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Instructor: Jennifer Higa-King

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Jennifer Higa-King: PSY100, Fall 2009

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 20167 (0)     20342 (0)     20621 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Communicate Effectively by means of LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING SKILLS in various situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (24%) 13 (62%) 1 (5%)
2. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of Basic QUANTITATIVE (mathematical) information skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.88 20 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 7 (35%) 8 (47%) 3 (15%)
3. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Apply SYMBOLIC REASONING skills to solve problems, evaluate arguments, and interpret information.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 21 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 12 (57%) 13 (81%) 0 (0%)
4. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT, THINKING processes, and HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (70%) 1 (6%)
5. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 10 (53%) 1 (5%)
6. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate RESEARCH METHODS & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.24 25 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 8 (40%) 12 (71%) 1 (5%)
7. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Display Knowledge of DIFFERENT GROUPS and ORGANIZATIONS in societies and respect for varied CULTURAL VALUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.28 25 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (6%) 11 (44%) 10 (63%) 2 (13%)
8. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Greater ETHICAL understanding and reasoning ability about contemporary ETHICAL ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 17 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 8 (32%) 3 (18%)
9. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Identify and Articulate ROOTS and CAUSES of CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.47 17 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (16%) 3 (18%) 11 (44%) 2 (8%)
10. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Knowledge of ART FORMS and the role the ARTS play in HISTORY and CULTURE.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.04 25 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (20%) 7 (28%) 10 (59%) 1 (4%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (80%)
13. 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 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (85%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 12 (60%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 15 (75%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 16 (94%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 20 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 13 (76%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 20 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (40%) 13 (76%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (6%) 15 (75%)
21. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (80%)
22. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (85%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
i really like all of it.
learning aspects.
I really enjoyed Dr. Higa-King's lectures. I likened them to a cup of coffee in the morning: they wake you up with a boost of energy. I felt like there was never a dull moment and the entire period was filled without any downtime or dawdling. The lectures were clear, concise, and very interesting. The work load was sufficent and ample time was allowed for assignments to be completed. I actually wish more professors were as concise and goal oriented as Dr. Higa-King.
I like the homework extra credit opportunity. The tests are also easy if one studies the study guide in the back of the book. I also like when the Assignments have a grading key so one would know exactly what to include in one's Assignment.
Dr. Higa-Kingʻs lectures. I feel she explained each chapter of the book thoroughly in each lecture.
when we started learning about how the environment affects our behavior.
i like how although the lectures were in a power point form, we always had the option to look at the notes online or read along in the text book. There's no way that someone could get lost in this class. :)
It was interesting.
the lectures. clear and easy to understand.
Learning about memory was the coolest. Even now, learning about personality is cool too.
chapters were taught in an interesting way
everything
When good examples were given in class to support terms and certain details and theories.
doing experiments like the 30 degrees goggles...
I liked the openness of the class. i was always comfortable to ask questions.
What I like best of this course is the way Mrs. Higa taught the lectures. She made it very understandable and clear. Also, the online quizzes for each chapter helped a lot.
I think that making the powerpoint outlines available online before each lecture helped a lot with taking notes and understanding concepts because they were often better explained than in the book.
the way she used power point to explain her notes and how she has her notes online for her students to refer to at any time.
the art perceptive chaper
The outline
The aspects of the course I liked best was the lectures. Dr. Higa explained the materials really well.
The material presented was helpful in understanding human behavior and helped me to understand more about the way I think and how others do also. The teacher was always kind, encouraging, knew more than the subject, and very pleasant to listen to.
i like the extra credit that is offered, the videos samples, and the short activities.
Very organize, easy learning, and learn alot
straight forward
The aspects of the course I liked best was the assistance from the teacher. I really enjoyed how down to earth and understanding she was which was great because I didnt feel ashamed to ask questions or anything.
I have learned a lot about myself. Why we act certain ways in certain situations. Why we think the same and differently under different circumstances. How the body goes through stages throughout life. We develop certain ways.
Her slide-shows, during lecture, are the greatest tools to help you learn difficult topics. Her lectures are fun and enjoyable and you always leave excited to come back.
I like the teacher the because she's nice, organized and present the course very clear. I like the outline because it helps me understand the lecture and motivates me to take notes.
she made psychology intersting
Her visual examples
Ms. Higa-King is one of the best instructor I ever came across. Excellent!!
the visual aspects in her lecture. many pictures and videos. and the proffesor is just priceless. she cares. she remembers everyones names. very good teacher.
fun
The information and abstract reasoning I learned about thinking, decision making, moral judgment, scientific research, interpersonal relationships, and personal identity meant much more to me than I thought they would. In fact, I didn't think theories of psychology would really have much to do with me or my daily life. However, in class I found myself directly applying what I heard and learned to my life situations, my thinking, behavior, and identity, or that of people I know. I also liked that she e-mails us about everything and when it's due. I have a very crazy, busy lifestyle and these e-mails pretty much saved me from failing the course.
The face to face aspect of her teaching was the best thing about the class. She makes it highly interactive and it makes it the best class so far.
I liked that she had hands on examples when ever we could and we watched short videos so it wasn't boring.
The instructor was very knowledgeable and made things very clear. She was always organized and made very good example of video and pictures.
I like how we were learning about abnormal psychology
The course assignments.
I enjoyed the parts where we studied the brain and nervous system.
I found the class to be very interesting. I learned a lot from this class and found all aspects of the course to be interesting. Thanks, Dr. Higa.
I liked the class lectures and discussions. I Enjoyed taking notes and talking in the group discussions.
