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Instructor: Andrew Dewald

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PSY100, Spring 2015
PSY100, Spring 2015
PSY100, Spring 2015
PSY100, Fall 2014
PSY100, Fall 2014
PSY100, Fall 2014
PSY230, Fall 2014
PSY325, Fall 2014
PSY429, Summer II 2014
PSY100, Fall 2013
PSY100, Fall 2013
PSY100, Fall 2012
PSY230, Fall 2012
PSY100, Fall 2012
PSY250, Fall 2012
PSY429, Fall 2012
PSY100, Fall 2011
PSY230, Fall 2011
PSY325, Fall 2011
PSY100, Spring 2011
PSY100, Fall 2010
PSY100, Fall 2010
PSY100, Fall 2009
PSY429, Fall 2009

Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Spring 2015

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 33790 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.43 7 1.81 Freq(%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He was super clear and went the extra mile to relate examples to real life. I always thought psychology was this murky, ambiguous topic but he made class fun and learning was no problem
He is a very entertaining teacher that made note taking and learning fun with his creative jokes and lectures
His knowledge about psychology is above and beyond. The lectures are interesting and he makes them manageable to follow. He takes the lessons he teaches and puts them into everyday life. This makes what we learn easier to grasp. His class was one of the best i've had.
He can talk and try's to bring the subject matter to a different perspective for kids that are very into the new social media.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I wish he would teach more Psych subjects other than 100 :)
None keep teaching the same
none
Maybe actually putting the dates of when the tests are online for everyone to refer to. Maybe being more organized as to where he puts the test grades.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He always asked in between topics if we had any questions and always reminded us of office hours if we needed them. If we stayed back behind class, he would stay and talk to everyone before he left.
He responded to emails promptly and was always open to answering all our questions
He would always make sure to start the class off with things we needed to know as well as making sure we had our questions answered through out the lectures
Didn't see much concern from him pertaining to students.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes I would! One of the best professors I've had.
Yes he was a very nice teacher that made learning interesting and I actually learned in a good way
Yes, his lectures were interesting and fun to follow. He is a very fair professor
Sure. His course taught me new things and even some things that weren't completely accurate but hey it was fun.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is an interesting character. He was very real.
18. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Real. Funny. Informed.
energetic funny creative
Bold, Experienced, Whimsical
Funny. Quirky. Blunt.
19. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
All I can say is I would definitely take any class this guy teaches.
He is a creative teacher and I enjoyed learning phscology from him
Really great professor, creditable and easy to relate to. Put a lot of time into his lectures making them interesting and entertaining
20. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 33794 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 5 (28%) 11 (61%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 18 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 7 (39%) 7 (39%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 5 (28%) 11 (61%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 18 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (22%) 4 (22%) 8 (44%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 4 (22%) 10 (56%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 3 (17%) 12 (67%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 18 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 7 (39%) 8 (44%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 11 (61%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 18 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (39%) 4 (22%) 7 (39%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (44%) 9 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is the best teacher ever! He is incredibly smart and is very clear in what he is talking about. He is outstanding and I am greatful to have taken his class this semester.
Made class fun and interesting
Mr. Dewald is a very intelligent teacher and quite knowledgable in the subject
Makes Psychology as fun as possible. He knows his material VERY well.
He's able to smoothly teach a class without any problems. Also, he makes learning fun by cracking up jokes and using hilarious, but effective examples during the lectures.
Really knows his stuff. You can ask him anything about Psychology and he'd give you an answer. Lectures were very thought out and organized.
know the material and the knowledge on psychology
Andrew Dewald's major strengths are the following: he is well-organized,and his lectures were explained explicitly and he really knows his subject area.
He knew a lot about the course and he made the class interesting
Knows subject well
His knowledge about his topic and telling stories and show video that related to the topic
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Nope
Maybe show a bit more concern for students grades
I would just change the amount of exams he gives, but overall the class was great.
Maybe a little variety in the teaching style. Maybe a day or two of individual or group work in class. This is a community college.
Nothing much, maybe more extra credit opportunities. Group activities would be cool.
More hands on assignments to understand psychology better, practice examples and more group activities.
none
The exam were quite difficult because some of the questions weren't all discussed in class.
N/A
None
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Yes, he always helped via email or in his office if anyone needed any extra help.
He responds to emails very quickly and is always willing to answer questions during and after class.
He had office hours available. He always asked if we had questions about the material.
Made sure to post lectures on Laulima. Made sure to respond to email promptly and if it was a class concern he talked about it with the class.
He always asked if we understand his lecture.
He said to ask him for any help
Responds to email within a day or so.
Your can email him and talk to him before or after class if you need some help about the topic
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, because his class is outstanding.
Yes, good teacher and I learned a lot :)
I would recommend Mr. Dewald because he is very smart with Psychology and the class is manageable
Yes. Its challenging and students need to start thinking in a more "applied" way. Yes a good guy in general too.
Definitely, he makes learning fun and you'll always walk out of class having learned something.
I would recommend. He's funny and makes learning psychology fun. He's also very fair to his students and shows concern for us.
Yes I would recommend him because even though he is tough, he gave good examples and the way he makes psychology is not boring. It is rather quite interesting.
Yes, definitely. Because he is really good and students can learn a lot from his lectures that can be applied in everyday of life.
Yes but they need to really study for the exams if they want an A and they have to get the book.
Yes, Dewald makes psychology fun to learn
He is easy to understand and he make learning interesting
Hes funny. I loved learning from him.he's also good looking
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Mr. Dewald is a fantastic teacher and is so funny.
Thank you for knowing your material very well. That helps. Any questions we had, you were able to answer them accurately without looking in a textbook.
Batman.
Great teacher overall. Loved his lectures.
He is a smart professor and if you need help understanding psychology more you can ask him.
none
None
18. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Smart, intelligent
Funny, smart
Intelligent, funny and articulate
Funny Intelligent Prompt
Practical and humorous
Funny and knowledgable.
Funny, Loud, smart
Clever amusing
Knowledgeable and understanding
Educated Funny Loves his mom
Awesome, funny, and smart
Funny knowledgeable colorblind
19. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
good teacher!
My overall evaluation of Mr. Dewald is he is fantastic. I loved his class and learned so much from him. It is a good course with a good amount of work.
Good professor. He gets an "A" in my book.
11 out of 10!
Good teacher. Best lectures I've come across in any class I've taken. Never made things really serious and it made students comfortable.
fine
mutual because he's test and homework are tricky but the course and listening to his lectures are good.
He really loves his work.
Great teacher
He is the best psychology teach to have.
20. Other comments:
Thank you Andy for making this an enjoyable class.
His lecture slides are awesome. Easy to follow + cat pictures.
none
No

Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 33802 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 4 (29%) 6 (43%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 14 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 4 (29%) 5 (36%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%) 6 (43%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%) 6 (43%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Knowledgeable
He explains the topic really well. His power points are very helpful. He always reminds us of due dates, exam dates and anything else that is due for his class.
He really knew his stuff.
He is very smart and is good at teaching his lessons.
Simplifies the information while providing student with every little detail of information Excellent lecturer, engages students during discussion Very knowledgable
Caring for students and verbal skills while lecturing
Not boring
Knowing all of the material, lecturing, and making Powerpoint Presentations.
--Knowledgeable about subject --Gave good examples
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None, his class is great.
Get students to participate in class more. Have a paper or a project due.
None.
None, he's the best
None.
n/a
To break down the material a little more, just because some of the information presented was still confusing after he explained it.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He ask students if we have any questions before moving on to the next topic.
He posted up grades promptly.
He would tell us if we needed help or had questions we could go see him.
Answered all and clearly explained any questions students had. Can access him via email or in person at pretty much anytime (quick responder w/ emails)
Outside work + extra info for lecture slides
explained well
Asking if they had any questions and he let the students know to email him when they would be confused about something while studying.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would recommend Andrew Dewald because I like his teaching style and he makes class interesting and fun.
No. The exams were hard.
Yes, he is a very goo teacher. He is also really nice and funny!
Yes. You can't get a professor better than Dewald. IMO
Yea, his teaching and fashion sense on fleek.
yes
I would recommend him to students if they are ready to take lots of notes and not be distracted.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Sweet batman socks.
n/a
He's a really good teacher and teaches what he loves- Psychology.
18. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Fun teacher
Smart. Interesting. Tall
Nice and funny!
Intelligent well-rounded
fun, informative, professional
great teacher
Dedicated, funny, informative.
19. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
20. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 31859 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Professor Dewald is good at making class fun. It's easier to learn from a teacher that can get your attention and keep it. He always has good supporting studies or used events from his past to give examples of his material. He was very up to date with all the information presented.
He is well organized, and very thorough in his discussion. He made psychology class more fun and interesting. His teaching got me more interested in psychology. I will definitely take his class again next time.
Makes psych a fun class to be in. Very interesting interpretation on the topics.
he has a lot of knowledge.
He has great interpersonal skills and he makes me want to learn.
Andrew Dewald knows the field of his teachings very well, and provided great examples of the learning criteria
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Nothing! all I can say is that, if you want to get a good grade in his class, you have to be in class all the time and read the textbook. If you have questions, just email him - he will response right away. Very approachable and helpful!
none
I needed study guides... And his tests ware so difficult I did know how to study. Sometimes he did not put resources till before start class. I usually make a notes but if he put late I couldn't make it.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
To make sure we got the most out of our payment of the course, he never cancelled a class. He always was open to answering any and all questions.
He makes sure that we understand, and very helpful. Always there if you have any questions and very flexible.
Didn't really have an issue on this but I'm sure he shows great concern for his students.
he was helpful and available
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would definitely recommend Professor Dewald because he is great at teaching. It's nice to have a professor that can open up your mind while being funny.
Definitely, I would recommend him, because he is a great psychology professor - NOT BORING AT ALL!
Yes i would because he makes psych fun and not boring.
I am a international student. I think he is too difficult for international students...
Yes because he is very good at what he does.
Yes, of course. He keeps his lectures very interesting. He grades fairly. He does not have overwhelming homework assignments.
Yes I would recommend Andrew Dewald to students because he explains everything well, provides examples so topics can be understood clearly, grades fairly, and over all is a great teacher with good social skills.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you! Your teaching got me interested in psychology, and I've learned a lot from you! :)
He is a great teacher that knows how to relate it to situations that happen in our own lives.
I want you to consider the attendance I was never late and absent for class.
He's awesome.
18. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Since I am a psych major, it was a good start for my pathway.
Everything.
all of it. Psychology is a very interesting subject, that can be applied to pretty much anything.
19. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Funny, educated, fair.
genious, neat, and approachable.
Funny, Helpful, Random
Funny Friendly
humor, age, and broad knowledge on many different subjects
Intelligent, persistent
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
strongly agree - 100%
An amazing professor that really knows what he's talking about.
A+
Great teacher
21. Other comments:
I like his teaching style. If I were native speaker, I would be more enjoy in his class.

Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 31861 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
You actually made it fun!
Clear, concise, organized, great lecturer.
He is very passionate about what he is teaching his students
Entertaining class. He personalizes every presentation he does and still does a very professional job.
I am so appreciative that he applies every single concept to real life situations to give us a better understanding. He is extremely knowledgeable and after every concept, he never fails to ask us if there are questions.
Knows the subject of course.
Everything
Good speaker. Keeps students engaged in his lectures by showing funny pictures for us to remember and makes hilarious remarks.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Exams are too hard.
Try to stay a little more on topic
More communication with students outside of class. Checking in for incompleted assignments.
Maybe not have the students take notes. :) Just follow along with the textbooks or just the slides that he gives us on Laulima.
N/A
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Always available.
Available to respond to and answer questions after/before class and via email. Replies were prompt.
Idk
He replies to emails promptly and is always willing to explain a concept in more detail if needed.
Not sure. Students never had any concerns, other than students ask questions and he answers them.
He asked if we had any questions after going over new material.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Because your lectures are less boring that it could be...
Yes but be ready for a challenge.
Yes because he is a fun teacher to learn from and he really knows what he is talking about
Very highly yes. Sitting in class makes time go by fast. I enjoyed every presentation and he never seems to let me down. Great intro to psy.
Yes! Although his class is challenging, he is so animated and you learn so much in his class.
Yes. He's an entertaining dude. Pretty humorous.
Yes, because he is a reasonable and fair teacher. Fun personality to learn from
Yes. He knows psychology inside and out. He's very approachable and his tests are fair.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Nothing
Best teacher ever!
Nothing else. I've already said all I mentioned about him. At least all that I can think of in the moment.
I would definitely take another class from Dr. Dewald.
18. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Fun, cat, coffee
Fun and energetic
Animated. Knowledgeable. Hilarious.
Funny, speaker, nerd. hehe :)p
Sheldon Cooper hahaha hahahaha!
Funny, cool, and educated
19. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
You pass.
He is one of the coolest teachers I've ever had. He is fun and makes the learning environment a little more lively during class.
Very well done. I wish the term wasn't coming to an end.
10/10
Like I said, he is an entertaining dude. Like to listen to him lecture on the subject with his slides. The only thing I don't really like is having to take notes in class while listening to him. Kinda takes away the enjoyment of his lecture. Can't really fully listen to him while at the same time having to take notes from his slides.
Bomb ass teacher! Hope I get him again for a different class.
Positive. Great teacher.
20. Other comments:
No
Maybe one more negative is his class having to start in 7:45 in the morning, having to wake up very early in the morning. uuhhh.
Dr. Dewald made learning psychology fun!

Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 72576 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
1.66 124 0.93 Freq(%) 71 (57%) 33 (27%) 12 (10%) 7 (6%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.68 123 0.47 Freq(%) 39 (32%) 84 (68%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 127 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 6 (5%) 120 (94%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 127 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 11 (9%) 115 (91%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 123 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 16 (13%) 106 (86%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 126 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 14 (11%) 111 (88%)
7. Assignments and assessments in this course were related to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 126 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 14 (11%) 110 (87%)
8. What did you like best about the course?
The application of the material to the instructors life
I liked how the content was plentiful but easy to break down better for understanding.
Professor Dewald knows what he is talking about and presents it in a way to get the students excited for psychology.
It was fun and easy to follow.
Professor Dewald is able to break down the content of the subject in a matter that is very understandable and in some ways relatable.
the gifs
presentation of lecture material was engaging
Great teacher
the prof is really amazing
Simple, straightforward. As long as you go to classes, take notes, and pay attention, course is easy.
How Professor Dewald said things in ways that are easy to understand.
The presentation of the material was very organized, I was able to follow along and keep up with the slides very easily.
That he made the lectures really interesting. He really was able to make the learning fun.
I really like the fact that there's only one homework per week, through online and without timed. I also like the idea of Attendance Quiz he gives out to us randomly, I think it's a fair.
Professor made it very fun and interesting.
mr dewald was funny and kept topics interesting
I liked everything about this course.
