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Instructor: Andrew Dewald

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

Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Spring 2015

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

Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Spring 2015     Back to top

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

Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Spring 2015     Back to top

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

Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 31859 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
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.
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.
Andrew Dewald knows the field of his teachings very well, and provided great examples of the learning criteria
Makes psych a fun class to be in. Very interesting interpretation on the topics.
He has great interpersonal skills and he makes me want to learn.
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 was helpful and available
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.
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...
Yes, of course. He keeps his lectures very interesting. He grades fairly. He does not have overwhelming homework assignments.
Definitely, I would recommend him, because he is a great psychology professor - NOT BORING AT ALL!
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 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.
Yes i would because he makes psych fun and not boring.
Yes because he is very good at what he does.
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 is a great teacher that knows how to relate it to situations that happen in our own lives.
He's awesome.
18. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
all of it. Psychology is a very interesting subject, that can be applied to pretty much anything.
Since I am a psych major, it was a good start for my pathway.
Everything.
19. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
humor, age, and broad knowledge on many different subjects
genious, neat, and approachable.
Funny, educated, fair.
Intelligent, persistent
Funny, Helpful, Random
Funny Friendly
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
A+
strongly agree - 100%
Great teacher
An amazing professor that really knows what he's talking about.
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?
Knows the subject of course.
Everything
Entertaining class. He personalizes every presentation he does and still does a very professional job.
Good speaker. Keeps students engaged in his lectures by showing funny pictures for us to remember and makes hilarious remarks.
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.
Clear, concise, organized, great lecturer.
You actually made it fun!
He is very passionate about what he is teaching his students
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.
More communication with students outside of class. Checking in for incompleted assignments.
N/A
Exams are too hard.
Try to stay a little more on topic
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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.
Available to respond to and answer questions after/before class and via email. Replies were prompt.
Always available.
Idk
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. He's an entertaining dude. Pretty humorous.
Yes, because he is a reasonable and fair teacher. Fun personality to learn from
Very highly yes. Sitting in class makes time go by fast. I enjoyed every presentation and he never seems to let me down. Great intro to psy.
Yes. He knows psychology inside and out. He's very approachable and his tests are fair.
Yes! Although his class is challenging, he is so animated and you learn so much in his class.
Yes but be ready for a challenge.
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
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
Sheldon Cooper hahaha hahahaha!
Funny, cool, and educated
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.
Bomb ass teacher! Hope I get him again for a different class.
Very well done. I wish the term wasn't coming to an end.
Positive. Great teacher.
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.
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?
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
The teacher was funny
Professor Dewald is down-to-earth and easy to understand when trying to relate the course material with examples that he uses.
I liked how the content was plentiful but easy to break down better for understanding.
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.
The application of the material to the instructors life
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 enjoyed learning about memory and sleep. It was very interesting to learn about positive and negative reinforcements and now I know how to properly raise a child and make him/her develop a certain behavior.
I liked watching videos and Dewald doing real psychology stuff on the students, like memorizing numbers.
Professor dewald. You're always keeping up awake with your funny stories
The course was very interesting and the professor kept me extremely interested in the topic
Everything. Especially the cat analogies. Professor Dewald is fucken awesome
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.
Dr. Dewald's explanations of the content were very helpful.
Professor Dewald was able to make the lessons interesting by including humor and real life situations during his presentations.
Teacher was clear and enthusiastic.
Exam one about neurons Senses Sleeping
How relavant it is to everyday life
His enthusiasm in the way he teaches this Psychology course. I enjoyed his personal stories which related to the topic at hand. It helped to better understand what we were learning that day in class.
Very interesting teaching style
funny jokes and topics
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.
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.
That he made the lectures really interesting. He really was able to make the learning fun.
Professor Dewald is a very interesting Professor. He teaches in a fun and exciting manner that makes class interesting! I haven't had such an engaging class in years.
Overall, I enjoyed the material covered throughout the course and how it is relatable to real life and can actually be applied to every day situations... unlike math.
He made the class fun as easy to follow along
He keeps you entertained in his lectures.
The way he explained the contents.
Professor Dewald knows what he is talking about and presents it in a way to get the students excited for psychology.
prof Dewald!
He makes things memorable in such weird ways. But it is helpful
This is one of the best classes I've taken at UH.
The professor was very engaging and presented the material in a way that was interesting and fun.
Professor was a very good lecturer, able to relate with the students and use stories/experiences, analogies, etc. to help us retain the topic.
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.
I like that he made class very interesting. Also, he used examples that were related to life in general!
funny
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.
He relates a lot of concepts to technology and provides examples using funny videos/memes/gifs/jokes or stories.
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.
dewalds commentary
The course was well organized and presented the material in a clear and concise manner.
How Dewald tries to make the class interesting and using modern funny gifs to captivate the students
He was very funny. Tried to put his own stories to relate to the subject
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
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!
The professor was fun and made the subject interesting.
the instructor
It was fun and easy to follow.
mr dewald was funny and kept topics interesting
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.
the prof is really amazing
the professor, very interesting and make the course enjoyable.
He is a great teacher He knows what he is talking about
Dr D was very entertaining, even in such a big lecture hall. I was able to actually focus
Dr. Dewald ALWAYS made the lecture interesting and kept us engaged. That in itself is a great accomplishment that many professors lack.
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.
Lectures
His love for cats.
Andrew is hilarious, and he makes the material easy to understand.
I liked everything about this course.
Professor made it very fun and interesting.
It was fun, engaging, and definitely not boring!
the professors's real life experiences
Online homework
presentation was always funny, really interesting course, and instructor was very enthusiastic
I loved his energy during every class and how he related what we were talking about to us the students
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.
The memes he used in his slides.
Professor Dewald is able to break down the content of the subject in a matter that is very understandable and in some ways relatable.
I liked that this course stretched my critical thinking skills. This course requires complete understanding of the material.
Lectures are interesting.
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.
It was entertaining to learn about psychology from Professor Dewald. He is enthusiastic about the material and presents it in a fun and enjoyable way.
the 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.
How Professor Dewald said things in ways that are easy to understand.
Just getting to know a little more about the thought process.
the instructor
Dr. Dewald made the class very interesting and active using his own personal life stories as examples.
fun lectures
the teacher; he wasn't only very enlightening but also very entertaining. you need a teacher like him, especially when he is your last class out of 5 classes of the day.
The teacher
Teacher was halarious
Simple, straightforward. As long as you go to classes, take notes, and pay attention, course is easy.
the gifs
Gives relatable examples
Professor dewald
All the fun stories and fun videos and pictures Professor Dewald had during the lectures
He makes the lectures very enjoyable and easy to understand.
The subject matter is fascinating and was always presented in an interesting way.
Great teacher
I like the lectures, they are super funny.
Very fun and interesting lectures
The power point slides. They summarized information clearly and were available for access after the lectures.
Abnormal Psychology content
His interesting stories that relates to what we are learning.
