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eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Andrew Dewald

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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, Fall 2014

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?
he has a lot of knowledge.
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.
He has great interpersonal skills and he makes me want to learn.
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.
Makes psych a fun class to be in. Very interesting interpretation on the topics.
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?
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.
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
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He makes sure that we understand, and very helpful. Always there if you have any questions and very flexible.
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.
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 am a international student. I think he is too difficult for international students...
Definitely, I would recommend him, because he is a great psychology professor - NOT BORING AT ALL!
Yes because he is very good at what he does.
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.
Yes i would because he makes psych fun and not boring.
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?
I want you to consider the attendance I was never late and absent for class.
Thank you! Your teaching got me interested in psychology, and I've learned a lot from you! :)
He's awesome.
He is a great teacher that knows how to relate it to situations that happen in our own lives.
18. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Everything.
Since I am a psych major, it was a good start for my pathway.
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?
genious, neat, and approachable.
Funny Friendly
Funny, educated, fair.
Funny, Helpful, Random
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?
Clear, concise, organized, great lecturer.
Knows the subject of course.
Good speaker. Keeps students engaged in his lectures by showing funny pictures for us to remember and makes hilarious remarks.
Everything
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.
You actually made it fun!
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.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
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
Exams are too hard.
Try to stay a little more on topic
More communication with students outside of class. Checking in for incompleted assignments.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Available to respond to and answer questions after/before class and via email. Replies were prompt.
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.
He replies to emails promptly and is always willing to explain a concept in more detail if needed.
Always available.
Idk
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes but be ready for a challenge.
Yes. He's an entertaining dude. Pretty humorous.
Yes. He knows psychology inside and out. He's very approachable and his tests are fair.
Yes, because he is a reasonable and fair teacher. Fun personality to learn from
Yes! Although his class is challenging, he is so animated and you learn so much in his class.
Because your lectures are less boring that it could be...
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.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
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.
Best teacher ever!
Nothing
18. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Funny, speaker, nerd. hehe :)p
Funny, cool, and educated
Sheldon Cooper hahaha hahahaha!
Animated. Knowledgeable. Hilarious.
Fun, cat, coffee
Fun and energetic
19. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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.
Positive. Great teacher.
Bomb ass teacher! Hope I get him again for a different class.
10/10
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.
20. Other comments:
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!
No

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?
His love for cats.
Gives relatable examples
fun lectures
Dr. Dewald's explanations of the content were very helpful.
The course was well organized and presented the material in a clear and concise manner.
Dewald includes real life examples like his cat, which is awesome
I loved his energy during every class and how he related what we were talking about to us the students
The subject matter is fascinating and was always presented in an interesting way.
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
Professor Dewald was able to make the lessons interesting by including humor and real life situations during his presentations.
Professor was a very good lecturer, able to relate with the students and use stories/experiences, analogies, etc. to help us retain the topic.
Professor Dewald is able to break down the content of the subject in a matter that is very understandable and in some ways relatable.
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.
This is one of the best classes I've taken at UH.
Professor made it very fun and interesting.
The application of the material to the instructors life
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.
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.
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.
The professor was very engaging and presented the material in a way that was interesting and fun.
He made the class fun as easy to follow along
He makes the lectures very enjoyable and easy to understand.
Lectures
Andrew is hilarious, and he makes the material easy to understand.
I like that he made class very interesting. Also, he used examples that were related to life in general!
Professor dewald
All the fun stories and fun videos and pictures Professor Dewald had during the lectures
How Dewald tries to make the class interesting and using modern funny gifs to captivate the students
Professor dewald. You're always keeping up awake with your funny stories
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.
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.
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.
That he made the lectures really interesting. He really was able to make the learning fun.
Very interesting teaching style
The professor was fun and made the subject interesting.
Great lectures!
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
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!
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.
the professor, very interesting and make the course enjoyable.
prof Dewald!
the prof is really amazing
Just getting to know a little more about the thought process.
Professor Dewald knows what he is talking about and presents it in a way to get the students excited for psychology.
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.
Humor and easy to listen and get engaged in class
the gifs
Very fun and interesting lectures
The way he explained the contents.
Dr. Dewald ALWAYS made the lecture interesting and kept us engaged. That in itself is a great accomplishment that many professors lack.
the instructor
The course was very interesting and the professor kept me extremely interested in the topic
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.
He relates a lot of concepts to technology and provides examples using funny videos/memes/gifs/jokes or stories.
It was fun, engaging, and definitely not boring!
Everything. Especially the cat analogies. Professor Dewald is fucken awesome
presentation was always funny, really interesting course, and instructor was very enthusiastic
Abnormal Psychology content
funny
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.
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.
How Professor Dewald said things in ways that are easy to understand.
He was very funny. Tried to put his own stories to relate to the subject
Simple, straightforward. As long as you go to classes, take notes, and pay attention, course is easy.
Online homework
funny jokes and topics
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
Professor Dewald is down-to-earth and easy to understand when trying to relate the course material with examples that he uses.
mr dewald was funny and kept topics interesting
Dr D was very entertaining, even in such a big lecture hall. I was able to actually focus
He keeps you entertained in his lectures.
Teacher was halarious
Dr. Dewald made the class very interesting and active using his own personal life stories as examples.
Teacher was clear and enthusiastic.
the professors's real life experiences
The teacher
I liked how the content was plentiful but easy to break down better for understanding.
I liked everything about this course.
His interesting stories that relates to what we are learning.
Lectures are interesting.
Dewald's teaching technique really helped me understand the world of Psychology and allowed me to pursue a higher degree in Psychology.
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.
How relavant it is to everyday life
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.
The presentation of the material was very organized, I was able to follow along and keep up with the slides very easily.
Great teacher
The teacher was funny
I like the lectures, they are super funny.
the instructor
The professor is highly animated and makes lectures interesting and dynamic.
It was fun and easy to follow.
The memes he used in his slides.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He makes things memorable in such weird ways. But it is helpful
I like how the professor relates the information in a way for it to be meaningful to us, which helps us remember it well
presentation of lecture material was engaging
dewalds commentary
Exam one about neurons Senses Sleeping
The power point slides. They summarized information clearly and were available for access after the lectures.
I liked watching videos and Dewald doing real psychology stuff on the students, like memorizing numbers.
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?
He loves cats.
Interesting & informative
Funny, relatable, smart
Funny, encouraging
Passionate and inquisitive
Awesome Epic Real
Energetic, Funny, Intelligent
Entertaining, knowledgeable & friendly.
Intelligent and enthusiastic.
Enthusiastic Passionate ham
Sarcastic, Funny, Intelligent
Awesome Funny Passionate
Animated Open/Easy-Going Knowledgable
Energetic & Intelligent
Engaging, funny, intellectual.
enthusiastic, knowledgeable, fun
Clever, Intillectual, passionate
Knowledgeable, fun, and helpful
Interactive and likeable
Interesting, Funny, Knowledgable
Engaging, intelligent
Funny, knowledgeable, amusing
Intelligent, Amusing
Energetic approchable fun
funny, passionate, intelligent
Respectful, Intelligent, Hilarious
1. Relatable
Drinking buddy.
Awesome Teacher
Funny Intellgent
Dorky, funny, professional
intellectual, truthful, dedicated
Sense of humor.
Intelligent, humorous, weird
Prepared, Witty, Intelligent
Funny, knowledgable
Fun, knowledgable, laid-back
Love cat & passionate about psy
Funny, witty, knowledgable.
Knowledgeable, funny, cheerful
Sarcastic. Amazing.
Smart and tall
Funny!
knowledgeable, prepared, fun
Funny, attentive, passionate
funny, knowledgable, sexy
Awesome, fun, and engaging.
Knowledgeable and funny
clever comedic rational
Hilarious, interesting and very creative
Intelligent, Cat-lover
funny, expert, greatteacher
Awesome Chill Entertaining
Funny and dorky but a good teacher.
Hilarious. Practical. Greatteacher.
Interesting Funny Knowledgeable
enthusiastic
Fun, passionate, and knowledgable
Engaging Knowledgable Entertaining (Hilarious)
Nerdy, funny, cat-obsessive
Knowledgeable, dorky
Fun. Relatable. Knowledgable.
realist
Mastery of the content, approachable.
very funny
Organized, enthusiastic, and creative.
BEST TEACHER EVER
Interesting, funny
Funny and interactive
Funny, intelligent
Passionate, energetic
funny, knowledgeable
Enthusiastic and quirky
Good Professor
funny, straight up, knowledgable
Smart funny and kind of crazy
Professor Dewald is clear and weird.
Funny. Informative. Helpful
Funny, Understanding, and Awesome!
Interesting, fun
Organized Reasonable Blunt
He likes cats
smart, geeky, funny
Fun, interesting,
Quirky and knowledgable
Relatable. Intelligent. Humorous.
Helpful Funny
Smart, Funny, Interesting
Witty, sarcastic, passionate
dork genius entertaining
Down to earth
Intelligent, helpful, funny.
Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable, Comedic
Funny Intelligent Kind
Funny, humorous, entertaining
COOL GUY.
he is funny as hell
Animated. Intelligent. Diverse.
Funny. Straightforward. Enjoyable,
Funny Handsome Intellectual
Passionate, Knowledgable, Hilarious
Funny and intelligent.
Nice gifs & hair (the "&" is a symbol, so technically I only used 3 words)
Intelligent Passionate Humorous
Energetic and engaging
Awesome, Awesome, & Awesome
Enthusiastic, Knowledgable, Genuine
loves his cat
witty, knowledgable, in touch
funny prepared intelligent
Humorous, knowledgeable.
Hilarious and Cat-loving.
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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.
Excellent
great teacher, easy to learn from, relates content in a way we understand
He is a very nice man and presents the content in a way that young individuals can relate to.
Excellent instructor, would highly recommend.
hes a great teacher who loves what he does
He was a very good teacher and made you want to come to class because he was very funny as well
He is a professor who enjoys teaching and is passionate about the subject matter.
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
That he is a fun professor and I would recommend that students take his courses.
Overall I really liked Professor Dewald. Listening to lectures helped me to easily study for the class.
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.
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.
He is a wonderful and engaging teacher.
excellent professor.
A good teacher and cat lover
I really liked his teaching approach and style. Overall, the class was really good and I enjoyed it.
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.
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.
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.
I would highly recommend taking his class as he makes it very easy to learn.
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.