The way he explained the contents.
fun lectures
The professor is highly animated and makes lectures interesting and dynamic.
It was entertaining to learn about psychology from Professor Dewald. He is enthusiastic about the material and presents it in a fun and enjoyable way.
the instructor
Professor Dewald! The course content is good, but he made everything really interesting! I always knew exactly what was expected of me, and I could come home everyday knowing I learned something new. The explanations were really clear, and his personal examples helped everyone to be able to relate to the information and understand its application in real life. I love how his tests really seemed to grade whether you understood the information conceptually rather than just pure memorization.
This is one of the best classes I've taken at UH.
Professor Dewald is down-to-earth and easy to understand when trying to relate the course material with examples that he uses.
He makes things memorable in such weird ways. But it is helpful
He keeps you entertained in his lectures.
Teacher was clear and enthusiastic.
Great lectures!
The teacher was funny
dewalds commentary
Professor was a very good lecturer, able to relate with the students and use stories/experiences, analogies, etc. to help us retain the topic.
Dr. Dewald ALWAYS made the lecture interesting and kept us engaged. That in itself is a great accomplishment that many professors lack.
by far my favorite class. Dr. Dewald makes learning fun and all his stories are so interesting. ugh can't get enough of this class!
How he added humor into the lecture, which helped me stay interested into the information he was teaching us. He added funny imagery, gifs, and videos that helped solidify the new information into my memory
I enjoyed showing up to class because Dewald was enthusiastic in his teaching and he was very humorous. He is very smart and he knew exactly what he was talking about in each lecture class. I liked the homework's cause they were online, and I liked that he posted the lecture slides on Laulima.
Lectures
the professors's real life experiences
Teacher was halarious
I like how the professor relates the information in a way for it to be meaningful to us, which helps us remember it well
Professor Dewald is a very interesting Professor. He teaches in a fun and exciting manner that makes class interesting! I haven't had such an engaging class in years.
Overall, I enjoyed the material covered throughout the course and how it is relatable to real life and can actually be applied to every day situations... unlike math.
The information was translated into a more interesting, enthusiastic, and understandable way. I also liked how the assignments weren't very time consuming and the powerpoint presentations were available on laulima.
His enthusiasm in the way he teaches this Psychology course. I enjoyed his personal stories which related to the topic at hand. It helped to better understand what we were learning that day in class.
Very interesting teaching style
All the fun stories and fun videos and pictures Professor Dewald had during the lectures
The course was very interesting and the professor kept me extremely interested in the topic
Dr D was very entertaining, even in such a big lecture hall. I was able to actually focus
Dr. Dewald is always funny and entertaining! His slides had interesting animations and usually featured video experiments. The professor's personal stories really helped me to understand and relate to concepts better.
Humor and easy to listen and get engaged in class
Professor Dewald knew what he was talking about and he interacted with the class a lot more than the other classes I have been in.
Psychology is interesting by itself, but Professor Dewald's lectures really brought the course to life! He has so much passion and is so funny that he makes it easy to pay attention and learn.
Exam one about neurons Senses Sleeping
I like that he made class very interesting. Also, he used examples that were related to life in general!
the teacher; he wasn't only very enlightening but also very entertaining. you need a teacher like him, especially when he is your last class out of 5 classes of the day.
The power point slides. They summarized information clearly and were available for access after the lectures.
funny
The teacher
He relates a lot of concepts to technology and provides examples using funny videos/memes/gifs/jokes or stories.
Dr. Dewald made the class very interesting and active using his own personal life stories as examples.
humor
The subject matter is fascinating and was always presented in an interesting way.
He made the class fun as easy to follow along
Dr. Dewald's explanations of the content were very helpful.
The professor was very engaging and presented the material in a way that was interesting and fun.
The course was well organized and presented the material in a clear and concise manner.
presentation was always funny, really interesting course, and instructor was very enthusiastic
I really like how Professor Dewald linked the topics we were learning with real-life examples as it greatly helped me remember the materials being taught.
Curved tests. Dr. Dewald made every piece of information significant through his endless use of gifs, cat pictures, and hashtags. I enjoyed listening to every lecture. I look forward to taking another course from him in the future.
Professor dewald
I really enjoyed learning about memory and sleep. It was very interesting to learn about positive and negative reinforcements and now I know how to properly raise a child and make him/her develop a certain behavior.
I loved his energy during every class and how he related what we were talking about to us the students
The fact that every class was interesting. Professor Dewald made it an interesting topic and the way he lectured made it very easy for students to be engaged.
I liked watching videos and Dewald doing real psychology stuff on the students, like memorizing numbers.
Lectures are interesting.
the real life experience that helped students understand the theories. Most of these experiences were shared by Professor Dewald from his personal experience which was very fun and extremely helpful.
He makes the lectures very enjoyable and easy to understand.
Everything. Especially the cat analogies. Professor Dewald is fucken awesome
I like the lectures, they are super funny.
Online homework
Abnormal Psychology content
Professor dewald. You're always keeping up awake with your funny stories
The professor was fun and made the subject interesting.
I liked that this course stretched my critical thinking skills. This course requires complete understanding of the material.
He is a great teacher He knows what he is talking about
His interesting stories that relates to what we are learning.
the instructor
Gives relatable examples
Andrew is hilarious, and he makes the material easy to understand.
The professor is funny and makes the information easy to understand through his funny anecdotes and examples. I enjoyed coming to class and listening to what he had to say. I laughed at least once every class meeting.
funny jokes and topics
It was fun, engaging, and definitely not boring!
His love for cats.
Dewald's teaching technique really helped me understand the world of Psychology and allowed me to pursue a higher degree in Psychology.
Everything. I loved how he always made class interesting and fun. He made even the most dense topics remotely relatable and he made us comprehend the information. He made it certain that we'd know that he'll be there if we needed to talk about anything.
Dewald includes real life examples like his cat, which is awesome
The memes he used in his slides.
He was very funny. Tried to put his own stories to relate to the subject
I liked how he keeps the class very interesting. I really like how he tells jokes and have funny things in his slides like funny/cute pictures and cool videos. I really enjoy his class.
prof Dewald!
Just getting to know a little more about the thought process.
the professor, very interesting and make the course enjoyable.
Very fun and interesting lectures
Professor Dewald was able to make the lessons interesting by including humor and real life situations during his presentations.
How relavant it is to everyday life
How Dewald tries to make the class interesting and using modern funny gifs to captivate the students
9. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.78 126 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (4%) 18 (14%) 103 (82%)
10. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 126 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 18 (14%) 107 (85%)
11. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 125 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (6%) 117 (94%)
12. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Clever, Intillectual, passionate
Relatable. Intelligent. Humorous.
Knowledgeable and funny
Funny. Straightforward. Enjoyable,
Animated Open/Easy-Going Knowledgable
funny, expert, greatteacher
loves his cat
Funny Intelligent Kind
funny, knowledgable, sexy
Funny, intelligent
Interesting, funny
Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable, Comedic
Prepared, Witty, Intelligent
Smart and tall
enthusiastic, knowledgeable, fun
Interesting, fun
funny, straight up, knowledgable
Helpful Funny
Funny and dorky but a good teacher.
Funny, relatable, smart
Animated. Intelligent. Diverse.
Organized, enthusiastic, and creative.
enthusiastic
Engaging Knowledgable Entertaining (Hilarious)
Engaging, funny, intellectual.
Good Professor
Awesome, Awesome, & Awesome
Professor Dewald is clear and weird.
He likes cats
Love cat & passionate about psy
Funny, humorous, entertaining
Interesting Funny Knowledgeable
witty, knowledgable, in touch
Awesome Funny Passionate
Hilarious. Practical. Greatteacher.
Sarcastic. Amazing.
Enthusiastic and quirky
Intelligent, helpful, funny.
funny, passionate, intelligent
smart, geeky, funny
Funny. Informative. Helpful
Enthusiastic, Knowledgable, Genuine
Interesting, Funny, Knowledgable
Energetic & Intelligent
Intelligent, humorous, weird
Intelligent Passionate Humorous
Fun, interesting,
Funny, knowledgable
Awesome Teacher
Fun, passionate, and knowledgable
Smart funny and kind of crazy
Funny, witty, knowledgable.
Intelligent, Cat-lover
Interactive and likeable
Funny!
Passionate, Knowledgable, Hilarious
funny prepared intelligent
1. Relatable
dork genius entertaining
Humorous, knowledgeable.
very funny
Quirky and knowledgable
Nerdy, funny, cat-obsessive
Funny, Understanding, and Awesome!
Entertaining, knowledgeable & friendly.
Intelligent, Amusing
Funny, encouraging
Engaging, intelligent
Passionate and inquisitive
realist
Funny and intelligent.
Nice gifs & hair (the "&" is a symbol, so technically I only used 3 words)
Drinking buddy.
Energetic and engaging
Energetic, Funny, Intelligent
Knowledgeable, fun, and helpful
Hilarious and Cat-loving.
intellectual, truthful, dedicated
Energetic approchable fun
Fun. Relatable. Knowledgable.
COOL GUY.
Passionate, energetic
Mastery of the content, approachable.
Dorky, funny, professional
Fun, knowledgable, laid-back
Intelligent and enthusiastic.
Enthusiastic Passionate ham
Smart, Funny, Interesting
he is funny as hell
Interesting & informative
Respectful, Intelligent, Hilarious
Sense of humor.
funny, knowledgeable
Knowledgeable, dorky
He loves cats.
Organized Reasonable Blunt
Witty, sarcastic, passionate
BEST TEACHER EVER
Awesome Epic Real
Funny Handsome Intellectual
Funny and interactive
Hilarious, interesting and very creative
Funny, attentive, passionate
Awesome, fun, and engaging.
knowledgeable, prepared, fun
Knowledgeable, funny, cheerful
Awesome Chill Entertaining
Sarcastic, Funny, Intelligent
Funny, knowledgeable, amusing
Down to earth
Funny Intellgent
clever comedic rational
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
A good teacher and cat lover
He's a very funny teacher and his humor helps me remember the content better. He also know his info because whenever someone has a question, he always has an answer and every single answer is always fully explained.
He is a good teacher and understands what he is teaching and breaks it down so the students understand it too
good
A great professor for this introductory class. He gives a good amount of work, his presentations sometimes are amusing to the point where it'll hold one's attention but not to the point where it's distracting from the material, and he is easy to understand, most of the time.
very well. His lectures are intriguing and i enjoy going to class
definitely a good professor to be teaching PSY 100
Great teacher with good personable skills
such a great professor
Knows what he's talking about and can answer any question that was not made clear through any slides
Great professor that knows the material well.
A great Professor that i would recommend to anyone taking this clads
He is a really great professor and lecturer.
He's a great professor, very passionate with his topics.
excellent professor.
he;s a good teacher i would recommend him
Andrew Dewald does a good job in engaging students in lecture. He is able to give real life situations of certain concepts/ theories in every day life.
Good teacher.
great teacher, easy to learn from, relates content in a way we understand
Passionate in his field, humorous, and personable in his presentations. An extremely efficient professor.
pretty good
He's the best professor I've had so far! Definitely my favorite this year. Even thought he doesn't always grade attendance, I always wanted to go to class because he made it so interesting. He also taught everything that we were expected to know (which not all professors do) and always asked if we had any questions to make sure everyone was on pace. He really gives you every opportunity to do very well in his class. He also answer any questions relating to the subject and had some class discussions (which isn't very easy to do in such a large class, but they were very interesting and informational).
He is a wonderful and engaging teacher.
He's alright, I struggled with the online quizzes on laulima.
He is a cool professor, he really knows a lot about what he is teaching. Way better than my first Psy100 Professor.
He is a great profesor whos lectures I enjoyed attending. I would take him again if I got the chance to.
He's an enthusiastic psychology professor who answers even the dumb questions that students ask (yes, dumb questions exist).
Good!
He's a funny teacher.
Great teacher
probably somebody you want to get a beer with
Overall I really liked Professor Dewald. Listening to lectures helped me to easily study for the class.
Fantastic.
he needs to teach all my classes. school wouldn't be so boring otherwise. haahah
Excellent teaching methods and would recommend to other students
He is a very great professor. He was available to meet with me whenever I needed to. He was very understanding when I traveled for soccer, and he taught in a great way that I could learn.
Awesome instructor
great professor 10/10 would recommend
He is my favorite teacher and I'm taking more classes by him
He is a very great professor and I'd recommend other students to take this class for PSY 100
A great professor who understands his students and how they learn. By inserting fun and comedic pop culture references he easily hooks students into learning more about Psychology. Every time I enter class it is a new experience I am able to easily understand and enjoy.
Dr. Dewalds lectures were always very interesting and fun while still managing to be informative. He included many examples and made connections so that we as students could gain a better understanding of the concepts that we were learning. Dewald made learning very fun and helped do deepen our interest in the subject.
My overall evaluation is that he is a very good teacher who kept each class enthralling.
...that his passion for what he teaches is obvious! This is why he was so interesting to learn from. I enjoyed this course even if I had a difficult time remembering the terms which had nothing to do with Prof. Dewald.
He is a great teacher and his lectures are always interesting and fun to attend.
Excellent professor
10 out of 10
One of my favorite teachers of all time because he kept me interested in the course and made the course fun but I learned a lot
I enjoy him as a teacher
I highly recommend his class! Some concepts were not always easy to grasp, but Dr. Dewald made them interesting by using lots of examples.
He is a great teacher and it easy to learn from.
He knows what he's doing as a teacher and knows his information as well. He doesn't read off the slides and he elaborates on his information a lot more than you would expect.
He uses very good elaborative rehearsal
Best teacher and best lecturer I have ever had! Makes me want to be a psychology major even though I hate science!
He is a very good teacher who wants to teach and be in class. It appears that he enjoys teaching and he is passionate about what he is teaching.
that he's a very good teacher.
excellent! wouldn't have another teacher. he prepared me well for the exams.
An excellent teacher.
funny
he is a teacher I would recommend and I never do that
One of the most interesting and engaging professors I've had so far. Says intellectual things but sometimes repeats what he says in a different way that normally you wouldn't catch it because of his vast vocabulary which is why I take notes in own words.
He is a very funny professor who knows what he's doing in class.
He is a professor who enjoys teaching and is passionate about the subject matter.
I would highly recommend taking his class as he makes it very easy to learn.
He is a very nice man and presents the content in a way that young individuals can relate to.
Great! I always look forward to going to class. Information is present in a way that makes it memorable and fun. I enjoyed his humor and had a good laugh each class.
Excellent instructor, would highly recommend.
GREAT teacher, definitly need to more people like Dewald who present the course in an interesting manner
A great professor with powerful knowledge of his field.
