eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Andrew Dewald

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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: PSY429, Summer II 2014

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

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?
His voice is very powerful and I'm sure not a single student wasn't able to hear him during his lectures. He was very enthusiastic and made me want to be able to present speeches like him. Mr. Dewald as very humerous which made he lecture very fun to learn yet extremely informative.
his class is funny and interesting.
Very knowledgable about his subject, good learning atmosphere
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.
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.
Dewald is a great speaker. He is very consistent in how he operates. Never late! ALWAYS ON TIME! Undoubtedly knowledgeable in the subject matter.
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?
N/A
no
I don't have any suggestions for him, he's great.
Maybe try to put in some group activity?
None! He's got a good thing going already.
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 constantly updated laulima preparing us for what to come and what we were learning at the moment. He kept he class involved by doing mini activities and asking questions pertaining to the topic being discussed.
he always try to help student in their study.
He 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'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.
Always reminded us about his office hours in the case that we needed any sort of help.
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?
Very much yes because his teaching skills are of those very few instructors able to keep a class interested in a topic that may not be enjoyed by many.
yes, he is a good teacher who can teaches you a lot in psychology
Yes, provides clear information, well organised, sense of humour (makes learning fun)
YES. He's engaging, relatable, knowledgable, and always made class fun. I always left class feeling a whole lot smarter. I learned a lot from his course.
Yes 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! They would definitely learn something with this professor.
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?
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
He's the best professor I've had in college so far! I would take him again if I could.
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.
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 jokes and way Mr. Dewald projected his voice.
the teacher
The way Mr. Dewald would use examples to help us remember about certain terms
His awesome personality, examples, and the way he excellently related psychology to real life.
The way he talk about things and always related it to the people in our area AKA Drugs lol.
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?
Humerous, Loud, Kind.
smart interesting kind
Smart coffee-lover
Engaging, intelligent, funny
-Funny -Animated -Straight Forawrd
hilarious straight-up direct HUMAN.
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?
How he incorporates humor into learning.
How he keeps your attention with bad puns and modern jokes & sarcasm
Has great analogies and the exams were based off of exactly what we learned in lecture.
Slides were fun and informational.
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.
Enjoyed the powerpoints he creates to help facilitate learning and lasting understanding of the concepts discussed in class.
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.
Makes the class fun and interesting. Gives good examples of concepts.
The visuals
Dr. Dewald :) He was so funny, engaging, knowledgable, and likable. His examples and slides helped my learning tremendously.
I like everything.
Professor Dewald was very engaging in his teaching methods and made the course material genuinely interesting to me.
The course was interesting and the slides were sometimes funny
professor was very cool made the class laugh and kept us interested with his slides and funny animations and all. great teacher
Fun and interesting.
Very outgoing teacher that knows the material and makes it fun
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.
Andy made the material easier to understand.
His humor
I liked the topics that were discussed and how much information the instructor had for each topic, it was never a dull moment
he is a great teacher and really relates what we are learning to us and give a lot of interesting examples.
I liked the lectures. Andy made the material come to life.
How entertaining the class lectures were
What I liked best about this course is that professor Dewald made the material understandable, posted the lecture slides on laulima, and also the TA's offered a study secession before exam.
The professor was funny and was good at keeping the class engaged. I felt like I wanted to come to class every day.
The textbook
His personality/lecture style
The teacher is interactive and also keeps the lectures entertaining
What was best about the course was that the instructor was able to connect and engage students to pay attention. He did this through incorporating pop culture, stories, his personality and his obvious self interest in the subject of psychology.
Professor Dewald is very active through out his presentations. He makes learning fun and he interacts with with his big class.
He was entertaining and knowledgeable about what he was teaching. He could relate to the students and keep our attention.
Professor was knowledgeable about the subject and engaged student in his lectures.
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.
He made the course very easy to learn and made it fun to participate in during the lecture's
He used very good examples that were most of the time very funny or interesting, always grasping my attention.
His lectures are funny and easy to understand!
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.
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.
The best thing I liked about this course was his enthusiasm to teach. It kept me entertained and ready to learn.
I really loved the content of the course and the way they were portrayed to us.
The lectures were presented very clearly and were put together in a way that put all the information in perspective to daily life.
I can apply it to my personal life. Was interesting and allows me to understand myself and others around me better. Cleared up many misconceptions.
The professors lectures are what made the class interesting and fun.
I really enjoyed that all of the homework was given online because it helped to reinforce the material. I also liked how Andy would give examples to every single concept that he taught because it helped me to be able to analyze the concepts and completely wrap my head around them.
I liked the way Professor Dewald taught the class. He made sure he had everyone's attention and taught in a way where the students can relate.
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
He was very funny and knew the content very well.
Very interesting topic that I've wanted to dig into but didn't have the chance until now. I'm very glad I got Andy as my professor because he did an excellent job teaching the course. Learning felt seamless because of the way Andy lectures and gets the material across to us.
The pictures and videos
The funny slides and videos
The lecture slides were very helpful
Dewalds humor.
Interesting, fun.
Andy
Everything, it was a very interesting subject.
The instructor was fun and intelligent and the information was interesting.
I enjoyed learning many new interesting information every week in class. It was very easy to understand the lectures and the professor is cool.
I enjoyed his style of instruction. He and his lectures were relevant to the age group majority of class as well as the few students a bit older than the average age of this course.
I liked the environment in which he can teach concepts while still being funny. My favorite chapters he taught was memory and development.
Dr. Dewald lectured and used the PowerPoints to facilitate his lectures. Show's how much knowledge he has about this field of study.
The lectures are very straight forward. You are rarely asked anything on homework or tests that Dr. Dewald didn't touch on
He uses diagrams and makes a lot of relatable jokes.
The way he presented was interesting. I also liked the examples he used as well, they were helpful for visualizing solutions to certain concepts.
Prof. Dewald used a lot of funny examples to go along with his explanations so that they stuck in your mind better. He's a great speaker and very fluid with his thoughts.
Interesting Lectures.
The lectures were very entertaining. They didn't make you fall asleep. They would be interesting which helped me learn the material.
The Slide shows
Mr. Dewald himself!
Funny presentations
He's a funny teacher.
It's a very entertaining and interesting topic and class. The way he presents the information is very easy to follow and fun.
How he relates the topics in modern day terms. He makes the material less scary by incorporating pop culture.
Dr. Dewald is hilarious! I always enjoyed and was interested in what he talked about
He makes it funny.
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!
His enthusiasm
I like how he used jokes to lighten up the class
He was funny and informational at the same time
I liked the way he was very upbeat during class and that he was boring. I actually really enjoyed coming to his class because his slides are funny and he's funny as well.
How enthusiastic and outgoing Professor Dewald is. Also, he presented the material in an engaging, entertaining and easy to understand way.
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.
I like his teaching style, it was intresting and stimulating
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.
It taught me a lot.
It was very fun, and very interactive! Probably the funniest teacher that's reasonably understandable!
The teacher!
He's really funny and explains all his concepts clearly with relatable examples.
The lectures were very engaging and humorous!
The best part of this course is Professor Dewald's personality and how he teaches things.
Learning about the brain
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.
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 liked how Dewald made learning about Psychology interesting by using funny examples and being lively during class.
I like how the PowerPoint files are simple and easier to read.
enthusiastic personality.
He is funny
Review session before every exams.
Keeps the class interesting while still communicating and teaching the topic effectively.
He made the class very interesting with his examples and always friendly to everyone. It was a class I really looked forward to everyday.
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.
I liked the way Professor Dewald conveyed the course material. He made the lectures very interesting and always kept my attention.
Humor.
I like his very colorful power points, the stories he manages to incorporate into the presentation, and I his overall attitude.
lecture. professor Dewald does his lectures very well to engage the students. His lectures doesn't put me to sleep.
9. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.49 132 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 9 (7%) 46 (35%) 76 (58%)
10. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.34 132 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (2%) 19 (14%) 39 (30%) 70 (53%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 132 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (4%) 26 (20%) 101 (77%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 132 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 18 (14%) 113 (86%)
13. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 132 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (10%) 119 (90%)
14. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 132 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (2%) 16 (12%) 112 (85%)
15. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 132 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 14 (11%) 116 (88%)
16. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 132 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (3%) 16 (12%) 111 (84%)
17. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 132 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (12%) 114 (86%)
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He was able to explain things in ways I could understand.
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.
He actually reads his emails and is approachable.
He was readily available to help us out in whatever way we needed. He loves his cat. Great teacher, made the class interesting.
Like-able, organized, entertaining, but most importantly... from PHILADELPHIA <3 #gophilly #philadelphia4life
He made the material easier to understand through real-world examples and was never afraid to make a joke.
He puts the powerpoints on laulima, has study guides and study sessions before each exam, and is always open to answer questions.
His evident understanding of the subject matter and ability to convey this to the class.
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.
Very enthusiastic about material, replies to emails promptly, and helpful powerpoints.
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 always gives good examples that help you remember different concepts
Always willing to go more in depth. All you have to do is ask
He responded well to emails.
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.
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 and his TAs had a lot of available hours
He was relatable and his examples were relatable and he just made the class a lot of fun
In lecture he gives many real world examples to help us understand psychology concepts. It is clear he is an expert in psychology.
he gives easy explanations and scenarios that are easy to understand and comprehend.
He's excited about what he does and is willing to help people if they're unclear about the subject.
How he explained everything clearly and yet in a entertaining way
He is very knowledgeable about Psychology and also offered help if needed.
He is always willing to help and he explains the content in a way that is easy to understand.
His memorable explanations for the material
He answers our questions.
What was most valuable about Andrew Dewald was his ability to combine his teaching with his vast knowledge and awesome personality-- it kept students engaged. He was also able to break down material to students' everyday life making it easy for students to fathom how the material applied to them. This created the connection with how the information learned was relevant to students resulting in no loss in intrinsic value.
He is very helpful by providing all his information and all his TA information. They never seem to fail at being helpful and they have a warm personality.
He 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.
Gives info on what to expect and what will be covered in class before semester starts.
His use of examples always kept me paying attention to what he had to say.
He puts his lectures on Laulima and his TAs make study guides before exams
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.
Professor Dewald made learning about Psychology fun and interesting. I found myself laughing and having a great time in his class, and I was learning at the same time!
The 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
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 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.
His outlook on the subject.
He explained each concept in the course well with things that relate to his students
Andy was always willing to help. He had good TA's who were always there for assistance and would provide study guide questions to answer that would help with the learning process.
he was always prepared for class and had good/funny stories to keep everyone's attention.
The fact that he really knows the material that he's teaching really well.
Dewald related the course subject to his own life and gave examples and made jokes relating to the subject that helped clarify the course content.
His lectures were clear and concise, his explanations were very detailed and easy to understand, and often funny too! Learning the material felt so simple compared to most of my other lecture classes, not because it was easy or anything, but because it was interesting and Andy did a great job getting everything across. He was also very good at keeping the class engaged in the lecture, by the way he presented the material. He gave us heads up for every exam, and reminded us that he was always there if we wanted to meet with him or ask him something directly.
Reminding the class of homework, quizzes, exams, and study sessions
his homework
He is very friendly and keeps you engaged with humor and stories
His power points were very helpful.
Makes power points and lectures interesting, helps student if we need help and doesn't let anyone give upï¼?
A lot of other psychology majors thought he was good.
He made class enjoyable
The information was explained well and was interesting.
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.
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.
Understanding why parents are the way they are or come to be.
His effort to put each lecture into terms in which the entire class would be able to relate to. Whether it was his use of pictures or use of real life situations, they all helped to get his point across.
Always comes into class excited and ready to teach. Makes even the somewhat dry chapters interesting and relevant. Funny dude
I found that his teaching style was most valuable.
The way he makes it easier to be interested in the class. Even though find Psychology fascinating, it wouldn't have been as interesting if Mr. Dewald presented in a boring manner. But Mr. Dewald managed to make things interesting without being irritating.
He was easy to approach and you could ask him any questions that you had during class or after class. He's willing to help and wants students to succeed.
Not sure.
He makes himself available to each and every student. He makes class interesting which allows us to actually engage ourselves and learn the material.
His availability
Really engages the class
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The way he presents the class, and his speaking skills.
How he incorporates modern social media and pop culture into his lectures. He also has a positive attitude everytime he teaches the course. What was very helpful is his way of uploading his lecture slides right away when he is finished with the chapter. Also the amount of TA's he had for the class was very convenient to schedule a meeting if needed.
Very relatable and very smart.
His humor makes it more interesting and makes me want to be there more.
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.
Good examples
He was very knowledgeable and answered most of our questions
He was easily approachable and available
How he kept the class awake and interested.
The most valuable thing about Dewald was his knowledge of current interests in students and society and relating it to class lectures.
He makes class very fun. He explains everything so that it's easy to understand.
The way he makes the information easy to understand and the amount of pictures and videos
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 so prepared. Always knows what to say in class and always keeps class upbeat.
He always went through the material by telling a (very) short story demonstrating the application or derivation of a psychological concept.
Used a lot of funny examples
He would have relatable examples and funny examples
Reviews and study sessions available.
His fun, interesting style of teaching made learning the subject matter fun and enjoyable.
Good teacher and funny
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.
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.
Dewald always puts the powerpoints online & he explains the material very well.
What is valuable about Andrew Dewald is how he was helpful when Sona System was being a problem. Also he had the TA provide study sessions to help the students prepared for the tests.
fun way of teaching which makes topics more understandable.
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.
Freedom is an illusion
the fact that he was knowledgable & made the class enjoyable by being funny & using his life experiences as examples.
Review session and study guide before every exams.
Uses great examples that relate to the topic.
I learned that some of the stuff I knew as a kid was lie, and he explained why people told us these lies.
Knows his stuff, pretty funny guy.
Knowledge, humor and great teaching skills.
The pictures on the slides were very helpful.
his knowledge and humor
19. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Funny, knowledgable, witty
Intelligent, Fun, cat-lover.
Enthusiastic. Humorous. Cat.
Concise, Intelligent
Knowledgeable and funny.
Funny, knowledgeable, interesting
1.) Smart 2.) Hilarious 3.) Bombdiggity
Funny, smart, fair.
Cat, knowledgeable, entertaining
likes cats
hip funny friendly
Likes his cat killer.
knowledgeable outgoing funny
Enthusiastic. Hilarious. Well-informed.
Funny, Intelligent and Helpful
Helpful, enthusiastic, dynamic.