Awesome instructor
He's a very knowledgable professor that knows how to teach.
that he's a very good teacher.
A great teacher. I would hang out with him and have a beer.
10 out of 10
He's very interesting and loves his cat very much.
Perfecto
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.
Knowledgable, funny teacher, would like to have him as a professor again.
My overall evaluation is that he is a very good teacher who kept each class enthralling.
He is a really great professor and lecturer.
Excellent professor
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.
Good!
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 needs to teach all my classes. school wouldn't be so boring otherwise. haahah
He's a great professor, very passionate with his topics.
He uses very good elaborative rehearsal
excellent professor with an amazing attitude towards the course and the students
Greatest professor ive ever had! He's very good at teaching, and keeps me engaged in class. What an amazing first psychology class!
such a great professor
Awesome
He is a good teacher and understands what he is teaching and breaks it down so the students understand it too
good
He is a great teacher and it easy to learn from.
very well. His lectures are intriguing and i enjoy going to class
very good teacher that is highly recommended for people who get bored in lectures.
Good teacher.
Fantastic.
Great teacher
pretty good
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
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).
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.
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 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
GREAT teacher, definitly need to more people like Dewald who present the course in an interesting manner
Respectful and enthusiastic, prepared and informative.
funny
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.
Great professor that knows the material well.
He is a really good teacher
Knows what he's talking about and can answer any question that was not made clear through any slides
He is a good and fair professor
good
Excellent teaching methods and would recommend to other students
He's alright, I struggled with the online quizzes on laulima.
he;s a good teacher i would recommend him
I enjoy him as a teacher
He is a great profesor whos lectures I enjoyed attending. I would take him again if I got the chance to.
He is my favorite teacher and I'm taking more classes by him
He is a very funny professor who knows what he's doing in class.
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.
He's an enthusiastic psychology professor who answers even the dumb questions that students ask (yes, dumb questions exist).
great professor 10/10 would recommend
He is a great teacher and his lectures are always interesting and fun to attend.
he is a teacher I would recommend and I never do that
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.
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!
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
excellent! wouldn't have another teacher. he prepared me well for the exams.
Great! Keeps it real
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.
A great Professor that i would recommend to anyone taking this clads
Great teacher with good personable skills
He's a funny teacher.
AWESOME.
my best professor and an awesome teacher.
Passionate in his field, humorous, and personable in his presentations. An extremely efficient professor.
good
He is a good professor. I am glad to have been in his class for psychology 100.
Best teacher and best lecturer I have ever had! Makes me want to be a psychology major even though I hate science!
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.
...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.
Andrew Dewald knows his stuff. I really like going to his lectures because it's entertaining and he explains the concepts well.
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 very great professor and I'd recommend other students to take this class for PSY 100
definitely a good professor to be teaching PSY 100
probably somebody you want to get a beer with
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.
An excellent teacher.
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.
14. Any comments about the TA?
The TA Sophie was so helpful with all her study sessions!
Excellent, very helpful study sessions!!
great study sessions, really helped with preparation of the exams
The review sessions she provided were extremely helpful.
TA provided excellent support for test preparation.
don't even know who it is
They were very good and very helpful in providing study guides to what we were to expect the tests to be like
Always helpful in setting up study sessions and availability.
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
She is very nice and her review sessions really helped when preparing for the exams
Sophie did an excellent job instructing and creating the review PowerPoints. Wish review was sooner.
n/a
Sophie was also very knowledgeable and also had very helpful and interesting review sessions that helped to effectively prepare for finals.
She seems nice and helpful.
No comments
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.
Did not really get to know the TA because I did not attend the reviews.
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.
Very sweet, kind, and helpful.
None
She is always there for help and very approachable.
Friendly and extremely helpful.
None.
I liked how she sent out study guides before the exams. Her study guides helped me pass most of the exams!
I love her! She made test easy and mangeable.
She is very helpful. Especially her slides
Sophie was really nice and her review sessions before exams really help!
Sophie has been very great with her information and knowledge of the topic
Bless her soul, she is so helpful. She should earn a lot more credit. (This applies to Sophie)
very good about getting back to students and offering times to meet so that students can further understand the material
She definitely made the reviews very understandable. I appreciated how she throughly broke down the material in a easy to remember manner.
The TA was very helpful with holding review sessions and posting the presentation for those who could not make it.
Thank you for the review sessions, they really helped
The TA got together material for the final review very well and was very helpful because of that.
Thank you so much for the study guide & study sessions! it helped a lot!
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.
super helpful! so appreciative of all the review power points since i am always unable to make the sessions because of work :(
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.
Awesome!
very helpful. sacrifices a lot of their own time to help the students with review sessions
She's super nice and cares about what she's doing
she's so helpful
Also awesome.
She does a great job, being she is the only TA for this course.
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.
i really appreciate the study sessions and the slides she makes.
N/A
She's cool and very helpful.
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.
She was the bomb.com
her re view session had a lot of unnecessary videos that could have been time to go over more material
Very nice and held heplful review sessions
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.
Super helpful with her slides and sessions that cover the exams.
She is very nice and held study review sessions for the exams. Her power points were a great study guide.
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
n/a
Helpful
entertainging
Sophie is great, she's nice and approachable and always helpful.
She did a great job during the review sessions.
Didn't talk to them but Sophie was really nice to give a power point that were a collection of what we've learned
n/a
Her prep slides for exams are well made
she's cool
none
I LOVE HER, SO HELPFUL
The TA's were good
Sophie is an awesome TA and does a great job with the review sessions.
The BEST TA I've ever had in my entire life. She helped us so much and is seriously so generous!
Very helpful
Very helpful.
haven't ever talked to her
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.
Very helpful with reviews and sending out review session slides two hours after the session.
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.
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.
Sophie was very understanding and genuinely helped the class with her exam reviews.
she is great!
She's lovely AKA lovley TA Sophie
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.
A very good TA who was on point with her exam reviews
Not really
Personally never went to the study sessions but she's super awesome.
helpful with study sessions and slides.
Sophie Gralapp - Extremely helpful!
who?
TA's are nice, especially Sophie.
Very helpful to the students with all the review sessions she held, that was a life saver!
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.
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.
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.
N/A
was very helpful in providing help to prep students for upcoming exams
get hot ones
She was very helpful especially her review sessions
The TA did a really good job, she helped the students a lot with preparing for the exams.
Sophie was amazing! I loved her review sessions
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.
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Everything.
Examples given in class & video clips
Lectures and slides
Human development was the most interesting to me
I liked the whole course as it presented the subject in an applicable way to our daily lives.
learning about the components of the brain
I liked learning about the human mind and how it works
Relating course material to instances in the real world and being able to participate in that.
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
The homework was easy
I enjoyed all parts of the course because each topic was engaging in lecture
online assignments
everything! :D ...well almost....
I liked how Mr. Dewald drew you into the lecture by making it interesting and funny.
It was interesting and fun. The exams were straightforward
The interactive teaching.
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.
Homework as it made sure that I kept up with the readings and material.
He made it interesting and relatable
The lectures.
Learning about the functionality of human emotion.
The lectures kept the students engaged, as well as conveyed the material very well.
Lectures
Everything but hearing and vision
Drugs!
Dewald! Listening to his stories
learning about the different theories
The overall topic was interesting to learn, had a lot of "ah ha" moments while listening to the lectures and learning.
I actually learned
The class was very laid-back.
Nothing really
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.
dr. dewald's presentations cuz they're always entertaining/interesting and he has the best pictures/graphics
Everything
Sex drive
the professor
The professor
the slideshows
Homeworks were relevant to the exams.
Professor Dewald makes the course exciting
All of it. especially liked the lectures on drugs, perception, and abnormal psychology.
Everything
Each of the lectures was fun and enjoyable to listen to and attend
The lectures
Everything
Dr. Dewald's style of teaching.
The entire course was interesting and was a very fair class
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.
It's mostly online homework/quiz/test based and he related most of things to technology.
Everything.
Everything. Well, the analogies to South Park, Killer (his cat), or any dumb stuff
The variety of the content.
funnny
Everything.
The punishment and reinforcement was very fun to learn.
It's was a fun environment
Powerpoints presented in class are also posted online
I liked how the exams are based off the lectures
idk
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.
Lectures.
grades were relevant. scantrons, online quizzes every week. so no surprises other than attendance quizzes.
the info and the lectures
I liked learning about sight and illusions.
Professor Dewald sharing his own personal stories to have a better/clear idea of the subjects being taught.
the professor
Learning about memory, why we do things we do, and human development.
the quizzes
The professor's personal stories and experiences.
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
Coming to class and hearing Dewald's lectures and relating it to everything and anything
the lectures
Lectures were always fun
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.
The classroom environment really suited my liking
Class and lectures Made the whole class laugh at least twice a day
Listening to the teacher's lecture
I liked the LECTURES!!!
the knowledge i gained and the things he taught me. he is an awesome professor and i learned a lot.
The lectures with relatable content.
The power points were simple.
The anecdotes and analogies he used to teach. They were memorable and good examples of the lesson.
Every single lecture was like going to a stand up comedy show and watching a psychology documentary rolled up into one!
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.
I enjoyed the power points that covered our chapters which were interwoven with his personal examples.
I like learning about sleep because it is my favorite thing to do.
N/A
the way the lectures were set up and presented
a few of the chapters
Dewald did his portion of teaching and left it accountable for us to do our part of teaching to ourselves.
The teacher was very interesting.
The animal videos, the relate-able, humorous photos on the slides, and Dewald's happy attitude. Memorization was my favorite part!
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Weekly exams
4 exams
None that come to mind
None
the hard parts
I didn't enjoy the time of the course but it all went fine
Some of the more scientific aspects of psychology were difficult to grasp and took more 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
Pop Quizzes
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.
the amount of independent reading one must do in order to successfully complete assignments and follow the lecture.
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.
I didn't like the tests because some questions were very vague and confusing.
Nothing
The tests were definitely challenging but only because it was based more on concept rather than memorization.
None.
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.
None. I enjoyed all parts of the class.
None
The tests.
midterms
Homework and the hard exams.
Textbook
Learning about hearing and vision
The biological part of psychology
That one guy who sits in the front and has glasses. Asian. Oh no. He's just a special one. In a offensive way...
The professor was funny and had a sense of humor.
None
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.
Learning
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.
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
Everything
Thinking
did not dislike anything
some of the memorization was hard
the homework times
SONA!
None of it.