He was very enthusiastic about teaching psychology. Although cog psy isn't my favorite aspect of psychology, I wouldn't mind taking another class from him. His lectures are very fun and informative. He cuts out the BS and tells us everything very straight forward that allows us to understand things in its purest form before complicating it with more information. I would highly recommend people to take his class.
A great teacher. I would hang out with him and have a beer.
Andrew Dewald knows his stuff. I really like going to his lectures because it's entertaining and he explains the concepts well.
He was a very good teacher and made you want to come to class because he was very funny as well
I really liked his teaching approach and style. Overall, the class was really good and I enjoyed it.
Epic! No really. He makes me want to be single forever and live with cats because they don't care about anything. Learning wise, he definitely knows his stuff! He makes little jokes here and there and gives students help if they need it. But, he talks too fast sometimes and goes to the next slide before I get everything down.
great instructor. He tries his hardest to get all of his students involved/interested in the course material. Especially keeping material relevant to a class made up of many different levels/types of students.
I think he is the perfect professor for psy 100 because he makes an introductory course very fun to come to even when its not required for our major.
He is very knowledgable about the subject and finds great ways to teach it to the students. Professor Dewald finds ways to make the students aware of what they are learning, but the ways are just awesome ways. professor Dewald is just a great guy in general. I hope to take more classes instructed by him
AWESOME.
He is a good and fair professor
Respectful and enthusiastic, prepared and informative.
Perfecto
He is very knowledgable on the subject and presents it in a matter that is easily understandable and memorable. However, sometimes he would say things that were offensive.
He is extremely knowledge in this field of study, however, I feel as if there are times he may seem he is making sense, but in actuality the material can be quite confusing.
AWESOME
Good!
my best professor and an awesome teacher.
Excellent
He's a very knowledgable professor that knows how to teach.
Knowledgable, funny teacher, would like to have him as a professor again.
good
Great teacher. Knows a lot about his subject and keeps the class fun and entertaining while still keep on subject. Never felt like I was wasting my time in this class.
He was a great professor, clearly knew the material and was able to teach it to the class effectively and keep students engaged in lectures.
Knows his stuff and seems passionate about psych, tests are a little too challenging. Sometimes he makes disrespectful comments regarding religion that shouldn't be said and can be offensive to some people. Other than that he is willing to help students.
Dewald exemplifies genuine knowledge of the course and relayed it to real-life events and personal conflicts that allowed the class to further understand the current topic/discussion. His lectures were never boring nor confusing due to his high sense of humor and great understanding of the topic. I would love to have Dewald again and look forward to his teaching style
He really knows his stuff and he's passionate about what he does. Dr.Dewald is a great teacher and the way he teaches made me want to be in class, the fact that he shows he loves the subject makes me love it too. He's the best and I really want to take more of his courses.
hes a great teacher who loves what he does
He is a good professor. I am glad to have been in his class for psychology 100.
He is a really good teacher
Greatest professor ive ever had! He's very good at teaching, and keeps me engaged in class. What an amazing first psychology class!
Awesome
excellent professor with an amazing attitude towards the course and the students
very good teacher that is highly recommended for people who get bored in lectures.
That he is a fun professor and I would recommend that students take his courses.
Great! Keeps it real
He's very interesting and loves his cat very much.
good
14. Any comments about the TA?
Very helpful with reviews and sending out review session slides two hours after the session.
She does a great job, being she is the only TA for this course.
who?
n/a
was very helpful in providing help to prep students for upcoming exams
she's so helpful
n/a
Sophie was amazing! I loved her review sessions
She did a great job during the review sessions.
A very good TA who was on point with her exam reviews
Sophie is a great TA, she helps a lot with the review sessions! Without her, I would probably not do so great on the exams.
No comments
Very helpful
I LOVE HER, SO HELPFUL
TA was very helpful, especially in holding review sessions before final exams. Most of the time I had no idea how to study for an exam, but the reviews gave me a better understanding on what to expect and from there I was able to prepare accordingly.
great study sessions, really helped with preparation of the exams
Sophie Gralapp - Extremely helpful!
her re view session had a lot of unnecessary videos that could have been time to go over more material
She seemed pretty good. Her reviews were pretty helpful. But she didn't always seem to know the information as well as I would hope she did (since she was preparing us for exams). I've had better, but I've also had worse.
She seems nice and helpful.
none
N/A
Sophie is an awesome TA and does a great job with the review sessions.
Thank you so much for the study guide & study sessions! it helped a lot!
Not really
She was the bomb.com
get hot ones
Sophie did an excellent job instructing and creating the review PowerPoints. Wish review was sooner.
The TA was very helpful at the exam review sessions, and is always open to questions. She seemed very happy to help us out whenever she had the opportunity to.
super helpful! so appreciative of all the review power points since i am always unable to make the sessions because of work :(
The TA was very precise on recapping the chapters at her review sessions. She knew what she was talking about and she helped prepare me for exams.
Friendly and extremely helpful.
haven't ever talked to her
Sophie, the main TA who manages the class review sessions before exams is kind. She seems a little stressed out at the reviews, and I wish she engaged the students more... But over all she's nice and helps us out with her PowerPoints on what we should know for the exams.
Sophie was also very knowledgeable and also had very helpful and interesting review sessions that helped to effectively prepare for finals.
The TA was very helpful with holding review sessions and posting the presentation for those who could not make it.
Sophie was very helpful and patient. At our exam preparations, she took the time to make sure we understood what to study for our exams.
The TA does the best she can even with her own busy schedule she is able to perform tasks that benefit the students. She goes over out exams with us if we wish and she relies is with information we ned and also makes power points for us to use in our advantage to study for our exams.
Thank you for the review sessions, they really helped
Sophie was really nice and her review sessions before exams really help!
Very nice and held heplful review sessions
The TA's were good
Sophie's Powerpoints really helped me! Even though I didn't do that well on the exams, I saw a huge increase in my grades after I started going to her review sessions.
N/A
Did not really get to know the TA because I did not attend the reviews.
Awesome!
Very helpful to the students with all the review sessions she held, that was a life saver!
She was very helpful especially her review sessions
I liked how she sent out study guides before the exams. Her study guides helped me pass most of the exams!
she is great!
The TA did a really good job, she helped the students a lot with preparing for the exams.
entertainging
Super helpful with her slides and sessions that cover the exams.
The BEST TA I've ever had in my entire life. She helped us so much and is seriously so generous!
Always helpful in setting up study sessions and availability.
None
The review sessions she provided were extremely helpful.
TA provided excellent support for test preparation.
n/a
TA Sophie's review sessions were very helpful in preparing us for the exams.
I am thankful for her work in study sessions and her test review slides. She has been the most helpful TA I've had this semester.
She is very helpful. Especially her slides
She is very helpful and her study guides help me pass the test. I thought the study sessions were conducted well because it helped me remember key concepts that I should know for the exams.
They were very good and very helpful in providing study guides to what we were to expect the tests to be like
Sophie, the TA, was great. She did all of the study reviews and even was available to go over the exams to talk and discuss what I had missed and why it was wrong.
She's fantastic! One of the best TAs because the review session covers all the material on the exams! She's sweet and kind and helps me understand why I got the score I did for one exam.
very good about getting back to students and offering times to meet so that students can further understand the material
She is always there for help and very approachable.
Sophie is awesome! she provided review slideshows and sessions which was very helpful. Im glad that she posted it online for those who couldnt make the sessions
Personally never went to the study sessions but she's super awesome.
Her prep slides for exams are well made
Helpful
Bless her soul, she is so helpful. She should earn a lot more credit. (This applies to Sophie)
The TA got together material for the final review very well and was very helpful because of that.
The TA was extremely helpful and did everything she could to make sure each student was successful.
SHE IS A LIFE-SAVOR SHE IS GREAT WITH HELPING SHE IS VERY NICE
I'm really glad to have a TA like her because she invites us to her study session before an exam. And she would help us after we took an exam.
helpful with study sessions and slides.
Excellent, very helpful study sessions!!
None.
She definitely made the reviews very understandable. I appreciated how she throughly broke down the material in a easy to remember manner.
she's cool
She is very nice and held study review sessions for the exams. Her power points were a great study guide.
The TA Sophie was so helpful with all her study sessions!
Very helpful.
Sophie was very understanding and genuinely helped the class with her exam reviews.
Sophie is great, she's nice and approachable and always helpful.
don't even know who it is
TA's are nice, especially Sophie.
Didn't talk to them but Sophie was really nice to give a power point that were a collection of what we've learned
I love her! She made test easy and mangeable.
i really appreciate the study sessions and the slides she makes.
She's super nice and cares about what she's doing
Also awesome.
very helpful. sacrifices a lot of their own time to help the students with review sessions
She's cool and very helpful.
She is very nice and her review sessions really helped when preparing for the exams
Very sweet, kind, and helpful.
She's lovely AKA lovley TA Sophie
Sophie has been very great with her information and knowledge of the topic
Sophie is great. I used her study sessions as a a valuable tool and credit my success (A's on all three midterms) partially to her help. She also was available for help outside of class and helped review questions missed on exams. She always had a smile and was enthusiastic of psychology.
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The professor's personal stories and experiences.
Professor Dewald makes the course exciting
The power points were simple.
online assignments
the way the lectures were set up and presented
Class and lectures Made the whole class laugh at least twice a day
the slideshows
Powerpoints presented in class are also posted online
The punishment and reinforcement was very fun to learn.
The classroom environment really suited my liking
Everything
It was interesting and fun. The exams were straightforward
grades were relevant. scantrons, online quizzes every week. so no surprises other than attendance quizzes.
The aspects I liked best about the course is how it went into the biological aspect of Psychology instead of focusing only on the cognitive portion.
Everything
Lectures and slides
The lectures with relatable content.
Too hard to choose. I love that he asks for questions and the stories that he tells us (especially since they're always relevant and help us to understand). I love how clear he teaches (everything is very understandable). Favorite class of the semester.
I liked how Mr. Dewald drew you into the lecture by making it interesting and funny.
Lectures.
N/A
I liked learning about sight and illusions.
Nothing really
Listening to the teacher's lecture
a few of the chapters
I enjoyed all parts of the course because each topic was engaging in lecture
Dr. Dewald's style of teaching.
dr. dewald's presentations cuz they're always entertaining/interesting and he has the best pictures/graphics
The information taught in this course related to everyday things we come across, such as disorders, growing up, sexuality, puberty, and many more. This helped when trying to learn this information as it related to many aspects of life we are exposed to throughout our daily lives.
I really like learning about operant conditioning and classical conditioning because it was challenging at first but then I caught on and now I now know how to identify them.
Learning about the functionality of human emotion.
the professor
I liked how casual the class felt while still allowing me to gain knowledge about the fields of psychology. The generalized aspect of the class is refreshing, only teaching you enough to brush over the main subjects of each topic to interest you further.
everything! :D ...well almost....
I enjoyed the power points that covered our chapters which were interwoven with his personal examples.
Learning about memory, why we do things we do, and human development.
I actually learned
Everything but hearing and vision
The entire course was interesting and was a very fair class
the info and the lectures
I liked that Dr. Dewald made a lot of jokes. His side comments are truly the best. The Fear Conditioning experiment regarding the balloon was entertaining.
Each of the lectures was fun and enjoyable to listen to and attend
The interactive teaching.
Sex drive
Every single lecture was like going to a stand up comedy show and watching a psychology documentary rolled up into one!
Dewald did his portion of teaching and left it accountable for us to do our part of teaching to ourselves.
the lectures
The teacher was very interesting.
funnny
the quizzes
It's mostly online homework/quiz/test based and he related most of things to technology.
Professor Dewald sharing his own personal stories to have a better/clear idea of the subjects being taught.
Relating course material to instances in the real world and being able to participate in that.
He made it interesting and relatable
Human development was the most interesting to me
Homework as it made sure that I kept up with the readings and material.
I liked the whole course as it presented the subject in an applicable way to our daily lives.
I really like learning about the psychological abnormalities as it provides a different perspective on the minds of people.
Curved tests. Fun lectures that was also very informative. Lecture slides were posted online for reviewing. Started and ended on time for every lecture. Very open to student questions during the lecture. I like how the curriculum was organized in terms of how topics led to certain other topics. Enough time for weekend homework. Tests/quizzes genuinely reflected what was taught.
Lectures
I like learning about sleep because it is my favorite thing to do.
I liked learning about the human mind and how it works
The animal videos, the relate-able, humorous photos on the slides, and Dewald's happy attitude. Memorization was my favorite part!
learning about the different theories
The lectures.
Everything. Well, the analogies to South Park, Killer (his cat), or any dumb stuff
I liked the LECTURES!!!
I liked how the exams are based off the lectures
The variety of the content.
Dewald! Listening to his stories
The class was very laid-back.
I enjoyed the fact that the material we learned related to each one of us. It was material that actually matters and is not normally taught in a normal human development class.
SEX
Everything
the knowledge i gained and the things he taught me. he is an awesome professor and i learned a lot.
Examples given in class & video clips
The lectures kept the students engaged, as well as conveyed the material very well.
The overall topic was interesting to learn, had a lot of "ah ha" moments while listening to the lectures and learning.
idk
Everything.
Everything.
Coming to class and hearing Dewald's lectures and relating it to everything and anything
Everything.
learning about the components of the brain
The anecdotes and analogies he used to teach. They were memorable and good examples of the lesson.
It's was a fun environment
Everything
The professor
Homeworks were relevant to the exams.
the professor
The lectures
The homework was easy
Lectures were always fun
Drugs!
All of it. especially liked the lectures on drugs, perception, and abnormal psychology.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
N/A.
Weights of grade
the amount of independent reading one must do in order to successfully complete assignments and follow the lecture.
how our exam grades weren't inputted into laulima so we could keep track of how we're doing in the class
Cold and dark room
the homework times
n/a
I didn't care much for the biology side of things.
N/A
Everything
Nothing
i wish we could foolow the books and it's chapters so we know what we are learning instead of getting random information all over the book.
I liked everything about this course.
Nothing
4 exams
N/A
sona
N/A Great course
I didn't like the tests because some questions were very vague and confusing.
Online homework's and quizzes on the weekend.
N/A
I didn't like learning about the brain and all the nerves in our body. Kinda turned into a biology class there.
Learning
None
brain
I did not like how some exams were worded strangely, at least to me. I.E. "little evidence" found in exam 2, I did not know how to speculate what"little" was, none or yes there's evidence. I also disliked the SOMA requirement. It took a lot of time and effort.
Nothing.
attendance quizzes. I never did miss a class, however, sometimes i noticed the quizzes referred to the day before lecture, even though he strictly said the material is on what's covered in class TODAY
Some questions on the exam seem to come off as trick questions, which is very tricky when trying to choose the correct answer. 2 answers on the test may seem correct.