Dewald's teaching technique really helped me understand the world of Psychology and allowed me to pursue a higher degree in Psychology.
humor
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.
The presentation of the material was very organized, I was able to follow along and keep up with the slides very easily.
Dewald includes real life examples like his cat, which is awesome
Humor and easy to listen and get engaged in class
The professor is highly animated and makes lectures interesting and dynamic.
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?
Enthusiastic, Knowledgable, Genuine
loves his cat
Funny, humorous, entertaining
Good Professor
Relatable. Intelligent. Humorous.
Interactive and likeable
clever comedic rational
Clever, Intillectual, passionate
Passionate, Knowledgable, Hilarious
Energetic and engaging
Hilarious and Cat-loving.
Dorky, funny, professional
Funny!
Fun, passionate, and knowledgable
Fun. Relatable. Knowledgable.
Sense of humor.
Funny, encouraging
Sarcastic, Funny, Intelligent
He likes cats
funny prepared intelligent
Down to earth
Intelligent Passionate Humorous
Funny, knowledgable
funny, knowledgeable
Intelligent, helpful, funny.
Smart and tall
Fun, interesting,
Prepared, Witty, Intelligent
Interesting, Funny, Knowledgable
Energetic & Intelligent
Funny, knowledgeable, amusing
Intelligent, Amusing
Professor Dewald is clear and weird.
Funny and dorky but a good teacher.
Knowledgeable and funny
Interesting, fun
Funny, attentive, passionate
Awesome, Awesome, & Awesome
Engaging, funny, intellectual.
Engaging, intelligent
Awesome Funny Passionate
Nice gifs & hair (the "&" is a symbol, so technically I only used 3 words)
1. Relatable
very funny
Intelligent, humorous, weird
Nerdy, funny, cat-obsessive
Love cat & passionate about psy
Funny, witty, knowledgable.
witty, knowledgable, in touch
Passionate and inquisitive
Funny Intellgent
Funny and interactive
Enthusiastic and quirky
Sarcastic. Amazing.
Fun, knowledgable, laid-back
he is funny as hell
Funny. Straightforward. Enjoyable,
funny, straight up, knowledgable
Hilarious, interesting and very creative
funny, knowledgable, sexy
knowledgeable, prepared, fun
Enthusiastic Passionate ham
Smart funny and kind of crazy
Hilarious. Practical. Greatteacher.
Interesting Funny Knowledgeable
Knowledgeable, fun, and helpful
funny, passionate, intelligent
Knowledgeable, funny, cheerful
Organized Reasonable Blunt
He loves cats.
Respectful, Intelligent, Hilarious
Helpful Funny
enthusiastic, knowledgeable, fun
Knowledgeable, dorky
smart, geeky, funny
Passionate, energetic
realist
Energetic, Funny, Intelligent
BEST TEACHER EVER
Funny Handsome Intellectual
Animated Open/Easy-Going Knowledgable
Intelligent and enthusiastic.
Funny and intelligent.
Organized, enthusiastic, and creative.
intellectual, truthful, dedicated
Interesting, funny
Awesome, fun, and engaging.
enthusiastic
Funny, Understanding, and Awesome!
Funny, relatable, smart
dork genius entertaining
Quirky and knowledgable
Funny. Informative. Helpful
Funny, intelligent
funny, expert, greatteacher
Interesting & informative
Drinking buddy.
Awesome Teacher
Energetic approchable fun
Entertaining, knowledgeable & friendly.
Funny Intelligent Kind
COOL GUY.
Awesome Chill Entertaining
Humorous, knowledgeable.
Mastery of the content, approachable.
Smart, Funny, Interesting
Witty, sarcastic, passionate
Engaging Knowledgable Entertaining (Hilarious)
Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable, Comedic
Awesome Epic Real
Intelligent, Cat-lover
Animated. Intelligent. Diverse.
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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
He's a funny teacher.
He's alright, I struggled with the online quizzes on laulima.
He's a very funny teacher and his humor helps me remember the content better. He also know his info because whenever someone has a question, he always has an answer and every single answer is always fully explained.
He 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.
good
A good teacher and cat lover
Best teacher and best lecturer I have ever had! Makes me want to be a psychology major even though I hate science!
Andrew Dewald knows his stuff. I really like going to his lectures because it's entertaining and he explains the concepts well.
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.
Perfecto
He uses very good elaborative rehearsal
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 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
Knowledgable, funny teacher, would like to have him as a professor again.
He is a very nice man and presents the content in a way that young individuals can relate to.
That he is a fun professor and I would recommend that students take his courses.
He's an enthusiastic psychology professor who answers even the dumb questions that students ask (yes, dumb questions exist).
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.
Great! Keeps it real
...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.
Excellent professor
good
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.
He's a great professor, very passionate with his topics.
He is a great teacher and his lectures are always interesting and fun to attend.
He is a really great professor and lecturer.
A great professor who understands his students and how they learn. By inserting fun and comedic pop culture references he easily hooks students into learning more about Psychology. Every time I enter class it is a new experience I am able to easily understand and enjoy.
Dr. Dewalds lectures were always very interesting and fun while still managing to be informative. He included many examples and made connections so that we as students could gain a better understanding of the concepts that we were learning. Dewald made learning very fun and helped do deepen our interest in the subject.
I would highly recommend taking his class as he makes it very easy to learn.
He is a great profesor whos lectures I enjoyed attending. I would take him again if I got the chance to.
Good teacher.
He is a good teacher and understands what he is teaching and breaks it down so the students understand it too
Greatest professor ive ever had! He's very good at teaching, and keeps me engaged in class. What an amazing first psychology class!
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 wonderful and engaging teacher.
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.
Overall I really liked Professor Dewald. Listening to lectures helped me to easily study for the class.
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 he's a very good teacher.
funny
My overall evaluation is that he is a very good teacher who kept each class enthralling.
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.
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.
probably somebody you want to get a beer with
Excellent instructor, would highly recommend.
He's very interesting and loves his cat very much.
He is a really good teacher
Excellent teaching methods and would recommend to other students
he needs to teach all my classes. school wouldn't be so boring otherwise. haahah
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.
my best professor and an awesome teacher.
good
he;s a good teacher i would recommend him
such a great professor
excellent professor with an amazing attitude towards the course and the students
AWESOME
I enjoy him as a teacher
Fantastic.
Great teacher
I really liked his teaching approach and style. Overall, the class was really good and I enjoyed it.
Awesome instructor
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 was a great professor, clearly knew the material and was able to teach it to the class effectively and keep students engaged in lectures.
He's a very knowledgable professor that knows how to teach.
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.
excellent professor.
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.
great professor 10/10 would recommend
He is a good and fair professor
GREAT teacher, definitly need to more people like Dewald who present the course in an interesting manner
He was a very good teacher and made you want to come to class because he was very funny as well
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.
He is a good professor. I am glad to have been in his class for psychology 100.
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.
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.
A great professor with powerful knowledge of his field.
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.
Great professor that knows the material well.
