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PSYC 139
San Jose State University

Average Class Rating

Rated 3.0/5

Average Class Difficulty

2.9/5

Rated moderate

Average Grade

C

Grade recieved

PSYC 139 is an Engineering course at SJSU taught by the following professor: Naomiwagner.
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  • Class rating 5/5
    Best class I ever had.... knows who her students are. . very down to earth...funny as all heck. You may not need to attend class for lectures, but they are so engaing you won't want to miss her class. If i wasn't graduating, i would take her for as many courses as possible! Lectures are not boring, and she is motivating! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    The GREAT RAT TA TA TAN IS NUMBER 1 ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr Del Chiaro is a fantastic teacher. Very laid back yet gets through his lesson with laughs along the way. Gives good reviews before exams. Quizzes were mostly done in groups. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I have taken 3 psyc courses from him. He is passionate about psych, has a wonderful sense of humor, and very clearly identifies requirements to earn a good grade. He is liberal with his office hours and always has time for students. If you read and study you will do very well. He offers some extra credit which could be the difference between A & B ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Very short attention span. Other than that he's great and very helpful. Goes over the tests and gives study guides, and the 2 projects were not difficult. I would like to take him for psyc 155 too. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    One of the best profs I've ever had. What does that tell you&#63 Go to class and do all the assignments. I am not a good test taker but I still get B's because I do good on everything else. I do recommend him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Here's what his lectures consist of HIS OWN NOTES FROM THE TEXTBOOK. Don't even bother showing up to class, just make sure to follow the text and you'll pass easily. Grades based off 10 quizzes, 2 midterms, and 1 final. Quizzes on canvas, open book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Avoid if you want to actually learn something! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very easy professor as long as you pay attention. If you do good on the quizes, midterm, and class project, u dont have to take the final:) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Horrible class!! He was very arrogant, not helpful, very boring, not fair, prejudice, a total jerk!!!!!!!! Find another teacher for this course! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I WOULD LOVE TO RETAKE HER AGAIN. Explicitly states whats on the exams & the assignments she emails to you should be put on your TO DO LIST because they'll help you (Dont have to turn it in). You have to read the textbook. Great Professor! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She's very flexible & nice. Easy class but must attend lectures because her exams are from notes. She is easy to approach and helpful. She does have and accent so listen closely. Lectures are fun and interesting SHE'S VERY SWEET AND TAKES TIME TO SPEAK TO STUDENTS WHO ARE STRUGGLING IN THE CLASS TO HELP THEM GET THIER GRADE UP. SHE GOES OF YOUR EXAMS AND PROVIDES A STUDY GUIDE. YOU STILL MUST WORK FOR AN A. SHE'S VERY APPROACHABLE AND LOVE TO CALL ON PEOPLE WHO SIT IN THE FRONT ROW OF CLASS. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She's Ok. You have to read the book, and listen to what she says. Her accent is not that bad at all, rather just an excuse for a bad grade from other students. The bad thing though is that she only grades from three exams, no extra points or other assignments. Her exams were not that hard though if you read the book and follow her study guide. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She is great. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I expected Wagner to be tough, but I love her!!! Overall you can expect to do well if you do generally do well with reading chapters, taking notes quickly, and following her study guide. i found myself falling asleep in her class often. the final is comprehensive and 100 questions and not easy. there are no reviews of the test material afterwards either so you're left wondering what you got wrong. Grade is based on multiple choice exams. If you cannot bear to study on your own, this is not for you. If you tend to do well on MC exams, take this class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    wagner is passionate about the subject she teaches, has a sense of humor, but her lectures can be a bit draining. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Wagner is not a very good professor. if you read the book and her presentations on line there is almost no reason to show up to class except for test. I would not recommend her but I think she is the only one who teaches personality. :( You cannot understand her and even worse on paper (Her emails/test questions do not make sense). Wont budge on grades. Grade only based on scantron. No HW or projects to raise grade. Takes attendance but doesnt use it. Bottom line: retarded. I'm an A student and I got a B. I HATE HER. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Naomi Wagner is one of the worst professors I have ever had. She can't teach. The class was based on a boring lecture and 50 question exams and a 100 question final that she will not tell you about. Study guides are given, but they do not help in preparation for the actual exams on exam days. (Take this professor at your own risk). She has a good study guide that will help you for the tests so overall she has a good class. Nice lady ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Horrible Teacher. It's true that she rambles on during lecture and most of what she says and puts on the study guides isn't on the tests. Read the book and just show up for the tests and you'll do better than most. I did well on the first 2 tests not too good on the 3rd and poorly on the final and I got an F. Upon further investigation 3 other friends had poor experiences with her as well. I would avoid her. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    She has a thick accent that can make it hard to understand her. Unclear, boring, and goes over the same material each class. If you actually want to learn something do not take this class. Grades are 100% tests so if you don't test well do not take this class. She offers help and I think she honestly cares but rarely follows through with helping. Tests are straight from the publisher so read the book thoroughly. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    she is nice but she has a hard time hearing which makes it hard to interact, class is boring repetitive, her accent is thick as many mentioned. Lectures are off PPT, but she flies through them fast. If taking notes... Lectures will be draining. Exams are hard and unpredictable even though she gives study guides. Study the book the best you can. That is all you can do. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    She's a nice woman and seems to have a passion for what she teaches but she falls short. I was really interested with the topic, but she made me loose interest in it. Class was boring, show favoritism on some students, and has hearing problem ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Yes, she has an accent, but it was never once thick enough to where you cannot understand her every word. she has a montone lecturing style and that makes the class worth not taking with her ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Professor Wagner has an extremely thick accent and when she gets excited it can be hard to understand her. Study guides don't help like they should, there were no papers assigned, and the class and grade was based mostly on 50 question M/C exams. They were very hard because her exams are made up from the book publisher. Lectures are very dull. The final was a surprise of 100 M/C questions. (Avoid this professor.) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    She is cool but you are not going to know what she is saying through her accent. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    RIDICULOUS that they even let her teach. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    She is smart and has lots of experience, but her teaching skill is bad. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    although her class is easy, she has a boring stle of teaching. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great guy. Very friendly and a pleasure to hear lecture. fantastic power points that stick right to the text. i would recommend him to everybody taking his personality class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I always felt bad for him b/c he put so much work and effort into his powerpoints and lectures. Very nice and approachable. Great professor! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very clear, uses a lot of examples and explains things very thoroughly so we understand. The workload is moderate and he really explains what he's looking for in tests and papers. He's actually interested in the material he's teaching and it shows through in most lectures. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's a cool guy. They were very clear and easy to understand. And he tried to strike the class's interest but I was bored out of my mind. It was personality psych so i expected it to be interesting but it just wasn't. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Do not like him whatsoever. Haven't learned anything in class, but we have a test next week. Ask for help, but never recieve an answer (more like well what do you think). Do not take his class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    To the comment about spoon feeding students the information, That's an ignorant thing to say. Not everyone is good at exams. I'm not a slacker, I'm not lazy. I struggled throughout all levels of school, and so do others. spoon feed to students? What an ignorant thing to say. Some people do not learn the same. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Great professor, not bcuz he's ez! Sibley is the mentoring type, where he opens wide to help you with anything. Assignments are very challenging, and he grades you based on understanding and application, so if you know what you're doing, you'll be fine. If you don't, well, shouldn't be graduating to even take this class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She knows her material incredibly well she is very approachable but comes off as intimidating. Encourage to do the Extra Credit, she will brings a level grade up. Pay attention to let lecture. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Tests and final r moderate hard. She is very knowledgeable and the extra credit will help you alot. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Easy class to pass. Tests are challenging but if you read the book, you'll be fine for most of the test. Provides a few extra credit assignments and papers are easy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Very nice professor but does not provide a study guide for tests. She is very dedicated to her students. She is very clear in her teaching method. Read the book and you will be fine. Grading is easy, she drops one of four tests and only has small papers. Lectures are extremely difficult to sit through, reads from slides and focuses mainly on Freud. She constantly needs to be reassured that people are liking and paying attention to her lecture. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Bienenfeld is not an easy teacher but she is a very good teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Pretty easy class, just do the work and u will get an A ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 5/5