I didn't like the beginning of the course when we learned about all the people and origin of psychology.
midterms
how late the class is
There was not much I disliked. Mainly the fact that I would hardly use the textbook I purchased at the beginning of the year. But otherwise, the course was fun and I would recommend it to other classmates of mine who have yet to fulfill their requirements or are interested in a fun class.
hm...I did not enjoy the biology portion of the course... such as learning about the neurons, axons, etc... but it is because I do not find it very interesting.
The class was really cold at times.
Learning about the chapters dealing with inside our ears and how our eyes perceive what they do.
None
Learning about hearing and vision
Nothing, fair class
The tests we're fairly hard
I did not like that there were no extra credit opportunities, because I could really use some to help me recover from exam grades. I believe that extra effort should count for something.
Quizzes
None.
Thinking
Nothing! Even the tests were fair!
The attendance quizzes
pop quizzes
If the teacher feels a student said something dumb he'll let them know.
Bought the book but didn't really need the book. Although the book does provide more interesting examples, it's a good read.
Nothing.
Some of the more scientific aspects of psychology were difficult to grasp and took more time.
None
None that come to mind
None. I enjoyed all parts of the class.
None
I don't like how this course went deep into the biological aspects.
Nothing. This was my favorite course this semester.
Textbook
I didn't enjoy the time of the course but it all went fine
The tests were definitely challenging but only because it was based more on concept rather than memorization.
I despised learning about learning! It was quite the bore.
The tests.
None
I didn't like the attendance quizzes.
I didn't like the attendance quizzes
I missed a review day and in sound so missed news of a change of date for a mid term which was only noted in class, so consequently I missed that mid term. The obvious lesson here is: attend class more consistently. What I liked least about class is more about me learning the hard way that consistent attendance is vital.
That one guy who sits in the front and has glasses. Asian. Oh no. He's just a special one. In a offensive way...
Sometimes I found myself not wanting to go because I felt no reason to go. All the material is on Laulima, and there's a review session before the test, so I felt like going to class would be a waste of time.
The aspects I liked least about the course was the amount of people in the course. I felt that sometimes it was hard to concentrate because students would be talking, while Dr. Dewald would be teaching.
I THINK LEARNING WAS KIND OF BORING
None
n/a
Weekly exams
Homework and the hard exams.
The professor was funny and had a sense of humor.
idk
There is a lot of content to remember but luckily the exams are not cumulative.
Some of the mini-quizzes/homework assignments were not discussed in lecture, so it would be required to refer to the textbook for reference.
Nothing, maybe the fact that there's a bunch of exams after the other but other than that, it's a class to take.
the hard parts
Nothing
None
some of the memorization was hard
SONA!
did not dislike anything
The attendence quizzes
Pop Quizzes
wish there were more oportunities to have more in depth discussion but I understand it's difficult with a large class
The biological part of psychology
None of it.
17. Other comments:
This was a great class to be in and I never dreaded attending it.
N/A
i like how we are not tested on things we didn't learn. ps. other professors are evil.
AMAZING CLASS Looking forward to taking other courses taught by professor Dewald ^-^
none
none
This was a fun and interesting class!
still my favorite class hands down
This course was interesting and some times challenging, but it was also enjoyable because of the professor.
none
Excellent course! I learned alot more than in my Psy 100 Undergrad.
Wish I was a psychology major to get more classes with Professor Dewald!
thanks again Dr D
Dr. Dewald always talks about cats and mating, which is hilarious! His family stories and cat stories are great, entertaining the audience and teaching concepts at the same time.
N/A
Professor Dewald is truly a fantastic teacher and a great lecturer, he should get a raise!
Would highly recommend everyone to take this class!
Attendance quiz one felt a bit unfair with the shirt color question.
I almost died when you used the attached gif #youdabest #blessed #killer http://stuffpoint.com/i-3-kpop/image/146055-i-3-kpop-hangeng-gif.gif
This was a great class.
He was a great teacher and if anyone wanted to take psychology I would definitely recommend Andrew Dewald.
I should have more TAs and professors like in this course!
Keep up the good work and the great, fun lectures
COOL COURSE. Much recommend.
Enjoyable class, very interesting.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge, you're very enthusiastic and its contagious. I hope you have a great holiday. Keep up the great work! (Teaching) you should be paid more, a lot more.
I felt the exams were very confusing, I believe more examples should be used in the lectures, not just a few, but to the point where each student can understand the material.
KEEP UP THE AMAZING JOB
None.
Professor Dewald, youre awesome!
Everyone loves Dewald!! :)

Andrew Dewald: PSY230, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 230 - Introduction to Psychobiology Crn (Section): 78168 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.03 38 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 10 (26%) 19 (50%) 8 (21%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.46 39 0.51 Freq(%) 21 (54%) 18 (46%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 40 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (10%) 36 (90%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 40 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (18%) 33 (83%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 40 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (20%) 32 (80%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 39 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (15%) 33 (85%)
7. Assignments and assessments in this course were related to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 40 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (13%) 35 (88%)
8. What did you like best about the course?
I really enjoyed how he related harder topics to real life objects. It made the processes much easier to learn.
The way he taught the material since he used a lot of visualizations and analogies.
His use of modern pop culture and current events on slides. Helps with memory
Dewald is very entertaining and makes learning this difficult subject enjoyable.
Reviews before exams
Andy is a fantastic lecturer and very enthusiastic about the material.
Dewald was very enthusiastic and made clear points.
His fun way of delivering the information was always fun and comedic
It was organized.
Dr. Dewald's teaching style is superb. He is clever, funny, creative, and succeeds in maintaining the class's attention. It is rare that I come across a course that I am actually excited to go to on a regular basis. Most of the content is relevant to me, and the rest is still fascinating to learn about. But, overall, Dr. Dewald himself is the highlight of PSY 230. The tests are appropriately challenging, and I think the quizzes are a good way of keeping track of attendance.
I like how he's so animated about the content of the lecture and he describes things easily to stuff that we can relate to and understand.
the teacher rocks!
The neuroscience
I liked how he taught the class using examples that are relative to everyday life or relevant to this time to help better understand the topics. He made lecture fun and interesting with his enthusiasm for the topics and I was never bored.
The instructor was very funny and lively when giving lectures, it makes the class fun and not boring.
The professord examples were easy to remember how they related to me and the material.
Engaging communication. Making concept relevant to students. Teaching and testing on the most important parts.
thought me a lot about the science in psychology.
The best part of this course was actually coming to class and listening to the lectures. Andrew has very thorough knowledge of the course and can teach it in a way that is easy to understand. Plus he is funny!
HE'S SOOO PASSIONATE ABOUT THE CLASS: iTS CONTAGIOUS! I love the enthusiasm he contains for every subject.
I liked how coming to class was fun because of how the material was taught because the teacher was funny and intelligent
I like his enthusiasm for the subject and he makes the class interesting.
Dewald made some boring material very interesting and fun to learn.
He makes lectures about difficult content easy to understand.
Taught in a way that was easy to understand the material.
Dr. Dewald was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the course material and always found a way to make the information interesting and easy to understand.
I find these topics very boring and hard for me to grasp, but I love Dr. Dewald's teaching style. The information became interesting and stuck.
His lectures are very interesting.
This course has taught me a lot about the biological aspects of our behavior, things that I haven't known before.
The presentations were wonderful, I honestly enjoyed lectures above all else.
Dewald's upbeat personality and humor
9. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.7 40 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 10 (25%) 29 (73%)
10. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 39 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (18%) 32 (82%)
11. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 40 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (10%) 36 (90%)
12. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Comedic and intelligent
Knowledgable, funny, prepared.
Passionate, knowledgeable, fun
Interesting, intelligent, helpful
Intelligent, enthusiastic, engaging.
Funny and Enthusiastic
Fun, insightful, comedic, and knowledgable
Enthusiastic Approachable Charismatic
Entertaining, thorough, smart.
omg i answered this for 325 already
Fun, animated, corky
enthusiastic, informative, fun
Funny Intelligent
funny, knowledgeable, engaging
Awesome, enthusiastic, knowledgeable
Fun, witty, and smart.
Smart
Engaging. Exuberant.
great, smart, fun
Funny, knowledgable
AMAZING INTELLECTUAL HANDSOME
intelligent, humorous, relatable
informative and enthusiastic
Funny, intelligent, and energetic.
Engaging, Intellectual, South( Park Fan!)
Awesome, Knowledgeable, Batman. If you ask for three why do you give up to 2500 characters.
enthusiastic, knowledgeable, awesome
Dedicated and Experienced
Fun, engaging, knowledgeable.
Smart, interesting, relatable
Extremely Awesome Brain
Funny, Educated, Fun
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He does his best to make learning difficult topics entertaining. However his tests are difficult and should not be underestimated at all!
He is a great lecturer and keeps the class entertained.
best psych prof ever!
Dewald is interesting and makes the subject enjoyable. But, the exams are still a little difficult. Also, he schedules his exams for his other class on the same day which is mentally taxing.
Grrrreat!
Really enjoyed his class.
He was fun and comedic at the beginning and middle of the semester but died off near the end for some reason?
Great teacher stuck with uninteresting course material.
A great teacher, and someone who I would love to take again (this is my second time in one of his courses). I recommend him to all of my friends.
Great teacher. 3rd time taking a class from him. Allows the students to enjoy the class as well as the content.
fun teacher who knows the material well and enjoys teaching
amazing teacher best at UH
excellent
He is a great professor and would enjoy taking other classes with him in the future.
He is awesome.
Wonderful!
would recommend to anyone
one of the best professors I've had. The way he teaches motivates me to come to every single class. It'd be pretty hard to pass the class without coming to lecture but the lectures are enjoyable. The content of the course is pretty dense with a lot of technical terms but Andrew is very good at teaching it in a way that I was able to understand.
Great! Love his enthusiasm and passion for the class. He's willing to help in any and all aspects. We need more instructors like him at UH.
He's a really engaging teacher and he really understands his students point of view
He's a great teacher.
Great professor!
Intelligent being who teaches well.
Very good.
He is a great professor and I would recommend taking this course and other courses taught by him to anyone and everyone else - even non- psychology majors.
Awesome! I've had reviews not to take his class, but honestly don't understand why someone would say that. I found his teaching style very effective for me.
He is a great teacher, even though he would sometimes over explain things and repeat himself.
Dr. Dewald is a great professor who really knows what he's teaching
Amazing teacher. He deserves a raise. His cat deserves pay.
Big thumbs up, great psych professor!
14. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked that it was just a lecture class that didn't require a bunch of unnecessary work.
I liked going to lectures because of his enthusiasm and humor.
all of it
Learning subject material is always interesting with his metaphors and explanations.
Lectures. Mostly because there wasnt a whole lot else to it.
Dewald's lecture style.
How he explained how things correlate to real world
The organization. Exams were graded in a timely manner, questions were answered, and assignments were clear.
The real-life examples and the cats.
His powerpoint presentations with fun pictures and animated expressions.
him being the teacher
funny memes in the slides.
The fact that he made such a complex subject easier to understand.
Lively graphics on lecture slides makes class time fun.
Multiple choice tests. Great content. Engaging communication.
learning
4 attendance quizzes given at random points of the semester and the fact that there were power points to go with the lecture.
SUPER CAPTIVATING! The mind is one incredible place
I liked the lectures the best
I liked the powerpoint presentations.
I liked that he made material that I find boring and difficult more interesting and easy to learn.
Engaging lectures, reasonable amount of work.
easy to relate to.
The course material was always made interesting in the way it was presented to us.
I loved everything. It was my favorite class of the semester and the many examples helped so much. I feel like a nerd after taking this class because I now very much enjoy neuroscience! I realized it doesn't matter the subject, but the teacher.
The lectures were fun to listen to.
The attendance quizzes
The tests were difficult but structured well. The lectures were the absolute best.
The jokes and examples
15. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
The tests seemed to be more difficult than necessary with some confusing questions that you couldn't ask for help clarifying because the TA would "be giving you the answer".
I wish there were more opportunities to gain points.
biology :P can't help it tho
Despite his awesome teaching skills, the exams are still very difficult, but that could be my fault. Also, Dewald schedules his exams on the same days which is very stressful.
Not having thorough reviews for the exams. So much material to cover is so crazy for a level 200 course.
Long class.
The difficulty of the material was far over my head!
There was hardly any material pertinent to psychology.
I wish we focused a little less on physiology and more on actual brain activity. I understand why we learned about sound waves and photons, but I don't think we needed to spend that much time on those subjects. I was hoping to see more of, "This part of the brain is called ___, it does ____, it interacts with ___ and ___, and it matters because ____."
Only the content because I'm not much of a science type person (it dealt with biology type stuff)
nothing
cranial nerves
random homework quizzes.
na
Andrew talks a little too fast so it's hard to write down what he is saying and the powerpoints only have key terms.
How I'm not going to have him for another class :(
I did not like how some of the questions on the test were not reviewed in the study session
There wasn't anything that I was unhappy with.
Some of the things we learned seemed really complicated for a 200-level class.
I loved it all
Its was all good
I found the exams a bit challenging. I wish there was more outside work, but that's my personal opinion because I do better when there is homework and not a course that only has exams.
The powerpoint were a bit vague, but he probably made them that way so people would go to class.
The lack of actual study guides. I really like study guides, they actually help. Not rough run downs of stuff we should know. I would like actual questions and terms, the nitty gritty of what will be on the test.
The slides moving too fast
16. Other comments:
While this was a very hard class and I found that doing well on the tests was very difficult, I never wanted to miss a day. Going to class is always a good time. A very confusing time when we talked about certain topics, but I good time.
Had a great time in class!
Please don't schedule exams on the same day.
The TA was also fantastic. Her review sessions for exams were helpful, and she was knowledgeable and made herself available when needed.
I think it should be a prerequisite to take biology or some sort of intro course to get into this class. Felt that the information was too far over my head at times!
Dr. Dewald is one of the best professors on campus, and I recommend him to anyone who gets a chance to take him.
Awesome professor, so funny!
I would take a class from him again.
Keep up the good work Andy
Awesome course. So glad I took it.
Thanks for a great semester!
Your TA's are always available, I like that.

Andrew Dewald: PSY325, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 325 - Cognitive Psychology Crn (Section): 74773 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.25 63 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 8 (13%) 33 (52%) 21 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.53 60 0.5 Freq(%) 28 (47%) 32 (53%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 63 0.63 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 8 (13%) 53 (84%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 62 0.72 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 3 (5%) 10 (16%) 48 (77%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 63 0.72 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 15 (24%) 46 (73%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 63 0.63 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (21%) 49 (78%)
7. Assignments and assessments in this course were related to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 62 0.75 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 4 (6%) 10 (16%) 47 (76%)
8. What did you like best about the course?
Material.
The professor made the material interesting and interactive in every class.
Dr. Dewald is the best. He is funny, smart and funny!
Related material to things students were familiar with.
He explained concepts really well and tried to get the class participating even in a large lecture hall.