Awesome
pretty good
He is a very funny professor who knows what he's doing in class.
great teacher, easy to learn from, relates content in a way we understand
excellent! wouldn't have another teacher. he prepared me well for the exams.
he is a teacher I would recommend and I never do that
He is my favorite teacher and I'm taking more classes by him
Knows what he's talking about and can answer any question that was not made clear through any slides
very well. His lectures are intriguing and i enjoy going to class
Excellent
A great teacher. I would hang out with him and have a beer.
10 out of 10
I think he is the perfect professor for psy 100 because he makes an introductory course very fun to come to even when its not required for our major.
He is a professor who enjoys teaching and is passionate about the subject matter.
Great teacher with good personable skills
AWESOME.
very good teacher that is highly recommended for people who get bored in lectures.
An excellent teacher.
Respectful and enthusiastic, prepared and informative.
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
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).
A great Professor that i would recommend to anyone taking this clads
hes a great teacher who loves what he does
He is a great teacher and it easy to learn from.
Passionate in his field, humorous, and personable in his presentations. An extremely efficient professor.
14. Any comments about the TA?
was very helpful in providing help to prep students for upcoming exams
Not really
none
Very helpful with reviews and sending out review session slides two hours after the session.
Did not really get to know the TA because I did not attend the reviews.
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 love her! She made test easy and mangeable.
Very helpful to the students with all the review sessions she held, that was a life saver!
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.
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.
Bless her soul, she is so helpful. She should earn a lot more credit. (This applies to Sophie)
Awesome!
Very nice and held heplful review sessions
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
She definitely made the reviews very understandable. I appreciated how she throughly broke down the material in a easy to remember manner.
The review sessions she provided were extremely helpful.
She is very nice and her review sessions really helped when preparing for the exams
She was very helpful especially her review sessions
She's lovely AKA lovley TA Sophie
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.
Thank you for the review sessions, they really helped
she's cool
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.
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.
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.
Sophie, the main TA who manages the class review sessions before exams is kind. She seems a little stressed out at the reviews, and I wish she engaged the students more... But over all she's nice and helps us out with her PowerPoints on what we should know for the exams.
Sophie was also very knowledgeable and also had very helpful and interesting review sessions that helped to effectively prepare for finals.
Very sweet, kind, and helpful.
None
Sophie is an awesome TA and does a great job with the review sessions.
She does a great job, being she is the only TA for this course.
Very helpful
She's super nice and cares about what she's doing
N/A
She seems nice and helpful.
Sophie did an excellent job instructing and creating the review PowerPoints. Wish review was sooner.
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.
I liked how she sent out study guides before the exams. Her study guides helped me pass most of the exams!
entertainging
The TA was very helpful with holding review sessions and posting the presentation for those who could not make it.
Super helpful with her slides and sessions that cover the exams.
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.
get hot ones
TA provided excellent support for test preparation.
Sophie has been very great with her information and knowledge of the topic
Didn't talk to them but Sophie was really nice to give a power point that were a collection of what we've learned
super helpful! so appreciative of all the review power points since i am always unable to make the sessions because of work :(
The TA got together material for the final review very well and was very helpful because of that.
helpful with study sessions and slides.
who?
I LOVE HER, SO HELPFUL
i really appreciate the study sessions and the slides she makes.
she's so helpful
very helpful. sacrifices a lot of their own time to help the students with review sessions
SHE IS A LIFE-SAVOR SHE IS GREAT WITH HELPING SHE IS VERY NICE
The TA's were good
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
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.
Friendly and extremely helpful.
Very helpful.
The TA Sophie was so helpful with all her study sessions!
None.
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.
No comments
She is very nice and held study review sessions for the exams. Her power points were a great study guide.
haven't ever talked to her
Her prep slides for exams are well made
n/a
They were very good and very helpful in providing study guides to what we were to expect the tests to be like
Sophie is great, she's nice and approachable and always helpful.
TA's are nice, especially Sophie.
n/a
The TA was extremely helpful and did everything she could to make sure each student was successful.
TA Sophie's review sessions were very helpful in preparing us for the exams.
very good about getting back to students and offering times to meet so that students can further understand the material
She did a great job during the review sessions.
Also awesome.
her re view session had a lot of unnecessary videos that could have been time to go over more material
The BEST TA I've ever had in my entire life. She helped us so much and is seriously so generous!
great study sessions, really helped with preparation of the exams
she is great!
n/a
Sophie was amazing! I loved her review sessions
Excellent, very helpful study sessions!!
She is very helpful. Especially her slides
Sophie was really nice and her review sessions before exams really help!
She is always there for help and very approachable.
Always helpful in setting up study sessions and availability.
Personally never went to the study sessions but she's super awesome.
She's cool and very helpful.
The TA did a really good job, she helped the students a lot with preparing for the exams.
Helpful
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 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.
A very good TA who was on point with her exam reviews
don't even know who it is
N/A
Sophie Gralapp - Extremely helpful!
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
the way the lectures were set up and presented
Listening to the teacher's lecture
Lectures.
The professor's personal stories and experiences.
The interactive teaching.
All of it. especially liked the lectures on drugs, perception, and abnormal psychology.
Every single lecture was like going to a stand up comedy show and watching a psychology documentary rolled up into one!
I like learning about sleep because it is my favorite thing to do.
The animal videos, the relate-able, humorous photos on the slides, and Dewald's happy attitude. Memorization was my favorite part!
Dewald! Listening to his stories
Sex drive
The entire course was interesting and was a very fair class
Everything. Well, the analogies to South Park, Killer (his cat), or any dumb stuff
The overall topic was interesting to learn, had a lot of "ah ha" moments while listening to the lectures and learning.
Human development was the most interesting to me
The homework was easy
Dewald did his portion of teaching and left it accountable for us to do our part of teaching to ourselves.
Lectures were always fun
I enjoyed the power points that covered our chapters which were interwoven with his personal examples.
I actually learned
idk
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.
Everything
Learning about memory, why we do things we do, and human development.
I liked how casual the class felt while still allowing me to gain knowledge about the fields of psychology. The generalized aspect of the class is refreshing, only teaching you enough to brush over the main subjects of each topic to interest you further.
everything! :D ...well almost....
He made it interesting and relatable
I liked learning about sight and illusions.
Everything
Professor Dewald makes the course exciting
The professor
N/A
I liked how Mr. Dewald drew you into the lecture by making it interesting and funny.
Homework as it made sure that I kept up with the readings and material.
I enjoyed all parts of the course because each topic was engaging in lecture
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.
funnny
It's mostly online homework/quiz/test based and he related most of things to technology.
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.
a few of the chapters
I liked the whole course as it presented the subject in an applicable way to our daily lives.
Drugs!
It's was a fun environment
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.
dr. dewald's presentations cuz they're always entertaining/interesting and he has the best pictures/graphics
The class was very laid-back.
the knowledge i gained and the things he taught me. he is an awesome professor and i learned a lot.
The power points were simple.
grades were relevant. scantrons, online quizzes every week. so no surprises other than attendance quizzes.