None
Quizzes
The attendence quizzes
Nothing
Nothing.
sona
Nothing, fair class
N/A Great course
Bought the book but didn't really need the book. Although the book does provide more interesting examples, it's a good read.
There is a lot of content to remember but luckily the exams are not cumulative.
None
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.
Nothing, maybe the fact that there's a bunch of exams after the other but other than that, it's a class to take.
I didn't care much for the biology side of things.
Nothing
n/a
I didn't like the attendance quizzes
idk
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.
Online homework's and quizzes on the weekend.
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.
The tests we're fairly hard
I didn't like learning about the brain and all the nerves in our body. Kinda turned into a biology class there.
Nothing.
how late the class is
Learning about the chapters dealing with inside our ears and how our eyes perceive what they do.
N/A.
I liked everything about this course.
None
Some of the mini-quizzes/homework assignments were not discussed in lecture, so it would be required to refer to the textbook for reference.
pop quizzes
wish there were more oportunities to have more in depth discussion but I understand it's difficult with a large class
I didn't like the beginning of the course when we learned about all the people and origin of psychology.
N/A
Cold and dark room
None
I didn't like the attendance quizzes.
n/a
N/A
Weights of grade
Nothing! Even the tests were fair!
I don't like how this course went deep into the biological aspects.
Nothing. This was my favorite course this semester.
The class was really cold at times.
N/A
how our exam grades weren't inputted into laulima so we could keep track of how we're doing in the class
brain
The attendance quizzes
If the teacher feels a student said something dumb he'll let them know.
I despised learning about learning! It was quite the bore.
17. Other comments:
Attendance quiz one felt a bit unfair with the shirt color question.
He was a great teacher and if anyone wanted to take psychology I would definitely recommend Andrew Dewald.
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.
This was a great class.
Wish I was a psychology major to get more classes with Professor Dewald!
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.
Professor Dewald, youre awesome!
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.
still my favorite class hands down
Everyone loves Dewald!! :)
N/A
AMAZING CLASS Looking forward to taking other courses taught by professor Dewald ^-^
Keep up the good work and the great, fun lectures
Enjoyable class, very interesting.
This was a great class to be in and I never dreaded attending it.
none
i like how we are not tested on things we didn't learn. ps. other professors are evil.
thanks again Dr D
Would highly recommend everyone to take this class!
none
This course was interesting and some times challenging, but it was also enjoyable because of the professor.
N/A
COOL COURSE. Much recommend.
This was a fun and interesting class!
Professor Dewald is truly a fantastic teacher and a great lecturer, he should get a raise!
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
Excellent course! I learned alot more than in my Psy 100 Undergrad.
none
I should have more TAs and professors like in this course!

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?
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.
thought me a lot about the science in psychology.
I really enjoyed how he related harder topics to real life objects. It made the processes much easier to learn.
HE'S SOOO PASSIONATE ABOUT THE CLASS: iTS CONTAGIOUS! I love the enthusiasm he contains for every subject.
His use of modern pop culture and current events on slides. Helps with memory
The professord examples were easy to remember how they related to me and the material.
The neuroscience
The instructor was very funny and lively when giving lectures, it makes the class fun and not boring.
His fun way of delivering the information was always fun and comedic
This course has taught me a lot about the biological aspects of our behavior, things that I haven't known before.
Dewald is very entertaining and makes learning this difficult subject enjoyable.
He makes lectures about difficult content easy to understand.
His lectures are very interesting.
the teacher rocks!
Andy is a fantastic lecturer and very enthusiastic about the material.
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!
I like his enthusiasm for the subject and he makes the class interesting.
Engaging communication. Making concept relevant to students. Teaching and testing on the most important parts.
I liked how coming to class was fun because of how the material was taught because the teacher was funny and intelligent
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.
Taught in a way that was easy to understand the material.
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.
Dewald was very enthusiastic and made clear points.
The presentations were wonderful, I honestly enjoyed lectures above all else.
Dewald made some boring material very interesting and fun to learn.
The way he taught the material since he used a lot of visualizations and analogies.
Dewald's upbeat personality and humor
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.
Reviews before exams
It was organized.
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?
Entertaining, thorough, smart.
great, smart, fun
Comedic and intelligent
AMAZING INTELLECTUAL HANDSOME
Passionate, knowledgeable, fun
Smart
funny, knowledgeable, engaging
Fun, witty, and smart.
Fun, insightful, comedic, and knowledgable
Smart, interesting, relatable
Interesting, intelligent, helpful
Engaging, Intellectual, South( Park Fan!)
Fun, engaging, knowledgeable.
enthusiastic, informative, fun
Funny Intelligent
Intelligent, enthusiastic, engaging.
Funny, knowledgable
informative and enthusiastic
Engaging. Exuberant.
intelligent, humorous, relatable
omg i answered this for 325 already
Fun, animated, corky
Awesome, Knowledgeable, Batman. If you ask for three why do you give up to 2500 characters.
Awesome, enthusiastic, knowledgeable
Funny and Enthusiastic
Extremely Awesome Brain
Funny, intelligent, and energetic.
Knowledgable, funny, prepared.
Funny, Educated, Fun
enthusiastic, knowledgeable, awesome
Dedicated and Experienced
Enthusiastic Approachable Charismatic
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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.
would recommend to anyone
He does his best to make learning difficult topics entertaining. However his tests are difficult and should not be underestimated at all!
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.
best psych prof ever!
excellent
He is awesome.
He was fun and comedic at the beginning and middle of the semester but died off near the end for some reason?
Dr. Dewald is a great professor who really knows what he's teaching
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.
Intelligent being who teaches well.
He is a great teacher, even though he would sometimes over explain things and repeat himself.
fun teacher who knows the material well and enjoys teaching
amazing teacher best at UH
Grrrreat!
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.
He's a great teacher.
Wonderful!
He's a really engaging teacher and he really understands his students point of view
Great teacher. 3rd time taking a class from him. Allows the students to enjoy the class as well as the content.
Very good.
He is a great professor and would enjoy taking other classes with him in the future.
Really enjoyed his class.
Amazing teacher. He deserves a raise. His cat deserves pay.
Great professor!
He is a great lecturer and keeps the class entertained.
Big thumbs up, great psych professor!
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.
Great teacher stuck with uninteresting course material.
14. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The real-life examples and the cats.
learning
I liked that it was just a lecture class that didn't require a bunch of unnecessary work.
SUPER CAPTIVATING! The mind is one incredible place
all of it
funny memes in the slides.
Lively graphics on lecture slides makes class time fun.
How he explained how things correlate to real world
The attendance quizzes
Learning subject material is always interesting with his metaphors and explanations.
Engaging lectures, reasonable amount of work.
The lectures were fun to listen to.
him being the teacher
Lectures. Mostly because there wasnt a whole lot else to it.
4 attendance quizzes given at random points of the semester and the fact that there were power points to go with the lecture.
I liked the powerpoint presentations.
Multiple choice tests. Great content. Engaging communication.
I liked the lectures the best
His powerpoint presentations with fun pictures and animated expressions.
easy to relate to.
The fact that he made such a complex subject easier to understand.
Dewald's lecture style.
The tests were difficult but structured well. The lectures were the absolute best.
I liked that he made material that I find boring and difficult more interesting and easy to learn.
I liked going to lectures because of his enthusiasm and humor.
The jokes and examples
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 organization. Exams were graded in a timely manner, questions were answered, and assignments were clear.
15. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
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 ____."
na
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".
How I'm not going to have him for another class :(
biology :P can't help it tho
cranial nerves
The difficulty of the material was far over my head!
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.
I loved it all
The powerpoint were a bit vague, but he probably made them that way so people would go to class.
nothing
Not having thorough reviews for the exams. So much material to cover is so crazy for a level 200 course.
Andrew talks a little too fast so it's hard to write down what he is saying and the powerpoints only have key terms.
There wasn't anything that I was unhappy with.
random homework quizzes.
I did not like how some of the questions on the test were not reviewed in the study session
Only the content because I'm not much of a science type person (it dealt with biology type stuff)
Its was all good
Long 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.
Some of the things we learned seemed really complicated for a 200-level class.
I wish there were more opportunities to gain points.
The slides moving too fast
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.
There was hardly any material pertinent to psychology.
16. Other comments:
Dr. Dewald is one of the best professors on campus, and I recommend him to anyone who gets a chance to take him.
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.
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!
Please don't schedule exams on the same day.
I would take a class from him again.
Thanks for a great semester!
The TA was also fantastic. Her review sessions for exams were helpful, and she was knowledgeable and made herself available when needed.
Keep up the good work Andy
Your TA's are always available, I like that.
Awesome professor, so funny!
Had a great time in class!
Awesome course. So glad I took it.

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?
Professor Dewald had a great sense of humor and wit which helped with learning the information.
Informative and easy to understand the topics
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.
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
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
very interesting material, very good professor
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 information was interesting and so was the professor
I liked the way in which the course was taught. The connection of the material to everyday applications was extremely helpful.
lecture
I enjoyed the different displays of psych tests and cognitive demonstrations
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!
Super interested and relevant to our lives. He was great at giving examples to help us better understand content.
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
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.
Material.
There are review sessions that really help on the test since no study guide is provided.
Every funny slides
Dewald is awesome!
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.
The course material
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.
The material is interesting but difficult to understand
The topics we learned in class were very interesting.
I liked how the Professor talked and it helped me through the lectures. It was fun learning things from him.
The professor made the material interesting and interactive in every class.
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 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.
I liked the tests and that the info was about what we went over in class.
I like the fact that there was no homework.
Everything!
Dewald does not just talk about studies, he actually shows videos and demonstrations about the studies which makes them easy to remember.
Related material to things students were familiar with.
It was interesting.
It's really hard. I wish it was more teextbook related than lectures. His lectures are sometimes too abstract to understand for me.
Dr. Dewald is hilarious.
Slides! Internet trends and memes help with elaborative memory storage
Study sessions before exams
Dr. Dewald is an awesome professor and his passion and knowledge for the subject makes the course so interesting and enjoyable.
Dr. Dewald's attitude and approach to teaching made learning the course material enjoyable! Additionally, the material was very interesting as well.
You could plainly see how well Dr. Dewald understands the content as well as how much he enjoys it.
Very interesting/fun lectures. Really knows how to keep students interested and awake in class (haha)
Instructor has a lot of knowledge and actually managed to keep our attention.
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.