Funny, knowledgeable
funny,smart
funny and intelligent
funny awesome smart
Exciting Intelligent Funny
super dope
Knowledgeable, Passionate
Funny awesome
Funny Enthusiastic Informative
knowledgeable and enthusiastic
AWESOME, confident, hilarious
Funny, smart, cool dude
funny smart entertaining
High Energy Funny Knowledgeable
Knowledgable, interesting, smart.
Humorous, Knowledgeable, Enthusiastic
enthusiastic, clear, smart
You da bomb!
Enthusiastic, knowledgable, helpful
engaging, humorous, brilliant
Quirky Fun Intelligent
helpful, funny, and enthusiastic
eccentric, engaging, humorous
Enthusiastic, knowledgable, and welcoming.
Young. Energetic. Single.
Energetic, passionate, fun.
Funny, Intelligent
Energetic Smart Witty
funny, good teacher
quirky, happy, intelligent
funny, fair, and smart
Awesome & helpful
Organized and funny
tall skinny coffee
Funny, skinny, great, professor.
Nice, helpful, caring, enthusiastic, fun,
enthusiastic parent
Knowledgeable, funny
fun, intelligent, organized
cool enthusiastic
Captivating, witty, astute.
Hilarious and intelligent.
very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Smart. Funny. Killer
Energetic, Intellectual, hilarious.
Lively, thorough.
Intelligent, approachable, helpful.
Enthusiastic, Interesting, Different
Witty. Brilliant. Funny.
Knowledgeable
Funny and informative
Funny, smart, charismatic
funny witty knowledgeable
eccentric, showman
BAD ASS!
FELINE. LOVER. superb!
funny nice smart
Hilarious, Interesting, FUN
Enthusiastic Funny
Intelligent, hilarious, and Catlover
Funny Knowledgeable Cool
HIlarious, smart, sarcastic (but in a good way)
Enthusiastic Outgoing Funny
Funny, cool, witty
Intresting dude
Intelligent, funny, unique
Fun. Knowledgeable.
Awesome, Funny, Interesting
Funny, sarcastic
Funny, Awesome, Smart
Enthusiastic, Witty, Informative
Passionate, Humorous, Knowledgable.
Funny and Knowledgeable
None
Smart, funny, helpful.
Funny, Helpful, Outgoing
Funny, engaging and young
The two single words that best describe Andrew Dewald are nice and straightforward.
enthusiastic, clear, and helpful
enthusiastic prepared
Funny Smart Articulate
Hilarious, Smart
Funny, enthusiastic.
Awesome and witty.
Intelligent and Amazing
Funny Informative Lad
funny
Funny, knowledgable
Humorous, intelligent, genuine.
Smart, Funny, Analytical.
funny, enthusiastic, weird
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?
They were extremely helpful with the study guides! Thank God they were there.
Their study guides were extremely helpful in studying for the exams.
Helpful in making review study guides before exams, super appreciated!
Led good review sessions that really helped me on the tests.
She is very helpful and knows how to prepare us well before exams.
Makes very helpful study guides.
who was the TA? oh yea..the lady that sent me emails..nice girl.
dont even know who the ta is
they were very helpful in studying for the exams.
Some of the TA's study guide don't really make sense and some don't provide answers to their study guide.
I never spoke with the TAs.
I thought it was really helpful that the TA emailed study guides and practice exam questions to help us study for the final.
They made it clear that were willing to help and they offered to go over past test
all were helpful
The TA's always offered help by hosting review sessions and also answering questions on materials.
Always on it when exams roll around
Very helpful
Nicole was very helpful, nice, and smart.
They provided the class with questions to practice for our exams and also a study guide that was helpful.
TA's went above and beyond to help students study and prepare for the exams
Very helpful
The TA Nicole was great at providing exam study guides and having exam review sessions.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent TA. Really helped me with the practice questions and review sessions. Friendly and easy to talk to.
Very helpful. They worked hard and did a lot to help us out
Only one TA would actually do things to help the class. The other TAs seemed to just come to class and then nothing else. Only that one TA would provide study sessions and questions to help to learn the material for the exam.
i would like to thank them for taking the time and creating study guides for all the students and having review sessions. it was very helpful
TAs were okay. They did their job
Nicole was always ready to prepare a study guide and offers many study sessions.
TA Nicole was really great, making the study guides for us for every exam. They were very helpful!
Very good and helpful. I really appreciated the study guides and study sessions. Best TA!
nope
Nope
Nicole was really nice and helpful, was there when I had questions and ended help, made a great contribution to my exam, although I didn't do too well on my first two it was personal problem, she helped me score really good on my third one.
They were available.
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Nicole is amazing!
had good notes, helped with exams
TA's were helpful in creating study guides for students
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).
Only one TA was helpful.
n/a
Great study guides and help for exams
No.
n/a
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.
I really liked that there was review sessions and study guides from TA's
I've had no interactions with the TA but they do provide study guides for which I am grateful.
They were pretty helpful but their review sessions could be much more effective
I didn't really interact with them.
They are helpful when it comes to studying for exams because they provide us with study guides.
I never heard them speak it see them besides test day
They were very helpful and accommodating.
so so helpful
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Helpful during study sessions.
Nice TA's
The TAs were very helpful. They emailed us study guides before all exams.
I havent meet them
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.
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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.
Thank you for providing review session and study guide. It was really helpful.
They are very helpful and doing their very best to guide the students in their exams.
Didn't see them
Decent.
Always give good studying materials for the exams.
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.
22. Other comments:
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Thoroughly enjoyed this course and I learned a lot of information that I actually deemed as valuable.
I would highly recommend this instructor and course to others. Dr. Dewald is what all professors SHOULD be like.
None
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. ;)
Andy was my favorite professor this semester.
This course is worth taking
i enjoyed this class
Some questions on the exam were a little misleading: how the questions were phrased and a few of them contradicted what was said in lectures.
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.
Take this class.
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
Awesome class. I wish that all of my friends who are going to take psychology could take it from Andy. However, class size should be lessened so that the tests will be curved again, he said that this was his first year ever that he did not have to curve the test scores because it was a class of 400 students rather than 100 students, i think that this is unfair and because of this, the class size should definitely be limited.
i would recommend this class to other people
I really enjoyed taking this course.
naw
Lol, make the test easier and curve more often?
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I highly recommend Dr. Dewald. This was like a physiology and psychology course in one that hits all the big points.
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.
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Dewald has inspired me to keep taking courses taught by him!
This was my favorite class to attend.
I keep losing track of the assignments and the research participation... I might likely be getting a B, though.
One of my favorite classes! Will recommend to other students willing to take the class!
Great teacher 10/10 would recommend
None
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I like his jokes made in class.
great teacher, great class. would've taken more classes from Dewald, but his other classes aren't required for the rest of my credits.

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?
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 keeps the subject very interesting to learn also he is always positive and explains things very clear.
he used many real life example to help us remember lesson, and works very well.
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.
radically awesome, but slightly like a cupcakes
He makes a real life situation connection with almost all the examples given in easy to follow power point slides, and is very open to any questions concerning the material.
Ability to take material from the textbook and water down, so we can understand what we are learning, explains material well, and has good powerpoints.
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?
Hhhmmmm nothing that I know of. Overall it was an enjoyable class.
None
I would suggest maybe giving a handout to prepare for the exam.
Nothing
maybe different frosting
none
None
None, I think his teaching method is amazing.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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.
N/a
Asked if we needed help and also we could have met with him out side of class.
yes, he always remind us about exams and homeworks, he want us to perpare well.
He is more than willing to help those who don't understand what he is talking about and demonstrates kindness and concern towards his students
he talks to them a lot
He always offered his help to students and always asked for any question if anyone was every confused or had a hard time understanding.
He should by always emailing us about tests and promptly gave us our grades within a reasonable time.
He was available after his hours to see us if we needed.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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 makes class interesting and fun! I look forward to coming to class, i can't say that about everything.
yes, he is very witty and kind person, I am very sure he will help me ferind.
Yes, 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 is radically awesome and has a good taste for glasses
Most Definitely. He makes the material really "pop" and stand out as something applicable instead of just an academic course needed to pass for a grade.
Yes, because he is a good teacher and it is hard to find good teacher like him in college.
Yes because he is all around a really good teacher.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
His lectures are insightful and entertaining all at the same time! I loved it!
Awesome teacher, keep doing what you doing!
thank you, Andrew , I enjoy your class,
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18. Other comments:
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.
Nothing
Your classes were very interesting and informative, Thanks!
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Andrew Dewald: PSY230, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 230 - Introduction to Psychobiology Crn (Section): 31410 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 11 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 11 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
â?¢An effective and fun communicator â?¢Strongly understands his course subject â?¢Extremely helpful and readily available â?¢Offers many resources and presents incredibly informative slides
interesting teacher. knew the subject well.
His very knowledgeable and his lecture is clear. Easy to understand. He break it down to a simple explanation even when we faced complicated terms.
Sense of humor
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.
Great lectures and powerpoints with good examples that the student can relate to. Knows the material very well and is very passionate about the subject.
Dewald not only had an amazing grasp of biopsychology he has an amazing grasp on how to make the subject matter understandable and accessible to students. And he's funny, always a major point of engagement.
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?
â?¢I would suggest offering more extra credit opportunities for PSY230 â?¢Use of the gradebook option in laulima
sometimes says important or useful info but not on the slides. should add those to the slides.
He makes few mistakes on exams which kinda distorted my concentration. He should carefully check before handing exams
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.
none
Teach more classes!!!
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
â?¢He was available 24/7, going as far as putting his personal phone number on the syllabus to contact in the case of an emergency. â?¢Has NEVER missed a class. â?¢ALWAYS asks if there are any questions before moving on. â?¢Prorates certain problems on exams based on the class average to ensure that people pass with at least an average percentile.
asked if anyone needed help. made himself available outside of class for help.
He suggest to talk to him before or after class. Easy to reach him.
Mr.Dewald was open to questions, and when someone did ask something, his answers were very informative and detailed.
Always checked if the class understood what he was talking about. Asked for questions during the lecture and took the time to explain things that students did not understand. Met with students after class for further questions.
He was very access sable, always checked in with the students to make sure there weren't any pressing questions.
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. He is HANDS DOWN, the best professor in the UH Manoa system. He is incredibly smart and knowledgeable in the modern academic experience, giving his students opportunities to success through office hours, but mostly- his extremely entertaining personality. He told me himself, "I don't like presenting things that I would personally find boring, and so I try my best to make my teaching lessons fun and something that I would enjoy if I were the student".
yes. good teacher makes the class interesting.
Yes, his class is interesting enough and worthy to take. but you have to concentrate and stay focus on what he's saying or else you'll miss out. the lecture really focus on exams and quizzes.
Yes
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! Andrew Dewald made the class interesting, even though the material was very hard.
Definitely, the class was fun and I learned a lot.
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?
He should be given an award for best college professor and academic scholar in both the UH and Psychology program.
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It was a pleasure to take his class. Got me into learning psychology even more than before.
Great teacher that can relate to students.
18. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
â?¢Quality â?¢Caring â?¢Efficient
funny, witty.
Funny Sophisticated Organized
Funny guy! Super cool.
Passionate, Knowledgeable, Relateable
intelligent, funny, engaging
Funny and creative.
19. Other comments:
He is hands-down the BEST instructor I've ever had in my college experience. He is incredibly precise and entertaining in his explanations and really does make the class fun and "real". Often times, I've had professors who seemed to copy and paste their lectures from the textbook alone and flood the class with all the textual knowledge- with absolutely no explanatory-substance. Dewald has proven class after class that he can teach the subject in a engaging way that is not only fun for the class, but interesting for himself as well. Another great thing is his awareness of class participation and understanding of the fact that his class is not our only class. He always asks if there are any questions after explaining a subject and has an incredibly flexible availability for office hours. His class curriculum is simple and solid- 4 major exams and 5 pop quizzes- that's it. This does not mean there is no homework, quite the contrary- this encourages students to study on their own as well, based on Dewald's substantial lecture slides (which are available for download as well).
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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?
Funny, Sociable, and Intelligent
Funny, Knowledgeable, Competent
awesome, funny, attractive
Knowledgeable
Funny. Intelligent. Cares.
Funny Intelligent Friendly
Dynamic, funny, informative
Enteraining, knowledgable, & Interesting
Humorous and friendly
-AWESOME -FUNNY -KNOWLEDGEABLE
Funny and knowledgeable
provocative, great communicator, blunt
Entertaining, Engaging, Interesting
eccentric, interesting, funny
Funny, Energetic, Intellectual
Funny, knowledgable
Funny, easygoing and dedicated
Interesting, funny, gets the point across.
Funny, educated, fun
energetic and enthusiastic
Funny and Knowledgable
Interesting, Knowledgeable
Enthusiastic, bold, and intriguing.
Awesome Intelligent
Funny knowledgeable
He is God.
Energetic Dynamic Passionate
Energetic, knowledgeable, Awesome.
energetic, personable, and effective
1. Fun 2. Smart 3. Entertaining
Funny, entertaining, and effective
smart, quick, witty.
Awesome, funny, cat-loving
comical, enthusiastic, intelligent
Enthusiastic Knowledgable Straightforward
communicative
Tall, SKINNY, talkative.
Hilarious & intelligent.
funny, interesting, knowledgable
knowledgeable & inspiring
Friendly, knowledgeable.
Intelligent, funny, and engaging
Funny, knowledgeable, charasmatic
Interesting Knowledgeable
humor, knowledge
Funny, intelligent, sarcastic (in a good way)
funny, interesting, smart
Engaging, informative, hilarious.
Knowledgable, humurous, tall. . .
Humorous and knowledgable
Funny and knowledgeable
simple, illustrative, accomodating
nice friendly
Funny and Easy to understand
Personanable, relatable.
Entertaining, Knowledgable.
Funny Intelligent Brilliant
Clear, hilarious, engaging
Intellectual & realistic
Male. Employed at UH.
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable
Intellectual Patient Funny
Awesome Exciting Teacher
relatable, thorough
Innovative, Engaging, Hilarious
Entertaining and relatetable.
Funny, enthusiastic, smart
Funny, Entertaining, Smart
Knowledgable, clever, young
Interactive, helpful, understandable
Great Teacher
witty, knowledgeable, engaging
Interesting, Intelligent
interesting, focused, knowledgeable
Funny, knowledgeable, fair
Entertaining, Knowledgable, Awesome
Great, entertaining, empathetic
Effective, funny, relatable
Helpful, Knowledgeable, Awesome
charismatic, curious, passionate
Outgoing, entertaining, relate able
Enthusiastic, funny, and knowledgeable.