This course was fascinating to learn about cognition and how the human mind operates in controlling the vast components in our lives.
Everything!
very interesting material, very good professor
Slides! Internet trends and memes help with elaborative memory storage
Dr. Dewald is an awesome professor and his passion and knowledge for the subject makes the course so interesting and enjoyable.
I enjoyed the videos Professor Dewald would show in class to help explain the material. I liked how he expanded on the information presented in the book-- it made going to class worthwhile.
lecture
The information was interesting and so was the professor
i liked that we learned about false beliefs of learning/memory and that i was able to study in a way that i tried teaching the material instead of actually just re-reading flashcards
How passionate Dewald is about the subject matter that he teaches. He is a very animated person and makes the class laugh often--during his lectures and during his exams (funny lines in the exams). Would definitely recommend other students take his class. His exams and assignments reflect the level of the course well. A++ for Dewald.
Dewald is awesome!
Dewald does not just talk about studies, he actually shows videos and demonstrations about the studies which makes them easy to remember.
Everything
no homework
Professor Dewald had a great sense of humor and wit which helped with learning the information.
His TA was absolutely fantastic and explained things in a wonderfully clear manner. I also enjoyed the structure of the course, with emphasis on exams and no homework.
I enjoyed the creativity in the lectures and how energetic and engaged Dr. Dewald was about what he was teaching. It made me more excited to learn.
Instructor has a lot of knowledge and actually managed to keep our attention.
Dr. Dewald's attitude and approach to teaching made learning the course material enjoyable! Additionally, the material was very interesting as well.
i like the topic as a whole and professor Dewald is great, he is funny and interesting but he talks so fast and so smart that some things just fly right through your ears and the test comes and your like WTF where did that come from. The book is no help because Professor has a different approach to explaining things and essentially the tests are lectured based. The attendance quiz is just bogus because it is not a true measure of attendance because students can email each other or someone can just be lucky and check laulima and be able to take the quiz. The quizzes are not difficult they just do not serve the intended purpose
It was funny and related to every day life.
Everything
Professor Dewald is super funny and makes the material interesting! He is constantly linking things together to make them clearer and is very up-front about what he expects from students.
The material is interesting but difficult to understand
I enjoyed how interactive the lectures were
It's really hard. I wish it was more teextbook related than lectures. His lectures are sometimes too abstract to understand for me.
Very interesting and at times mind boggling.
It was interesting.
The course material
Very interesting/fun lectures. Really knows how to keep students interested and awake in class (haha)
I like the fact that there was no homework.
The topics we learned in class were very interesting.
The TA. I loved the TA and the material honestly.
Dr. Dewald is hilarious.
I liked the tests and that the info was about what we went over in class.
The method by which the material was presented. And the extra effort that both Andy and Meagen put in to issue we could grasp the material
Andrew was always very well prepared for class and always willing to answer any of our questions. He made learning the information easy and accessible to all of us. He is by far the BEST teacher I have ever had!
Every funny slides
There are review sessions that really help on the test since no study guide is provided.
I liked how the Professor talked and it helped me through the lectures. It was fun learning things from him.
The information became meaningful once Dr. Dewald started using applicable examples to explain the higher, more complex theories. It was awesome to see the relativity to us and how we can implement certain theories like learning with meaning to increase our understanding about the mind.
I liked the way in which the course was taught. The connection of the material to everyday applications was extremely helpful.
You could plainly see how well Dr. Dewald understands the content as well as how much he enjoys it.
Study sessions before exams
Super interested and relevant to our lives. He was great at giving examples to help us better understand content.
I enjoyed the different displays of psych tests and cognitive demonstrations
super interesting stuff. learned a lot of things in interesting ways. wasnt just slide after slide, there was videos or hands on kind of things
The interactive activities in class are the best part. Very fun, entertaining, and educational at the same time. When I was in lecture, it didn't even seem like I was in a lecture.
Informative and easy to understand the topics
9. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.62 63 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (6%) 16 (25%) 43 (68%)
10. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 63 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (3%) 11 (17%) 50 (79%)
11. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 62 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 6 (10%) 54 (87%)
12. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Enthusiastic, intelligent, and comfortable.
Funny and knowledgeable
Funny, smart, naughty.
Smart Enthusiastic Funny
Energetic, Intelligent, Quirky
Funny and enthusiastic
Intellectual Well informed Interested Stimulating
Enthusiastic, Intelligent, Approachable
Passionate, knowledgeable, fun
Passionate Knowledgeable Relatable
knowledgeable, and humorous
He is batman
humorous, nice
Enthusiastic, Funny, Unique
Knowledgable Funny Likable
Charismatic, knowledgeable
Entertaining, knowledgeable, captivating
Enthusiastic, knowledgable, and eccentric
energetic, fun
Humorous Witty Intelligent
Intelligent, arrogant
smart, quirky
Knowledgeable Fun Engaging
Thoughtful, creative, knowledgable
Enthusiastic, humorous, engaging.
Funny passionate knowledgeble smart!
Intelligent, Confident, Fun
Funny but pretentious ):
Funny Batman-lover Cat-lover
Enthusiatic Knowledgeable Organized
funny. sass. scholar
Psychologist, knowledgable, goofy
Dorky, funny, sassy
Cats, passionate, knowledgable
Funny, Entertaining, Smart
Enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Wise and Energetic.
Too smart.
HILARIOUS, EASY TO LISTEN TOO.
Enthusiastic, Sarcastic & Knowledgeable
Sharp reasonable knowladgable
Passionate, energetic, involved!
Very funny and smart
passionate, knowledgable.
Awesome, batman, intelligent
CATS FTW
Sarcastic. Witty. Knowledgable
fun keeps students interested in course material
Awesome, bad-ass
Energetic, informative, funny
Energetic, knowledgeable, and funny
Funny, clever, brilliant
blunt realist enthusiastic
good, great, funny
Funny, intelligent
Excellent speaker
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Dewald is a smart man. He knows his material and loves talking about it.
An amazing professor. I've heard some worrisome things about the cognitive psychology course, but I am overall happy that I decided to stay in the class. I love that he makes us participate in little experiments in class to get us thinking like the famous researcher, and understanding the material better.
Amazing!
Good teacher, good presenter
He is a great professor and definitely knows his stuff. He's not boring like other teachers and he looks like he loves what he's doing.
Very intelligent and knowledgeable not only in Cognition, but other fields of psychology. A very well composed instructor.
A killer teacher that has both experience and knowledge about what he teaches. His intellect extends beyond that of the classroom. He keeps lectures interesting and gets students involved. Always has a witty joke in his pocket too.
Great professor; its always nice having such a professor teach difficult course material
awesomesauce!
equivalent to Batman
good. I initially did not want to take cognitive psychology because many people said it was one of the harder classes; however, I am glad I took it.
Excellent
Good professor, tests on what he teaches, teaches well and memorably
He is a great professor who has a natural ability to reach out to students and give them an excellent learning experience.
A+
Dewald is one of the most entertaining professors that I've had at UHM. He makes learning entertaining and his visual aids are very helpful.
A+
he's a good teacher, knows a lot
Great professor, the best I've had this semester. He truly knows his subject in and out and allows students to see him during office hours for help. Also allows students to record lectures for studying purposes.
He's a smart guy who knows his stuff, but his sense of humor is crude and off-putting. It's very distracting on the exams and not funny at all. He comes off as arrogant and I wouldn't feel comfortable going to talk to him for additional help.
He is an AWESOME professor who really knows what he is talking about and seems to really enjoy it too.
He is a pretty cool dude that loves cats and psychology.
Best professor I've ever had thus far! I took a course of his last year and I loved it so much I immediately registered for this one and loved it just as much.
He is the best professor, there is so much to learn from him!!
Good
Very good teacher but seems to think very highly of himself and lowly of others.
Too smart for me to understand
Excellent
He's a good teacher. Sometimes I get a racist vibe from him. Like he speaks more enthusistically to white people than asians.
great teacher and class!
Super great.
Very knowledgable, professional, respectful, organized, and passionate
Awesome professor, wish I took more classes from him. I really enjoyed this class and I hope others get to experience this type of learning.
He is very enthusiastic about the subject.
He is a great teacher. He knows just about everything, like Dr.Reid in Criminal Minds. He is awesome.
He was very knowledgeable.
Ten out of Ten. He is amazing. I enjoy coming to his class.
I like his teaching style and his willingness to help someone falling behind. I also liked that he was so positive about our performances and knowing our ability is better than we think. H
Awesome
he is an amazing teacher, I wish more teachers were as passionate about teaching like he is!
Awesome
very good and enthusiastic instructor.
He is a great professor and thank you for teaching this class.
Awesome teacher, knowledgeable, entertaining and a very strong teacher.
I think his teaching method is great. Going to class was enjoyable. I think sometimes it was a little intimidating to ask questions based off of how he reacts to answering other people's questions in order to gain laughs from other students, or himself.
He's very passionate and make class fun. Learning isn't a chore and he didn't expect us to memorize crazy amounts of information.
Great teacher!
He's a super good teacher, although tests are a little difficult, I know he's just pushing us to really understand the information, which is good.
He's a great teacher and a great mind
average
he makes his classes enjoyable!
Dr. Dewald is a very great lecturer and is very personable. He is willing to help his students and covers all the content needed in class. The syllabus fell a little behind, but he was able to compensate for the loss well.
Loved his class
14. Any comments about the TA?
Not really.
Maegan was an excellent TA. When she set up the study sessions with her, she was very clear about the different terms. Good job Maegan!
She is awesome! The best TA ever! Smart, funny and knows how to command attention!
On top of things
The TA was helpful when it came to setting up review sessions.
The TA Maegan was very helpful in her study sessions and helped to deepen the understanding of the material.
n/a
didnt even know who she was because dr. Dewald covers it all
TA was so helpful in explaining topics in class and making them relatable.
Megean was very helpful and easy to approach! I liked her review sessions because it really helped me prepare for the exam.
We had a TA?
Very nice, big help with review sessions
I love Maegen. She's the best TA I've had so far and she's clear and communicative.
She was amazing! Always makes time for students, answers emails quickly and is incredibly nice and considerate. Makes students feel confident and comfortable. If she became a professor, I would go back to school just to take her class. A+++
She's knowlegeable and willing to help.
The TA was very helpful. Her review sessions played a key role in my performance on the exams. She tries to let us figure out our questions by ourselves first, which helps get us thinking. Her teaching style is also very enjoyable and you can tell she loves what she does.
She absolutely awesome and knowledgable!
great! she knows just as much
Great during review sessions and it has helped me bring up my grades in the course.
She is WONDERFUL. She is friendly, clear, and helpful. Fantastic TA and she should keep doing what she's doing!
knowledgeable, helpful, enjoyed the review sessions
Megan is awesome as well!! Her review sessions were accurate and extremely helpful!
She is very helpful and I appreciate her study sessions.
Extremely helpful and had exceptional teaching skills and patience.
no help
Magen is a great person, very smart and have great approach!
Good
Haven't met her.
She's good
The TA was very helpful during her exam review sessions. If I didn't understand something, she never failed to make it clearer.
SHE IS SO GREAT!! I went to her office twice and she really narrrows it down to the concepts. Her study sessions are super helpful to understand.
Yes! She is wonderful. She communicates the information perfectly and does a great job at the review sessions.
She was very VERY helpful throughout the semester with her study sessions.
Very helpful especially for office hours and the study sessions
Meghan was awesome as well. She was really helpful with the study sessions and I think we were all really lucky that she set aside that much time to help us for the exams.
No comments about the TA.
Great, she is very knowledgeable in the subject.
I LOVED HER. She helped us SURVIVE. I LOVE HER. LOVEEEE HERRRR.
Megan was very helpful, great review sessions.
Maegan study sessions helped A LOT, and she was always there to help when Dr. Dewald wasn't available.
Awesome as well. She put in extra work and gave pre-exam reviews on her own time
She was very helpful and held fun and informative study groups!
She is helpful and genious
The TA Maegan was awesome. She provided the class with review sessions for the exams that really help the content to stick in my head because I got to hear it once from Andy and then again a couple of weeks later.
Thank you
Maegan was a lot of help when I went in to see her, it was great to have such an enthusiastic TA rather than one that just is there.
The TA was very helpful in the review sessions, and it appeared that she knew the information very well and could apply it to everyday life pretty well.
helpful
She was pretty punctual about sending out our exam grades.
Very helpful to help is learn content and really helped in study sessions
She was super helpful and I appreciate everything she did for us. She provided a lot of resources for us.
She is awesome and beautifully, extremely helpful and prepares us well for the tests.
super cool
no.
The TA was very prompt in correcting and releasing grades. It usually took her over a weekend, which seems very fast for someone who has to grade over 100 papers. She also communicated with us very well via email and we were informed about study sessions or recent changes to the class.
Very helpful and always get back to my emails right away!
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Material.
I like that the exams were similar to the material we covered in class.
Tests directly reflect lectures. No papers.
I liked learning about the subject matter so getting engaged in the class was easy.
I enjoyed the interactive aspect of the class.
n/a
language section
The course concepts were interesting and the powerpoints were helpful. Also the review sessions were the best!
I liked the review sessions because it helped to consolidate all of the course material. I enjoyed the videos shown in class and learning about the different studies that supported theories/information.
All of it
the examples and explanation of the experiments
That Dewald was so entertaining during his lectures and that we didn't have too many assignments work besides the exams--making the class consistent, predictable and easy to manage. It is also a very interesting course.
The material and the professor
The visual aids and entertaining teaching styles.
Everything was good. I enjoyed the course a lot because you can apply it in real life.
engaging
Review Sessions Online notes Interactive Lectures
The structure (4 exams, no homework).
I enjoyed the course really well as a whole.
Material was very interesting. Instructor was also very entertaining.
Dr. Dewald definitely makes this course very enjoyable and his TA had really made a difference in my learning from her review sessions.
That it relates to every part of life
Everything
The grading is fair, and the material is easy to understand and very funny.
The review helps a lot
Doing activities in the lecture
it had a lot of people.
All of the mind tricks we were shown in class
The material was interesting and I learned a lot.
The course material
The material was interesting, overall i liked everything
There was no homework.
Everything.
The TA and the material.
The instructor.
I thoroughly enjoyed the memory section, it was by far my favorite.
Content
EVERYTHING, the course information, the testing style, and the instructors!
The intersting experimnets
I liked how the professor gave examples from his own life.
I liked the language, learning, and perception portions of the course. All of these sections provided information that was the most applicable to myself. From this, I'll continue to implement new changes in according to psychological evidence to improve my learning, understanding of myself and the understanding of others.
I liked the way the material was taught, and the sarcasm.
There was no homework! (Besides studying)
Getting an A on my third exam, examples used in powerpoints
Everything.
All of it
i liked the way the lectures arent that boring all the time and attendance quizzes were a blessing!