Everything
the slideshows
the professor
SEX
the info and the lectures
Dr. Dewald's style of teaching.
Learning about the functionality of human emotion.
Everything.
The lectures kept the students engaged, as well as conveyed the material very well.
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.
It was interesting and fun. The exams were straightforward
Everything.
the professor
I liked how the exams are based off the lectures
I liked learning about the human mind and how it works
Everything.
The anecdotes and analogies he used to teach. They were memorable and good examples of the lesson.
online assignments
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.
I really like learning about the psychological abnormalities as it provides a different perspective on the minds of people.
learning about the different theories
The punishment and reinforcement was very fun to learn.
Homeworks were relevant to the exams.
Professor Dewald sharing his own personal stories to have a better/clear idea of the subjects being taught.
Lectures and slides
the lectures
the quizzes
Powerpoints presented in class are also posted online
Examples given in class & video clips
Lectures
Everything but hearing and vision
The lectures.
Relating course material to instances in the real world and being able to participate in that.
Class and lectures Made the whole class laugh at least twice a day
I liked the LECTURES!!!
The lectures
The teacher was very interesting.
The variety of the content.
Everything
Coming to class and hearing Dewald's lectures and relating it to everything and anything
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.
The classroom environment really suited my liking
learning about the components of the brain
Each of the lectures was fun and enjoyable to listen to and attend
The lectures with relatable content.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
how our exam grades weren't inputted into laulima so we could keep track of how we're doing in the class
None
Online homework's and quizzes on the weekend.
N/A.
None.
None of it.
Nothing! Even the tests were fair!
I despised learning about learning! It was quite the bore.
That one guy who sits in the front and has glasses. Asian. Oh no. He's just a special one. In a offensive way...
Thinking
Nothing, fair class
None
The professor was funny and had a sense of humor.
None that come to mind
Pop Quizzes
The attendance quizzes
wish there were more oportunities to have more in depth discussion but I understand it's difficult with a large class
The class was really cold at times.
None
idk
I didn't like the beginning of the course when we learned about all the people and origin of psychology.
Everything
Learning about the chapters dealing with inside our ears and how our eyes perceive what they do.
There was not much I disliked. Mainly the fact that I would hardly use the textbook I purchased at the beginning of the year. But otherwise, the course was fun and I would recommend it to other classmates of mine who have yet to fulfill their requirements or are interested in a fun class.
hm...I did not enjoy the biology portion of the course... such as learning about the neurons, axons, etc... but it is because I do not find it very interesting.
None
I didn't like learning about the brain and all the nerves in our body. Kinda turned into a biology class there.
Nothing
some of the memorization was hard
N/A
I didn't like the tests because some questions were very vague and confusing.
None. I enjoyed all parts of the class.
I did not like how some exams were worded strangely, at least to me. I.E. "little evidence" found in exam 2, I did not know how to speculate what"little" was, none or yes there's evidence. I also disliked the SOMA requirement. It took a lot of time and effort.
Nothing. This was my favorite course this semester.
Bought the book but didn't really need the book. Although the book does provide more interesting examples, it's a good read.
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.
brain
None
The biological part of psychology
Nothing
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.
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
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.
n/a
Weights of grade
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.
None
the homework times
did not dislike anything
I THINK LEARNING WAS KIND OF BORING
The tests we're fairly hard
Nothing.
The tests were definitely challenging but only because it was based more on concept rather than memorization.
midterms
Homework and the hard exams.
I liked everything about this course.
Nothing
There is a lot of content to remember but luckily the exams are not cumulative.
how late the class is
I didn't like the attendance quizzes
I didn't enjoy the time of the course but it all went fine
Nothing, maybe the fact that there's a bunch of exams after the other but other than that, it's a class to take.
the amount of independent reading one must do in order to successfully complete assignments and follow the lecture.
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 don't like how this course went deep into the biological aspects.
I didn't care much for the biology side of things.
SONA!
sona
Nothing.
4 exams
pop quizzes
n/a
Weekly exams
Textbook
Learning about hearing and vision
The tests.
Some of the more scientific aspects of psychology were difficult to grasp and took more time.
Cold and dark room
I didn't like the attendance quizzes.
The attendence quizzes
If the teacher feels a student said something dumb he'll let them know.
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.
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.
N/A Great course
N/A
the hard parts
Quizzes
N/A
17. Other comments:
none
Professor Dewald is truly a fantastic teacher and a great lecturer, he should get a raise!
I should have more TAs and professors like in this course!
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.
Keep up the good work and the great, fun lectures
Professor Dewald, youre awesome!
Excellent course! I learned alot more than in my Psy 100 Undergrad.
This course was interesting and some times challenging, but it was also enjoyable because of the professor.
This was a fun and interesting class!
Everyone loves Dewald!! :)
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
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.
none
Attendance quiz one felt a bit unfair with the shirt color question.
still my favorite class hands down
i like how we are not tested on things we didn't learn. ps. other professors are evil.
KEEP UP THE AMAZING JOB
thanks again Dr D
None.
none
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.
This was a great class to be in and I never dreaded attending it.
Would highly recommend everyone to take this class!
This was a great class.
Wish I was a psychology major to get more classes with Professor Dewald!
COOL COURSE. Much recommend.
Enjoyable class, very interesting.
AMAZING CLASS Looking forward to taking other courses taught by professor Dewald ^-^
N/A
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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?
Andy is a fantastic lecturer and very enthusiastic about the material.
It was organized.
Dr. Dewald's teaching style is superb. He is clever, funny, creative, and succeeds in maintaining the class's attention. It is rare that I come across a course that I am actually excited to go to on a regular basis. Most of the content is relevant to me, and the rest is still fascinating to learn about. But, overall, Dr. Dewald himself is the highlight of PSY 230. The tests are appropriately challenging, and I think the quizzes are a good way of keeping track of attendance.
Dewald's upbeat personality and humor
His use of modern pop culture and current events on slides. Helps with memory
I liked how coming to class was fun because of how the material was taught because the teacher was funny and intelligent
I really enjoyed how he related harder topics to real life objects. It made the processes much easier to learn.
The way he taught the material since he used a lot of visualizations and analogies.
Dewald is very entertaining and makes learning this difficult subject enjoyable.
The professord examples were easy to remember how they related to me and the material.
He makes lectures about difficult content easy to understand.
thought me a lot about the science in psychology.
The best part of this course was actually coming to class and listening to the lectures. Andrew has very thorough knowledge of the course and can teach it in a way that is easy to understand. Plus he is funny!
Taught in a way that was easy to understand the material.
I like his enthusiasm for the subject and he makes the class interesting.
HE'S SOOO PASSIONATE ABOUT THE CLASS: iTS CONTAGIOUS! I love the enthusiasm he contains for every subject.
Reviews before exams
His lectures are very interesting.
The presentations were wonderful, I honestly enjoyed lectures above all else.
the teacher rocks!