Funny and kind.
Entertaining Knowledgable Funny
Funny, Young spirited, Relatable
Passionate Funny Interactive
fun, detailed, thorough
Engaging, knowledgable
Motivating, enthusiastic, fun.
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, understanding.
Funny, Informative
funny, knowledgeable, responsible
Knowledgeable. Outgoing.
Knowledgable
hilarious, passionate, and effective.
Helpful, Enthusiastic, Knowledgable
funny, interesting, and intelligent
Engaging Teacher
Knowledgeable, Spontaneous, Relateable.
Funny, knowledgable, cool
Funny. Awesome. Great.
Humorous, Clear, and Knowledgeable
enthusiastic, funny, knowledgable
LOVES HIS JOB.
Straightforward, informal, fantastic
-Straight Forward -Helpful
Knowledgeable, Hilarious
Awesome and funny
well prepared and organized enthusiastic he has big knowledge about psychology
enthusiastic clear awesome
humorous, knowledgable, patient
Pulchritudinous, Atheist
8. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is a very good psychology professor.
He was a good professor and verbally communicated the concepts fluidly and lucidly
Very enthusiastic about psychology
He definitely knows his subject well and I appreciate that he takes the time to answer all questions...even in a class with over 300 people. He is indeed an asset to UHM.
Extremely satisfied not only did I enjoy the course I learned a lot.
Andy was exemplary - I never missed a class. He is the prime example of a professor who teaches to the best of their ability and keeps the students interested. He is aided by actually knowing what he's talking about, which is different from most - this is apparent when questions are raised in class and he is able to give detailed, lengthy answers on the new information brought to attention. In addition, a humorous approach to many of the subjects made going to lecture worthwhile. It is very encouraging to have a prof that is just as interested in learning and knowing the subject himself, as he is in teaching us about it.
Awesome.
Prof Dewald is a very good professor. I'd suggest him to anyone. He engages his students and gives them a better understanding through his humorous jokes, real-life examples, and media. He's very friendly and is willing to help anyone who needs help. He makes time for his students, if not then he'll make sure his TA's can. He also gives a lot of extra credit for everyone!
Great teacher. I loved going to his class, he was funny and I learned alot from him.
He is an excellent instructor and uses unique and sophisticated methods to keep the student's attention.
Very good teacher that made the subject very interesting. He was also very relatable and he placed examples that we could later refer to.
He was a very interesting professor to have for psychology. He made the lessons very fun and his slideshows were very clear. Overall, I was very lucky to have him as my professor.
Great professor, wish the lectures and material weren't so technical, but overall he knows what he's talking about.
I really enjoyed Dr. Dewalds class. I was always interested in what he had to say.
Great teacher would take another class from him if I was majoring in psychology.
I am so glad that I joined Professor Dewald's Psychology 100 class. He was fun, entertaining, and definitely gave examples that allowed majority of the class to connect with. If any student is wondering who to take for Psy 100, I would recommend Professor Dewald indefinitely. Made my experience in a Psy 100 class enjoyable and I wish all the professors were like him.
great job ! explains topic well with insight for students to comprehend the topic better.
Very good teacher, makes the class so much more enjoyable.
Very good teacher. Has a vast knowledge about what he teaches. He makes psychology very interesting and exciting.
He is a great teacher, and values his teachings. He is very knowledgeable in his subject and speaks clearly, with precise dates and language. He finds many ways to keep his class the class interested and engaged, and he has taught me many new concepts over a variety of focuses, even those not including psychology.
He is one of my best teachers
Excellent he was straight to the point and put everything into perspective.
A highly enthusiastic professor who demonstrates great knowledge of content and has lots of relevant demonstrations to keep students interested in the lectures. By far, one of the best teachers I've had this semester.
He is a great professor. He understands all of the information that he is presenting to us in class, and also provides background information to try to give a better understanding. I would recommend him to anybody that is interested in psychology. He relates the information to everyday life and it's easy to grasp.
One of the best teachers I have ever had. He made the class fun and explained the material very well.
Great professor, made understanding the material easy.
That he is a great teacher and definitely knows his subject well. He not only gives you the information, but provides humor as well. I'd recommend him to anyone taking this class.
that he was able to teach the material effectivly while throwing in relevant examples to us and throwing in a lot of humor to keep us interested and focused
10.5/10
Great professor! Very knowledgeable about psychology and very funny and makes class enjoyable. This was probably one of the classes I looked forward to going to everyday.
that the subject is a dry subject but he managed to make a lot of the material somewhat interesting.
His class is very interesting and easy to relate to. I enjoy listening to his stories and the examples he uses for each chapter.
great.
He's a good teacher.
He's awesome! He's hilarious and he knows his stuff. Everyone should take the opportunity to take a class with him!
that he is a great teacher who makes it easier to learn the material with his humor here and there
great teacher!
Good.
He really know how to connect with the class and made it interesting so that we were constantly paying attention. I really liked how he would throw things in his powerpoint that we could relate to which made the content that much more understandable.
he knows what he is talking about and makes it fun to learn
Andrew Dewald is a teacher that knows what parts of the lessons to emphasize. He also creates a class that is entertaining so that people do no get bored. All examples have a reason and the online quizzes are a good way to ensure that the students go to class and pay attention.
course full of information about probably a fraction of the field but he finds a way to make class interesting while adding humor and laughter throughout the semester. class is fun but it's no freebee by far. you do have to study so that you can apply what you are taught but that seems to be a given.
He's pretty freakin awesome. Never ceases to blow my mind.
A good teacher that taught me a lot of things and I found his classes to be very intriguing.
Excellent. He is one of the top professors I have ever had. I will definitely try to take more classes from him. He is extremely engaging, and was able to make a huge lecture class feel more like a tutorial.
He is a great instructor, he related the material to himself along with other things well in a way that's best understood.
He is a good instructor; that is, he covers the material thoroughly and makes concepts as easily understandable.
that he is a great teacher with great knowledge of Psychology. He goes into depth into his teaching while making his class entertained and not bored to death. I would recommend Professor Dewald to upcoming students.
really tries to make his students understand, but did not always appreciate some of his inappropriate comments.
he knows his information well and tries to make class more interesting
He is an awesome professor and I would gladly take another class from him again
He makes lectures interesting and makes sure to answer everyone's questions during class. He seems very approachable.
Knows a lot about this course but tends to go off topic when students ask questions that won't pertain to the exam. Teaches topics in a fun, interesting way that keeps students on their toes.
He's a great teacher and knows his material like the back of his hand. He can answer any question for you, though his tests are extremely hard.
Andy is an awesome professor. He made the material easy to grasp and uses good examples to explains concepts. His lectures are clear, understandable, funny, and engaging. His style and personality made me want to come to class each day and I haven't missed a single lecture because I always look forward to what Andy has to say. By far my favorite class this semester and one of my favorite professors I've had at UHM!
Very informative and knows his information very well
Does a good job of teaching via massive lecture halls. Unable to comment on one-on-one interaction due to not having any. Explains course material in multiple ways so people can understand. Relates material to real life situations making it easier to apply and understand.
A very engaging presenter
Taught a lot and made terms and topics easy to understand
Great teacher I dont think i would have like psychology if it weren't for him
Dewald is a very good teacher. he makes class fun and easy to follow along
very good, i enjoyed going to class because he made it so that the content is really clear and understandable
Professor Dewald's course should be MANDATORY for everyone because of how awesome he is at teaching. He covers a broad spectrum of topics and manages to nail them into our heads using incredibly creative oratory skills. He sets the bar for lecturers at Manoa, by finding relevancy and clarifying the topics on a level for anyone to understand. Highly skilled.
Great teacher knows what is being taught and he knows how to get the students attention and how to keep the lecture upbeat without it getting boring.
He is one of the better professors at UH not only because he is funny, but he seems like he knows what he is talking about and always makes sure something is clarified well before we move on to new things.
He is a good professor.
Overall, I feel that Professor Dewald truly knows the course material and is passionate about it. I enjoyed learning from him because his personality is one that allows for both humor and respect from his subordinates.
great professor, was able to understand material easily from his teachings
Excellent
Though I came into this course with an interest in psychology, I can safely say that Dr. Dewald made PSY 100 thoroughly thought provoking, engaging and entertaining beyond the course material itself. I would take another class taught by him.
He is a good teacher who knows the course material thoroughly.
Andrew Dewald is an interesting teacher who knows what he is doing and knows it. He is a relatively easy grader but make sure to read the textbook show up on time, and pay attention. note taking is optional but recommended. dont miss classes, Dewald doesn't actually know if you attend or not but the attendance quizzes on laulima are free points. Take extra credit opportunities they are offered.
Awesome teacher who makes class enjoyable, content on test is always what we learn in class
He was an awesome professor that relates outdoor things with his material. It was very easy to understand his power points and he is very straight forward about his exams.
He is a great professor and lectures are never boring, he has a good way of teaching & should keep it up!
He is a great teacher, I recommend everyone to take courses that he teaches. He is very informative and relates well to the students. Class was excellent and informative and the professor was as well. Great job.
An effective instructor given the general personalities seen in a 100 level course.
Dewald is a very good professor. He is always so outgoing and entertaining, so it is always a joy to go to his class and he bores you in his lectures. His lectures are easy to follow and he is very knowledgeable in this area of study. Highly recommend this professor!
Andy makes the material interesting and talks about examples that can be related to life which helps you understand it more. He is also funny which is important because it makes the students want to come to every class and actually be excited to learn about it. He also schedules review sessions if you want to attend them and gives lots of extra credit.
that he is an excellent professor and very knowledgeable about the course material.
Great Professor! I would recommend anyone to take his course.
He is a good teacher and makes subject content easy to understand by converting the information into a relatable form.
Dewald is a great lecture professor. He knows his stuff and able to answer almost all questions asked in class. Dewald makes you feel comfortable to come and ask for help with anything that you dont understand.
very good teacher!
he is professor who really cares about teaching his students. He wants his students to understand--and more importantly, apply--the material we learn in class, allowing us to ask questions (which he somehow always knows the answer to). The class is both entertaining and helpful. I highly recommend him to any student wanting to take this course.
He is a great professor who is very enthusiastic about teaching and always tries to make his lectures interesting. He uses understandable comparisons when teaching us hard topics and always tries his best to help us understand the course material better. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed his class and it helped me gain a better understanding of myself.
Great job.
Good.
that he is a great teacher for freshmen like me to start off with
He is a great professor. He knows what he is teaching to his students and makes the information very clear and understandable, and if we don't understand he will go back and explain to us again. He is a great professor to learn from because he makes you want to learn it because he makes the class really fun.
He is an awesome teacher
Five out of Five stars; One of the best professors i've had so far.
Amazing teacher, made class so much fun and the material interesting and easy to understand, and is the perfect teacher for this course.
he is a very approachable teacher who knows psychology very well. He makes learning intriguing because he often relates the ideas to ourselves and throws in funny jokes.
He made the class interesting and relatable and kept me engaged throughout the entire lecture.
His course was very interesting and great to take however the exams were confusing to understand. The explanation of the terms were simplified so much that when using the technical term on the test, it became confusing.
... A positive one... The course was kind of hard, but as I was learning the material the PowerPoints made it easier to understand. The image choices to help us to better understand the material was funny and really did help.
He is a really good teacher and I learned a lot with his examples and everything.
A very enthusiastic professor who not only teaches with clarity, but also knows how to capture the attention of college students.
Awesome! kept me awake every single class
He is an excellent teacher. He puts things into words/examples that makes concepts easier to understand.
Dr. Dewald is an extremely effective teacher through his informal personality and memorable ways of teaching the material. Some teachers make the mistake of over-formalizing their classes, making the class boring and tedious, a terrible combination for a student striving to learn something. Moreover, Dewald does not simply recite objective facts; he provides contextual examples and personal anecdotes which allows the students to associate the material with the memorable lesson.
Dewalds teaching style was effective and always made me think. Lectures were straight forward and worth coming to class for.
Great professor!
He knows how to explain the material while also mixing in pop culture to serve as examples
very good teacher, probably the best I`ve ever had
excellent
easy to listen to. He said things in a ways that were easy to understand and often used pop culture to further his examples.
He's an awesome professor. He is able to cover material quickly but thoroughly and always allows time to ask and answer questions during each lecture.
thumbs up
9. Other comments:
None
Also - dat brain. Dayum.
Keep doing what you're doing!
He made psychology fun to learn. One of the classes I actually looked forward too. Unless it was a day of an exam :(
He should be a bit more careful with his words. Although I wasn't directly affected, some of his fast and at times brash comments in class could sometimes be hurtful to people.
I would highly recommend taking any course that Mr. Dewald teaches.
good class. I wish I could take more classes from him.
Very funny man
The only thing that bothered me was his tendency to rush the second half of his lecture, flying through dense slides, leaving the majority of the class with unfinished notes.
GREAT!
Really enjoyed going to his class
This class can be easy and it can be hard. It all depends on how you approach the class. Take lots of notes and read your book as well. Do all of the homework and quiz assignments, and you will get through this class.
I really liked this class.
Awesome class. Made me want to take more psych classes.
Keep being awesome! After taking you class, it made me confirm that I am changing my major to psychology. Very interesting topics and lots of information and challenging things for me to look forward to in the realm of psychology. Looking forward to seeing you again in your Psy 325 class!
if i continue is this field i hope other teachers can convey info in a similar manner like professor dewald.
He's weird.
N/A
Was the best prof I had this semester.
Best psych class I will probably ever take
Thank you.
I really enjoyed Professor Dewald's humor. It made it really easy to pay attention in class and actually made a huge lecture class enjoyable.
I'm one of those guys that asks a lot of questions.
Flannels are comfy on a rainy day.
Thank you for a great semester.
I would recommend this class and teacher to anyone in any major.
He's pretty awesome. I plan on taking another one of his upperlevel classes!
The professor was very entertaining and made the class very enjoyable. He gave a good impression of fully understanding the material being taught.
The extra credit points should be more than five because this point system is out of 445.
Great job Professor Dewald!
His humor is quite... humorous.
I would recommend this course to everyone
fun class
i laughed every lecture.

Andrew Dewald: PSY250, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 250 - Social Psychology Crn (Section): 77684 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.04 70 0.88 Freq(%) 2 (3%) 15 (21%) 33 (47%) 17 (24%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.57 70 0.5 Freq(%) 30 (43%) 39 (56%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 70 0.59 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 6 (9%) 62 (89%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 70 0.6 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (17%) 56 (80%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 70 0.57 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (13%) 60 (86%)
6. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 70 0.55 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (9%) 63 (90%)
7. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Engaging Opinionated Well-Educated
Eccentric and knowledgable
funny, interesting, entertaining
Funny, interesting
knowledgeable, friendly
Intelligent. Witty.