    Best class I ever had.... knows who her students are. . very down to earth...funny as all heck. You may not need to attend class for lectures, but they are so engaing you won't want to miss her class. If i wasn't graduating, i would take her for as many courses as possible! Lectures are not boring, and she is motivating! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    The GREAT RAT TA TA TAN IS NUMBER 1 ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr Del Chiaro is a fantastic teacher. Very laid back yet gets through his lesson with laughs along the way. Gives good reviews before exams. Quizzes were mostly done in groups. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I have taken 3 psyc courses from him. He is passionate about psych, has a wonderful sense of humor, and very clearly identifies requirements to earn a good grade. He is liberal with his office hours and always has time for students. If you read and study you will do very well. He offers some extra credit which could be the difference between A & B ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Very short attention span. Other than that he's great and very helpful. Goes over the tests and gives study guides, and the 2 projects were not difficult. I would like to take him for psyc 155 too. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    One of the best profs I've ever had. What does that tell you&#63 Go to class and do all the assignments. I am not a good test taker but I still get B's because I do good on everything else. I do recommend him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Here's what his lectures consist of HIS OWN NOTES FROM THE TEXTBOOK. Don't even bother showing up to class, just make sure to follow the text and you'll pass easily. Grades based off 10 quizzes, 2 midterms, and 1 final. Quizzes on canvas, open book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Avoid if you want to actually learn something! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very easy professor as long as you pay attention. If you do good on the quizes, midterm, and class project, u dont have to take the final:) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Horrible class!! He was very arrogant, not helpful, very boring, not fair, prejudice, a total jerk!!!!!!!! Find another teacher for this course! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I WOULD LOVE TO RETAKE HER AGAIN. Explicitly states whats on the exams & the assignments she emails to you should be put on your TO DO LIST because they'll help you (Dont have to turn it in). You have to read the textbook. Great Professor! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She's very flexible & nice. Easy class but must attend lectures because her exams are from notes. She is easy to approach and helpful. She does have and accent so listen closely. Lectures are fun and interesting SHE'S VERY SWEET AND TAKES TIME TO SPEAK TO STUDENTS WHO ARE STRUGGLING IN THE CLASS TO HELP THEM GET THIER GRADE UP. SHE GOES OF YOUR EXAMS AND PROVIDES A STUDY GUIDE. YOU STILL MUST WORK FOR AN A. SHE'S VERY APPROACHABLE AND LOVE TO CALL ON PEOPLE WHO SIT IN THE FRONT ROW OF CLASS. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She's Ok. You have to read the book, and listen to what she says. Her accent is not that bad at all, rather just an excuse for a bad grade from other students. The bad thing though is that she only grades from three exams, no extra points or other assignments. Her exams were not that hard though if you read the book and follow her study guide. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She is great. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I expected Wagner to be tough, but I love her!!! Overall you can expect to do well if you do generally do well with reading chapters, taking notes quickly, and following her study guide. i found myself falling asleep in her class often. the final is comprehensive and 100 questions and not easy. there are no reviews of the test material afterwards either so you're left wondering what you got wrong. Grade is based on multiple choice exams. If you cannot bear to study on your own, this is not for you. If you tend to do well on MC exams, take this class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    wagner is passionate about the subject she teaches, has a sense of humor, but her lectures can be a bit draining. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Wagner is not a very good professor. if you read the book and her presentations on line there is almost no reason to show up to class except for test. I would not recommend her but I think she is the only one who teaches personality. :( You cannot understand her and even worse on paper (Her emails/test questions do not make sense). Wont budge on grades. Grade only based on scantron. No HW or projects to raise grade. Takes attendance but doesnt use it. Bottom line: retarded. I'm an A student and I got a B. I HATE HER. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Naomi Wagner is one of the worst professors I have ever had. She can't teach. The class was based on a boring lecture and 50 question exams and a 100 question final that she will not tell you about. Study guides are given, but they do not help in preparation for the actual exams on exam days. (Take this professor at your own risk). She has a good study guide that will help you for the tests so overall she has a good class. Nice lady ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Horrible Teacher. It's true that she rambles on during lecture and most of what she says and puts on the study guides isn't on the tests. Read the book and just show up for the tests and you'll do better than most. I did well on the first 2 tests not too good on the 3rd and poorly on the final and I got an F. Upon further investigation 3 other friends had poor experiences with her as well. I would avoid her. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    She has a thick accent that can make it hard to understand her. Unclear, boring, and goes over the same material each class. If you actually want to learn something do not take this class. Grades are 100% tests so if you don't test well do not take this class. She offers help and I think she honestly cares but rarely follows through with helping. Tests are straight from the publisher so read the book thoroughly. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    she is nice but she has a hard time hearing which makes it hard to interact, class is boring repetitive, her accent is thick as many mentioned. Lectures are off PPT, but she flies through them fast. If taking notes... Lectures will be draining. Exams are hard and unpredictable even though she gives study guides. Study the book the best you can. That is all you can do. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    She's a nice woman and seems to have a passion for what she teaches but she falls short. I was really interested with the topic, but she made me loose interest in it. Class was boring, show favoritism on some students, and has hearing problem ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Yes, she has an accent, but it was never once thick enough to where you cannot understand her every word. she has a montone lecturing style and that makes the class worth not taking with her ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Professor Wagner has an extremely thick accent and when she gets excited it can be hard to understand her. Study guides don't help like they should, there were no papers assigned, and the class and grade was based mostly on 50 question M/C exams. They were very hard because her exams are made up from the book publisher. Lectures are very dull. The final was a surprise of 100 M/C questions. (Avoid this professor.) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    She is cool but you are not going to know what she is saying through her accent. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    RIDICULOUS that they even let her teach. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    She is smart and has lots of experience, but her teaching skill is bad. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    although her class is easy, she has a boring stle of teaching. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great guy. Very friendly and a pleasure to hear lecture. fantastic power points that stick right to the text. i would recommend him to everybody taking his personality class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I always felt bad for him b/c he put so much work and effort into his powerpoints and lectures. Very nice and approachable. Great professor! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very clear, uses a lot of examples and explains things very thoroughly so we understand. The workload is moderate and he really explains what he's looking for in tests and papers. He's actually interested in the material he's teaching and it shows through in most lectures. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's a cool guy. They were very clear and easy to understand. And he tried to strike the class's interest but I was bored out of my mind. It was personality psych so i expected it to be interesting but it just wasn't. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Do not like him whatsoever. Haven't learned anything in class, but we have a test next week. Ask for help, but never recieve an answer (more like well what do you think). Do not take his class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    To the comment about spoon feeding students the information, That's an ignorant thing to say. Not everyone is good at exams. I'm not a slacker, I'm not lazy. I struggled throughout all levels of school, and so do others. spoon feed to students? What an ignorant thing to say. Some people do not learn the same. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Great professor, not bcuz he's ez! Sibley is the mentoring type, where he opens wide to help you with anything. Assignments are very challenging, and he grades you based on understanding and application, so if you know what you're doing, you'll be fine. If you don't, well, shouldn't be graduating to even take this class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She knows her material incredibly well she is very approachable but comes off as intimidating. Encourage to do the Extra Credit, she will brings a level grade up. Pay attention to let lecture. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Tests and final r moderate hard. She is very knowledgeable and the extra credit will help you alot. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Easy class to pass. Tests are challenging but if you read the book, you'll be fine for most of the test. Provides a few extra credit assignments and papers are easy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Very nice professor but does not provide a study guide for tests. She is very dedicated to her students. She is very clear in her teaching method. Read the book and you will be fine. Grading is easy, she drops one of four tests and only has small papers. Lectures are extremely difficult to sit through, reads from slides and focuses mainly on Freud. She constantly needs to be reassured that people are liking and paying attention to her lecture. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Bienenfeld is not an easy teacher but she is a very good teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Pretty easy class, just do the work and u will get an A ...Continue reading