Very interesting and at times mind boggling.
I enjoyed how interactive the lectures were
no homework
Everything
The TA. I loved the TA and the material honestly.
Dr. Dewald is the best. He is funny, smart and funny!
It was funny and related to every day life.
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
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?
Humorous Witty Intelligent
Excellent speaker
knowledgeable, and humorous
good, great, funny
Enthusiastic, Intelligent, Approachable
Enthusiastic, knowledgable, and eccentric
Funny but pretentious ):
humorous, nice
Sarcastic. Witty. Knowledgable
Funny, clever, brilliant
Passionate, energetic, involved!
Energetic, knowledgeable, and funny
Enthusiastic, Funny, Unique
Funny, intelligent
Enthusiastic, intelligent, and comfortable.
passionate, knowledgable.
Very funny and smart
Charismatic, knowledgeable
Knowledgable Funny Likable
Cats, passionate, knowledgable
Intelligent, arrogant
Funny Batman-lover Cat-lover
Wise and Energetic.
Awesome, batman, intelligent
Funny and knowledgeable
CATS FTW
Knowledgeable Fun Engaging
He is batman
Enthusiastic, Sarcastic & Knowledgeable
Enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Intellectual Well informed Interested Stimulating
Entertaining, knowledgeable, captivating
Smart Enthusiastic Funny
Dorky, funny, sassy
funny. sass. scholar
blunt realist enthusiastic
HILARIOUS, EASY TO LISTEN TOO.
fun keeps students interested in course material
Passionate, knowledgeable, fun
Energetic, informative, funny
Passionate Knowledgeable Relatable
Enthusiastic, humorous, engaging.
Awesome, bad-ass
Funny, Entertaining, Smart
Thoughtful, creative, knowledgable
Energetic, Intelligent, Quirky
Funny and enthusiastic
Psychologist, knowledgable, goofy
smart, quirky
Enthusiatic Knowledgeable Organized
energetic, fun
Intelligent, Confident, Fun
Too smart.
Funny, smart, naughty.
Funny passionate knowledgeble smart!
Sharp reasonable knowladgable
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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.
Loved his class
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.
he makes his classes enjoyable!
Great professor; its always nice having such a professor teach difficult course material
A+
Very good teacher but seems to think very highly of himself and lowly of others.
Good professor, tests on what he teaches, teaches well and memorably
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 a great teacher and a great mind
he is an amazing teacher, I wish more teachers were as passionate about teaching like he is!
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.
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.
Dr. Dewald is a smart man. He knows his material and loves talking about it.
very good and enthusiastic instructor.
Awesome
A+
He is a great professor who has a natural ability to reach out to students and give them an excellent learning experience.
Very knowledgable, professional, respectful, organized, and passionate
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.
Too smart for me to understand
He is a great teacher. He knows just about everything, like Dr.Reid in Criminal Minds. He is awesome.
He is a great professor and thank you for teaching this class.
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.
Awesome teacher, knowledgeable, entertaining and a very strong teacher.
He is an AWESOME professor who really knows what he is talking about and seems to really enjoy it too.
Excellent
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
He is very enthusiastic about the subject.
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.
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.
Good teacher, good presenter
Super great.
He's a good teacher. Sometimes I get a racist vibe from him. Like he speaks more enthusistically to white people than asians.
average
Ten out of Ten. He is amazing. I enjoy coming to his class.
awesomesauce!
Great teacher!
equivalent to Batman
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's very passionate and make class fun. Learning isn't a chore and he didn't expect us to memorize crazy amounts of information.
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 a pretty cool dude that loves cats and psychology.
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.
great teacher and class!
Excellent
he's a good teacher, knows a lot
Good
He was very knowledgeable.
Amazing!
He is the best professor, there is so much to learn from him!!
Awesome
14. Any comments about the TA?
Great during review sessions and it has helped me bring up my grades in the course.
Very helpful and always get back to my emails right away!
Megean was very helpful and easy to approach! I liked her review sessions because it really helped me prepare for the exam.
no help
no.
n/a
She absolutely awesome and knowledgable!
Haven't met her.
Very nice, big help with review sessions
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.
She is awesome and beautifully, extremely helpful and prepares us well for the tests.
She was very helpful and held fun and informative study groups!
She was super helpful and I appreciate everything she did for us. She provided a lot of resources for us.
I love Maegen. She's the best TA I've had so far and she's clear and communicative.
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.
Not really.
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.
She is helpful and genious
She's knowlegeable and willing to help.
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+++
Very helpful especially for office hours and the study sessions
She is WONDERFUL. She is friendly, clear, and helpful. Fantastic TA and she should keep doing what she's doing!
She's good
Great, she is very knowledgeable in the subject.
Thank you
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!
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.
Megan is awesome as well!! Her review sessions were accurate and extremely helpful!
We had a TA?
Maegan study sessions helped A LOT, and she was always there to help when Dr. Dewald wasn't available.
No comments about the TA.
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.
On top of things
She was very VERY helpful throughout the semester with her study sessions.
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.
super cool
Megan was very helpful, great review sessions.
helpful
didnt even know who she was because dr. Dewald covers it all
Very helpful to help is learn content and really helped in study sessions
TA was so helpful in explaining topics in class and making them relatable.
Extremely helpful and had exceptional teaching skills and patience.
She was pretty punctual about sending out our exam grades.
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.
She is very helpful and I appreciate her study sessions.
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.
Yes! She is wonderful. She communicates the information perfectly and does a great job at the review sessions.
knowledgeable, helpful, enjoyed the review sessions
The TA was very helpful during her exam review sessions. If I didn't understand something, she never failed to make it clearer.
great! she knows just as much
Good
I LOVED HER. She helped us SURVIVE. I LOVE HER. LOVEEEE HERRRR.
She is awesome! The best TA ever! Smart, funny and knows how to command attention!
Magen is a great person, very smart and have great approach!
Awesome as well. She put in extra work and gave pre-exam reviews on her own time
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Review Sessions Online notes Interactive Lectures
The lectures were always entertaining
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.
i liked the way the lectures arent that boring all the time and attendance quizzes were a blessing!
n/a
Everything was good. I enjoyed the course a lot because you can apply it in real life.
The grading is fair, and the material is easy to understand and very funny.
the examples and explanation of the experiments
I liked the way the material was taught, and the sarcasm.
All of it
EVERYTHING, the course information, the testing style, and the instructors!
Everything.
I liked that the lecture was fun and entertaining. Dr. Dewald understands today's students and knows how to communicate his content.
Material.
The intersting experimnets
The material and the professor
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 course material
The structure (4 exams, no homework).
The review helps a lot
Everything.
I liked how the professor gave examples from his own life.
I like that the exams were similar to the material we covered in class.
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 enjoyed the course really well as a whole.
All of it
I thoroughly enjoyed the memory section, it was by far my favorite.
There was no homework.
The visual aids and entertaining teaching styles.
Tests directly reflect lectures. No papers.
The material was interesting and I learned a lot.
it had a lot of people.
The instructor.
language section
Getting an A on my third exam, examples used in powerpoints
The course concepts were interesting and the powerpoints were helpful. Also the review sessions were the best!
Dr. Dewald definitely makes this course very enjoyable and his TA had really made a difference in my learning from her review sessions.
There was no homework! (Besides studying)
The material was interesting, overall i liked everything
Material was very interesting. Instructor was also very entertaining.
I liked learning about the subject matter so getting engaged in the class was easy.
I enjoyed the interactive aspect of the class.
All of the mind tricks we were shown in class
Doing activities in the lecture
engaging
Everything
The TA and the material.
That it relates to every part of life
Content
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
The first two tests were so difficult, but everything can't be easy I suppose.
N/A
N/A
not really anything
n/a
Some of the hardcore parts- hard to remember
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.
nothing
The complicated material
Nothing
Nothing.
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.
none
How difficult the exams are.
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.
Lecture style
Dr. Dewald's sense of humor, especially on the exams. It's distracting!
The room is too cold
N/A
Nothing
N/A
Everything was pretty hammahs bananas. Real great professor.
There was nothing that stood out as a negative to me.
Tests
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.
Nothing.
Dewald schedules exams for his classes on the same day.
Lectures were kind of boring
Nothing.
the exams were a but too hard
No complaints.
none
None
Nothing, this was one of the best courses!
Nothing.
There were four random attendance quizzes (maybe there should be a little more).
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 really.
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.
none
Exams (but we need them)
nothing
none
How dense the information was...
Nothing
Length of class. 50 min would be best
17. Other comments:
Great professor and person!
n/a
Despite his sometimes bitterness, he's super funny, an awesome teacher, and seems like a great guy!
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.
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.
Good class, but hard grader
Have a great day.
Go beach?
Overall Great teacher, fun class, pay attention and you'll do great.
Thank you!
Love Dr. Dewald, I will be taking another one of his classes in the future.
Thank you
Wish I could take this class again but I'm pretty sure I'm going to pass.
Nothing but awesomeness
Keep up the good work!
One of my favorite college courses so far!
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none
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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 ...
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.
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.
very intriguing
Andy's enthusiasm for cognitive psychology and his ability to get a complicated lesson across in an understandable manner.
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....
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.
I really enjoyed the class! Dr. Dewald presented the material in a clear and effective way.
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.
Damn good professor, I hope I can get him again.
12. Other comments:
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.
Please stay amazing!! :)
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.
Often goes over time in class to get to a better stopping point. Not that I minded, but could be a problem for some.

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?
Dewald is a great speaker. He is very consistent in how he operates. Never late! ALWAYS ON TIME! Undoubtedly knowledgeable in the subject matter.
Very knowledgable about his subject, good learning atmosphere
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.
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.
He really knew the informatons
He knows what heʻs talking about and has a passion for what heʻs teaching. He makes it fun to learn.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None! He's got a good thing going already.
Maybe try to put in some group activity?
I don't have any suggestions for him, he's great.
N/A
no
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.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Always reminded us about his office hours in the case that we needed any sort of help.
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.
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 answered questions when students asked
He was approachable and had times open for students to come and see him.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes! They would definitely learn something with this professor.
Yes, provides clear information, well organised, sense of humour (makes learning fun)
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.
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, because he knows what he's teaching
Yes because he is a great teacher and knows what heʻs talking about.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
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.
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
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.
18. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
The way Mr. Dewald would use examples to help us remember about certain terms
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.
The jokes and way Mr. Dewald projected his voice.
the teacher
Not sure
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.
19. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
hilarious straight-up direct HUMAN.
Smart coffee-lover
-Funny -Animated -Straight Forawrd
Engaging, intelligent, funny
Humerous, Loud, Kind.
smart interesting kind
Very smart
energetic, knowledgeable, and funny
20. Other comments:
N/A
I believe that you can learn a lot about basic psychology from his class
N/A

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 best thing I liked about this course was his enthusiasm to teach. It kept me entertained and ready to learn.
How he relates the topics in modern day terms. He makes the material less scary by incorporating pop culture.
I like everything.
professor was very cool made the class laugh and kept us interested with his slides and funny animations and all. great teacher
Review session before every exams.
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.
How enthusiastic and outgoing Professor Dewald is. Also, he presented the material in an engaging, entertaining and easy to understand way.
I like how the PowerPoint files are simple and easier to read.
It was very fun, and very interactive! Probably the funniest teacher that's reasonably understandable!
His personality/lecture style
The lectures are very straight forward. You are rarely asked anything on homework or tests that Dr. Dewald didn't touch on
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.
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.
Dewalds humor.
The instructor was fun and intelligent and the information was interesting.
The lecture slides were very helpful
He's really funny and explains all his concepts clearly with relatable examples.
The lectures were very engaging and humorous!
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.
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.
Interesting, fun.
He was entertaining and knowledgeable about what he was teaching. He could relate to the students and keep our attention.
Professor Dewald was very engaging in his teaching methods and made the course material genuinely interesting to me.
Keeps the class interesting while still communicating and teaching the topic effectively.
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 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.
I liked how Dewald made learning about Psychology interesting by using funny examples and being lively during class.
Dr. Dewald lectured and used the PowerPoints to facilitate his lectures. Show's how much knowledge he has about this field of study.
lecture. professor Dewald does his lectures very well to engage the students. His lectures doesn't put me to sleep.
I liked the environment in which he can teach concepts while still being funny. My favorite chapters he taught was memory and development.
Funny presentations
He makes it funny.
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.
He was funny and informational at the same time
He uses diagrams and makes a lot of relatable jokes.
The lectures were very entertaining. They didn't make you fall asleep. They would be interesting which helped me learn the material.
His enthusiasm
The textbook
Slides were fun and informational.
The course was interesting and the slides were sometimes funny
I like how he used jokes to lighten up the class
Fun and interesting.
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
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.
I liked the topics that were discussed and how much information the instructor had for each topic, it was never a dull moment
I like his very colorful power points, the stories he manages to incorporate into the presentation, and I his overall attitude.
Very outgoing teacher that knows the material and makes it fun
I like his teaching style, it was intresting and stimulating
His humor
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 made the course very easy to learn and made it fun to participate in during the lecture's
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.
The best part of this course is Professor Dewald's personality and how he teaches things.
The professor was funny and was good at keeping the class engaged. I felt like I wanted to come to class every day.
Makes the class fun and interesting. Gives good examples of concepts.
He is funny
It taught me a lot.
Learning about the brain
Dr. Dewald :) He was so funny, engaging, knowledgable, and likable. His examples and slides helped my learning tremendously.
His lectures are funny and easy to understand!
Enjoyed the powerpoints he creates to help facilitate learning and lasting understanding of the concepts discussed in class.
Professor was knowledgeable about the subject and engaged student in his lectures.
He used very good examples that were most of the time very funny or interesting, always grasping my attention.
enthusiastic personality.
The teacher is interactive and also keeps the lectures entertaining
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.
Mr. Dewald himself!
He's a funny teacher.
I really loved the content of the course and the way they were portrayed to us.
The lectures were presented very clearly and were put together in a way that put all the information in perspective to daily life.
I liked the way Professor Dewald conveyed the course material. He made the lectures very interesting and always kept my attention.
The professors lectures are what made the class interesting and fun.
I liked the lectures. Andy made the material come to life.
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.
How he keeps your attention with bad puns and modern jokes & sarcasm
The visuals
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.
Humor.
The teacher!
The funny slides and videos
How he incorporates humor into learning.
He was very funny and knew the content very well.
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.
Andy
Everything, it was a very interesting subject.
Andy made the material easier to understand.
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 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!
The pictures and videos
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.
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.
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.
Interesting Lectures.
he is a great teacher and really relates what we are learning to us and give a lot of interesting examples.
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.
The way he presented was interesting. I also liked the examples he used as well, they were helpful for visualizing solutions to certain concepts.
I enjoyed learning many new interesting information every week in class. It was very easy to understand the lectures and the professor is cool.
The Slide shows
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.
It's a very entertaining and interesting topic and class. The way he presents the information is very easy to follow and fun.
Dr. Dewald is hilarious! I always enjoyed and was interested in what he talked about
Has great analogies and the exams were based off of exactly what we learned in lecture.
How entertaining the class lectures were
Professor Dewald is very active through out his presentations. He makes learning fun and he interacts with with his big class.
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?
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
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 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 always gives good examples that help you remember different concepts
Review session and study guide before every exams.
How he kept the class awake and interested.
The most valuable thing about Dewald was his knowledge of current interests in students and society and relating it to class lectures.
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.
He always went through the material by telling a (very) short story demonstrating the application or derivation of a psychological concept.
Always comes into class excited and ready to teach. Makes even the somewhat dry chapters interesting and relevant. Funny dude
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.
he was always prepared for class and had good/funny stories to keep everyone's attention.
His power points were very helpful.
The information was explained well and was interesting.
He is very friendly and keeps you engaged with humor and stories
He would have relatable examples and funny examples
Reviews and study sessions available.
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.
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.
Makes power points and lectures interesting, helps student if we need help and doesn't let anyone give upï¼?
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.
Very enthusiastic about material, replies to emails promptly, and helpful powerpoints.
Uses great examples that relate to the topic.
I learned that some of the stuff I knew as a kid was lie, and he explained why people told us these lies.
He explained each concept in the course well with things that relate to his students
He always gave opportunities to get help from him or the TA's. Also made sure to explain things clearly if somebody had questions.
Dewald always puts the powerpoints online & he explains the material very well.
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.
his knowledge and humor
Understanding why parents are the way they are or come to be.
Really engages the class
His humor makes it more interesting and makes me want to be there more.
He was readily available to help us out in whatever way we needed. He loves his cat. Great teacher, made the class interesting.
He was easily approachable and available
I found that his teaching style was most valuable.
He makes himself available to each and every student. He makes class interesting which allows us to actually engage ourselves and learn the material.
Good examples
His memorable explanations for the material
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
He was very knowledgeable and answered most of our questions
The fact that he really knows the material that he's teaching really well.
He was relatable and his examples were relatable and he just made the class a lot of fun
The pictures on the slides were very helpful.
Always willing to go more in depth. All you have to do is ask
The way he makes the information easy to understand and the amount of pictures and videos
He and his TAs had a lot of available hours
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 makes class very fun. He explains everything so that it's easy to understand.
His fun, interesting style of teaching made learning the subject matter fun and enjoyable.
He is always willing to help and he explains the content in a way that is easy to understand.
He puts the powerpoints on laulima, has study guides and study sessions before each exam, and is always open to answer questions.
Freedom is an illusion
He is so prepared. Always knows what to say in class and always keeps class upbeat.
Good teacher and funny
His evident understanding of the subject matter and ability to convey this to the class.
He puts his lectures on Laulima and his TAs make study guides before exams
Like-able, organized, entertaining, but most importantly... from PHILADELPHIA <3 #gophilly #philadelphia4life
Gives info on what to expect and what will be covered in class before semester starts.
His use of examples always kept me paying attention to what he had to say.
fun way of teaching which makes topics more understandable.
He answers our questions.
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.
His availability
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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.
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.
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.
His outlook on the subject.
He's excited about what he does and is willing to help people if they're unclear about the subject.
He made the material easier to understand through real-world examples and was never afraid to make a joke.
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.
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.
Knowledge, humor and great teaching skills.
Used a lot of funny examples
In lecture he gives many real world examples to help us understand psychology concepts. It is clear he is an expert in psychology.
his homework
He was able to explain things in ways I could understand.
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.
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.
A lot of other psychology majors thought he was good.
He made class enjoyable
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 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.
the fact that he was knowledgable & made the class enjoyable by being funny & using his life experiences as examples.
He responded well to emails.
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.
Reminding the class of homework, quizzes, exams, and study sessions
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.
Knows his stuff, pretty funny guy.
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.
Not sure.
he gives easy explanations and scenarios that are easy to understand and comprehend.
He is very knowledgeable about Psychology and also offered help if needed.
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.
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.
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!
The way he presents the class, and his speaking skills.
Very relatable and very smart.
He actually reads his emails and is approachable.
How he explained everything clearly and yet in a entertaining way
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.
19. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
helpful, funny, and enthusiastic
BAD ASS!
Funny, smart, fair.
hip funny friendly
Funny, enthusiastic.
HIlarious, smart, sarcastic (but in a good way)
Enthusiastic Outgoing Funny
The two single words that best describe Andrew Dewald are nice and straightforward.
Awesome, Funny, Interesting
Funny, sarcastic
AWESOME, confident, hilarious
Smart. Funny. Killer
Energetic Smart Witty
funny, good teacher
Funny, skinny, great, professor.
fun, intelligent, organized
Enthusiastic, Witty, Informative
Passionate, Humorous, Knowledgable.
Captivating, witty, astute.
Funny, Helpful, Outgoing
Nice, helpful, caring, enthusiastic, fun,
Knowledgable, interesting, smart.
Cat, knowledgeable, entertaining
Awesome and witty.
Intelligent and Amazing
Funny, Intelligent
Intelligent, funny, unique
Funny, engaging and young
very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
funny, enthusiastic, weird
Hilarious and intelligent.
Funny, smart, charismatic
funny nice smart
Enthusiastic. Humorous. Cat.
Funny Knowledgeable Cool
Energetic, Intellectual, hilarious.
Witty. Brilliant. Funny.
Enthusiastic Funny
knowledgeable and enthusiastic
likes cats
Intelligent, hilarious, and Catlover
Likes his cat killer.
quirky, happy, intelligent
funny,smart
Smart, Funny, Analytical.
knowledgeable outgoing funny
Intresting dude
Funny, knowledgeable
Young. Energetic. Single.
enthusiastic, clear, smart
Funny, cool, witty
Funny awesome
Funny and Knowledgeable
Funny Enthusiastic Informative
Funny, knowledgeable, interesting
Funny Smart Articulate
Fun. Knowledgeable.