The neuroscience
The instructor was very funny and lively when giving lectures, it makes the class fun and not boring.
This course has taught me a lot about the biological aspects of our behavior, things that I haven't known before.
Engaging communication. Making concept relevant to students. Teaching and testing on the most important parts.
Dewald made some boring material very interesting and fun to learn.
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.
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.
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.
His fun way of delivering the information was always fun and comedic
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?
Intelligent, enthusiastic, engaging.
Enthusiastic Approachable Charismatic
Entertaining, thorough, smart.
Funny, Educated, Fun
Passionate, knowledgeable, fun
intelligent, humorous, relatable
Comedic and intelligent
Knowledgable, funny, prepared.
Interesting, intelligent, helpful
Smart
Engaging, Intellectual, South( Park Fan!)
great, smart, fun
Funny, knowledgable
Awesome, Knowledgeable, Batman. If you ask for three why do you give up to 2500 characters.
informative and enthusiastic
AMAZING INTELLECTUAL HANDSOME
Fun, engaging, knowledgeable.
Extremely Awesome Brain
enthusiastic, informative, fun
Funny Intelligent
funny, knowledgeable, engaging
Fun, witty, and smart.
Smart, interesting, relatable
Engaging. Exuberant.
Funny, intelligent, and energetic.
Fun, animated, corky
enthusiastic, knowledgeable, awesome
Dedicated and Experienced
omg i answered this for 325 already
Awesome, enthusiastic, knowledgeable
Funny and Enthusiastic
Fun, insightful, comedic, and knowledgable
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Grrrreat!
Great teacher stuck with uninteresting course material.
A great teacher, and someone who I would love to take again (this is my second time in one of his courses). I recommend him to all of my friends.
Big thumbs up, great psych professor!
best psych prof ever!
He's a really engaging teacher and he really understands his students point of view
He does his best to make learning difficult topics entertaining. However his tests are difficult and should not be underestimated at all!
He is a great lecturer and keeps the class entertained.
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.
would recommend to anyone
one of the best professors I've had. The way he teaches motivates me to come to every single class. It'd be pretty hard to pass the class without coming to lecture but the lectures are enjoyable. The content of the course is pretty dense with a lot of technical terms but Andrew is very good at teaching it in a way that I was able to understand.
Very good.
He's a great teacher.
Great! Love his enthusiasm and passion for the class. He's willing to help in any and all aspects. We need more instructors like him at UH.
He is a great teacher, even though he would sometimes over explain things and repeat himself.
Amazing teacher. He deserves a raise. His cat deserves pay.
fun teacher who knows the material well and enjoys teaching
amazing teacher best at UH
excellent
He is awesome.
Dr. Dewald is a great professor who really knows what he's teaching
Wonderful!
Great professor!
Great teacher. 3rd time taking a class from him. Allows the students to enjoy the class as well as the content.
He is a great professor and I would recommend taking this course and other courses taught by him to anyone and everyone else - even non- psychology majors.
Awesome! I've had reviews not to take his class, but honestly don't understand why someone would say that. I found his teaching style very effective for me.
He is a great professor and would enjoy taking other classes with him in the future.
Really enjoyed his class.
He was fun and comedic at the beginning and middle of the semester but died off near the end for some reason?
14. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Lectures. Mostly because there wasnt a whole lot else to it.
The organization. Exams were graded in a timely manner, questions were answered, and assignments were clear.
The real-life examples and the cats.
The jokes and examples
all of it
I liked the lectures the best
I liked that it was just a lecture class that didn't require a bunch of unnecessary work.
I liked going to lectures because of his enthusiasm and humor.
Learning subject material is always interesting with his metaphors and explanations.
Engaging lectures, reasonable amount of work.
learning
4 attendance quizzes given at random points of the semester and the fact that there were power points to go with the lecture.
easy to relate to.
I liked the powerpoint presentations.
SUPER CAPTIVATING! The mind is one incredible place
The lectures were fun to listen to.
The tests were difficult but structured well. The lectures were the absolute best.
him being the teacher
funny memes in the slides.
Lively graphics on lecture slides makes class time fun.
The attendance quizzes
Multiple choice tests. Great content. Engaging communication.
I liked that he made material that I find boring and difficult more interesting and easy to learn.
His powerpoint presentations with fun pictures and animated expressions.
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 fact that he made such a complex subject easier to understand.
Dewald's lecture style.
How he explained how things correlate to real world
15. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Not having thorough reviews for the exams. So much material to cover is so crazy for a level 200 course.
There was hardly any material pertinent to psychology.
I wish we focused a little less on physiology and more on actual brain activity. I understand why we learned about sound waves and photons, but I don't think we needed to spend that much time on those subjects. I was hoping to see more of, "This part of the brain is called ___, it does ____, it interacts with ___ and ___, and it matters because ____."
The slides moving too fast
biology :P can't help it tho
I did not like how some of the questions on the test were not reviewed in the study session
The tests seemed to be more difficult than necessary with some confusing questions that you couldn't ask for help clarifying because the TA would "be giving you the answer".
I wish there were more opportunities to gain points.
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
na
Andrew talks a little too fast so it's hard to write down what he is saying and the powerpoints only have key terms.
Its was all good
There wasn't anything that I was unhappy with.
How I'm not going to have him for another class :(
The powerpoint were a bit vague, but he probably made them that way so people would go to class.
The lack of actual study guides. I really like study guides, they actually help. Not rough run downs of stuff we should know. I would like actual questions and terms, the nitty gritty of what will be on the test.
nothing
cranial nerves
random homework quizzes.
Some of the things we learned seemed really complicated for a 200-level class.
Only the content because I'm not much of a science type person (it dealt with biology type stuff)
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.
Long class.
The difficulty of the material was far over my head!
16. Other comments:
The TA was also fantastic. Her review sessions for exams were helpful, and she was knowledgeable and made herself available when needed.
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.
Had a great time in class!
Please don't schedule exams on the same day.
I would take a class from him again.
Keep up the good work Andy
Thanks for a great semester!
Your TA's are always available, I like that.
Awesome professor, so funny!
Awesome course. So glad I took it.
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!

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

Andrew Dewald: PSY429, Summer II 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 429 - Experimental Psy: Advance Tpcs Crn (Section): 96821 (701)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
9. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
The amazing teacher. Probably the most knowledgable and enthusiastic psych teacher I've ever had I will remember that the tests were harder for me but I definitely can hold on to the knowledge I obtained.
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.
very intriguing
Andy's enthusiasm for cognitive psychology and his ability to get a complicated lesson across in an understandable manner.
The professor real life examples and simple explanations.
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....
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.
Andy hands down is one of the best teacher I ever had. His test are challenging but fair and I learn so much from him. I wish other science teachers were as enthusiastic and able to explain things in ways for a wider audience to understand. Andy's greatest strength are the examples he gives. They are very creative, very funny, and they really help you remember.
Damn good professor, I hope I can get him again.
He's very knowledgeable and he made the class easy and interesting.