I liked that the lecture was fun and entertaining. Dr. Dewald understands today's students and knows how to communicate his content.
The lectures were always entertaining
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
N/A
Lectures were kind of boring
The time was just long but I feel like that's about it.
I wish there would have been, in a weird way, a way to test more on the material or small homework assignments.
n/a
none
Nothing, this was one of the best courses!
N/A
Tests
nothing
The attendance exams were a bit inconvenient. If there is an attendance exam, it should be done there and then as opposed to giving students 24 hours to complete later at home. Some students (like myself) are very busy outside of school and if a student has to work a double, babysit, run errands all day etc., it very hard to remember to make the time to complete the attendance exams within the time limit.
How difficult the exams are.
Dewald schedules exams for his classes on the same day.
Some of the hardcore parts- hard to remember
nothing
The first two tests were so difficult, but everything can't be easy I suppose.
Dr. Dewald's sense of humor, especially on the exams. It's distracting!
There was nothing that stood out as a negative to me.
Nothing really.
Nothing.
Nothing
none
Professor Dewald makes students feel stupid when they ask questions, sometimes. Instead of telling them what they could have done differently in a calm and respectful manner, he approaches their questions in a very "how could you not know/understand this" manner.
The room is too cold
Exams (but we need them)
the exams were a but too hard
none
Nothing.
Lecture style
T/TH classes aren't always fun because of the length, kind of wish i had it on MWF but it was still a good class
Nothing.
N/A
How dense the information was...
No complaints.
I didn't really like the face that your grade was mainly based on test and no other assignments. But there is extra credit and attendance quizzes to help but i feel its still not enough.
Length of class. 50 min would be best
none
Nothing
Everything was pretty hammahs bananas. Real great professor.
The complicated material
There were four random attendance quizzes (maybe there should be a little more).
None
Nothing.
Nothing
not really anything
I felt like Dr. Dewald spoke a little fast during lectures so I fell behind in taking notes at times and missed any important information. It looked like he was reading straight from something at times and I was unsure whether this information was relevant.
N/A
17. Other comments:
n/a
Thank you
none
Great professor and person!
Keep up the good work!
none
Despite his sometimes bitterness, he's super funny, an awesome teacher, and seems like a great guy!
One of my favorite college courses so far!
Thank you!
Nothing but awesomeness
Love Dr. Dewald, I will be taking another one of his classes in the future.
Overall Great teacher, fun class, pay attention and you'll do great.
None
Good class, but hard grader
Dr. Dewald is good because he tests often on few materials. This is extremely helpful having many tests because it makes it easier to actually remember the material being tested on rather being bombarded with one big midterm and one big final where you memorize and then forget the material right after the test. For Dr. Dewald, you can actually remember the material after the test since there are many tests and it makes it easier to study and actually absorb the information.
Have a great day.
Go beach?
Wish I could take this class again but I'm pretty sure I'm going to pass.
Thank you for a great semester! I think you should do iClicker checks instead of attendance quizzes, seems more fair for those who do attend class.
Perhaps Dr. Dewald should consider utilizing iClickers for the interactive activities so that we can have visual representations of trends and patterns that are taught in class regarding cognitive psych. It would make the data feel more personal and therefore better to remember.

Andrew Dewald: PSY429, Summer II 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 429 - Experimental Psy: Advance Tpcs Crn (Section): 96821 (701)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
9. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
The amazing teacher. Probably the most knowledgable and enthusiastic psych teacher I've ever had I will remember that the tests were harder for me but I definitely can hold on to the knowledge I obtained.
The professor real life examples and simple explanations.
Because of Andy's enthusiasm and his ability to keep very complicated material very interesting and appealing to a younger audience by putting in funny little quirks that directly have to do with the learning material. By doing this Andy ultimately helps you learn the material better not only for the tests but for years to come.
Andy's enthusiasm for cognitive psychology and his ability to get a complicated lesson across in an understandable manner.
very intriguing
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
11. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Amazing. A lot of knowledge and enthusiasm for the topic. I loved the slideshows and in class experiments that showed the sensation and perception.
He's very knowledgeable and he made the class easy and interesting.
I really enjoyed the class! Dr. Dewald presented the material in a clear and effective way.
Andy hands down is one of the best teacher I ever had. His test are challenging but fair and I learn so much from him. I wish other science teachers were as enthusiastic and able to explain things in ways for a wider audience to understand. Andy's greatest strength are the examples he gives. They are very creative, very funny, and they really help you remember.
Damn good professor, I hope I can get him again.
12. Other comments:
Please stay amazing!! :)
I may not always do the best in his classes but I greatly feel that whenever I leave his class I learned something new that I won't forget.
Often goes over time in class to get to a better stopping point. Not that I minded, but could be a problem for some.
Probably the most intelligent person in the room. He goes the extra mile to bring mundane scientific facts into exciting concepts. One drawback, his language is inappropriate. Constantly cussing and swearing.

Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 32130 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He really knew the informatons
Very knowledgable about his subject, good learning atmosphere
He knows what heʻs talking about and has a passion for what heʻs teaching. He makes it fun to learn.
His voice is very powerful and I'm sure not a single student wasn't able to hear him during his lectures. He was very enthusiastic and made me want to be able to present speeches like him. Mr. Dewald as very humerous which made he lecture very fun to learn yet extremely informative.
his class is funny and interesting.
The way he presents the topic makes it fun and easy to understand. He puts it in terms that people our age can relate to. Everything was well organized and planned out from day to day. Nothing came out as a surprise.
He's very knowledgable, confident, and engaging when it comes to his subject. He's hilarious, and teaches in a very relatable way that's easy to understand and apply to real life.
Dewald is a great speaker. He is very consistent in how he operates. Never late! ALWAYS ON TIME! Undoubtedly knowledgeable in the subject matter.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Create better study guides
The slideshows made me go to sleep and are a bit boring sometimes. Iʻm more of a visual learner and sitting there taking notes all class was hard because it was early in the morning and boring sometimes.
N/A
no
Maybe try to put in some group activity?
I don't have any suggestions for him, he's great.
None! He's got a good thing going already.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He answered questions when students asked
He was approachable and had times open for students to come and see him.
He constantly updated laulima preparing us for what to come and what we were learning at the moment. He kept he class involved by doing mini activities and asking questions pertaining to the topic being discussed.
he always try to help student in their study.
He's always open to meet students before during and after class. He also always lets us know many times when our test are so we are never off guard.
He showed concern by offering private tutoring, extra help or discussions after class hours. He understands that psychology, like any science, can be a hard subject to learn so he was always willing to help those who were confused. Also, after teaching anything new, he ALWAYS asks if anyone has any questions, which really showed me that he was concerned about his students.
Always reminded us about his office hours in the case that we needed any sort of help.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, because he knows what he's teaching
Yes, provides clear information, well organised, sense of humour (makes learning fun)
Yes because he is a great teacher and knows what heʻs talking about.
Very much yes because his teaching skills are of those very few instructors able to keep a class interested in a topic that may not be enjoyed by many.
yes, he is a good teacher who can teaches you a lot in psychology
Yes I would recommend this course. He is a fun and awesome guy to listen to and he puts thing out how things are and is easy to understand.
YES. He's engaging, relatable, knowledgable, and always made class fun. I always left class feeling a whole lot smarter. I learned a lot from his course.
Yes! They would definitely learn something with this professor.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Awesome professor
It was a struggle for me because my mind does not get psychology at all and the way he words his questions confused me, but he was a great teacher and was nice to know that he was passionate about what he was talking about.
He is a very nice and comedic instructor and I assure anyone who takes him will have a good laugh out of it but also gaining a new set of knowledge honing them throughout their education and careers.
he is smart and have patient with students
Keep doing what you are doing. Your teaching made me actually very interested in learning more about psychology and how the mind works. I definitely try to judge my friends a lot more and try to apply things i learn on them haha.
He's the best professor I've had in college so far! I would take him again if I could.
18. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
Not sure
The way Mr. Dewald would use examples to help us remember about certain terms
the teacher because he was a good teacher and put the teachings into real life situations. I also liked the pictures on his slides, especially of his cat.
The jokes and way Mr. Dewald projected his voice.
the teacher
The way he talk about things and always related it to the people in our area AKA Drugs lol.
His awesome personality, examples, and the way he excellently related psychology to real life.
19. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Very smart
Smart coffee-lover
energetic, knowledgeable, and funny
Humerous, Loud, Kind.
smart interesting kind
-Funny -Animated -Straight Forawrd
Engaging, intelligent, funny
hilarious straight-up direct HUMAN.
20. Other comments:
N/A
N/A
I believe that you can learn a lot about basic psychology from his class

Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 72678 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
1.69 132 0.91 Freq(%) 74 (56%) 31 (23%) 19 (14%) 7 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.66 132 0.48 Freq(%) 44 (33%) 86 (65%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 132 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (7%) 123 (93%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 132 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 18 (14%) 112 (85%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 132 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (2%) 20 (15%) 110 (83%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 132 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 13 (10%) 117 (89%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 132 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 21 (16%) 109 (83%)
8. What did you like best about the course?
The course was interesting and the slides were sometimes funny
Very interesting topic that I've wanted to dig into but didn't have the chance until now. I'm very glad I got Andy as my professor because he did an excellent job teaching the course. Learning felt seamless because of the way Andy lectures and gets the material across to us.
The way he presented was interesting. I also liked the examples he used as well, they were helpful for visualizing solutions to certain concepts.
It was very fun, and very interactive! Probably the funniest teacher that's reasonably understandable!
Review session before every exams.
How he incorporates humor into learning.
The lectures were presented very clearly and were put together in a way that put all the information in perspective to daily life.
enthusiastic personality.
I liked how the professor went into depth about the information on the powerpoints. The information taught on the lecture class and taught in the class were exactly what was on the tests.
It taught me a lot.
Interesting Lectures.
The textbook
Professor Dewald was very engaging in his teaching methods and made the course material genuinely interesting to me.
The Slide shows
Professor Dewald is always excited when he teaches and gets everyone else excited. He's a teacher that you can't fall asleep on even if you tried
I like how the PowerPoint files are simple and easier to read.
The lectures are very straight forward. You are rarely asked anything on homework or tests that Dr. Dewald didn't touch on
I like everything.
His lectures are funny and easy to understand!
How he keeps your attention with bad puns and modern jokes & sarcasm
Interesting, fun.
Prof. Dewald used a lot of funny examples to go along with his explanations so that they stuck in your mind better. He's a great speaker and very fluid with his thoughts.
lecture. professor Dewald does his lectures very well to engage the students. His lectures doesn't put me to sleep.
He is funny
He used very good examples that were most of the time very funny or interesting, always grasping my attention.
Mr. Dewald himself!
Dewalds humor.
Humor.
How he relates the topics in modern day terms. He makes the material less scary by incorporating pop culture.
Makes the class fun and interesting. Gives good examples of concepts.
Everything, it was a very interesting subject.
Fun and interesting.
I enjoyed learning many new interesting information every week in class. It was very easy to understand the lectures and the professor is cool.
I liked how Professor Dewald taught the class. He made it very interesting and had good examples so the lecture was not boring at all. Also he gave a good amount of homework.
He was entertaining and knowledgeable about what he was teaching. He could relate to the students and keep our attention.
He was funny and informational at the same time
The lectures were interesting, but I believed some of the questions on exams were unfair. After going to the TA to review my test, she even admitted that some of the questions shouldn't have been worded in that way.
Enjoyed the powerpoints he creates to help facilitate learning and lasting understanding of the concepts discussed in class.
professor was very cool made the class laugh and kept us interested with his slides and funny animations and all. great teacher
Dr. Dewald lectured and used the PowerPoints to facilitate his lectures. Show's how much knowledge he has about this field of study.
Very outgoing teacher that knows the material and makes it fun
Mr Dewald has a great sense of humour and its one of the few classes in which I can keep my focus the whole time.
His humor
I liked the lectures. Andy made the material come to life.
The visuals
The lectures were consistently engaging and interesting. Class was enjoyable and I could always count on a good laugh as well as gaining a better understanding about the people around me because of this course.
The teacher is interactive and also keeps the lectures entertaining
Andy
The lectures were very entertaining. They didn't make you fall asleep. They would be interesting which helped me learn the material.
I liked that the course was easy to understand and the way he presented the information it wasn't hard to get. Also everyday in class he always finds a way to make us laugh.
It's a very entertaining and interesting topic and class. The way he presents the information is very easy to follow and fun.
I enjoyed his style of instruction. He and his lectures were relevant to the age group majority of class as well as the few students a bit older than the average age of this course.
The humor and current culture of the slide shows. The way information is presented makes me want to pay attention ten times more than if it were presented without Mr. Dewald's flair on the info. He uses anecdotes and pop culture to keep the students' interest while making it humorous and fun. I wouldn't want to miss class for worry of missing some new and fun story or joke!
I like his very colorful power points, the stories he manages to incorporate into the presentation, and I his overall attitude.
What I liked best about this course is that professor Dewald made the material understandable, posted the lecture slides on laulima, and also the TA's offered a study secession before exam.
How entertaining the class lectures were
The funny slides and videos
Professor was knowledgeable about the subject and engaged student in his lectures.
Funny presentations
Slides were fun and informational.
I liked all of the pictures in the PowerPoint because it made me interested and not bored during lecture. I liked Professor Dewald's teaching style because it was very organized, and I knew exactly what I was learning about.
he is a great teacher and really relates what we are learning to us and give a lot of interesting examples.
I like his teaching style, it was intresting and stimulating
What was best about the course was that the instructor was able to connect and engage students to pay attention. He did this through incorporating pop culture, stories, his personality and his obvious self interest in the subject of psychology.
I probably enjoyed learning about sleep and dreams the most, but really I loved almost every chapter because Professor Dewald made every part of the course interesting to learn about.
Has great analogies and the exams were based off of exactly what we learned in lecture.
The teacher!
He makes it funny.
I can apply it to my personal life. Was interesting and allows me to understand myself and others around me better. Cleared up many misconceptions.
He's really funny and explains all his concepts clearly with relatable examples.
I liked the way he was very upbeat during class and that he was boring. I actually really enjoyed coming to his class because his slides are funny and he's funny as well.
Andy made the material easier to understand.
The professor was funny and was good at keeping the class engaged. I felt like I wanted to come to class every day.
Professor Dewald is a very funny guy and makes his lectures entertaining. I love going to his class and I really learn a lot when I go. He explains things very well.
Dr. Dewald is hilarious! I always enjoyed and was interested in what he talked about
He was very funny and knew the content very well.
He made the class very interesting with his examples and always friendly to everyone. It was a class I really looked forward to everyday.
I liked how Dewald made learning about Psychology interesting by using funny examples and being lively during class.
Professor Dewald is very active through out his presentations. He makes learning fun and he interacts with with his big class.