None
1.) Smart 2.) Hilarious 3.) Bombdiggity
Enthusiastic, knowledgable, helpful
Concise, Intelligent
Humorous, Knowledgeable, Enthusiastic
You da bomb!
funny
enthusiastic, clear, and helpful
Funny, smart, cool dude
funny smart entertaining
Funny and informative
funny witty knowledgeable
enthusiastic prepared
eccentric, engaging, humorous
Enthusiastic, knowledgable, and welcoming.
Funny, knowledgable
Energetic, passionate, fun.
Exciting Intelligent Funny
Knowledgeable and funny.
engaging, humorous, brilliant
Humorous, intelligent, genuine.
Funny, Awesome, Smart
funny and intelligent
tall skinny coffee
Funny, knowledgable, witty
funny, fair, and smart
Awesome & helpful
enthusiastic parent
Knowledgeable, funny
Helpful, enthusiastic, dynamic.
Smart, funny, helpful.
Hilarious, Smart
Enthusiastic. Hilarious. Well-informed.
Hilarious, Interesting, FUN
Organized and funny
Funny, Intelligent and Helpful
Funny Informative Lad
Intelligent, approachable, helpful.
Enthusiastic, Interesting, Different
funny awesome smart
Knowledgeable, Passionate
Lively, thorough.
cool enthusiastic
Knowledgeable
Quirky Fun Intelligent
eccentric, showman
FELINE. LOVER. superb!
Intelligent, Fun, cat-lover.
super dope
High Energy Funny Knowledgeable
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?
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.
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.
She is very helpful and knows how to prepare us well before exams.
dont even know who the ta is
Thank you for providing review session and study guide. It was really helpful.
I didn't really interact with them.
n/a
n/a
Helpful during study sessions.
Great study guides and help for 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 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
Nope
had good notes, helped with exams
Nice TA's
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).
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.
They provided the class with questions to practice for our exams and also a study guide that was helpful.
Makes very helpful study guides.
They are very helpful and doing their very best to guide the students in their exams.
They were very helpful and accommodating.
n/a
Only one TA was helpful.
No.
Always on it when exams roll around
who was the TA? oh yea..the lady that sent me emails..nice girl.
They were pretty helpful but their review sessions could be much more effective
they were very helpful in studying for the exams.
TAs were okay. They did their job
Very helpful
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.
I never heard them speak it see them besides test day
Excellent TA. Really helped me with the practice questions and review sessions. Friendly and easy to talk to.
They are helpful when it comes to studying for exams because they provide us with study guides.
The TAs were very helpful. They emailed us study guides before all exams.
so so helpful
I havent meet them
Led good review sessions that really helped me on the tests.
Helpful in making review study guides before exams, super appreciated!
TA's went above and beyond to help students study and prepare for the exams
Very helpful
Nicole was very helpful, nice, and smart.
Always give good studying materials for the exams.
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Nicole is amazing!
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.
Very helpful. They worked hard and did a lot to help us out
They made it clear that were willing to help and they offered to go over past test
The TA Nicole was great at providing exam study guides and having exam review sessions.
Decent.
I thought it was really helpful that the TA emailed study guides and practice exam questions to help us study for the final.
nope
They were extremely helpful with the study guides! Thank God they were there.
Nicole was always ready to prepare a study guide and offers many study sessions.
TA Nicole was really great, making the study guides for us for every exam. They were very helpful!
They were available.
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I never spoke with the TAs.
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.
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.
I've had no interactions with the TA but they do provide study guides for which I am grateful.
Very good and helpful. I really appreciated the study guides and study sessions. Best TA!
Some of the TA's study guide don't really make sense and some don't provide answers to their study guide.
Didn't see them
The TA's always offered help by hosting review sessions and also answering questions on materials.
TA's were helpful in creating study guides for students
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 really liked that there was review sessions and study guides from TA's
Their study guides were extremely helpful in studying for the exams.
all were helpful
22. Other comments:
None
I like his jokes made in class.
n/a
I keep losing track of the assignments and the research participation... I might likely be getting a B, though.
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.
i would recommend this class to other people
One of my favorite classes! Will recommend to other students willing to take the class!
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.
Lol, make the test easier and curve more often?
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great teacher, great class. would've taken more classes from Dewald, but his other classes aren't required for the rest of my credits.
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. ;)
Take this class.
Great teacher 10/10 would recommend
This was my favorite class to attend.
None
I would highly recommend this instructor and course to others. Dr. Dewald is what all professors SHOULD be like.
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.
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I highly recommend Dr. Dewald. This was like a physiology and psychology course in one that hits all the big points.
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
This course is worth taking
Thoroughly enjoyed this course and I learned a lot of information that I actually deemed as valuable.
naw
I really enjoyed taking this course.
N/a
Andy was my favorite professor this semester.
Dewald has inspired me to keep taking courses taught by him!
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.
N/A
i enjoyed this class

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?
Knows the subject material. Keeps the lectures fun and interesting. Very organized. Very fluid in his lectures.
Andrew is a really passionate teacher. It is obvious he loves his subject, and his eagerness to teach us shows.
He keeps the subject very interesting to learn also he is always positive and explains things very clear.
he used many real life example to help us remember lesson, and works very well.
radically awesome, but slightly like a cupcakes
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.
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.
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! :)
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.
I would suggest maybe giving a handout to prepare for the exam.
maybe different frosting
none
None
Hhhmmmm nothing that I know of. Overall it was an enjoyable class.
Nothing
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
N/a
He was available after his hours to see us if we needed.
Asked if we needed help and also we could have met with him out side of class.
yes, he always remind us about exams and homeworks, he want us to perpare well.
he talks to them a lot
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 should by always emailing us about tests and promptly gave us our grades within a reasonable time.
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 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, one of the best classes I've taken.
Yes because he is all around a really good teacher.
Yes, he makes class interesting and fun! I look forward to coming to class, i can't say that about everything.
yes, he is very witty and kind person, I am very sure he will help me ferind.
Yes, he is radically awesome and has a good taste for glasses
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, because he is a good teacher and it is hard to find good teacher like him in college.
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, 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?
Awesome teacher, keep doing what you doing!
thank you, Andrew , I enjoy your class,
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N/A
His lectures are insightful and entertaining all at the same time! I loved it!
Nothing
18. Other comments:
Your classes were very interesting and informative, Thanks!
none
N/A
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.
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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?
Sense of humor
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He knows his subject very well and when he needs, he knows how to explain in a different context. I love his analogies
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
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.
He makes few mistakes on exams which kinda distorted my concentration. He should carefully check before handing exams
none
Teach more classes!!!
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.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He suggest to talk to him before or after class. Easy to reach him.
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 was very access sable, always checked in with the students to make sure there weren't any pressing questions.
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.
Mr.Dewald was open to questions, and when someone did ask something, his answers were very informative and detailed.
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
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes
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! Andrew Dewald made the class interesting, even though the material was very hard.
Definitely, the class was fun and I learned a lot.
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, 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.
Yes. it is a very difficult subject and he does a great way of teaching it
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
It was a pleasure to take his class. Got me into learning psychology even more than before.
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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18. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Funny Sophisticated Organized
Passionate, Knowledgeable, Relateable
intelligent, funny, engaging
â?¢Quality â?¢Caring â?¢Efficient
funny, witty.
Funny guy! Super cool.
Funny and creative.
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?
-AWESOME -FUNNY -KNOWLEDGEABLE
Outgoing, entertaining, relate able
Funny and knowledgeable
Funny, Energetic, Intellectual
Dynamic, funny, informative
Knowledgeable, Hilarious
Humorous and knowledgable
eccentric, interesting, funny
Funny, knowledgeable, fair
Straightforward, informal, fantastic
Funny and kind.
Funny, educated, fun
Funny, Young spirited, Relatable
Interesting, funny, gets the point across.
Funny Intelligent Brilliant
Funny and Knowledgable
Engaging, knowledgable
Funny, entertaining, and effective
Funny Intelligent Friendly
Knowledgeable, Spontaneous, Relateable.
hilarious, passionate, and effective.
smart, quick, witty.
He is God.
Tall, SKINNY, talkative.
Friendly, knowledgeable.
Funny, easygoing and dedicated
Funny. Awesome. Great.
witty, knowledgeable, engaging
1. Fun 2. Smart 3. Entertaining
Humorous, Clear, and Knowledgeable
Funny, enthusiastic, smart
communicative
Funny, knowledgeable, charasmatic
awesome, funny, attractive
Enthusiastic, funny, and knowledgeable.
funny, interesting, smart
-Straight Forward -Helpful
Knowledgable, clever, young
Energetic Dynamic Passionate
Pulchritudinous, Atheist
fun, detailed, thorough
Engaging, informative, hilarious.
Knowledgeable. Outgoing.
energetic, personable, and effective
Funny, Knowledgeable, Competent
Enthusiastic Knowledgable Straightforward
Funny. Intelligent. Cares.
humorous, knowledgable, patient
Funny, knowledgable
Entertaining, Knowledgable.
Enteraining, knowledgable, & Interesting
Energetic, knowledgeable, Awesome.
Innovative, Engaging, Hilarious
Funny, Informative
Humorous and friendly
nice friendly
Awesome Exciting Teacher
knowledgeable & inspiring
humor, knowledge
enthusiastic, funny, knowledgable
energetic and enthusiastic
funny, knowledgeable, responsible
Entertaining and relatetable.
Male. Employed at UH.
well prepared and organized enthusiastic he has big knowledge about psychology
Helpful, Knowledgeable, Awesome
Awesome Intelligent
Entertaining Knowledgable Funny
comical, enthusiastic, intelligent
Personanable, relatable.
charismatic, curious, passionate
Effective, funny, relatable
Funny, Sociable, and Intelligent
Interesting, Intelligent
Hilarious & intelligent.
interesting, focused, knowledgeable
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable
Passionate Funny Interactive
funny, interesting, knowledgable
Great, entertaining, empathetic
Clear, hilarious, engaging
provocative, great communicator, blunt
Helpful, Enthusiastic, Knowledgable
Funny and Easy to understand
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, understanding.
Funny, intelligent, sarcastic (in a good way)
funny, interesting, and intelligent
Entertaining, Knowledgable, Awesome
Knowledgable, humurous, tall. . .