Wacky, genius, human thesaurus
Great, positive, cat lover
â?¢Quality â?¢Caring â?¢Efficient
Enthusiastic, knowledgable, relatable.
entertaining and knowledgable
Intersting, informative, intriguing
Funny and Knows his stuff!
interesting, great communicator, funny :)
Intelligent Funny Organized
Informative, Entertaining, and Captivating
Andy is energetic and you can tell he likes teaching. He has a great deal of knowledge in psychology. He made it clear that he is available for office ours and encouraged his students to come if they have any questions at all. highly recommended
funny (with his sick sense of humor ) active catlover
intelligent, easy going, funny
Smart, funny, great teacher
Killer. Batman. Rockstar.
Funny, Knowledgeable, Entertaining
Inspiring. Fun. Outgoing.
Intelligent, funny, awesome (has to be said in Andy's voice)
quirky, friendly, intelligent
enthusiastic, knowledgable, interesting
Humorous and knowledgeable.
awesome!!
Friendly. Intelligent
funny, interesting
energetic knowledgable interesting
Funny, friendly, relatable
Excitable, engaging, knowledgable
knowledgeable and funny
Interesting, Funny, Inspiring
Funny, energetic, engaging.
Keeps you awake
Batman, smart, great proffessor
Likes cats! :)
1. Fun 2. Dedicated 3. Interesting
Witty. Enthusiastic. Current.
odd, weird, fun, and lastly quirky- definitely quirky, and in the best way.
Funny, Awesome, Best Professor Ever!
Knowledgeable, engaging, and entertaining.
Like a boss. That, or "absolutely," "f*cking," and "amazing." <-- In that order.
enthusiastic, intriguing, funny
Elaborative Funny Knowledgable
eccentric, unorthodox, knowledgeable
Knowledgeable Charismatic Helpful
Experienced, funny
Energetic and Interesting.
Intelligent and funny
enthusiastic, knowledgeable, understanding (flexible), overall awesome
Nice. Friendly. Funny.
Funny and awesome.
Great teacher, even though he isn't a social psychologist he was EXCELLENT at explaining the material. He made learning extremely interesting and he made the topic just enjoyable.
Funny Knowledgable Sarcastic
Charismatic, engaging, knowledgeable
HILARIOUS!!! Knowledgable and understanding
Interesting, knowledgeable, enthusiastic
WEIRD and FUNNY. Even though I am not fluent in English, I laughed a lot in this class.
Funny, smart
8. Other comments:
I really enjoyed the class, and I thought he was a good professor. The only thing I didn't like was that he continually brought his political opinions up in class. There may have been a few times that it was for an example, but generally it was for a quick pun against the same party each time. The class is a Social Psychology class and politics are a part of society, so there are cases where I could see where an example would be appropriate. I could also tolerate a joke here or there or if he made them towards both parties. However, that wasn't the case. Especially in a large lecture hall, it's not as if students with differing views can voice them, even more so when it's just a sly remark. I'm all about tolerance, but that doesn't mean I should have to be subjugated to someone mocking my opinions nearly every week; even more so if that person is my professor. I pay tuition to learn more about a specific course, not learn what opinion my professor has on a subject unrelated to the course. If our places were reversed, I'm sure the feeling would be mutual.
none
good teacher, understands the material and spends time making sure students do too. Doesn't just read the slides word for word
Awesome guy, shoots guns, drinks beer, and talks like a boss... Says "Awesome" way too much for a grown man... Love it
He is hands-down the BEST instructor I've ever had in my college experience. He is incredibly precise and entertaining in his explanations and really does make the class fun and "real". Often times, I've had professors who seemed to copy and paste their lectures from the textbook alone and flood the class with all the textual knowledge- with absolutely no explanatory-substance. Dewald has proven class after class that he can teach the subject in a engaging way that is not only fun for the class, but interesting for himself as well. Another great thing is his awareness of class participation and understanding of the fact that his class is not our only class. He always asks if there are any questions after explaining a subject and has an incredibly flexible availability for office hours. His class curriculum is simple and solid- 4 major exams and 5 pop quizzes- that's it. This does not mean there is no homework, quite the contrary- this encourages students to study on their own as well, based on Dewald's substantial lecture slides (which are available for download as well). â?¢An effective and fun communicator â?¢Strongly understands his course subject â?¢Extremely helpful and readily available â?¢Offers many resources and presents incredibly informative slides â?¢An effective and fun communicator â?¢Strongly understands his course subject â?¢Extremely helpful and readily available â?¢Offers many resources and presents incredibly informative slides â?¢He is HANDS DOWN, the best professor in the UH Manoa system. He is incredibly smart and knowledgeable in the modern academic experience, giving his students opportunities to success through flexible office hours, but mostly- his extremely entertaining personality. He told me himself, "I don't like presenting things that I would personally find boring, and so I try my best to make my teaching lessons fun and something that I would enjoy if I were the student". â?¢He should be given an award for best college professor and academic scholar in both the UH and Psychology program.
Andy was excellent at giving relevant examples regarding the concepts being learned in lecture. It made digesting all of the material so much easier, as well as memorable. He is enthusiastic, and always prepared to teach.
Best professor in the psychology department!!
Excellent class Great lectures
I enjoyed this class and the information I got from it.
Andy Dewald is very attracted to his computer. His computer does not induce the level of arousal that Killer does though.
Professor Dewald was a great professor! He probably was the best Psychology professor I've had at UH. He made Social Psychology very fun and interesting, capturing my undivided attention from the start of class to finish! I am glad I chose this class!
This class was the best class I have taken at UH thus far!
Didn't expect to learn as much as I did in a social psychology class. Andy knows how to make his lectures interesting, relatable, and full of useful information. Granted, some of the simple stuff had complicated names and mechanisms, but it was good to get info on the seemingly obvious things too. Good psychologist, best professor.
I was tempted to email him about Dexter a few times. I love that show. But, this is my second time taking Dewald because meh introduces the material in a really interesting way. If he had another class I'd take that too.
Andy is really an asset to the Psychology department, in my opinion. Most professors who are intelligent tend to make the lectures boring, but Andy is different. He explains concepts in a way that is easily relatable to the real world, and it sticks in your head. He's extremely knowledgable, and he is really friendly. I enjoyed taking a psychology course from him, and I hope to be able to take more classes with him. Thank you, for being one of the nicest, intelligent, and kind professors at UH.
good class... too bad its soo late in the day
He never failed to make the class laugh multiple times every class. Very relatable person. Going to class was always enjoyable. I would take another class taught by him just because he would be teaching it.
I really enjoyed his teaching methods.
Thank you for the great semester! I really like your teaching and lecture styles and it inspires me to go further and deeper into my major of Psychology, while enjoying it as well (for you, seemingly).
Dr. Dewald is an awesome lecturer. I love all of the pop culture references and cheeky comments. His exams are challenging (sometimes too challenging and tricky at times...) but are fair (for the most part).
He connects well with students, and explains the context clearly!
I really enjoy coming to your classes, because your lectures are always well put together, humorous and educational, and has a lot of pictures of cats, haha. Thanks for such a great semester! Have a relaxing winter break! :)
Loves his cat Killer
I would recommend Professor Dewald to anyone wanting to take a psychology course! He makes learning fun, which makes things easier to remember :)
He was really enjoyable to listen to, I wish I could have more courses with him as he relayed information well, and made things clear that the book did not.
I would totally recommand this course to my friends, expecially the instructor. thanks :)
Pleasure to have as a teacher. Always enthusiastic and engaging. Made even the most boring materials entertaining as he connected with the students while teaching, by using jokes and personal pictures during the lectures, which helped make the material easier to understand for the students.
Dewald is the man!
AMAZING CLASS!!!!
I loved your class!

Andrew Dewald: PSY429, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 429 - Experimental Psy: Advance Tpcs Crn (Section): 1225 (111)    
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  
3.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 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  
1.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
6. Other comments:
One of, if not the best professor I've ever had--witty and informative; engaging and very personable; goes out of his way to help students and answer questions (even the really dumb ones, haha); easy to contact; highly recommended. Thanks for such a great semester! I really enjoyed the course and cannot think of areas that need improvement. Don't fix what isn't broken, right? Have a relaxing winter break! :)
Excellent course that covered a lot of information in a short amount of time. Great course for psychology majors with varying interests. The class is engaging and fun, employs critical thinking skills and challenging but fair assignments.

Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 31055 (0)     32093 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (14%) 6 (67%)
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 (22%) 5 (56%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (14%) 7 (78%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (14%) 7 (78%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 4 (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  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 7 (78%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
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%) 7 (78%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (22%) 5 (71%)
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  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 1 (11%) 5 (71%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
public speaking and presentation of material
He is a humorous and active teacher.
He creates a good learning environment and knows his subject well. Also teaches it well.
explained things well
Very clear and knowledgeable
Very passionate about his job. Easy to understand.
Knowledge in the subject. Can relate lesson to students.
Seemed very understandable.
I thought Professor Dewald was very helpful and responded to questions promptly. He gave us a lot of materials to look at to better understand things.
He keeps arousing his students' interest in his class and he is very successful.
Don't know him, but he sure does like for everyone to interact in the discussions which is great.
He knows his subject area, and always makes us think fro ourselves with class discussions.
I really liked how he made himself available for his students. I also found it amazing how fair he was when it came to tests. I had a problem with one of my tests and sent him an email, he responded quickly and gave me the points for the question I couldn't get answered while doing the test. Another fun thing was his youtube videos he would post with chapters, I found them to be helpful and usually really funny. A thing I LOVED was that the test's were not timed. It allowed me to work on them anywhere I was and I never got stressed out while I took them.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
n/a
give us study guide for each exam
Nothing.
none
have a class discussion or some how get the class involved
None.
Respond to emails faster.
Nothing.
None.
At least one or two mandatory physical meetings either one on one or as a class.
Show our current grades more frequently, other than that he is a good professor.
I don't have any changes, as far as an online teacher go, I really enjoyed having him.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He'd encourage e-mailing, and gave contact information to be easily accessible
remind us the exam and paper due day
Always asked if we had questions and always told us to ask for help if we needed it.
helped when students needed help
He is willing to answer all questions and will make time out of class for students
Always asks students if they have questions or concerns. Wants students to succeed.
Always asked us how we are doing.
Understand where a student comes from so he does offer a lot of time to finish the assignments.
Yes he did.
He is also a psychology doctor, and I feel I am really concerned as an individul. Of course meanwhile he is a professional teacher.
He encourages everyone to talk with each other in the discussion postings.
he encouraged us to pay attention to our test and quizzes with our discussions.
He was very supportive in all of his announcements and always said "there is no right or wrong answer here" when it came to discussion posts.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
ABSOLUTELY; the guy is freaking awesome.
maybe, psy100 is not an easy class
Yes, he's a great teacher and makes the subject very fun to learn.
yes
yes, i learned a lot
Yes!
Yes.
Yes. Very good instructor. He knows what he's talking about.
Yes. Because he seems understandable, gives time for assignments to be done, prompt grader.
Yes. He's a great teacher and hes very helpful
Sure. His level is really high.
Yes, he makes himself available and willing to award points on misgraded assignments.
Yes, he gives a good insight of the class material. Students can learn a lot from him. even though it is a online class, he provides good points from the textbook that helps.
Yes! I think he was my favorite teacher this year. I loved how he did his class, how the tests were set up and how fair he is.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
n/a.
a good and strict teacher
Good teacher, knows how to teach in an exciting way.
nothing
He's cool.
Lessons/lectures are always informative and never boring.
Great teacher.
I am very lucky to be his student, like all my classmates.
I wish I knew what he looked like in person.
a well structured teacher.
Nothing that I haven't already said. I could repeat how much I liked his class though!
18. Other comments:
a good and strict teacher
Great class!
If I am a teacher one day, I want to strive to be a teacher like him.
He is very easy to talk to and ask questions.
N/A

Andrew Dewald: PSY230, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 230 - Introduction to Psychobiology Crn (Section): 31068 (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 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
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  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
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%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments 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%)
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  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
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%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Professor Dewald is very knowledgeable in the subject of psychology.
He's hilarious, makes the subject matter [relatively] easy to understand...though psychobiology is not something that has a reputation as being "easily understood". His powerpoints are entertaining, his lectures are described as "learning on steroids"....and he's sooo easy to look at :)
He really knows the course material and he strives to provide an interesting experience so that students engage in learning.
Andy is a fabulous teacher who I respect very much. His class keeps us engaged and we never get bored. He is extremely helpful and is very flexible with meeting with students to go over grades and to go over material that you don't understand. He is by far the greatest teacher I've had at UH. Hands down.
He is far-beyond knowledgable with the field of psychology and teaches students accordingly to his best ability. Very enthusiastic and entertaining with interesting lectures and materials within. He is acquired with powerful and effective presenting skills, and is well-structured and organized for his students to understand the material well. He was very good with grasping the attention of the students with his humor and knowledge. He encourages and challenges his students to learn and be overachieving although it was an introductory class level.
Very organized. Makes even the toughest of material very interesting. He puts a lot of work into his power points to make them fun to review. Corrects exams in a very timely fashion.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Tailor the exams to be more straight forward and not too difficult.
It would have made studying a lot easier if he had put the power points on Laulima, as skimming back over notes before quizzes and exams can be a little confusing-- he teaches SO fast so you really can't take super substantial notes unless you can write at the speed of light. Instead of putting power point slides up a few days before exams, I feel that putting each power point lecture up on Laulima right after the material is taught would be most beneficial to students. Other than that, I think he's one of the best professors I've ever had and will maintain a golden reputation in my book.
More class time .
None.
Slides and presentation style is great, but also could be added with some more interaction within the class or to the actual material itself. Maybe some experiment or activities might be helpful, too. Could require more participation among the students.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Mr. Dewald is always available. Emails never take long to be answered. He was always available before or after class.
Available in his office for meetings and responded quickly to emails.
He cares about the overall achievement and excel of the whole class and curves up the percentage of grade for the benefit of most students.
Always available to help students.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes yes yes yes yes. He's much younger than many other professors I have encountered, which makes him much more easy to relate to. He will use pop culture and media in many of his power points which makes the subject matter a little more easily understood and put in terms that the student can more effectively comprehend. I fell in love with him as a professor immediately and have been inspired to go into the field. on top of it all....he's cute! :p
Yes. He believes in his students and although the course is quite difficult, he really pushes his students.