12. Other comments:
Please stay amazing!! :)
I may not always do the best in his classes but I greatly feel that whenever I leave his class I learned something new that I won't forget.
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?
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.
Dewald is a great speaker. He is very consistent in how he operates. Never late! ALWAYS ON TIME! Undoubtedly knowledgeable in the subject matter.
his class is funny and interesting.
Very knowledgable about his subject, good learning atmosphere
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?
Maybe try to put in some group activity?
I don't have any suggestions for him, he's great.
N/A
None! He's got a good thing going already.
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?
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.
Always reminded us about his office hours in the case that we needed any sort of help.
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 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! They would definitely learn something with this professor.
yes, he is a good teacher who can teaches you a lot in psychology
Yes, provides clear information, well organised, sense of humour (makes learning fun)
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 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
The way Mr. Dewald would use examples to help us remember about certain terms
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?
-Funny -Animated -Straight Forawrd
Engaging, intelligent, funny
Humerous, Loud, Kind.
hilarious straight-up direct HUMAN.
smart interesting kind
Smart coffee-lover
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?
It's a very entertaining and interesting topic and class. The way he presents the information is very easy to follow and fun.
The professors lectures are what made the class interesting and fun.
Professor Dewald is very active through out his presentations. He makes learning fun and he interacts with with his big class.
Enjoyed the powerpoints he creates to help facilitate learning and lasting understanding of the concepts discussed in class.
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 way he presented was interesting. I also liked the examples he used as well, they were helpful for visualizing solutions to certain concepts.
Interesting, fun.
Humor.
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.
Very outgoing teacher that knows the material and makes it fun
The instructor was fun and intelligent and the information was interesting.
The funny slides and videos
The Slide shows
professor was very cool made the class laugh and kept us interested with his slides and funny animations and all. great teacher
Has great analogies and the exams were based off of exactly what we learned in lecture.
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.
It taught me a lot.
The lecture slides were very helpful
The visuals
The lectures were very entertaining. They didn't make you fall asleep. They would be interesting which helped me learn the material.
I liked the environment in which he can teach concepts while still being funny. My favorite chapters he taught was memory and development.
The lectures are very straight forward. You are rarely asked anything on homework or tests that Dr. Dewald didn't touch on
He's really funny and explains all his concepts clearly with relatable examples.
Interesting Lectures.
Dewalds humor.
The textbook
He's a funny teacher.
It was very fun, and very interactive! Probably the funniest teacher that's reasonably understandable!
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.
Keeps the class interesting while still communicating and teaching the topic effectively.
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.
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.
His enthusiasm
Dr. Dewald is hilarious! I always enjoyed and was interested in what he talked about
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.
How enthusiastic and outgoing Professor Dewald is. Also, he presented the material in an engaging, entertaining and easy to understand way.
His personality/lecture style
He makes it funny.
Learning about the brain
He made the class very interesting with his examples and always friendly to everyone. It was a class I really looked forward to everyday.
Dr. Dewald lectured and used the PowerPoints to facilitate his lectures. Show's how much knowledge he has about this field of study.
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.
lecture. professor Dewald does his lectures very well to engage the students. His lectures doesn't put me to sleep.
Review session before every exams.
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 like everything.
He made the course very easy to learn and made it fun to participate in during the lecture's
The lectures were very engaging and humorous!
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
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 teaching style, it was intresting and stimulating
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.
I like how the PowerPoint files are simple and easier to read.
The best part of this course is Professor Dewald's personality and how he teaches things.
How he relates the topics in modern day terms. He makes the material less scary by incorporating pop culture.
How he keeps your attention with bad puns and modern jokes & sarcasm
How entertaining the class lectures were
The professor was funny and was good at keeping the class engaged. I felt like I wanted to come to class every day.
His humor
Professor Dewald was very engaging in his teaching methods and made the course material genuinely interesting to me.
I like his very colorful power points, the stories he manages to incorporate into the presentation, and I his overall attitude.
Makes the class fun and interesting. Gives good examples of concepts.
He used very good examples that were most of the time very funny or interesting, always grasping my attention.
enthusiastic personality.
He was entertaining and knowledgeable about what he was teaching. He could relate to the students and keep our attention.
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.
Dr. Dewald :) He was so funny, engaging, knowledgable, and likable. His examples and slides helped my learning tremendously.
I really loved the content of the course and the way they were portrayed to us.
I liked the way Professor Dewald conveyed the course material. He made the lectures very interesting and always kept my attention.
The lectures were presented very clearly and were put together in a way that put all the information in perspective to daily life.
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!
Fun and interesting.
The pictures and videos
Professor was knowledgeable about the subject and engaged student in his lectures.
He was funny and informational at the same time
The lectures were interesting, but I believed some of the questions on exams were unfair. After going to the TA to review my test, she even admitted that some of the questions shouldn't have been worded in that way.
The teacher!
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.
I liked the way Professor Dewald taught the class. He made sure he had everyone's attention and taught in a way where the students can relate.
I 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.
The best thing I liked about this course was his enthusiasm to teach. It kept me entertained and ready to learn.
I liked the lectures. Andy made the material come to life.
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.
His lectures are funny and easy to understand!
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
Mr. Dewald himself!
I liked how Dewald made learning about Psychology interesting by using funny examples and being lively during class.
The teacher is interactive and also keeps the lectures entertaining
Funny presentations
He was very funny and knew the content very well.
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.
How he incorporates humor into learning.
Andy
Everything, it was a very interesting subject.
Andy made the material easier to understand.
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.
he is a great teacher and really relates what we are learning to us and give a lot of interesting examples.
He uses diagrams and makes a lot of relatable jokes.
I enjoyed learning many new interesting information every week in class. It was very easy to understand the lectures and the professor is cool.
I liked all of the pictures in the PowerPoint because it made me interested and not bored during lecture. I liked Professor Dewald's teaching style because it was very organized, and I knew exactly what I was learning about.
He is funny
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.
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 way he presents the class, and his speaking skills.
His outlook on the subject.
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.
Like-able, organized, entertaining, but most importantly... from PHILADELPHIA <3 #gophilly #philadelphia4life
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 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.
Makes power points and lectures interesting, helps student if we need help and doesn't let anyone give upï¼?
Knowledge, humor and great teaching skills.
How he kept the class awake and interested.
Always willing to go more in depth. All you have to do is ask
The information was explained well and was interesting.
his homework
He responded well to emails.
he always gives good examples that help you remember different concepts
He actually reads his emails and is approachable.
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 is so prepared. Always knows what to say in class and always keeps class upbeat.
He is very friendly and keeps you engaged with humor and stories
He makes himself available to each and every student. He makes class interesting which allows us to actually engage ourselves and learn the material.
Understanding why parents are the way they are or come to be.
Always comes into class excited and ready to teach. Makes even the somewhat dry chapters interesting and relevant. Funny dude
He would have relatable examples and funny examples
Not sure.
His power points were very helpful.