Enthusiastic, bold, and intriguing.
Great Teacher
Funny and knowledgeable
Knowledgable
LOVES HIS JOB.
simple, illustrative, accomodating
Interactive, helpful, understandable
Intelligent, funny, and engaging
Interesting, Knowledgeable
enthusiastic clear awesome
Intellectual & realistic
Motivating, enthusiastic, fun.
Awesome, funny, cat-loving
Awesome and funny
Intellectual Patient Funny
Funny knowledgeable
Interesting Knowledgeable
Entertaining, Engaging, Interesting
Knowledgeable
Funny, Entertaining, Smart
Funny, knowledgable, cool
relatable, thorough
Engaging Teacher
8. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great teacher. I loved going to his class, he was funny and I learned alot from him.
Dewald is a very good professor. He is always so outgoing and entertaining, so it is always a joy to go to his class and he bores you in his lectures. His lectures are easy to follow and he is very knowledgeable in this area of study. Highly recommend this professor!
He was a very interesting professor to have for psychology. He made the lessons very fun and his slideshows were very clear. Overall, I was very lucky to have him as my professor.
Andy was exemplary - I never missed a class. He is the prime example of a professor who teaches to the best of their ability and keeps the students interested. He is aided by actually knowing what he's talking about, which is different from most - this is apparent when questions are raised in class and he is able to give detailed, lengthy answers on the new information brought to attention. In addition, a humorous approach to many of the subjects made going to lecture worthwhile. It is very encouraging to have a prof that is just as interested in learning and knowing the subject himself, as he is in teaching us about it.
Great professor!
He is a good instructor; that is, he covers the material thoroughly and makes concepts as easily understandable.
Very good teacher that made the subject very interesting. He was also very relatable and he placed examples that we could later refer to.
Awesome teacher who makes class enjoyable, content on test is always what we learn in class
Dr. Dewald is an extremely effective teacher through his informal personality and memorable ways of teaching the material. Some teachers make the mistake of over-formalizing their classes, making the class boring and tedious, a terrible combination for a student striving to learn something. Moreover, Dewald does not simply recite objective facts; he provides contextual examples and personal anecdotes which allows the students to associate the material with the memorable lesson.
that he is an excellent professor and very knowledgeable about the course material.
I am so glad that I joined Professor Dewald's Psychology 100 class. He was fun, entertaining, and definitely gave examples that allowed majority of the class to connect with. If any student is wondering who to take for Psy 100, I would recommend Professor Dewald indefinitely. Made my experience in a Psy 100 class enjoyable and I wish all the professors were like him.
He is a good teacher and makes subject content easy to understand by converting the information into a relatable form.
Great teacher would take another class from him if I was majoring in psychology.
He's a great teacher and knows his material like the back of his hand. He can answer any question for you, though his tests are extremely hard.
Very good teacher, makes the class so much more enjoyable.
he is professor who really cares about teaching his students. He wants his students to understand--and more importantly, apply--the material we learn in class, allowing us to ask questions (which he somehow always knows the answer to). The class is both entertaining and helpful. I highly recommend him to any student wanting to take this course.
that he was able to teach the material effectivly while throwing in relevant examples to us and throwing in a lot of humor to keep us interested and focused
Extremely satisfied not only did I enjoy the course I learned a lot.
His course was very interesting and great to take however the exams were confusing to understand. The explanation of the terms were simplified so much that when using the technical term on the test, it became confusing.
Five out of Five stars; One of the best professors i've had so far.
10.5/10
A highly enthusiastic professor who demonstrates great knowledge of content and has lots of relevant demonstrations to keep students interested in the lectures. By far, one of the best teachers I've had this semester.
He's a good teacher.
Good.
I really enjoyed Dr. Dewalds class. I was always interested in what he had to say.
He is a really good teacher and I learned a lot with his examples and everything.
Though I came into this course with an interest in psychology, I can safely say that Dr. Dewald made PSY 100 thoroughly thought provoking, engaging and entertaining beyond the course material itself. I would take another class taught by him.
That he is a great teacher and definitely knows his subject well. He not only gives you the information, but provides humor as well. I'd recommend him to anyone taking this class.
A very enthusiastic professor who not only teaches with clarity, but also knows how to capture the attention of college students.
He is one of the better professors at UH not only because he is funny, but he seems like he knows what he is talking about and always makes sure something is clarified well before we move on to new things.
great.
he knows what he is talking about and makes it fun to learn
Andy makes the material interesting and talks about examples that can be related to life which helps you understand it more. He is also funny which is important because it makes the students want to come to every class and actually be excited to learn about it. He also schedules review sessions if you want to attend them and gives lots of extra credit.
A good teacher that taught me a lot of things and I found his classes to be very intriguing.
Dewalds teaching style was effective and always made me think. Lectures were straight forward and worth coming to class for.
Overall, I feel that Professor Dewald truly knows the course material and is passionate about it. I enjoyed learning from him because his personality is one that allows for both humor and respect from his subordinates.
He is a great professor. He understands all of the information that he is presenting to us in class, and also provides background information to try to give a better understanding. I would recommend him to anybody that is interested in psychology. He relates the information to everyday life and it's easy to grasp.
thumbs up
very good teacher!
Excellent. He is one of the top professors I have ever had. I will definitely try to take more classes from him. He is extremely engaging, and was able to make a huge lecture class feel more like a tutorial.
He is a great professor. He knows what he is teaching to his students and makes the information very clear and understandable, and if we don't understand he will go back and explain to us again. He is a great professor to learn from because he makes you want to learn it because he makes the class really fun.
Great professor, made understanding the material easy.
He was a good professor and verbally communicated the concepts fluidly and lucidly
His class is very interesting and easy to relate to. I enjoy listening to his stories and the examples he uses for each chapter.
He definitely knows his subject well and I appreciate that he takes the time to answer all questions...even in a class with over 300 people. He is indeed an asset to UHM.
He's an awesome professor. He is able to cover material quickly but thoroughly and always allows time to ask and answer questions during each lecture.
Great professor, wish the lectures and material weren't so technical, but overall he knows what he's talking about.
Knows a lot about this course but tends to go off topic when students ask questions that won't pertain to the exam. Teaches topics in a fun, interesting way that keeps students on their toes.
Awesome.
One of the best teachers I have ever had. He made the class fun and explained the material very well.
Professor Dewald's course should be MANDATORY for everyone because of how awesome he is at teaching. He covers a broad spectrum of topics and manages to nail them into our heads using incredibly creative oratory skills. He sets the bar for lecturers at Manoa, by finding relevancy and clarifying the topics on a level for anyone to understand. Highly skilled.
Good.
A very engaging presenter
Prof Dewald is a very good professor. I'd suggest him to anyone. He engages his students and gives them a better understanding through his humorous jokes, real-life examples, and media. He's very friendly and is willing to help anyone who needs help. He makes time for his students, if not then he'll make sure his TA's can. He also gives a lot of extra credit for everyone!
he knows his information well and tries to make class more interesting
Dewald is a very good teacher. he makes class fun and easy to follow along
great teacher!
course full of information about probably a fraction of the field but he finds a way to make class interesting while adding humor and laughter throughout the semester. class is fun but it's no freebee by far. you do have to study so that you can apply what you are taught but that seems to be a given.
Awesome! kept me awake every single class
great job ! explains topic well with insight for students to comprehend the topic better.
that he is a great teacher for freshmen like me to start off with
Great teacher knows what is being taught and he knows how to get the students attention and how to keep the lecture upbeat without it getting boring.
Does a good job of teaching via massive lecture halls. Unable to comment on one-on-one interaction due to not having any. Explains course material in multiple ways so people can understand. Relates material to real life situations making it easier to apply and understand.
very good teacher, probably the best I`ve ever had
He is a great teacher, I recommend everyone to take courses that he teaches. He is very informative and relates well to the students. Class was excellent and informative and the professor was as well. Great job.
He is one of my best teachers
Great Professor! I would recommend anyone to take his course.
that the subject is a dry subject but he managed to make a lot of the material somewhat interesting.
He makes lectures interesting and makes sure to answer everyone's questions during class. He seems very approachable.
An effective instructor given the general personalities seen in a 100 level course.
He is a great professor and lectures are never boring, he has a good way of teaching & should keep it up!
He is a very good psychology professor.
He is a good teacher who knows the course material thoroughly.
He's awesome! He's hilarious and he knows his stuff. Everyone should take the opportunity to take a class with him!
Andrew Dewald is an interesting teacher who knows what he is doing and knows it. He is a relatively easy grader but make sure to read the textbook show up on time, and pay attention. note taking is optional but recommended. dont miss classes, Dewald doesn't actually know if you attend or not but the attendance quizzes on laulima are free points. Take extra credit opportunities they are offered.
Taught a lot and made terms and topics easy to understand
Dewald is a great lecture professor. He knows his stuff and able to answer almost all questions asked in class. Dewald makes you feel comfortable to come and ask for help with anything that you dont understand.
that he is a great teacher who makes it easier to learn the material with his humor here and there
Andy is an awesome professor. He made the material easy to grasp and uses good examples to explains concepts. His lectures are clear, understandable, funny, and engaging. His style and personality made me want to come to class each day and I haven't missed a single lecture because I always look forward to what Andy has to say. By far my favorite class this semester and one of my favorite professors I've had at UHM!
Amazing teacher, made class so much fun and the material interesting and easy to understand, and is the perfect teacher for this course.
He is an awesome professor and I would gladly take another class from him again
Great job.
He's pretty freakin awesome. Never ceases to blow my mind.
he is a very approachable teacher who knows psychology very well. He makes learning intriguing because he often relates the ideas to ourselves and throws in funny jokes.
He was an awesome professor that relates outdoor things with his material. It was very easy to understand his power points and he is very straight forward about his exams.
He is a great instructor, he related the material to himself along with other things well in a way that's best understood.
He is a great teacher, and values his teachings. He is very knowledgeable in his subject and speaks clearly, with precise dates and language. He finds many ways to keep his class the class interested and engaged, and he has taught me many new concepts over a variety of focuses, even those not including psychology.
Excellent
that he is a great teacher with great knowledge of Psychology. He goes into depth into his teaching while making his class entertained and not bored to death. I would recommend Professor Dewald to upcoming students.