I do. All the time. Why? Please see question 13
Yes, for he doesn't give away the grade but makes the students really work hard and know the material well. Not an easy grade to get, but motivating and challenging for students to excel.
definately
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
awesome.
He is a great teacher. His youthful outlook on his teaching material really reaches all the students in any age group.
I wish he was teaching another class next semester!
It was really great having you as an instructor for PSY 100 & 230! You have made psychology actually interesting to learn that I decided to get into the major itself! Thank you for being an inspirational and an awesome teacher to learn from! Hope you to see you at upper-level classes at Manoa! :)
I wish I could have him for every class.
18. Other comments:
double awesome.
Give him a raise.

Andrew Dewald: PSY325, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 325 - Cognitive Psychology Crn (Section): 76035 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 83 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (12%) 73 (88%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 82 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (4%) 14 (17%) 65 (79%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 83 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 19 (23%) 63 (76%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 83 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (7%) 18 (22%) 59 (71%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 83 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (2%) 6 (7%) 22 (27%) 53 (64%)
6. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.66 82 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (2%) 3 (4%) 16 (20%) 61 (74%)
7. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
The interesting slides and funny examples
His sense of humor and love of cats. He also had awesome examples that help you remember studies and other important information
Dewald's funny and interesting input and jokes which made the course interesting.
The interesting way of teaching Andrew had
Professor Dewald's charismatic and humorous teaching style, which helped me to remember the material more. Mostly because he made me 'elaborate' and made it episodic.
Having a hard time on the quizzes at the start of course/having Professor Dewald explain subject with much enthusiasm and knowledge.
the section on memory
You should match conditions when you study and take a test.
The way Dr. Dewald included humor into his lecture which enhanced the material, but also gave way to the monotony of power point. The material covered is very interesting to say the least and I would recommend it to others.
His anecdotes. He taught us in a way to reinforce semantic learning so we won't forget the material.
perception and memory
Dewald's teaching style.
Dr. Dewald's wit, humor, stories, and examples.
Andrew himself. He is a very knowledgeable man and has a good sense of humor to keep people awake in class :)
remembering cognitive mistakes to better enhance my decisions
I don't know how much of the material I'll remember in 10 years, but I'll definitely remember Andy! He was funny as hell and always brightened my day. AND I learned about interesting stuff, haha. BEST PROFESSOR EVER!
one of the most interesting professors I've had throughout college
I'll remember the funny, real world examples that Dr. Dewald gave for applied research
the cool teacher Andrew Dewald
He's personality. I've never had a teacher who was so passionate about the subject. He also has a great sense of humor and makes his lectures enjoyable.
- Retrieving it from my LTM to my STM :)
The great jokes and teaching technique that was applied.
How great of a professor he is and how HARD his exam are!
all the life examples that he shared about the info. Every time I see one of the examples that he shared in class, I'll remember the topic to which it was related to.
remembering how enjoyable this course was because there were times in class that dr. dewald made jokes or some type of funny remark that made the class funny at that time. also, his examples are easier to understand than all those scientific ones given in books and what not.
Andy's enthusiasm and the interesting way he brought that into teaching the material.
They way in which Andy taught the course. Kept it interesting and fun, and definitely NEVER boring!
the funny things he compares course material to.
Andy's funny sense of humor.
The ways in which I learned to enhance my memory and the interesting examples given in class.
The professor and his great way of incorporating humor and interactivity to Psychology!
The professor. Ever lecture class I laughed, and learned as well. Funny and intelligent person!
Learning about illusions.
I think I would probably remember most about memory since we use it in our everyday lives and it is apart of learning
The teacher's brutal honesty and awesome sense of humor
The thing that i would remember most about this class is the professor himself. he was such a great guy and such a great communicator! i felt that he explained information in such a way that it can be conveyed easily. i would definitely recommend him to anyone debating to take a course from him. Also i cant forget his crazy funny examples! i loved this class!
-the teacher
thinking about how funny the professor was. i liked his sense of humor. made class time go by quicker
the prof was funny, great, knowledgable, and I enjoyed going to class.
It made me want to change my major.
how much I learned and how applicable the information is to my everyday life.
The things I learned that I can apply to my life such as memory and studying tactics that actually work.
The quality of the lectures. The professor made material relatively simple to grasp.
His cat.
The fun lectures that professor Dewald had every day.
Dewalds charismatic teaching style.
remembering the effective strategies of studying.
Andy uses lots of cats in his Powerpoints! :P But I will also remember that we can't pay attention to many things at once; therefore, we should not text message and drive, because that can kill people!
cats and how memory works.
All the notes I took in class haha
The pictures of cats... amongst other things.
The professor and his ability to make the material enjoyable and interesting.
Dr. Dewald. He was a really funny, cool professor.
the awesome mini-experiemnts we did that related to content we were talking about
semantic memory. I'll remember the facts of the course, but not really remember the exact time I learned the information from this class, unless, I'm the person that remembers the exact day she learned about Canada.
Interesting lectures, awesome pictures, killer the cat.
Using it to apply to my everyday life. It will help me understand myself better and use it to understand why I do things the way I do or think.
The great teacher and teaching style. Lectures were always enjoyable and entertaining.
1.8 kilograms of cannabis will kill you
Andy's awesome lectures. He throws in a variety of slides, pictures, and videos into his lectures to make them enjoyable to attend. I'll always remember that he likes cats and that he has a dying cactus in his office, and the "following eye" dragon. I'll also remember the optical illusions he posted on the slides.
Andy's ability to make a subject that I am somewhat uninterested in, very interesting and exciting :)
Thinking that I had that really funny prof. from Philly.
ummm probably by the name Cognitive Psychology :/
8. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 83 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (4%) 21 (25%) 59 (71%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 82 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (2%) 14 (17%) 66 (80%)
10. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 82 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (11%) 73 (89%)
11. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 83 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 12 (14%) 70 (84%)
12. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 81 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (2%) 10 (12%) 69 (85%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 83 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (8%) 76 (92%)
14. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 83 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 2 (2%) 13 (16%) 24 (29%) 43 (52%)
15. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 81 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (2%) 11 (14%) 68 (84%)
16. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.49 83 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (13%) 20 (24%) 52 (63%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 81 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (17%) 67 (83%)
18. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Awesome class. I would definitely take it again!
Great professor.. lots of material to learn.. but any course with Dewald is interesting and fun.
A++++
It was kind of hard, but I enjoyed it. It was definitely my favorite class even though it was one of the classes I was doing the worst in. Professor Dewald talked a little too fast but, it is college.
Great course
excellent
It was life changing.
good course. However, I wish there were more opportunities for extra credit.
I really enjoyed this course and would recommend it to anyone in psychology. The material is difficult, but worth the effort.
Andy is a fabulous teacher who I respect very much. His class keeps us engaged and we never get bored. He is extremely helpful and is very flexible with meeting with students to go over grades and to go over material that you don't understand. He is by far the greatest teacher I've had at UH. Hands down.
the test questions are ambiguous....
This course was very interesting. Although the exams were pretty tough, Dewald did his best in making them a tad bit easier for us. He is very enthusiastic professor and pretty chill.
Dr. Dewald is one of my more entertaining teachers. He never fails to make the class laugh at some point during the lecture, and he always finds the most interesting examples (whether they be videos, pictures, or stories) that would help the class relate to and understand the course content.
N/A
Average
This was the best course I've ever enrolled in! Fun, interesting, and it's definitely no cakewalk. I told all my friends to take Andy's classes!
Dewald is interesting and entertaining in his teaching style for the class. He captures the attention of the students and provides great examples through his slides of the material being taught. I did feel that the exams were a bit tough and without having 100% knowledge of the concepts or terms you can expect to be only an average student in the class of many.
Difficult material, but good course
Dr. Dewald's class should be the standard for how courses are run at UH Manoa. This is by far, one of the best classes I have taken at this university. He is sensitive to the difficulty of his exams and adjusts them accordingly. He is very open to feedback and encourages students to attend his office hours. His lectures are memorable and clearly cover ALL material that will appear on his exams.
Course material is interesting to learn but exams are challenging.
The lectures were always interesting. He doesn't have homework either so that's always a plus. But his exams are difficult. I would study the material and would feel confident, but his exams were always "wordy" which made it confusing. Besides the confusing exams, he's a good teacher.
It was worth taking. Honestly, I was worried on what to expect about the subject of "Cognitive Psychology," but Andy made the class thoroughly enjoyable. There will be a number of things from this class that I will continue (at least try to) apply throughout my college career.
Great class to take. You will learn a lot about the things you do on a daily basis. It deepens your knowledge about yourself.
He is a great professor but his exams are very difficult. I am not a great tester so basing the course solely on exams was very difficult for me. I had a hard time with it and wished there were other methods aside from extra credit to help me get a better grade.
very good. I came into this class not very interested in cognitive but slowly started loving it.
good course, interesting
This was a great class, and definitely a great teacher taught this course! Very interesting!
This course is excellent and i would recommend him as a teacher.
A+
Great class because Dr. Dewald is great at explaining the material in ways that is easy to understand. He also gives real life examples or experiences to put information into context.
Best class of the semester, heck maybe of my UH Manoa experience!
Great course and great teacher. Hope to take another class with this instructor.
Good course.
I think that at times the material is difficult to understand but the examples he gives in class and studies makes it a little easier to put it in perspective and I learned how to study more effectively from this course so I will take away some skills that I had no prior knowledge of before
Absolutely excellent - not a single complaint
Great i think he is the best psychology professor that i ever had at manoa!
Lectures were interesting and instructor was very enthusiastic. However, exams were hard and a lot of questions were extremely specific and ambiguous. Since he tests this way, there should be a study guide.
Awesome
two thumbs up
Great, Loved the material, very interesting, easy to learn which made it easy to enjoy.
He is a great teacher! Lots of examples, very entertaining, which makes it much, MUCH easier to learn the material. He keeps students engaged in class, which allows us to learn more as well. I really enjoyed taking this class, and would love to take more classes that Dewald teaches if they are available. He is very prepared for his classes, and has a good testing method to make sure that students don't cheat (which makes me happy because I work hard for my grade!)
Good course with many interesting topics. I especially enjoyed the section on memory and learning which I found to be very applicable to real life. Some topics were not as interesting to me, but I am not a psychology major..
Probably the best class I've taken at UH.
He taught very well and made the course understandable.
Great course, great teacher. Helped me learn a lot about psychology overall.
Good course.
Excellent course
AWESOME! This class is a little difficult, because you have to remember so much. I like that Andy gives 4 exams and that the final is non-cumulative, so that we don't have to remember everything at once. This class was always interesting and I was usually interested in the subject matter, because it pertains to real life.
Exciting!
Andy really makes this course. Anyone who is considering getting into the field of cognitive psychology, should take this class from Andy. He really makes an already interesting topic, even more interesting with his personality and teaching style. Andy explains things in class really well, giving us numerous examples to relate to and always throws in a few jokes every class. Professors like Andy, who try to incorporate a little fun into learning, really make it easy for me to want to actually go to class, take notes and learn. Taking this class has really broadened my interest in the field of cognitive psychology.
Great! I learned a lot and enjoyed every class.
I really enjoyed this class. I learned a lot and enjoyed myself at the same time.
Although Dr. Dewald is an amazing instructor, I didn't enjoy this course. But that is a matter of personal opinion. Dr. Dewald is probably one of the best professors I have ever encountered. He made the boring material interesting and fun.
great!
it was fun and informative. Honestly, I was freaked out when I enrolled in this class because I had friends that struggled with the subject, but this class was really enjoyable. The lectures were fun and I learned A LOT.
great class. great teacher.
Excellent. You are one of the best quality teachers that really know what they are talking about. You give great examples and use humor and explanations to keep the students attention while still learning the material. You use exercises and problems to get the students to actively learn the material and apply it to real life situations.
The class was great. The teacher was great. Learning is always great with Dewald. Definitely a class/teacher I'd recommend.
good. Tests were a little too hard, but I learned a lot.
Interesting course, taught by an interesting person. I gained a deeper understanding of and curiosity for cognitive psychology
Interesting, anyone interested in psychology or just learning how the brain works should take this course. Andy makes the topics interesting to learn and his lectures are always filled with cute pictures of cats, fun videos, and talks about Philadelphia.
Great class, Andy is the type of teacher I wish all the psychology classes offered!
YaY!
19. Other comments:
N/A
Please give me an A.
Give him a raise. He's the best teacher I've ever had at UH and this is my fifth year. So, seriously, he's the best teacher at UH.
N/A
Thank you, thank you, thank you for such an enjoyable semester! Have a great winter break!
Study guide's for the course would be helpful for preparing the students better for the exams. Reading the textbook and studying the lecture notes can get confusing sometimes because of the amount of information that is covered and expected to be retrieved for the exam.
Definitely recommending this class to other students.
Very great class and teacher. He doesn't respond to emails very well though.
Andy is one of the best professors I have had. He knows how to run make present the material in a fun way. I really enjoyed this class and would take any class Andy taught.
Andy is an awesome teacher, and I am glad I chose him as my teacher! I would love to take another course with him!
I would take this class just for the professor alone. He makes learning fun! I recommended him to my friends already!
Prof Dewald is without a doubt the most engaging and effective teacher I have seen in my 4 years at UH. He sees the material from a student's perspective and presents it in an amusing way that keeps all the students interested and laughing. He provides examples that we can easily relate to and even his tests resonate his sense of humor. I think every professor at UH has a lot to learn from Prof Dewald.
-I like concepts were reinforced with studies as well as real life situations but on the exams, some of the questions are too wordy and are sometimes confusing and sometimes the choices are too closely related to decide on picking just one.
Professor speaks clearly and is good at making the topic at hand not only easy to understand, but also fun without getting lost in his own jokes. Made a huge effort to be available to students outside of class despite a busy schedule. Generally has students best interests in mind and tries to make exams challenging but fair. Best lecturer at UH so far. Give him a raise.
Make sure to attend lectures in order to pass the class.
Interesting content within psy- much less dry than psybio.
My, what a lovely tea party.
I think this professor could teach a class about watching objects collect dust and still make it interesting.
I really enjoyed this class. Most psychology classes I have taken are just lectures to just jot notes down and read the book later, but cognitive psychology was interesting to learn because it was fun to learn at the same time and used in ways for me to understand the material a lot better. Andy is an excellent teacher who knows his material well.