His memorable explanations for the material
n/a
He always went through the material by telling a (very) short story demonstrating the application or derivation of a psychological concept.
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.
Uses great examples that relate to the topic.
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.
the fact that he was knowledgable & made the class enjoyable by being funny & using his life experiences as examples.
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.
Good examples
Very relatable and very smart.
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.
The most valuable thing about Dewald was his knowledge of current interests in students and society and relating it to class lectures.
His humor makes it more interesting and makes me want to be there more.
Good teacher and funny
I learned that some of the stuff I knew as a kid was lie, and he explained why people told us these lies.
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.
He was readily available to help us out in whatever way we needed. He loves his cat. Great teacher, made the class interesting.
his knowledge and humor
Review session and study guide before every exams.
He always gave opportunities to get help from him or the TA's. Also made sure to explain things clearly if somebody had questions.
He 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.
Reviews and study sessions available.
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
He was relatable and his examples were relatable and he just made the class a lot of fun
The way he makes the information easy to understand and the amount of pictures and videos
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.
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.
His fun, interesting style of teaching made learning the subject matter fun and enjoyable.
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.
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.
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.
How he explained everything clearly and yet in a entertaining way
He is always willing to help and he explains the content in a way that is easy to understand.
He and his TAs had a lot of available hours
Very enthusiastic about material, replies to emails promptly, and helpful powerpoints.
The pictures on the slides were very helpful.
He puts the powerpoints on laulima, has study guides and study sessions before each exam, and is always open to answer questions.
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 posts his lectures slides after the section is done so you can use them to study with. His TA's also provided a study guide and practice questions for our exams.
He is very knowledgeable about Psychology and also offered help if needed.
His evident understanding of the subject matter and ability to convey this to the class.
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.
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
Gives info on what to expect and what will be covered in class before semester starts.
In lecture he gives many real world examples to help us understand psychology concepts. It is clear he is an expert in psychology.
He was easily approachable and available
Used a lot of funny examples
He made the material easier to understand through real-world examples and was never afraid to make a joke.
he was always prepared for class and had good/funny stories to keep everyone's attention.
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.
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
He's excited about what he does and is willing to help people if they're unclear about the subject.
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.
He puts his lectures on Laulima and his TAs make study guides before exams
The fact that he really knows the material that he's teaching really well.
His availability
Dewald always puts the powerpoints online & he explains the material very well.
He answers our questions.
Really engages the class
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.
He makes class very fun. He explains everything so that it's easy to understand.
He was able to explain things in ways I could understand.
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 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.
he gives easy explanations and scenarios that are easy to understand and comprehend.
I found that his teaching style was most valuable.
He explained each concept in the course well with things that relate to his students
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!
Freedom is an illusion
Knows his stuff, pretty funny guy.
19. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
eccentric, showman
Energetic, passionate, fun.
High Energy Funny Knowledgeable
Concise, Intelligent
Smart, funny, helpful.
Lively, thorough.
Nice, helpful, caring, enthusiastic, fun,
Humorous, intelligent, genuine.
HIlarious, smart, sarcastic (but in a good way)
knowledgeable outgoing funny
fun, intelligent, organized
tall skinny coffee
Enthusiastic. Hilarious. Well-informed.
Knowledgeable
hip funny friendly
Intelligent, Fun, cat-lover.
Funny, sarcastic
Energetic Smart Witty
Fun. Knowledgeable.
Witty. Brilliant. Funny.
Hilarious and intelligent.
Smart. Funny. Killer
Enthusiastic, Witty, Informative
Enthusiastic, Interesting, Different
Funny, skinny, great, professor.
knowledgeable and enthusiastic
funny witty knowledgeable
Awesome, Funny, Interesting
Funny, Intelligent and Helpful
Awesome and witty.
Captivating, witty, astute.
Hilarious, Smart
funny smart entertaining
Enthusiastic Funny
FELINE. LOVER. superb!
Young. Energetic. Single.
Enthusiastic Outgoing Funny
AWESOME, confident, hilarious
funny nice smart
None
Intelligent and Amazing
very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Enthusiastic. Humorous. Cat.
funny, enthusiastic, weird
Funny, enthusiastic.
Intelligent, funny, unique
Funny, smart, fair.
enthusiastic, clear, smart
Passionate, Humorous, Knowledgable.
likes cats
Intelligent, hilarious, and Catlover
funny,smart
Intresting dude
Funny, Helpful, Outgoing
The two single words that best describe Andrew Dewald are nice and straightforward.
Funny and Knowledgeable
BAD ASS!
enthusiastic prepared
super dope
Funny Enthusiastic Informative
Funny, knowledgeable
funny
Cat, knowledgeable, entertaining
Smart, Funny, Analytical.
Funny, knowledgeable, interesting
You da bomb!
enthusiastic, clear, and helpful
Knowledgable, interesting, smart.
Funny awesome
Knowledgeable, Passionate
1.) Smart 2.) Hilarious 3.) Bombdiggity
eccentric, engaging, humorous
Funny, knowledgable
Enthusiastic, knowledgable, and welcoming.
Hilarious, Interesting, FUN
Likes his cat killer.
Organized and funny
Humorous, Knowledgeable, Enthusiastic
funny and intelligent
Funny Knowledgeable Cool
Funny, Awesome, Smart
Knowledgeable and funny.
funny, good teacher
engaging, humorous, brilliant
helpful, funny, and enthusiastic
Exciting Intelligent Funny
Awesome & helpful
Enthusiastic, knowledgable, helpful
quirky, happy, intelligent
Funny and informative
Funny, engaging and young
Funny, smart, cool dude
Funny, smart, charismatic
funny, fair, and smart
Funny, cool, witty
Funny, knowledgable, witty
enthusiastic parent
Knowledgeable, funny
Helpful, enthusiastic, dynamic.
Intelligent, approachable, helpful.
funny awesome smart
Energetic, Intellectual, hilarious.
Funny, Intelligent
cool enthusiastic
Quirky Fun Intelligent
Funny Smart Articulate
Funny Informative Lad
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?
Very helpful. They worked hard and did a lot to help us out
Helpful in making review study guides before exams, super appreciated!
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.
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.
Decent.
I didn't really interact with them.
had good notes, helped with exams
nope
dont even know who the ta is
Their study guides were extremely helpful in studying for the exams.
Helpful during study sessions.
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.
so so helpful
Only one TA was helpful.
Great study guides and help for exams
Nice TA's
Nope
Always on it when exams roll around
n/a
n/a
Some of the TA's study guide don't really make sense and some don't provide answers to their study guide.
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).
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.
Nicole was very helpful, nice, and smart.
I really liked that there was review sessions and study guides from TA's
Excellent TA. Really helped me with the practice questions and review sessions. Friendly and easy to talk to.
I havent meet them
They are very helpful and doing their very best to guide the students in their exams.
n/a
Thank you for providing review session and study guide. It was really helpful.
They were very helpful and accommodating.
She is very helpful and knows how to prepare us well before exams.
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
I never heard them speak it see them besides test day
Nicole is amazing!