He is an awesome teacher
He is an excellent teacher. He puts things into words/examples that makes concepts easier to understand.
really tries to make his students understand, but did not always appreciate some of his inappropriate comments.
great professor, was able to understand material easily from his teachings
He really know how to connect with the class and made it interesting so that we were constantly paying attention. I really liked how he would throw things in his powerpoint that we could relate to which made the content that much more understandable.
Very good teacher. Has a vast knowledge about what he teaches. He makes psychology very interesting and exciting.
excellent
Very informative and knows his information very well
He is a great professor who is very enthusiastic about teaching and always tries to make his lectures interesting. He uses understandable comparisons when teaching us hard topics and always tries his best to help us understand the course material better. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed his class and it helped me gain a better understanding of myself.
Great professor! Very knowledgeable about psychology and very funny and makes class enjoyable. This was probably one of the classes I looked forward to going to everyday.
easy to listen to. He said things in a ways that were easy to understand and often used pop culture to further his examples.
He knows how to explain the material while also mixing in pop culture to serve as examples
Great teacher I dont think i would have like psychology if it weren't for him
Excellent he was straight to the point and put everything into perspective.
Andrew Dewald is a teacher that knows what parts of the lessons to emphasize. He also creates a class that is entertaining so that people do no get bored. All examples have a reason and the online quizzes are a good way to ensure that the students go to class and pay attention.
He is an excellent instructor and uses unique and sophisticated methods to keep the student's attention.
Very enthusiastic about psychology
He is a good professor.
... A positive one... The course was kind of hard, but as I was learning the material the PowerPoints made it easier to understand. The image choices to help us to better understand the material was funny and really did help.
very good, i enjoyed going to class because he made it so that the content is really clear and understandable
He made the class interesting and relatable and kept me engaged throughout the entire lecture.
9. Other comments:
He made psychology fun to learn. One of the classes I actually looked forward too. Unless it was a day of an exam :(
Also - dat brain. Dayum.
His humor is quite... humorous.
good class. I wish I could take more classes from him.
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The professor was very entertaining and made the class very enjoyable. He gave a good impression of fully understanding the material being taught.
Awesome class. Made me want to take more psych classes.
The extra credit points should be more than five because this point system is out of 445.
I'm one of those guys that asks a lot of questions.
Great job Professor Dewald!
Best psych class I will probably ever take
I would recommend this class and teacher to anyone in any major.
I really enjoyed Professor Dewald's humor. It made it really easy to pay attention in class and actually made a huge lecture class enjoyable.
This class can be easy and it can be hard. It all depends on how you approach the class. Take lots of notes and read your book as well. Do all of the homework and quiz assignments, and you will get through this class.
i laughed every lecture.
Keep doing what you're doing!
I really liked this class.
if i continue is this field i hope other teachers can convey info in a similar manner like professor dewald.
Very funny man
Was the best prof I had this semester.
I would recommend this course to everyone
GREAT!
Thank you for a great semester.
He's pretty awesome. I plan on taking another one of his upperlevel classes!
He should be a bit more careful with his words. Although I wasn't directly affected, some of his fast and at times brash comments in class could sometimes be hurtful to people.
Flannels are comfy on a rainy day.
He's weird.
The only thing that bothered me was his tendency to rush the second half of his lecture, flying through dense slides, leaving the majority of the class with unfinished notes.
fun class
Keep being awesome! After taking you class, it made me confirm that I am changing my major to psychology. Very interesting topics and lots of information and challenging things for me to look forward to in the realm of psychology. Looking forward to seeing you again in your Psy 325 class!
Really enjoyed going to his class
I would highly recommend taking any course that Mr. Dewald teaches.
None
Thank you.

Andrew Dewald: PSY250, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 250 - Social Psychology Crn (Section): 77684 (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  
3.04 70 0.88 Freq(%) 2 (3%) 15 (21%) 33 (47%) 17 (24%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.57 70 0.5 Freq(%) 30 (43%) 39 (56%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 70 0.59 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 6 (9%) 62 (89%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 70 0.6 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (17%) 56 (80%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 70 0.57 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (13%) 60 (86%)
6. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 70 0.55 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (9%) 63 (90%)
7. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Great, positive, cat lover
Enthusiastic, knowledgable, relatable.
eccentric, unorthodox, knowledgeable
intelligent, easy going, funny
entertaining and knowledgable
Wacky, genius, human thesaurus
â?¢Quality â?¢Caring â?¢Efficient
Killer. Batman. Rockstar.
Friendly. Intelligent
Intersting, informative, intriguing
Engaging Opinionated Well-Educated
enthusiastic, intriguing, funny
Nice. Friendly. Funny.
Informative, Entertaining, and Captivating
HILARIOUS!!! Knowledgable and understanding
energetic knowledgable interesting
enthusiastic, knowledgable, interesting
Funny, Awesome, Best Professor Ever!
Witty. Enthusiastic. Current.
knowledgeable and funny
Funny, Knowledgeable, Entertaining
Intelligent, funny, awesome (has to be said in Andy's voice)
Inspiring. Fun. Outgoing.
interesting, great communicator, funny :)
Charismatic, engaging, knowledgeable
awesome!!
knowledgeable, friendly
Funny, energetic, engaging.
Intelligent and funny
Intelligent. Witty.
Knowledgeable, engaging, and entertaining.
Keeps you awake
Funny, friendly, relatable
odd, weird, fun, and lastly quirky- definitely quirky, and in the best way.
Batman, smart, great proffessor
Funny and awesome.
funny (with his sick sense of humor ) active catlover
Intelligent Funny Organized
Knowledgeable Charismatic Helpful
1. Fun 2. Dedicated 3. Interesting
quirky, friendly, intelligent
Experienced, funny
Like a boss. That, or "absolutely," "f*cking," and "amazing." <-- In that order.
Smart, funny, great teacher
Elaborative Funny Knowledgable
Humorous and knowledgeable.
enthusiastic, knowledgeable, understanding (flexible), overall awesome
Energetic and Interesting.
Interesting, Funny, Inspiring
Funny and Knows his stuff!
Interesting, knowledgeable, enthusiastic
Funny Knowledgable Sarcastic
Andy is energetic and you can tell he likes teaching. He has a great deal of knowledge in psychology. He made it clear that he is available for office ours and encouraged his students to come if they have any questions at all. highly recommended
funny, interesting
Eccentric and knowledgable
Great teacher, even though he isn't a social psychologist he was EXCELLENT at explaining the material. He made learning extremely interesting and he made the topic just enjoyable.
Likes cats! :)
Funny, interesting
funny, interesting, entertaining
Funny, smart
Excitable, engaging, knowledgable
WEIRD and FUNNY. Even though I am not fluent in English, I laughed a lot in this class.
8. Other comments:
Andy was excellent at giving relevant examples regarding the concepts being learned in lecture. It made digesting all of the material so much easier, as well as memorable. He is enthusiastic, and always prepared to teach.
I would recommend Professor Dewald to anyone wanting to take a psychology course! He makes learning fun, which makes things easier to remember :)
Awesome guy, shoots guns, drinks beer, and talks like a boss... Says "Awesome" way too much for a grown man... Love it
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). 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 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 â?¢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 flexible 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". â?¢He should be given an award for best college professor and academic scholar in both the UH and Psychology program.
Andy Dewald is very attracted to his computer. His computer does not induce the level of arousal that Killer does though.
Andy is really an asset to the Psychology department, in my opinion. Most professors who are intelligent tend to make the lectures boring, but Andy is different. He explains concepts in a way that is easily relatable to the real world, and it sticks in your head. He's extremely knowledgable, and he is really friendly. I enjoyed taking a psychology course from him, and I hope to be able to take more classes with him. Thank you, for being one of the nicest, intelligent, and kind professors at UH.
I really enjoyed the class, and I thought he was a good professor. The only thing I didn't like was that he continually brought his political opinions up in class. There may have been a few times that it was for an example, but generally it was for a quick pun against the same party each time. The class is a Social Psychology class and politics are a part of society, so there are cases where I could see where an example would be appropriate. I could also tolerate a joke here or there or if he made them towards both parties. However, that wasn't the case. Especially in a large lecture hall, it's not as if students with differing views can voice them, even more so when it's just a sly remark. I'm all about tolerance, but that doesn't mean I should have to be subjugated to someone mocking my opinions nearly every week; even more so if that person is my professor. I pay tuition to learn more about a specific course, not learn what opinion my professor has on a subject unrelated to the course. If our places were reversed, I'm sure the feeling would be mutual.
I enjoyed this class and the information I got from it.
AMAZING CLASS!!!!
good class... too bad its soo late in the day
He connects well with students, and explains the context clearly!
Dr. Dewald is an awesome lecturer. I love all of the pop culture references and cheeky comments. His exams are challenging (sometimes too challenging and tricky at times...) but are fair (for the most part).
I really enjoyed his teaching methods.
Professor Dewald was a great professor! He probably was the best Psychology professor I've had at UH. He made Social Psychology very fun and interesting, capturing my undivided attention from the start of class to finish! I am glad I chose this class!
Didn't expect to learn as much as I did in a social psychology class. Andy knows how to make his lectures interesting, relatable, and full of useful information. Granted, some of the simple stuff had complicated names and mechanisms, but it was good to get info on the seemingly obvious things too. Good psychologist, best professor.
This class was the best class I have taken at UH thus far!
Dewald is the man!
good teacher, understands the material and spends time making sure students do too. Doesn't just read the slides word for word
I would totally recommand this course to my friends, expecially the instructor. thanks :)
He never failed to make the class laugh multiple times every class. Very relatable person. Going to class was always enjoyable. I would take another class taught by him just because he would be teaching it.
Excellent class Great lectures
I really enjoy coming to your classes, because your lectures are always well put together, humorous and educational, and has a lot of pictures of cats, haha. Thanks for such a great semester! Have a relaxing winter break! :)
Loves his cat Killer
I was tempted to email him about Dexter a few times. I love that show. But, this is my second time taking Dewald because meh introduces the material in a really interesting way. If he had another class I'd take that too.
Pleasure to have as a teacher. Always enthusiastic and engaging. Made even the most boring materials entertaining as he connected with the students while teaching, by using jokes and personal pictures during the lectures, which helped make the material easier to understand for the students.
He was really enjoyable to listen to, I wish I could have more courses with him as he relayed information well, and made things clear that the book did not.
Thank you for the great semester! I really like your teaching and lecture styles and it inspires me to go further and deeper into my major of Psychology, while enjoying it as well (for you, seemingly).
Best professor in the psychology department!!
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