, full of concepts, but some examples used for explanation are interesting. But, Dr. Pickrell and the TAs always tried their best to make the homework useful, exams straightforward, and lectures engaging. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This course was so dry and so boring that I could barely get myself to study most of the time. The class wasn't hard, it's just the material was really boring. Just make sure you read the textbook and pay attention in class and you'll be fine. Lectures were pretty boring though. I never read the book and managed a 3.7, but I feel like if I did I would've gotten a better grade. Working with stats in Excel was kinda cool. Overall not much work required but pretty dull. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    It's a pretty dry class, but wasn't too bad. Be careful of losing silly points on homework . Make sure to read the textbook and it is a good idea to attend class (because of occasional participation points) although lecture was screencast as well. Also, attending quiz section will help you out in the long run! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Pretty straightforward class with fair assessments on homework and tests. ...Continue reading