I'M THE GODDAMN BATMAN
Great prof. Is funny and also teaches in a way that allows the students to learn and get interested in the material.
Hello! Thanks

Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 33141 (0)     33442 (0)     33834 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 11 (92%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 4 (33%) 10 (83%)
3. The course was well organized.
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%) 11 (92%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 11 (92%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (20%) 10 (83%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 11 (92%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 10 (83%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 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  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 9 (90%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 7 (70%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Loud voice and know how to relay information. Funny, ads personal opinion on the subject making it more interesting
He is well educated in what he is teaching, and he is also very personable and good at interacting with students.
Dr. Andy is a great orator! He delivers lectures effortlessly with a sprinkle of humor in the mix. Like his teaching style.
One of his strengths as a teacher is his teaching style because he uses powerpoint slides to teach the class and I must say that the slides are really informative and interesting to learn about. He also gives us unannounced quizzes that caught students like me off guard but this is one of his strengths because its like a checkup to see if we know the material before taking the exam. Another strength is that he doesn't give homework but we still have to study for the exams. In his PSY 100 class we have to take 4 exams and also submit an essay about psychology.
Understanding the topic well and making it less boring.
Very fun class. Makes you want to go to everyone.
He's engaging, he's realistic, he's a great well spring of knowledge and able to put complex concepts into understandable life similes.
His major strengths as a teacher are entertaining the students with the examples provided in the powerpoint slides he presents during class. Also sharing some of his experiences.
He knew his subject area very well and if he didn't know an answer, he would research for it and have it ready for us next class. He is very flexible and understanding.
Mr. Dewald made assignments simple to do and understand. Tests were enjoyable to take.
Excellent Psych teacher! although this is an online class, Professor Dewald effectively gapped the learning curve by giving us real life situations for comparison and encouraged us to think outside of our own judgements or prejudices.
He was very organized and the online structure was extremely easy to understand and access. He was also very knowledgeable in all areas we studied
His availability whenever I emailed him. Quick responses.
The course materials were well organized and released in a timely manner.
Always available for any questions or concerns about the class.
He's understanding of student's situations and works to make a comfortable learning environment.
He knows the roll of a "college student" and expects just that of his students through the format of his curriculum. This allows his students to grow up and accept the responsibility of an online course; encouraging growth.
Personable. Makes lectures easy to understand and relates them to interesting topics. Fair to all students. Creates a great learning atmosphere.
Knowledge on the subject.
He makes learning psychology very fun and hilarious. His lectures are worth attending and I never wanted to miss it! Very clear and explains with such brevity.
Knew his material VERY well. Taught in a way that was easy to understand.
Andy is a fantastic teacher. He explains everything really well and makes it all sound so interesting. He is very organized and always well prepared. His power points are great, sometimes very funny. He knows what he knows (a lot!) and he's passionate about it . This really shows through his teaching. Did I mention that he's fantastic?
His class is very interesting and I did not get bored of it.
He knew his material and added comedy to his lectures to make them more fun to listen to.
Went out of his way to help students outside of class!
He's so funny
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
None.
None
Having some activities for the class to participate in groups.
None.
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I would suggest to do some type of group activity in the morning to get people to stay up especially at such an early class, and have it be worth a point, which is another way to take attendance.
NONE
None
None. Great online class.
Nothing
None.
Nope.
None.
Not a one.
He should give us homework otherwise it is hard to get good grades
I like his class for what it was
I don't know.
None
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15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
none really
He kept us informed of upcoming tests and assignments due dates.
After the end of a topic during lecture, he would ask us if we have any questions. He also post up our exam grades on Laulima and our grades are usually curved. He also posts up the slides on Laulima as a way to help us prepare for an exam and as a reference besides our book.
Always asked if anyone had questions + allowed them the chance to contact him somehow if they needed to talk to him about something.
Call people after class.
He's always welcoming for questions and willing to work out a convenient time and place to be for students who need help, and will submit feedback to the big final essay. I have no question that he will do all he can to help the student.
He told students what is going to be on the test and what wasn't going to be on the test. If we were to email him, he would respond as soon as he can, which was helpful.
He offered his office hours and was very flexible, especially if you didnt understand something.
Mr. Dewald always posted up announcements well ahead of time for students to prepare for upcoming assignments
Yes. Professor Dewald was always available if needed.
Andrew Dewald showed concern for students by always sending out emails and reminders to make sure that we all stayed on top of the work needed in the course. Very useful!
Professor Dewald posted comments during the course of our postings on the discussion board, showing us that he was taking the time to read our comments.
He always notified the students of changes to the curriculum and expressed his concerns.
He is willig to help us outside the class.
He frequently talks to us like he's one of the students but can be in teacher mode when the situation arises.
Always available to help when needed.
He was always available outside of class too.
N/A
Yes, he strongly encouraged all of us to come and talk with him about any questions we have about exams, papers, quizzes.
Read rough drafts and meet us outside of class.
Helping them out
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes because he is a good teacher who know his subject well
I would because he is a good instructor and makes the material interesting in the way that he presents it.
I would highly recommend him because the way he teaches psychology makes it fun and interesting so taking notes is highly suggested. His teaching style make this complex subject more understandable so take notes, read the book, and review the slides to do well on the exams.
Yes, makes a class fun.
Yes I would his class is very fun.
Yes, I found him to be refreshing and good mentor to begin the first plunge into psychology.
Yes I would recommed him to students because he knows what he is talking about, and keeps you entertained in some way every time you go to class. I felt like I learned better in this class then my other psychology class I took before.
of course, what an amazing teacher
Yes, because he made this course easy to understand and learn.
Yes. I would like to meet Professor Dewald in person, he seems to be very warm and funny with his comments.
Yes, was a great teacher and i learnt a lot from him. He is very passionate about what he does as you can tell by the way he talks about topics and it really was motivating for me to learn more on the specific area being covered
Yes!
Yes. I think I learned much from his class.
Yes, because his course is very fair. If you put in the work on time then you'll get a good grade. He also had study guides which were helpful.
Yes I would because it is a fair course.
I would recommend him to any one for any major. He relates this subject to a variety of every day things that this class can be applied to almost anything.
Yes. It is because he has a well organize in the class.
Yes! He's awesome and don't think about which Psychology class to choose, register with Andy!
Yes.
I would definitely recommend Andy to everyone. He's probably the best teacher I've ever had.
I would if they are good at studying by themselves.
Yes, I recommend this class because he was an awesome teacher to listen to. I would always be laughing in that class. It is however alot of material to know, his test were not easy so studying is extremely necassary, but he give no homework so you really have no excuse to not study.
Yes! But not if they're offended easily, because he swears and talks about drugs and sex. I don't have a problem with it, I learned better because of it but this teacher is not for absolutely everyone.
YES! He makes boring things fun
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
you are one of the coolest psy teachers
Cooler than a polar bears' toe nails...tried to engage students by answering any questions on the complicated science that is psychology.
It would be cool if you taught PSY 240.
Thanks for getting up early in the morning to teach us.
Your class is the best!
KCC should be honored to have him working with them.
He should just continue teaching the way he has been doing so.
Thanks for a great semester
We need more professors like Dewald
Keep teaching young and old (myself) how to think outside of our own perceptions and how to culitivate an awesome life.
I really enjoyed this class, I never really knew anything about psychology but i loved it and would really enjoy taking another psychology class in the future.
None.
Man, your lectures are funny and most interesting. More professors should be like you, teaching-wise then I might actually like going to school. I learned a lot about the human condition and about myself. Good stuff...
He knows and loves his stuff.
N/A
He was just a fun teacher that made me want to come to class. He cracked me up everyday and was always available to answer any questions.
He's so funny! Uses really good, interesting examples to help us understand otherwise boring topics. Also used inside jokes with the class, "Is that your cat?"
Nothing
18. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
funny, interesting, awesome
Personable, educated.
energetic, intelligent, entertaining
cool and funny.
Crazy, Fun, Energetic
Charismatic AND intelligent
Entertaining, real, and understanding.
FUN, outofthebox, INTELLIGENT
Cool, nice, professional
Intelligent, Witty, and Open-minded.
Enthusiastic, approachable, understanding
Understanding, organized, encouraging
Fair. Generous.
Intellectual. Fun. Interesting.
Funny
Awesome & funny
Smart,Interesting, Fun.
N/A
Funny Awesome Tough
Funny, smart, skeptic.
Color blind
19. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is a very good teacher overall. You have to kind of study hard to pass his class.
That he is a good teacher and I would recommend him to anyone who was wanting to take his class.
Good job!
His PSY 100 class is my favorite class this semester and I learned a lot about a subject I don't know about. I thank him for an exciting and memorable semester. I plan on taking PSY 240 to further my studies and knowledge about psychology.
100% Best teacher i've had so far
Very good!
That I enjoyed being in his class, and understood what I was learning more than I did in my other psychology class I have taken previously.
What an awesome class and teacher
Mr. Dewald is a great professor and makes learning psychology real simple and easy
Fantastic..
Really great teacher that cares about his students
He deserves a gold star
EXCELLENCE!
Great instructor in every aspect.
He is a nice and fun person. he gave us great informations and examples in the class.
Great to have him here in KCC. He should teach more classes in KCC than UH Manoa! Just joking but still one of the greatest professors I ever had!
Very good teacher, made the class intersting.
100%
GOOD.
that he was very knowledgeable in his class and always explained things if we didnt understand. His tests were hard but if you studied or not the test accurately showed it.
Really good teacher, very funny and bright seems like a great individual all together.
GREAT teacher
20. Other comments:
None
N/A
none
None.
Nope.
The world needs more teachers like Andy Dewald.
N/A
Has good taste in music and movies. Also, a cat lover like me!

Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 31059 (0)     31063 (0)     31066 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 5 (83%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (21%) 5 (83%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 5 (83%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (80%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (38%) 3 (50%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%) 4 (67%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
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%) 4 (67%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (33%) 3 (38%)
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  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (33%) 3 (38%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (25%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He explains the material well and in an entertaining way that keeps the students engaged; I look forward to his class every week.
Knowledge of subject area, clear and concise speaker. Lectures were awesome, it was fluid like.
The amount of knowledge that he knows is very impressive. Probably the most I've learned in any class i took. Very clear on what was important to learn and what was "garbage." Took us further than the book and attacked real life ideas and events, while thoroughly explaining the topic under study. Vocabulary is awesome. Public Speaking is great, loud and clear.
He definitely knows the subject of Psychology very well. His knowledge and what he goes over in class are quite interesting and makes the class entertaining and not too boring. I normally don't like lectures throughout the whole class time but there is a lot information he goes over in the powerpoint that the book doe not explain very well and I get to learn a lot. I don't even like Psychology but he went over a lot unique stuff and FACTS which I learned a lot.
really made learning interesting and fun and exciting. You never really got bored in his class because he keeps it alive and on your toes. Even though some stuff were hard to learn he really made sure we got it down and learned it well
Andrew's strengths are being a profound lecturer, and he can also explain very simply and conscisely to students about course content.
Very smart and straight forward.
His slideshows are good.
Knows the topic and keeps class interesting. Explains everything very clearly.
Knows his subject very well, has good sense of humor, and makes complex stuff into something simple.
-really funny guy -the examples he used in his teaching was excelent (not from the textbook kine) and made learning Psychology easier.
organization. he had a set routine of teaching through power points. if students didn't attend class, they could easily find out what they missed.
very knowledgeable of the subject
He was clear with his voice during teaching, and he thouroughly explained the course material. He was also good at informing us of our grade performance promptly. He made the learning materials more interesting to learn.
He is NOT intimidating and makes class fun.
Very knowledgable about the subject(s) and he made his points very clear during lectures.
Incorporates fun and insight to his lessons.
He knows the curriculum very well. very good at presenting and giving lectures
he knew his subject area very well, and is easy to talk to
He is awesome, always available and knows Psy very well..Lots of knowledge
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None.
n/a
none
I think he should show concern for students who are not doing so well in class such as students who did very poor on the exams and failing. His exams are ridiculously hard by the way because it's all applied knowledge on real life examples. He should offer them some extra credit for them to pass.
I don't know, its just my personal opinion but cussing aka swearing should not be brought into the teaching environment. College or not he should set a better example.
I enjoyed your lecture and class, but found that it was distracting when certain students were permitted to ramble when asking numerous questions. I also found it distracting when certain students were permitted to walk in and out of the class without any concern for distracting other students. I feel that the classroom, during a lecture, should have the least traffic, especially in the middle of class/lecture, which is fair for all.
I would suggest decreasing the difficulty of questions on exams.
nothing
none.
Maybe include a possible list of subjects students should study for exam or examples they could work on [Laulima].
-too much lectureing maybe include some group work or something hands on.
assign more homework and projects in the future. not everyone is good at test taking. i myself exceed at projects and would like an equal opportunity at excelling this class.
n/a
Include more class discussions, and he should ask students more questions about the subject material being covered in class.
make the exams not so hard
No changes at all, Andy's class was very interesting! I looked forward to the lectures, cuz I learned something new everyday.
None, no complaints whatsoever.
Maybe to give more reminders on the final paper, and more instructions for it. Also just to get more experience teaching
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He regularly sends out updates via email, posts the lecture notes on Laulima, and reminds us when he will be available to discuss tests, notes, essays--anything we are having difficulty understanding. He is also very personable.
He didn't really, you either got it or you didn't, but he made it so that you could get it easily.
Always reminded class of upcoming due dates and reviewed information covered in previous class as well as foreshadowing what will be discussed in our next meeting.
I can't say he did not show any concern. All he did was just lectured but he was very open to students' questions whether it is a dumb question or a logically thought out one, he would answer them straightforward.
He always made his self available and allowed us to contact him freely if we had any questions, comments and or concerns about anything he was teaching in the class. He also made himself available to give some extra help to those who needed it and would take time to sit one on one to talk about anything we may have needed help on.
Andrews constantly reminds students of his office hours and when he is available on that campus to help.
He made sure everyone was on top of everything and made sure we started studying on time.
He briefly talks about if the class did alright or not. But he does inform the class if they would like to see their exam after class.
-answered emails really quickly -always available to help with any question even if it isn't directly related to the topic of discussion
answered our questions through group discussions...
He would ask questions from time to time on whether we had questions before starting class. But he always let us know that if we wanted help with anything or review with him any questions, he recommended us to his office.
he makes himself available to student (not sure if a lot of people utilize that, I have not). He always reminds everyone to Call, email, text, snail mail, smoke signal...etc...him :-)
He'd let everyone know what his office hours were, and if we had questions, we didn't hesitate to ask.