I liked the way Professor Dewald taught the class. He made sure he had everyone's attention and taught in a way where the students can relate.
I like how he relates to the class. His examples are funny, but also very helpful when trying to remember concepts, terms, etc. His slides were fun and he did not go to the next slide too quickly for the students.
The best part of this course is Professor Dewald's personality and how he teaches things.
I liked the environment in which he can teach concepts while still being funny. My favorite chapters he taught was memory and development.
The lecture slides were very helpful
The instructor was fun and intelligent and the information was interesting.
I really enjoyed that all of the homework was given online because it helped to reinforce the material. I also liked how Andy would give examples to every single concept that he taught because it helped me to be able to analyze the concepts and completely wrap my head around them.
His enthusiasm
Keeps the class interesting while still communicating and teaching the topic effectively.
The teacher was very enthusiastic with the class and interacted with us whenever he could. He made the topic more interesting to learn about by relating it to personal stories and other situations that we as college students could understand.
I really loved the content of the course and the way they were portrayed to us.
His personality/lecture style
I like how he used jokes to lighten up the class
How enthusiastic and outgoing Professor Dewald is. Also, he presented the material in an engaging, entertaining and easy to understand way.
He uses diagrams and makes a lot of relatable jokes.
The professors lectures are what made the class interesting and fun.
The lectures were very engaging and humorous!
I liked the way Professor Dewald conveyed the course material. He made the lectures very interesting and always kept my attention.
The pictures and videos
Dr. Dewald :) He was so funny, engaging, knowledgable, and likable. His examples and slides helped my learning tremendously.
I liked the topics that were discussed and how much information the instructor had for each topic, it was never a dull moment
He made the course very easy to learn and made it fun to participate in during the lecture's
He's a funny teacher.
Learning about the brain
The best thing I liked about this course was his enthusiasm to teach. It kept me entertained and ready to learn.
9. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.49 132 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 9 (7%) 46 (35%) 76 (58%)
10. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.34 132 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (2%) 19 (14%) 39 (30%) 70 (53%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 132 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (4%) 26 (20%) 101 (77%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 132 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 18 (14%) 113 (86%)
13. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 132 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (10%) 119 (90%)
14. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 132 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (2%) 16 (12%) 112 (85%)
15. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 132 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 14 (11%) 116 (88%)
16. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 132 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (3%) 16 (12%) 111 (84%)
17. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 132 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (12%) 114 (86%)
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He explained each concept in the course well with things that relate to his students
Dewald was a very interesting and enthusiastic professor. He kept the class exciting and cheerful, the days I hated myself for getting up and going to class would get a little better after attending his lectures and listening to his dry humor. ;D
His lectures were clear and concise, his explanations were very detailed and easy to understand, and often funny too! Learning the material felt so simple compared to most of my other lecture classes, not because it was easy or anything, but because it was interesting and Andy did a great job getting everything across. He was also very good at keeping the class engaged in the lecture, by the way he presented the material. He gave us heads up for every exam, and reminded us that he was always there if we wanted to meet with him or ask him something directly.
The way he makes it easier to be interested in the class. Even though find Psychology fascinating, it wouldn't have been as interesting if Mr. Dewald presented in a boring manner. But Mr. Dewald managed to make things interesting without being irritating.
He always went through the material by telling a (very) short story demonstrating the application or derivation of a psychological concept.
Review session and study guide before every exams.
He was able to explain things in ways I could understand.
The flow of the lectures were fluid which helped keep my focus on class. The examples he used were clearly explained and made the concepts easy to comprehend.
fun way of teaching which makes topics more understandable.
Professor Dewald's personality makes this course really fun. The way he explains the information is very valuable and helpful, and he makes sure you understand what's going on.
He is so prepared. Always knows what to say in class and always keeps class upbeat.
Not sure.
His memorable explanations for the material
Very enthusiastic about material, replies to emails promptly, and helpful powerpoints.
The fact that he really knows the material that he's teaching really well.
What is valuable about Andrew Dewald is how he was helpful when Sona System was being a problem. Also he had the TA provide study sessions to help the students prepared for the tests.
Always comes into class excited and ready to teach. Makes even the somewhat dry chapters interesting and relevant. Funny dude
He is very clear and concise when giving the lectures. He knows how to make the concepts or ideas easier to understand. He makes the course interesting.
He puts his lectures on Laulima and his TAs make study guides before exams
Despite being a very chilled person, he can still get in front of the class and give all this energy to get people to be attentive.
Makes power points and lectures interesting, helps student if we need help and doesn't let anyone give upï¼?
He was easy to approach and you could ask him any questions that you had during class or after class. He's willing to help and wants students to succeed.
his knowledge and humor
Freedom is an illusion
His use of examples always kept me paying attention to what he had to say.
His availability
His power points were very helpful.
Knowledge, humor and great teaching skills.
How he incorporates modern social media and pop culture into his lectures. He also has a positive attitude everytime he teaches the course. What was very helpful is his way of uploading his lecture slides right away when he is finished with the chapter. Also the amount of TA's he had for the class was very convenient to schedule a meeting if needed.
He puts the powerpoints on laulima, has study guides and study sessions before each exam, and is always open to answer questions.
He made class enjoyable
What I found most valuable was his Powerpoint slides... they were very helpful for our exams, especially when he added pictures and examples about what he was teaching.
He always gave opportunities to get help from him or the TA's. Also made sure to explain things clearly if somebody had questions.
He posts his lectures slides after the section is done so you can use them to study with. His TA's also provided a study guide and practice questions for our exams.
He was easily approachable and available
Like-able, organized, entertaining, but most importantly... from PHILADELPHIA <3 #gophilly #philadelphia4life
he always gives good examples that help you remember different concepts
His effort to put each lecture into terms in which the entire class would be able to relate to. Whether it was his use of pictures or use of real life situations, they all helped to get his point across.
Always willing to go more in depth. All you have to do is ask
Knows his stuff, pretty funny guy.
He and his TAs had a lot of available hours
He's excited about what he does and is willing to help people if they're unclear about the subject.
In lecture he gives many real world examples to help us understand psychology concepts. It is clear he is an expert in psychology.
He made the material easier to understand through real-world examples and was never afraid to make a joke.
He answers our questions.
A lot of other psychology majors thought he was good.
He makes himself available to each and every student. He makes class interesting which allows us to actually engage ourselves and learn the material.
the examples he provides is something that we know in today's time period. Also he offered help when we need it and if we don't understand something he would explain it in a way that was easier to understand.
The way he presents the class, and his speaking skills.
I learned a lot from this course that helps me understand social misinterpretations I have encountered. If UHM offered the opportunity, I would have minored in psychology and tried to enroll into more courses instructed by Professor Dewald.
He is very humorous and has no problem poking fun at himself or the world. I laughed very often at his jokes. He really knows how to pitch this class to students who otherwise would not pay attention in another course. He knows what students need and want to hear and keeps their focus simply by talking and being an interesting and fun guy. He is always available to contact as well as his TAs. There is never any miscommunication.
He responded well to emails.
The pictures on the slides were very helpful.
He is very knowledgeable about Psychology and also offered help if needed.
How he explained everything clearly and yet in a entertaining way
his homework
Gives info on what to expect and what will be covered in class before semester starts.
Really engages the class
Professor Dewald made learning about Psychology fun and interesting. I found myself laughing and having a great time in his class, and I was learning at the same time!
he gives easy explanations and scenarios that are easy to understand and comprehend.
The way he makes the information easy to understand and the amount of pictures and videos
What was most valuable about Andrew Dewald was his ability to combine his teaching with his vast knowledge and awesome personality-- it kept students engaged. He was also able to break down material to students' everyday life making it easy for students to fathom how the material applied to them. This created the connection with how the information learned was relevant to students resulting in no loss in intrinsic value.
The way in how he presents the information and material we need to learn was great! By using interesting analogies, engaging the class in mini activities, and being excited about the material himself, it made the course much more entertaining and interesting to learn.
He actually reads his emails and is approachable.
Used a lot of funny examples
His humor makes it more interesting and makes me want to be there more.
the fact that he was knowledgable & made the class enjoyable by being funny & using his life experiences as examples.
He enjoyed teaching and made class enjoyable. Was reasonable with the work load and fair. Had fun in his class. Easy to approach and talk to.
He would have relatable examples and funny examples
How he kept the class awake and interested.
Andy made the material interesting and gave us many examples as well as a lot of extra information so that we could better understand the concepts. He spoke to us like equals and was very approachable, and he also had participation from the students during the class sometimes, which was really nice. He knew what he was talking about and how to best present it.
He is always willing to help and he explains the content in a way that is easy to understand.
He makes class very fun. He explains everything so that it's easy to understand.
Very relatable and very smart.
Dewald related the course subject to his own life and gave examples and made jokes relating to the subject that helped clarify the course content.
I learned that some of the stuff I knew as a kid was lie, and he explained why people told us these lies.
Dewald always puts the powerpoints online & he explains the material very well.
He is very helpful by providing all his information and all his TA information. They never seem to fail at being helpful and they have a warm personality.
he was always prepared for class and had good/funny stories to keep everyone's attention.
He always gives the class friendly reminders of when the exams are via email, it was never a surprise. There were also study guides on Laulima for the exams and homework was painless. Also, he is funny.
His fun, interesting style of teaching made learning the subject matter fun and enjoyable.
Understanding why parents are the way they are or come to be.
He is very friendly and keeps you engaged with humor and stories
The information was explained well and was interesting.
Andy was always willing to help. He had good TA's who were always there for assistance and would provide study guide questions to answer that would help with the learning process.
Good examples
Uses great examples that relate to the topic.
He was readily available to help us out in whatever way we needed. He loves his cat. Great teacher, made the class interesting.
Dewald is a very engaging professor who definitively seems to know what he is talking about. I felt as if I learned something new each lecture and found it very helpful when he gave exams. He was consistent at posting power points online as well as advice.
He was very knowledgeable and answered most of our questions
The most valuable thing about Dewald was his knowledge of current interests in students and society and relating it to class lectures.
I found that his teaching style was most valuable.
His outlook on the subject.
Reviews and study sessions available.
Reminding the class of homework, quizzes, exams, and study sessions
His evident understanding of the subject matter and ability to convey this to the class.
He was relatable and his examples were relatable and he just made the class a lot of fun
Dr. Dewald can explain a certain concept in a million different ways/break down difficult concepts to simple ideas, making the material easy to learn.
n/a
Good teacher and funny
The most helpful thing about Dr. Dewald was he was always willing to listen and help you out if you needed it. He was always willing to explain further about a topic if you did not fully understand it. He was helpful and alway willing to work with you
19. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Funny, Intelligent
likes cats
Awesome & helpful
Lively, thorough.
Awesome, Funny, Interesting
Funny, enthusiastic.
Funny, knowledgable, witty
Enthusiastic, knowledgable, and welcoming.
enthusiastic, clear, and helpful
Funny, Helpful, Outgoing
Fun. Knowledgeable.
Enthusiastic, Interesting, Different
knowledgeable and enthusiastic
Cat, knowledgeable, entertaining
Knowledgeable
quirky, happy, intelligent
The two single words that best describe Andrew Dewald are nice and straightforward.
Smart. Funny. Killer
Funny, smart, fair.
Enthusiastic, knowledgable, helpful
Nice, helpful, caring, enthusiastic, fun,
Intelligent, approachable, helpful.
funny, enthusiastic, weird
Funny Smart Articulate
funny
You da bomb!
Funny and informative
Funny, skinny, great, professor.
Humorous, intelligent, genuine.
BAD ASS!
Funny, knowledgeable, interesting
Knowledgeable, funny
Likes his cat killer.
cool enthusiastic
Intelligent, funny, unique
Knowledgable, interesting, smart.
Funny Knowledgeable Cool
Funny, sarcastic
Concise, Intelligent
hip funny friendly
very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
knowledgeable outgoing funny
Funny Informative Lad
Funny, knowledgeable
Exciting Intelligent Funny
funny and intelligent
Knowledgeable and funny.
Funny, smart, cool dude
enthusiastic parent
Witty. Brilliant. Funny.
Funny, Intelligent and Helpful
eccentric, showman
Captivating, witty, astute.
Hilarious, Interesting, FUN
Enthusiastic. Hilarious. Well-informed.
Smart, Funny, Analytical.
Knowledgeable, Passionate
super dope
tall skinny coffee
Humorous, Knowledgeable, Enthusiastic
Funny, smart, charismatic
Quirky Fun Intelligent
funny awesome smart
Intresting dude
funny smart entertaining
engaging, humorous, brilliant
Intelligent, Fun, cat-lover.
Funny, Awesome, Smart
funny nice smart
Hilarious, Smart
Young. Energetic. Single.
Enthusiastic, Witty, Informative
HIlarious, smart, sarcastic (but in a good way)
Helpful, enthusiastic, dynamic.
Funny Enthusiastic Informative
Funny, cool, witty
FELINE. LOVER. superb!
funny, fair, and smart
Funny awesome
Intelligent and Amazing
Funny, engaging and young
High Energy Funny Knowledgeable
funny, good teacher
Smart, funny, helpful.
Funny and Knowledgeable
Hilarious and intelligent.
fun, intelligent, organized
Energetic Smart Witty
Enthusiastic Funny
Awesome and witty.
Enthusiastic. Humorous. Cat.
eccentric, engaging, humorous
AWESOME, confident, hilarious
Intelligent, hilarious, and Catlover
Enthusiastic Outgoing Funny
Energetic, Intellectual, hilarious.
Energetic, passionate, fun.
Passionate, Humorous, Knowledgable.
Funny, knowledgable
Organized and funny
1.) Smart 2.) Hilarious 3.) Bombdiggity
funny,smart
enthusiastic, clear, smart
enthusiastic prepared
funny witty knowledgeable
None
helpful, funny, and enthusiastic
20. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.84 132 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 19 (14%) 101 (77%)
21. Any comments about the TA?
who was the TA? oh yea..the lady that sent me emails..nice girl.
TA Nicole was really great, making the study guides for us for every exam. They were very helpful!
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Thank you for providing review session and study guide. It was really helpful.
They were extremely helpful with the study guides! Thank God they were there.
so so helpful
Always on it when exams roll around
Makes very helpful study guides.
TAs were okay. They did their job
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Great study guides and help for exams
She is very helpful and knows how to prepare us well before exams.
Nicole was really nice and helpful, was there when I had questions and ended help, made a great contribution to my exam, although I didn't do too well on my first two it was personal problem, she helped me score really good on my third one.
Nope
Decent.
Some of the TA's office locations were confusing and some didn't respond right away to an email of mines in regards to a previous exam. In fact, 2 of the TA's were responsive but one came through and was very helpful.
N/a
they were very helpful in studying for the exams.
TA's were helpful in creating study guides for students
They were very helpful and accommodating.
They provided the class with questions to practice for our exams and also a study guide that was helpful.