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The TAs were very helpful. They emailed us study guides before all exams.
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.
all were helpful
Makes very helpful study guides.
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.
They provided the class with questions to practice for our exams and also a study guide that was helpful.
The TA's always offered help by hosting review sessions and also answering questions on materials.
Led good review sessions that really helped me on the tests.
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.
Always give good studying materials for the exams.
I've had no interactions with the TA but they do provide study guides for which I am grateful.
they were very helpful in studying for the exams.
Very good and helpful. I really appreciated the study guides and study sessions. Best TA!
TA's went above and beyond to help students study and prepare for the exams
I thought it was really helpful that the TA emailed study guides and practice exam questions to help us study for the final.
Very helpful
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
The TA Nicole was great at providing exam study guides and having exam review sessions.
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.
They made it clear that were willing to help and they offered to go over past test
TA Nicole was really great, making the study guides for us for every exam. They were very helpful!
TAs were okay. They did their job
Very helpful
Nicole was always ready to prepare a study guide and offers many study sessions.
They are helpful when it comes to studying for exams because they provide us with study guides.
They were extremely helpful with the study guides! Thank God they were there.
They were available.
N/a
I never spoke with the TAs.
No.
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.
Didn't see them
22. Other comments:
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
Lol, make the test easier and curve more often?
naw
N/A
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.
This was my favorite class to attend.
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I keep losing track of the assignments and the research participation... I might likely be getting a B, though.
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.
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.
Take this class.
None
n/a
great teacher, great class. would've taken more classes from Dewald, but his other classes aren't required for the rest of my credits.
I like his jokes made in class.
None
One of my favorite classes! Will recommend to other students willing to take the class!
Great class! I really became interested in psychology because of the course and might pursue the subject in the future. Also, professor Dewald, thank you for actually caring about your job and trying to get us excited about psychology. If you are going to continue teaching, I hope you never lose your fun filled attitude and amazing teaching spirit. It really does make a difference. ;)
I highly recommend Dr. Dewald. This was like a physiology and psychology course in one that hits all the big points.
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Great teacher 10/10 would recommend
i enjoyed this class
I would highly recommend this instructor and course to others. Dr. Dewald is what all professors SHOULD be like.
Dewald has inspired me to keep taking courses taught by him!
Thoroughly enjoyed this course and I learned a lot of information that I actually deemed as valuable.
i would recommend this class to other people
This course is worth taking
I really enjoyed taking this course.
N/a
Andy was my favorite professor this semester.
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.

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?
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.
He keeps the subject very interesting to learn also he is always positive and explains things very clear.
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.
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! :)
Knows the subject material. Keeps the lectures fun and interesting. Very organized. Very fluid in his lectures.
he used many real life example to help us remember lesson, and works very well.
Ability to take material from the textbook and water down, so we can understand what we are learning, explains material well, and has good powerpoints.
Andrew is a really passionate teacher. It is obvious he loves his subject, and his eagerness to teach us shows.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Nothing
I would suggest maybe giving a handout to prepare for the exam.
maybe different frosting
none
Hhhmmmm nothing that I know of. Overall it was an enjoyable class.
None
None
None, I think his teaching method is amazing.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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
Asked if we needed help and also we could have met with him out side of class.
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.
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.
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yes, he always remind us about exams and homeworks, he want us to perpare well.
He should by always emailing us about tests and promptly gave us our grades within a reasonable time.
He was available after his hours to see us if we needed.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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.
Yes, he makes class interesting and fun! I look forward to coming to class, i can't say that about everything.
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.
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, one of the best classes I've taken.
yes, he is very witty and kind person, I am very sure he will help me ferind.
Yes, because he is a good teacher and it is hard to find good teacher like him in college.
Yes because he is all around a really good teacher.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Nothing
Awesome teacher, keep doing what you doing!
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none
His lectures are insightful and entertaining all at the same time! I loved it!
thank you, Andrew , I enjoy your class,
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18. Other comments:
Nothing
Your classes were very interesting and informative, Thanks!
none
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?
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.
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.
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.
Sense of humor
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
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.
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?
sometimes says important or useful info but not on the slides. should add those to the slides.
He makes few mistakes on exams which kinda distorted my concentration. He should carefully check before handing exams
Teach more classes!!!
Would like more emphasis on psychology. Neural networking of the eyes and ears are interesting, but I would have liked them to be linked more to psychology.
â?¢I would suggest offering more extra credit opportunities for PSY230 â?¢Use of the gradebook option in laulima
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15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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 suggest to talk to him before or after class. Easy to reach him.
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.
Always checked if the class understood what he was talking about. Asked for questions during the lecture and took the time to explain things that students did not understand. Met with students after class for further questions.
He made sure that students understood the material being covered. If not, he would explain in a different way. He was also always available outside of class
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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, 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.
Definitely, the class was fun and I learned a lot.
Yes
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! Andrew Dewald made the class interesting, even though the material was very hard.
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?
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It was a pleasure to take his class. Got me into learning psychology even more than before.
He should be given an award for best college professor and academic scholar in both the UH and Psychology program.
Great teacher that can relate to students.
18. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
funny, witty.
Funny guy! Super cool.
Funny Sophisticated Organized
intelligent, funny, engaging
â?¢Quality â?¢Caring â?¢Efficient
Passionate, Knowledgeable, Relateable
Funny and creative.
19. Other comments:
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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).
Hard subject, very technical, but I enjoyed the class and learned a lot!

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?
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Funny, Knowledgeable, Competent
Funny, Informative
Funny and Easy to understand
LOVES HIS JOB.
nice friendly
charismatic, curious, passionate
Great Teacher
Funny Intelligent Brilliant
Humorous and friendly
Funny, Sociable, and Intelligent
Funny, easygoing and dedicated
Clear, hilarious, engaging
relatable, thorough
Funny, Energetic, Intellectual
Awesome and funny
Funny and kind.
Innovative, Engaging, Hilarious
-AWESOME -FUNNY -KNOWLEDGEABLE
funny, knowledgeable, responsible
Funny, Young spirited, Relatable
Hilarious & intelligent.
Awesome Intelligent
Funny knowledgeable
Entertaining, Engaging, Interesting
Funny and knowledgeable
interesting, focused, knowledgeable
awesome, funny, attractive
Energetic Dynamic Passionate
funny, interesting, and intelligent
hilarious, passionate, and effective.
Enthusiastic, bold, and intriguing.
Enthusiastic Knowledgable Straightforward
Funny. Intelligent. Cares.
Outgoing, entertaining, relate able
Funny. Awesome. Great.
Friendly, knowledgeable.
Interesting, funny, gets the point across.
fun, detailed, thorough
Intelligent, funny, and engaging
enthusiastic clear awesome
simple, illustrative, accomodating
Awesome, funny, cat-loving
Tall, SKINNY, talkative.
1. Fun 2. Smart 3. Entertaining
Knowledgable
humor, knowledge
Funny, entertaining, and effective