Not over concerned or under concerned with student's attendance and productivity in class. Didn't baby students but didn't disregard them either.
Made himself very available, and would answer all questions. developed relations with students and always tried talking to them
eh would always make himself available for the students to talk to.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
YES. He is the best professor I have ever had, and I have already recommended him to several people I know.
Yes, he gave great insight on the subject matter
yes, he will teach you more than you would have learned from reading the text book. A lot of extra, but valid and important information.
He is a great instructor. You can learn a lot from him. I would recommend this instructor.
i definately would recommend this teacher to any student, hes a really cool laid back kind of guy and really seeks to help those pass his course with a good grade.
Yes.
Yes, Andrew is a fun to listen to, easily approachable and is a practitioner of an aspect of the course he is teaching.
Yes, he is great.
Yes, super funny and knows what hes doing.
Yes I would recommend Andy if the student is prepared to take the time to learn.
-i would recommend him only to students who are ok with studying a lot. -also to students who are able to come to class daily because the tests are all based on what he says in class.
only if you're good at test taking and attend class regularly.
Yes, he is a teacher with a good personnality, and a good way of explaining the course material.
Yes, especially if he is your first class of the day @ 0745 am. You need a good teacher like him to start your day.
HELL YEAH!!! He was such a GREAT PROFESSOR! Very knowlegeable, enthusiastic and was very clear about his lectures.
Yes. I cant even count how many times he has made me crack up in that class.
yes
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I would like to thank him for an enjoyable semester. He is very funny and inspirational. I hope to major in psychology; for the first time (in a LONG time), I feel like my life has direction.
Great lectures!
Smart guy so he keeps you thinking
He is definitely a mainland guy. He talks a lot about his hometown of Philadelphia which because of him, I want to go visit there someday.
you, out of all teachers, really challenged my faith. I use to be very closed minded about a lot of things but by taking your class it really has allowed me to see a lot of things in a different perspective as well as a different light. If anything you have only helped and allowed my faith to grow in many ways possible. You've allowed me to open my mind to understand why certain people are the way they are and why others see things in a different light. I take time to understand someone else point of view before so quickly stating my own. For the most part, i take time to understand someone first before shoving what i believe in and how i see things in there face. It was hard to swallow some of the things you presented in class, but i guess everyone has there view of things and how things work and what people think. I still hold strongly to what i believe in, not because i was taught to, but because i really do believe in what i believe in, and that's God. You say your a skeptic, that means anything could be possible for you, could God be one of them?I'm sure at one point you believed, i mean you even said so yourself, your dads a minister. Maybe you'll find your way back to God some day, i pray you do, i see so much potential you have in being used to glorify Him and be used for His great works. You can shake your head and think "what a complete idiot" but that is fine:) I've had many people, even skeptics who have done that to me. You have a choice, everyone does, to accept Christ as there personal Lord and savior or deny Him and pay for there sin on there own. He has already paid for it, He's just waiting for you to accept the gift of His grace and mercy. I hope he reveals Himself t you one day through something or someone.
Thanks for an enjoyable semester.
Andrew's tests are extremely intense in the sense that his questions require very specific knowlege of details to answer.
Keep up the great work.
He's a cool guy. Probably one of the chillest teachers I've ever met.
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No doubt he knows about Psychology very well, but some of his lectures I totaly disagree on. Not sure if it is him or the course itself.
I learned alot from you Andy! No such thing as memory repression and such!
Funny guy, great personality, great proffesor. Made me really glad i took the course.
18. Other comments:
God Bless You
Well Merry Christmas and Happy New Years! :D
N/A
Psych is awesome.

Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 73345 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 72 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 2 (3%) 6 (8%) 63 (88%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 71 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 2 (3%) 12 (17%) 56 (79%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 72 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (3%) 12 (17%) 58 (81%)
4. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 72 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 6 (8%) 13 (18%) 51 (71%)
5. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Our professor was awesome! I would highly recommend taking this course
Learning about how us humans think and why we act the way we do.
Letures
The lectures were the best! I went home everyday with something new to talk about always starting off with "Today, in psychology class I learned..."
none
Human development and integration in Psychology.
Looking at people's background as to why they are the way they are.
I liked it all.
There was a lot of information that could be applied to our daily lives.
i feel that the content was the most valuable. prof dewald does a great job in helping us understand the material rather than just lecture about it and expect us to understand what he's saying. prof dewald himself was a great prof this semester.
The most valuable aspects of this course for me was learning about our brain and how we work.
The aspects that related to my everyday life and information that I could tell other people that would interest them.
Learning about peoples personalities and behaviors.
Learning about the different parts of psychology and how I applied them in real life to myself.
The way he explained something, he made it relatable to us and showed good examples.
Every class was really valuable, I never wanted to miss any of them. The times I wasn't able to make it to class, I felt like I missed out on valuable teaching. Having the powerpoints from class really helped too! I was able to print it out and take notes right on the powerpoint. That helped keep me a little more organized.
Andy is very energetic when he teaches and is able to share his knowledge in an interesting yet informative way, which keeps students tuned into the lecture
the knowledge i've received from lectures
Honestly, I liked everything.
He made his lectures very fun and students can relate to what he says. Very very very clear.
Learning the anatomy of the brain.
The content was interesting
Dr. Dewald is great at making references that are relevant to us, which is great for learning the terms and concepts and the power points help a great deal.
The information taught was very valuable to me.
I loved his passion for teaching. He knew the material well and executed his power point effectively. He is very open minded and fair.
The lectures
The terms and work study habits I developed from the class
I enjoyed that this class actually took into consideration a lot of things that other psychologists don't. It proved that most psychologists don't actually consider biological factors, when a lot of time it matters a lot.
Everything.
I really enjoyed the class discussions about the different sleep patterns.
Andrew Dewald is a great instructor. I never got bored in his lectures and everything he taught was interesting.
everything
Can relate material to real life examples
Lectures are interesting, one of few teachers/classes that can keep my attention.
Andy's lectures were extremely helpful because he succeeded to explain in great detail each key element of psychology. He also made sure that everyone understood the material before moving on by providing many examples.
All of the examples and ideas presented in class
Learning about Human Development
jokes/pictures
I enjoyed the real life examples in the lectures.
I believe that everything that was discussed in the course was very valuable to me. I have always wanted to take a psychology class, and being that this is my very first one, it was a real eye opener.
the examples of the material being taught
Just that he made all the information even the uncomfortable aspects of the material fun, easy to understand, easy to retain the information.
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I liked the videos shown in class and the examples that he used. They helped explain the subject matter in a way that the book alone could not. Also having the power points online was really helpful. That way if you missed something in class, you could always check online.
He taught information that I could actually use in the real world.
Learning about psychology.
Everything.
6. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
book reading
The textbook. I never opened it once.
.
None
A lot of specific terms and functions were taught that doesn't seem too important to the everyday student.
i feel that the course was very strong in all aspects.
The drugs section....just because I have learned about it ever since middle school.
There were not really any aspects that I could recall that was not valuable or interesting, all the facts and experiments were interesting
Learning about the famous psychologists.
The tests and attendance quizzes.
none
The test were challenging because a lot of the answers sounded very similar.
I believe everything learned this semester is valuable
n/a
None.
The long powerpoints were too much information to obtain in my brain.
The fact that it was 8:30 in the morning was really hard for me to wake up. Other than that, I always looked forward to attending Andrew's class.
There was no homework. It could have helped us to understand the material better if certain homework was given? and It could have helped some students with their grade... partially.
Everything was very valuable in terms of psychology.
Nothing; I was never bored in class.
I thought that the aspects of the course were very valuable.
I think everything was really important because its information about our body and our minds.
There was barely any homework which was rough on my grade because the class is mainly based on exams and if I did bad on it then my grade was kind of stuck, but he did give a lot of extra credit opportunities.
everything
Exams were tough. A lot of material was needed to be memorized. Everything learned crammed into 3 exams
Tests are kind of harse
I found that the book was the least valuable only because Andy explained everything that we needed to know. Even though the book was helpful, the lecture, I felt, was more important.
nothing
-
N/A
the stuff we did not really need to know
quizzes
No Comment
Everything felt valuable.
The exams were difficult because each exam covers a lot of chapters. Also, we are not given a study guide.
All the little details.
Nothing.
7. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
N
the amazing lectures he gives
The fact that Professor Dewald used examples that pertained to everyday life situations made this class a lot more memorable than I thought a psychology class could ever be.
The instructors positive attitude especially for an early morning class
Remembering how funny and cool the professor was.
That the professor made his lectures interesting and used a lot of good examples to explain topics.
the way the information was presented. prof dewald does an excellent job intergrating his style and interests into his lectures and makes them very memorable.
him being my favorite teacher!
it being one of the best courses that I had taken during my freshman year, and was one of the best/clearly understood lecture classes I have had.
The good teacher that I had.
his teaching style and quirky attitude.
being in this field, he encouraged my interest in becoming a psychologist.
All the interesting information I learned about how the brain works. It is really fascinating and makes sense.
the information
The Professor's interesting lectures, and that Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania.
How easy it was to pay attention to him when he speaks.
How enjoyable it was.
the one that made me think hard about my mind.
The enthusiasm the professor had. He had his way of teaching that never made this class boring which is why I always looked forward to going to class. The only difficult part was waking up at 8:30 in the morning.
His personality! He is funny. He teaches the class with funny examples.
How interesting it was
The humorous slides professor Dewald put into our lectures.
Very entertaining, yet knowledgeable professor. Concepts were easily understood because professor applied them in practical situations.
The funny examples and jokes he cracked.
The information that he made jokes about...like how people aren't crazy, they are psychotic.
how it changed my mind on being a business major and becoming a psychology major.
everything
Remembering the examples that relate to real life
The teacher, he's pretty funny
the fun powerpoints and the interesting ideas and concepts
Applying my knowledge to future classes
not only did he teach you the things you needed to know, but he made the lectures fun.
content
humorous stories told in class and great ideas.
My professor and how he gives examples to help connect a concept together.
the video clips we watched
It stressed me out. I got panic attacks and a temporary and mild case of depression.
Prof. Dewald's stories related to the course.
great powerpoints
The facts that I most related to.
The crazy examples he gave and the clips that we watched.
the teaching style that he used.
The charismatic speaking of the professor and the variety of information I got just from being in his class.
Basic concept of the brain and its functions.
8. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 70 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (4%) 15 (21%) 52 (74%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 72 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (4%) 11 (15%) 58 (81%)
10. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 72 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (3%) 7 (10%) 63 (88%)
11. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 72 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (4%) 11 (15%) 58 (81%)
12. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 72 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (8%) 20 (28%) 46 (64%)
13. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Energetic, funny, knowledgeable
Hilarious, Awesome
knowledgeable, interesting, memorable.
Great Attitude
Fun and Knowledgeable
Handsome. Humorous. Cool.
Great.
Funny, awesome
understanding prepared intelligent
funny and smart
Interesting, funny, clear
Funny and Intelligent
quirky, eccentric, strange potato
super awesome
Energetic and Friendly
friendly, sharp-witted, and up-beat
charismatic and informative
Dedicated, Willing to help outside of class
Modern Psychologist
Funny, cool, smart
Great instructor.
funny. simple.
interesting and intelligent
Funny, Honest/Blunt, Intelligent.
Funny Passionate Professor
Interesting, funny, good teacher
Very humorous and seemed enthusiastic about his work. I liked his attitude about psychology and that made it very interesting.
charismatic, intelligent, practical
Interesting. Funny.
hilarious, understanding, knowledgeable
funny, interesting, & opinionated.
cool
Enthusiastic, fun, relatable
Funny knowledgeable dickhead
Energetic, interesting, and knowledgeable.
Great teacher!
Funny, enthusiastic, upfront
fun, energetic
interesting, unique
funny and helpful
Funny caring and interesting/intriguing to listen to
Knowledgeable and fair
Cute, Knowledgeable, Charismatic
Knowledgeable and funny.
Awesome, funny, enthusiatic.
enthusiastic, intelligent
Clear, Knowledgeable, AWESOME!
Funny, smart, and friendly
Funny & Intelligent
Funny, interesting, and intelligent.
Awesome hott professor.
Charismatic, Humorous, Compelling
A good professor.
14. Other comments:
Greatest psychology class I ever took.
I recommend anyone, Psychology major or not, to take his class.
Great professor made the information exciting and kept things interesting.
man this guy was a kick ass prof. he explains the material well and kept me interested throughout the entire semester. he didn't make the class boring like other lecture classes. by incorporating his interests/styles into his lectures he makes the course fun.
I would defiantly recommend this class to someone.
great overall
I liked going to class, it's wonderful that he posts the lecture slides online. But the tests were killer and the attendance quizzes did nothing for me. In fact, they should be abolished.
Even though this class was really challenging, I really enjoyed it! I learned a lot and covered some interesting topics. This class was worth working hard in.
Wish he was giving lectures in all my classes.
Made bland material easy and enjoyable!
Thanks for being a GREAT TEACHER :D
He makes everyone wants to major in psychology. In fact, my friend switched their major after taking his class. I would love to take his class next semester if it fits in with my major.
great class
great class, i would definitely recommend this class to others!
I would take another one of his classes!
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No Comment
Overall a great course. I would advise my friends to take this course from him.
He's awesome and everyone should take his class

Andrew Dewald: PSY100, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 73574 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 59 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (8%) 54 (92%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 59 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 9 (15%) 49 (83%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 59 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (10%) 53 (90%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 59 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (22%) 46 (78%)
5. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 59 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 15 (25%) 43 (73%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.51 59 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 6 (10%) 14 (24%) 38 (64%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 59 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (14%) 51 (86%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 59 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (20%) 47 (80%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 58 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 10 (17%) 47 (81%)
10. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 59 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (5%) 12 (20%) 44 (75%)
11. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 59 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (3%) 9 (15%) 48 (81%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 57 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (5%) 11 (19%) 43 (75%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 59 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (7%) 13 (22%) 42 (71%)
14. The exams cover the lecture material well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.66 59 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (3%) 16 (27%) 41 (69%)
15. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 59 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (3%) 3 (5%) 14 (24%) 40 (68%)
16. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
He made the lectures fun.
all of it
Even though I didn't attend every single class, I liked how Professor Dewald would take a fact in the powerpoint and turn it into something funny. Like about suicides and whites. The information was easy to understand but if the information isn't studied, then cramming for exams would be hard.