Helpful during study sessions.
Very helpful
Helpful in making review study guides before exams, super appreciated!
dont even know who the ta is
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Didn't see them
They made it clear that were willing to help and they offered to go over past test
I thought it was really helpful that the TA emailed study guides and practice exam questions to help us study for the final.
Very helpful
They were available.
Some of the TA's study guide don't really make sense and some don't provide answers to their study guide.
Always give good studying materials for the exams.
Nicole is bloody awesome!!! All the assistance she has provided has been of great help. I was present when the class reservations were mixed and we were kicked out by a quite rude instructor. Nicole handled the situation very well considering how impudent the female instructor was being in front of all the students. Nicole maintained a professionalism that instructor lacks (which affects credibility and reputation).
I've had no interactions with the TA but they do provide study guides for which I am grateful.
Nicole is an awesome TA. I appreciate her taking time out to hold study session a week before the exam. It really gets me to study earlier rather than the day before the exam.
The TA's always offered help by hosting review sessions and also answering questions on materials.
all were helpful
nope
TA's went above and beyond to help students study and prepare for the exams
Nicole was a great TA for having study sessions and making a study guide for us for the exams. She put into a lot of work to make sure we'd pass the exams. I believe there are other TAs in the class, but I don't even know their names or what they did for the class.
I never heard them speak it see them besides test day
Nicole was very helpful, nice, and smart.
The TA Nicole was great at providing exam study guides and having exam review sessions.
Their study guides were extremely helpful in studying for the exams.
they are very helpful. & I'd like to say how I appreciate Nicole Muszynski for helping us outside of lecture classes by holding review sessions. Without the generosity of sparing her time for us, I would probably have done a lot worse on the exams.
Excellent TA. Really helped me with the practice questions and review sessions. Friendly and easy to talk to.
Nice TA's
I didn't really interact with them.
I never spoke with the TAs.
They are helpful when it comes to studying for exams because they provide us with study guides.
I really liked that there was review sessions and study guides from TA's
Nicole was always ready to prepare a study guide and offers many study sessions.
They are very helpful and doing their very best to guide the students in their exams.
Nicole is amazing!
i would like to thank them for taking the time and creating study guides for all the students and having review sessions. it was very helpful
One of the TAs always held review sessions before each exam and she would make study guides for the students. She also gave out candy that the review sessions I went to.
The TAs were very helpful. They emailed us study guides before all exams.
Only one TA was helpful.
had good notes, helped with exams
Only one TA would actually do things to help the class. The other TAs seemed to just come to class and then nothing else. Only that one TA would provide study sessions and questions to help to learn the material for the exam.
I never really had any personal contact with the TA's, but they were always very consistent at posting study guides which deeply assisted me throughout the course.
They were pretty helpful but their review sessions could be much more effective
No.
Very helpful. They worked hard and did a lot to help us out
Very good and helpful. I really appreciated the study guides and study sessions. Best TA!
Led good review sessions that really helped me on the tests.
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I havent meet them
All of the TA's were very helpful. They were willing to make study guides for our tests and have study sessions to help with the lessons that were coming up on the test. Those study sessions were important helpful to a lot of people.
22. Other comments:
Great class! I really became interested in psychology because of the course and might pursue the subject in the future. Also, professor Dewald, thank you for actually caring about your job and trying to get us excited about psychology. If you are going to continue teaching, I hope you never lose your fun filled attitude and amazing teaching spirit. It really does make a difference. ;)
I really enjoyed taking this course.
I keep losing track of the assignments and the research participation... I might likely be getting a B, though.
I like his jokes made in class.
This was my favorite class to attend.
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None
Lol, make the test easier and curve more often?
great teacher, great class. would've taken more classes from Dewald, but his other classes aren't required for the rest of my credits.
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This course is worth taking
Thoroughly enjoyed this course and I learned a lot of information that I actually deemed as valuable.
If I had not already declared a major prior to enrolling into PSY 100, I would have seriously considered choosing psychology after this course because of Professor Dewald's instructional mannerisms.
Dewald has inspired me to keep taking courses taught by him!
i enjoyed this class
naw
One comment I would make is that this class is a 100 level class. For me, I feel that it was a little difficult for a 100 level class.
Some questions on the exam were a little misleading: how the questions were phrased and a few of them contradicted what was said in lectures.
N/A
Take this class.
Andy was my favorite professor this semester.
I highly recommend Dr. Dewald. This was like a physiology and psychology course in one that hits all the big points.
i would recommend this class to other people
Great teacher 10/10 would recommend
Awesome class. I wish that all of my friends who are going to take psychology could take it from Andy. However, class size should be lessened so that the tests will be curved again, he said that this was his first year ever that he did not have to curve the test scores because it was a class of 400 students rather than 100 students, i think that this is unfair and because of this, the class size should definitely be limited.
At times, parts of the exams felt a bit msileading and confusing, and this is coming from someone who attended every class and study session and read the book
One of my favorite classes! Will recommend to other students willing to take the class!
I would highly recommend this instructor and course to others. Dr. Dewald is what all professors SHOULD be like.
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Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 31381 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Ability to take material from the textbook and water down, so we can understand what we are learning, explains material well, and has good powerpoints.
Andrew is a really passionate teacher. It is obvious he loves his subject, and his eagerness to teach us shows.
Knows the subject material. Keeps the lectures fun and interesting. Very organized. Very fluid in his lectures.
He keeps the subject very interesting to learn also he is always positive and explains things very clear.
Mr. Dewaldʻs lectures are good. Heʻs very engaging and itʻs impossible for you to get sidetracked while he speaks. He makes even the hardest concepts easy to understand. You always have a good laugh during his classes. I love that he teaches us concepts then reteaches us in an easier way to understand the Dewald Quick and Dirty! :)
radically awesome, but slightly like a cupcakes
he used many real life example to help us remember lesson, and works very well.
He makes a real life situation connection with almost all the examples given in easy to follow power point slides, and is very open to any questions concerning the material.
He is a great teacher, he knows psychology very well, and is funny while teaching and is very interesting in what he talks about and how he talks about it. He is the best professor I have had so far in college.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
None, I think his teaching method is amazing.
None
I would suggest maybe giving a handout to prepare for the exam.
Hhhmmmm nothing that I know of. Overall it was an enjoyable class.
maybe different frosting
none
Nothing
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He should by always emailing us about tests and promptly gave us our grades within a reasonable time.
He was available after his hours to see us if we needed.
N/a
Asked if we needed help and also we could have met with him out side of class.
Andrew always offered his help outside of class and was always willing to listen to any questions that I had. Although he didnʻt return back our tests after they were graded he was always willing to meet up and go over our grade and the test to see what we got wrong and what we need help with.
he talks to them a lot
yes, he always remind us about exams and homeworks, he want us to perpare well.
He always offered his help to students and always asked for any question if anyone was every confused or had a hard time understanding.
He is more than willing to help those who don't understand what he is talking about and demonstrates kindness and concern towards his students
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, because he is a good teacher and it is hard to find good teacher like him in college.
Yes because he is all around a really good teacher.
Yes, one of the best classes I've taken.
Yes, he makes class interesting and fun! I look forward to coming to class, i can't say that about everything.
I would definitely recommend Andrew to other students who are thinking of taking psychology. His lectures are always interesting, Iʻve never been able to fall asleep in class no matter how tired I am. He makes everything easy to understand and relates things to every day life so that we are able to understand concepts that are usually difficult to understand.
Yes, he is radically awesome and has a good taste for glasses
yes, he is very witty and kind person, I am very sure he will help me ferind.
Most Definitely. He makes the material really "pop" and stand out as something applicable instead of just an academic course needed to pass for a grade.
Yes, a thousand times yes, although his tests are difficult, it's easy to say that he makes the course fun and interesting for all students.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
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Awesome teacher, keep doing what you doing!
His lectures are insightful and entertaining all at the same time! I loved it!
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thank you, Andrew , I enjoy your class,
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Nothing
18. Other comments:
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Thanks for stealing the scan trons so that we donʻt have to buy them for our tests. Youʻre the best psychology teacher Iʻve ever had! If I ever need to take psychology again Iʻm gonna take it from you.
Your classes were very interesting and informative, Thanks!
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Andrew Dewald: PSY230, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 230 - Introduction to Psychobiology Crn (Section): 31410 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 11 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 11 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Dewald not only had an amazing grasp of biopsychology he has an amazing grasp on how to make the subject matter understandable and accessible to students. And he's funny, always a major point of engagement.
Great lectures and powerpoints with good examples that the student can relate to. Knows the material very well and is very passionate about the subject.
Sense of humor
He knows his subject very well and when he needs, he knows how to explain in a different context. I love his analogies
â?¢An effective and fun communicator â?¢Strongly understands his course subject â?¢Extremely helpful and readily available â?¢Offers many resources and presents incredibly informative slides
interesting teacher. knew the subject well.
His very knowledgeable and his lecture is clear. Easy to understand. He break it down to a simple explanation even when we faced complicated terms.
Mr.Dewald is extremely knowledgable in his field. He also provided many real life examples that made it easy to understand very confusing learning material.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Teach more classes!!!
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Would like more emphasis on psychology. Neural networking of the eyes and ears are interesting, but I would have liked them to be linked more to psychology.
â?¢I would suggest offering more extra credit opportunities for PSY230 â?¢Use of the gradebook option in laulima
sometimes says important or useful info but not on the slides. should add those to the slides.
He makes few mistakes on exams which kinda distorted my concentration. He should carefully check before handing exams
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was very access sable, always checked in with the students to make sure there weren't any pressing questions.
Always checked if the class understood what he was talking about. Asked for questions during the lecture and took the time to explain things that students did not understand. Met with students after class for further questions.
He made sure that students understood the material being covered. If not, he would explain in a different way. He was also always available outside of class
â?¢He was available 24/7, going as far as putting his personal phone number on the syllabus to contact in the case of an emergency. â?¢Has NEVER missed a class. â?¢ALWAYS asks if there are any questions before moving on. â?¢Prorates certain problems on exams based on the class average to ensure that people pass with at least an average percentile.
asked if anyone needed help. made himself available outside of class for help.
He suggest to talk to him before or after class. Easy to reach him.
Mr.Dewald was open to questions, and when someone did ask something, his answers were very informative and detailed.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Definitely, the class was fun and I learned a lot.
yes! Andrew Dewald made the class interesting, even though the material was very hard.
Yes
Yes. it is a very difficult subject and he does a great way of teaching it
Yes. He is HANDS DOWN, the best professor in the UH Manoa system. He is incredibly smart and knowledgeable in the modern academic experience, giving his students opportunities to success through office hours, but mostly- his extremely entertaining personality. He told me himself, "I don't like presenting things that I would personally find boring, and so I try my best to make my teaching lessons fun and something that I would enjoy if I were the student".
yes. good teacher makes the class interesting.
Yes, his class is interesting enough and worthy to take. but you have to concentrate and stay focus on what he's saying or else you'll miss out. the lecture really focus on exams and quizzes.
Yes, he is a good professor to take because the course itself was very intense and difficult to learn and Mr.Dewald managed to make the material less intimidating.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Great teacher that can relate to students.
He should be given an award for best college professor and academic scholar in both the UH and Psychology program.
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It was a pleasure to take his class. Got me into learning psychology even more than before.
18. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
intelligent, funny, engaging
Passionate, Knowledgeable, Relateable
Funny and creative.
â?¢Quality â?¢Caring â?¢Efficient
funny, witty.
Funny Sophisticated Organized
Funny guy! Super cool.
19. Other comments:
Hard subject, very technical, but I enjoyed the class and learned a lot!
He is hands-down the BEST instructor I've ever had in my college experience. He is incredibly precise and entertaining in his explanations and really does make the class fun and "real". Often times, I've had professors who seemed to copy and paste their lectures from the textbook alone and flood the class with all the textual knowledge- with absolutely no explanatory-substance. Dewald has proven class after class that he can teach the subject in a engaging way that is not only fun for the class, but interesting for himself as well. Another great thing is his awareness of class participation and understanding of the fact that his class is not our only class. He always asks if there are any questions after explaining a subject and has an incredibly flexible availability for office hours. His class curriculum is simple and solid- 4 major exams and 5 pop quizzes- that's it. This does not mean there is no homework, quite the contrary- this encourages students to study on their own as well, based on Dewald's substantial lecture slides (which are available for download as well).
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Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 72836 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
1.7 127 0.98 Freq(%) 69 (54%) 39 (31%) 7 (6%) 10 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.62 127 0.49 Freq(%) 47 (37%) 78 (61%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 127 0.48 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 2 (2%) 7 (6%) 117 (92%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 127 0.57 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 3 (2%) 19 (15%) 104 (82%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 127 0.52 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 3 (2%) 9 (7%) 114 (90%)
6. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 127 0.77 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 13 (10%) 18 (14%) 94 (74%)
7. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
energetic, personable, and effective
Knowledgable, clever, young
Funny, intelligent, sarcastic (in a good way)
Energetic, knowledgeable, Awesome.
Interesting, Knowledgeable
Helpful, Knowledgeable, Awesome
Funny, knowledgable, cool
Funny, Young spirited, Relatable
Funny, Knowledgeable, Competent
Knowledgeable. Outgoing.
Innovative, Engaging, Hilarious
Funny and knowledgeable
Male. Employed at UH.
Engaging Teacher
enthusiastic clear awesome
Funny and Knowledgable
Great, entertaining, empathetic
Hilarious & intelligent.
Outgoing, entertaining, relate able
comical, enthusiastic, intelligent
Straightforward, informal, fantastic
humor, knowledge
Helpful, Enthusiastic, Knowledgable
Pulchritudinous, Atheist
fun, detailed, thorough
charismatic, curious, passionate
1. Fun 2. Smart 3. Entertaining
provocative, great communicator, blunt
Enthusiastic, funny, and knowledgeable.
nice friendly
Humorous and friendly
Funny, Entertaining, Smart
Funny Intelligent Friendly
eccentric, interesting, funny
Passionate Funny Interactive
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable
Enthusiastic Knowledgable Straightforward
simple, illustrative, accomodating
Funny, Sociable, and Intelligent
Funny and Easy to understand
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, understanding.
Energetic Dynamic Passionate
-AWESOME -FUNNY -KNOWLEDGEABLE
Funny, educated, fun
energetic and enthusiastic
He is God.
humorous, knowledgable, patient
funny, interesting, and intelligent
Interactive, helpful, understandable
Great Teacher
well prepared and organized enthusiastic he has big knowledge about psychology
hilarious, passionate, and effective.
interesting, focused, knowledgeable
Engaging, knowledgable
Funny. Intelligent. Cares.
Funny, enthusiastic, smart
Entertaining, Engaging, Interesting
Funny and knowledgeable
Enthusiastic, bold, and intriguing.
enthusiastic, funny, knowledgable