All of the information was interesting to me!
The aspects liked was the instructor's teaching style. I was able to learn a lot more than I would've because of the way he had taught the subjects, which helped me when studying and recalling the subject learned. He applied a lot of the material to real life so I was able to retain the material learned.
He kept the class intrigued and very professionally was able to convey his knowledge of his study.
The lectures were done really well. It was made to be easy to understand and it was. I feel that I learned a lot in this class.
-His teaching style is interesting, not always so serious like how most professors are.
The teacher was awesome, very funny and made the material interesting.
There were many interesting topic about psychology and the teacher did really well in feeding this interesting with background knowledge.
His examples of teaching makes it easier to learn the topic. He also gives hints of major areas that would be focused on the test.
The teacher's attitude and the manner in which he taught the material. Also, I enjoyed the stuff on developmental psychology the most since i am considering being a kindergarden teacher.
The professor really knew what he was talking about and not only that, but he could convey the information to his students in a way that made them pay attention even at 8:30 in the morning when most college students would rather be sleeping.
The lectures were very easy to understand and taught a lot.
he integrated humor into his lectures, which made it easier to follow and understand.
Lectures were interesting and easy to follow.
Lectures in this class are always interesting and engaging. The professor uses examples that students can easily grasp and relate to. It is a very comical experience being in this class but hey Iâ??m not complaining! Thatâ??s what I always look forward to whenever I enter this class!
Loved the fact that we were told exactly what was expected of us without any surprises. Exams were very fair, gave us lots of opportunities for extra credit.
visual aids helped me a a lot. I enjoyed his sense of humor and how he presented some of the material he covered this semester. He's very organized.
i liked the lectures because they are fun and interesting.
I liked his style of teaching and interaction with the students.
I enjoyed his teaching style.
He is so funny! And he makes class so enjoyable! I love how he uses pictures in the powerpoints that we can relate to. His powerpoints are the best!
All the topics we went over were interesting. I enjoyed the class.
I enjoyed the whole course. I learned a lot about why we do things that we do...and why some (weird) people are the way they are.
Lectures!
his class is really fun.
His energy when teaching us, he is very engaging
I love the teacher. He was very funny and one could tell that he loves teaching or is interested in Psychology. I also loved the way he presented, it made me want to come to class at 8.30 three times a week.
Psychology is a fun subject to start with; not only because you learn about elements that surround you, but you also gain a little better knowledge about yourself and how you work.
Easy to understand lectures
I enjoyed the humor in the lectures as it was more interesting and kept my attention and the extra credit opportunities because i didn't just benefit from it but also found it to be quite interesting.
All of it! I loved this class and would take it again and again!
everything, from getting a better understanding of how the human mind works to how different brain functions effect us in our everyday life
I liked how comfortable i felt in the class. I felt like the prof. understood me and I liked the quizzes we got in class.
the class was really enjoyable and interesting with the professor. he makes the class fun with his sense of humor, and he does a good job explaining the material. if i had any questions, it was easy to ask and get additional help from the professor.
Power points were available and instructor included stories that were relevant to the topic making it seem more interesting. Friday videos were fun to watch.
i liked that the presentation of lectures were very interesting.
Andy was an awesome professor and he made going to class at 8:30 in the morning easy! He's one of my favorite professors because he actually made the material and lecture really interesting!
Almost all aspects in this course were my favorite but one of the best aspect I favor the most is how Andrew relates every chapter being taught to how we go through life as of now! He uses VERY good examples and presents them in a humorous way that makes the whole class laugh and be a part of the discussion!
Psychology is a very broad topic to cover and Andrew Dewald was able to teach the course in a very engaging way. He is very enthusiastic and used examples that everyone can relate to which made it easier to understand information. The lectures are very clear and what ever is covered in class is on the exams. Andrew is a very fair and straightfoward instructor.
his style of presentation, getting the students involved in the conversation, (even though it was a big lecture class), and his enthusiasm for this field of study.
he was energetic and made the material interesting by making the class enjoyable
His attitude and enthusiasm for the subject
The information was interesting, and the professor was a fun, delightful guy, who knew his material and taught it effectively.
focus on relevant topics subject to the course while maintaining a covering the material through effective communication with the students by presenting modern examples
I liked how he presented the topics. They were easy to follow along because it was in power point!
I learned so much, it was all so very interesting and the professor made the class fun to be in.
This class was really interesting. Material was presented in a way that was exciting and made going to class worth while.
17. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
nothing
nothing great
The location of the class threw me off because it's really far from the freshman dorms. But other than that, everything was good.
N/A
The only aspect I could probably think of that I liked least is probably the time the class was held and the fact that this was the only course being taught that wasn't unit mastery. Other than that, there wasn't any aspect I didn't like.
The pop quizzes. I wasn't that I didn't like it, but it was annoying thinking, "Did he give the quiz today?" "Did I miss it?" Then again, I suppose that was the point.
-Having to be sure to be in class everyday so I won't miss a pop quiz to earn points
The tests. I have a hard time with tests. The tests were hard for my style.
There is nothing that I like the least.
There are alot of notes to take down when he is lecturing and doesn't give enough time to write it all down.
I did not like learning about the where the diffrent parts of the brain are located or what they do. That was boring to me.
Sometimes the microphone in the classroom wouldn't work.
Surprise pop quizzes, but I get why they're there.
nothing, it was fine, tests were extremely trick though.
It was early in the morning.
The only thing I am not too fond of about this class is the early class time. However, that does not stop me from attending class willingly. I could never want to miss this class because it would mean that I miss on a very fun lecture!
The practice exam only covered two chapters while the midterm and the final covered around 4-5. I'd rather have it more evenly distributed.
learning too much terms.
i did not like the random attendance quizzes.
The pop quizzes weren't very fun.
I wish we could have had more tests to spread out the course material into smalller chunks since this course involves a lot of memorizing.
Nothing
none
In class I couldn't get all the notes down because he went to fast sometimes but it turned out okay because he sent the powerpoints out.
There were only 3 exams...maybe if you made like 4 or something. And using pop quizes isnt efficient because most of the students fail.
There is non. I liked everything.
It was the only PSY100 class that was taught in a lecture rather than online.
Surprise quizzes
Only thing i didn't like was that the final exam wasn't during exam week...it was sooner.
It was early.
none
The exams.
i did not have any problems with the class or the professor.
Wished the instructor would post up the slides up earlier to jot down more notes. Instructor should slow down when explaining topics.
n/a
I just didn't like how the class was so far away!
None
N/A
n/a
His test. i did poorly
Nothing. No complaints.
ahh, sometimes he went too fast but it was okay
Tests were extremely hard, didn't cover the material very well.
18. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It is a great course.
excellent
This Psychology class beats the Unit Mastery class. I believe that this class was fair in everything. Powerpoint slideshows were all put up on Laulima and that made everything convenient. Although I didn't attend class everyday, the times that I did attend, I learned something new. Professor Dewald doesn't make a person feel uncomfortable and he's really open about anything. In order to get the best of this course, attendance everyday is necessary! Overall, I liked this class.
Great! i recommended it because he is funny and has a great way to get across to his students!
that the course was great because of how the instructor had taught as well as his teaching style. He should teach more courses/other classes. So much was learned and it furthered my interest in psychology; I already took a liking to it in high school (again due to the teacher and teaching style), but this course confirmed that my liking to psychology didn't end with a semester in high school.
Possibly one of most effective courses I have taken. I feel I have acquired the expected knowledge of this subject, while enjoying the the lectures. This professor is in my opinion the best I have come across so far. He taught the subject while making it interesting, was able to help out any student who need it, and he provided critical thinking that we could apply outside of class.
Great!!!
-interesting class, I thought psychology was only on how the mind works but it is much more than that.
This course was good, the teacher made it fun to learn and not boring.
The class was great. The teacher showed his enthusiasms about the work and he really made everything interesting. I would really recommend it to everyone.
I am very satisfied with this course.
I really ejoyed this class. The instructor made it fun to be in lectures and I thought that it was interesting.
This was a very interesting class, and I got alot out of the information that was given, and I can relate this information to real life situations!
~*~EXCELLENT~*~
good course, interesting, good lecturer.
This course is easily my favourite this semester. It is one of those classes you donâ??t want to miss; thatâ??s how dedicated and enthusiastic I am about this class! The professor makes everything really fun and entertaining with his little side notes about things being discuss in this class. I highly recommend this class! It is a great learning experience and it makes me want to major in Psychology.
Very intriguing and really great course AND teacher :)
great!
good course if taught by this instructor.
It was a very interesting course, and I recommend it all the time.
This is a good class. I would recommend it to other students.
It was the best class I took so far. 5/5
excellent.
Excellent class and teacher I would definetly take it again.
One word...AWESOME!!!
Good.
Everyone who has to take Psychology should take it with Mr. Dewald. He is very open and a fun teacher. I learned a lot because he taught in an interesting way.
The information is useful for any person no matter what major you plan on going into, and if you are interested in majoring or deepening your knowledge in Psychology or that area, this course will get your toes wet.
Very good class and the professor did a very good job introducing me to the subject.
This course was a lot of fun. I learned a lot from this course and looked forward to learning the content. Professor Dewald is a great instructor because he teaches the material in a way that makes you want to listen and keeps you interested. I am glad i took this course with this professor.
This class and teacher were so much fun. It was an early class but the attitude of the teacher is the reason I got up in the morning to go to class.
my favorite class so far. dewald's teaching style suits me perfectly, and i have been able to learn a lot about my favorite subject.
professor was funny and made lectures interesting. glad i took it from him.
I liked it. I enjoyed learing and wouldn't mind taking another class from prof. Dewald.
i learned a great deal from this course. the professor was really helpful, and made the class worth taking. i would be willing to take other courses in psychology or other courses from this professor.
good because the topics were interesting and I was able to learn a lot in a short period of time.
great
I would recommend taking psychology with Andy! I loved this class!
This is one of the classes that I enjoy attending because there is always something new to look forward to everyday. I would recommend every student to register for this class especially if Andrew is teaching it to the fact that I never find myself falling asleep, which I tend to do in my other classes! Quizzes are taken before the lecture starts AND if you're late to class, you're still able to take it after class which is one my favorite part of this class. There is no other class that I've taken that does this and some student find it very difficult to pass a certain class because most instructors are TOO strict with their materials. Overall, I love this class and would recommend this class as a requirement for all majors. Five Stars!!!
Very interesting course that discusses about human behavior. Andrew made learning about psychology more interesting.
great, I would recommend this class to any upcoming UH students or anyone who wants to learn more in the field of psychology.
Really worth taking.Fun and the teacher was really confident and funny
Great professor..
A fun, enlightening course, which offers interesting material. I gained some valuable information, and had fun doing it. Strongly recommended.
Excellent! I would take this professor again!
Even though I'm probably getting a bad grade, I learn so much in this class, I would take it again anyway.
This class overall was really good. I would recommend this class to others because the material and prof. were very interesting.

Andrew Dewald: PSY429, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 429 - Experimental Psy: Advance Tpcs Crn (Section): 79360 (003)     79361 (004)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 12 (86%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 10 (71%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 10 (71%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 11 (79%)
5. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 12 (86%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 10 (71%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
learning to be more skeptical and be more questionable about paranormal things presented to me.
The facts and lectures presented in class were amazing.
I really liked how he made himself so avaliable if we needed any help. His lectures were interesting and it helped watching clips to visualize what he went over. I liked how he was so enthusiatic about what he was talking about and told many stories. He is an asset as a professor and I encourage everyone to take his class. He talks about sensitive issues but made it easy for me to listen even if i don't always agree.
The fact that much of this info can be applied to everyday life.
I think the most important part of the course was the beginning lectures where we learned how to think critically and how to apply these methods to real life.
Examples, videos.
Encouragement to be skeptical and think critically about paranormal claims
The lecture ppt presentations were the most enjoyable part of this class. They clearly explanined the material while making it fun and exciting. The other best aspect of this class was the instructor... one of the best instructors i have had at the university.
Learning about belief systems and why people believe what they do, and how to be a skeptic.
I feel like this course gave me a much stronger understanding of critical thinking and research methodology than the ACTUAL methodology course ever did.
Available slides
learning the skeptics perspective and how to apply it to everyday situations
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
none
Some of the readings were not needed and one book was barely read.
He shouldn't have told us that he will let us go early some of the time. It made the days that he lectured for the full time harder.
none.. i thought it was all very informative
Nothing. Everything helped.
The least vlauable part of this class was the weight put on the test. The tests were fair, but there is a lot of pressure to do well if you want a high class grade.
sometimes the lectures were straight from the books. example wise. andy's really smart, i appreciate the material backup but more new examples would have been nice for me
While the paranormal phenomena served as an excellent illustration of the concepts Professor Dewald was teaching and were very interesting, studying these topics was the least useful thing about the course.
reading the book
9. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
watching Penn and Teller episodes
The lectures and how professor taught us to really think about paranormal phenomena.
Andy being the interesting professor who changed my view on the supernatural.
the humor that went along with it.. was probably my favorite class i have taken in college
the critical thinking methods that i have begun using in real life. I've become more of a skeptic.
Everything we learned. Mainly ghosts and spirits. It helped me to understand and not be afraid of ghosts. Because technically they don't exist.
The teacher and content. Both were great
Andy
The awesome instructor.
being my favorite psychology class
The critical thinking methods taught in this course were useful and easy to remember. I will likely be employing them well into the future.
teacher and material
the lectures... they are interesting and different from most psych lectures
10. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
being more skeptical of things
I thought it was extremely interesting and I learned a lot about the subject and can rationalize a lot better because of it.
This course opened my eyes to see the world in another light. Before this course I was one of the believers of the paranormal and didn't care that people were skeptic. But now i'm a skeptic and it's a good thing. I can leave this course full aware that we can't explain everything but what we do know should be examined to find plausible causes. Now I can say that i'm not so gulible. Thanks Andy.
not to be gullible and really look into what people are saying
I've learned to become a skeptic. I don't take things at face value, and I learn to think about things critically before accepting things at fact. I feel less gullible.
Learning to think critically and take a further look at presented evidence will help me in the future.
Knowledge of thinking like a skeptic. Not believing everything I hear.
think
This class is about real world psydoscientific and paranormal scams. everything about this class will benefit me personally.
insight into people. how to deal with people and their beliefs more effectively. understanding.
See above.
ability to diagnose claims and see if they are falsifiable
how to argue with religious freaks
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
13. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 12 (86%)
14. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (93%)
15. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 10 (71%)
16. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.