The aspect of the course I liked the best is when we had class discussion about the topic and when we had exams and how she would go over it with us. I GREW TO LOVE THIS CLASS! :)
I liked the enthusiasm of the instructor, the fun, atmosphere her attitude provided, and The amount of resources we had available to us.
The classroom lectures. They were easily understood, not so intimidating and invigorating. I would leave the classroom with confidence. The material and resources were most important to me, because they were easily available and flexible and can easily be accessed.
how she had all her notes on the internet and she actually used laulima unlike alot of the other teachers
The aspects of the course that i like best is our discussions in class.
The part of the course in general where we would begin to understand how our minds cognitively process.
I really like the psych portal quizes. It really helped out.
The aspects of the course I liked the best was the material itself. The instructor is very enthusiastic and makes psychology very fun to learn.
the memory
What I liked the most was her stlye of notes. Her Notes everyday were easy to read and understand (unless you wernt there, then it was a little hard to understand because you wernt able to hear her explain what everything meant.). I liked that she was easy to get into touch with and she was always keeping us updated. I like that she utilized the psychportal materials, such as the note cards and the practice quizzes, ect. I overall really seemed to enjoy this class, and I wish that I was just able to have done a little better in it.
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
none
none
The book is very difficult to understand at points, which is a hinderance to students who are absent. The way the Doctor explains things in class do not translate the same way as they do in the book. While I realize the material covered is very concise, I found myself studying off of class notes more than I did from the book. In terms of the powerpoint slide presentations, I enjoyed them, however, I often felt like I didn't have enough time to write down everything, and I may have missed crucial information. While I understand the intellectual property infringment the could occur, I wish we were allowed to record lectures for easier reference.
I did not like the clock being in the back of the room.
The book we used. It was a bit confusing at times.
the beginning on how psychology developed.
That most of all the classes were lectures, discussion, or hands on projects would have been fun.
the online quiz. they are really hard.
It would be learning about all the phychologists and their theories. Ugh! Talk about boring. Well not exactly boring. It's okay but remembering them and remembering their theories is hard for someone like me.
none
none
none
Really long lectures more activities..
I didn't like the assignments, aha, only cause i don't like writing essays.
What I liked least of this course was there wasn't much extra credit.
all the big words were confusing
the first chapter
none
The class could have bonded more.
Too much lecture. More activities or exercises helps to engage students and catch their attention better and keep it to make sure they can fully understand the lessons.
i didnt like the quizzes online.
none
The aspects of the course I least liked was that we barely got to do any activities.
There was nothing to really dislike. I enjoyed this course.
None. I like everything about the course.
n/a
I enjoyed every day of it.
well there was the exams. very difficult. tricky questions wich i didnt have time to evaluate all of them in detail.
long quizes
I thought chapter notes were unnecessary but it's not like it hurt any. It's a good tool for students just didn't really apply to me. I learn best by listening and seeing and applying what I learn-- all of which we did in class.
Just the quizzes because the whole system behind it can be troublesome and there is also the lack of interest when it comes to doing in home quizzing.
I didn't like that I had to make my own study guide. This is because I'm used to things being hand fed to me, but I feel as if making my own study guide did help a lot. It just takes more time.
Nothing
none
nonw=e.
correlation parts
Psychology was a difficult subject but I am happy that I took this course because I learned a lot. Thanks Dr. Higa.
No comment.
Nothing really. I enjoyed everything.
i liked everything about this course
My ability to retain learned information. My weakness was in the ability for reinforcement and retention.
the first test was hard and couldnt expect what we were supposed to know for the test
Their isn't any aspects of this course that i dislike.
Not being able to fully analyze my own mind.
I least liked the powerpoint.
I think the class should have more activities so that the material we learn is more clear and students can understand it better because they have experienced something that connects to the lesson.
methods used by psychologist
What I didnt like about this class was that our quizzes were online. I liked all the online things for study material and for practicing and I liked the way the quizzes were set up online it just was really hard trying to find the time to take the test on my own time and not forget about it. I live an EXTREAMLY hectic life and that was the hardest thing for me, finding time to read the book and finding time to study and remembering to "MAKE" the time to do it all anyways.
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I say 10. Instructor explains very well with our homework and also instructor gives a good example for our homework.
this course is great professor is good.
A very concise and thorough survey of Psychology and cognative thinking.
This course was very informative and I feel I have learned a lot from it. It is a good course to have taken in my first year in college.
Dr. Higa-King was awesome to have at 8:30am because she ALWAYS was upbeat so early in the morning. There was a lot of information to cover in this course but it was all very interesting
this class is a great class to take. learning is very fun and makes the student want to come to class. the teacher is almost always there when we needed something or had a question.
I like that I could refer to different sources if I did not understand a lesson taught in class that day.
Very Good.
its alright.
I love this class. I think it's because the teacher. She makes it fun, sometimes.
i love this class
very informative. thought the subject would be boring but its actually interesting and Im learning a lot of stuff.
Overall I thought that the course was good.
I like the course really great instuctor, can help you out by explaining section which whoever has difficulty with...
It was a great course, i'm glad i took it.
My overall evaluation of this course is I could have done a lot better if I didn't procrastinate. Mrs. Higa is a great teacher!
its a good course
it help me understand myself and other a little better
excellent
I love this class because I know more about how my brain works. I should apply the study techniques to my school work.
that everyone could benefit from a psychology class and especially one with a great teacher like Ms. Higa-King.
She is the best teacher, she taught me a lot, and she could relate & understand how the students were feelings, like when were tired she understands, or when we are stressing out she tries to help us out. She thought me alot in this course that i know will help me with my career. Thanks for the extra credit.
definetly recommend it
Overall I think this was a really good class.
It is a really interesting and knowledgeable class to take. You will definitely learn a lot of new things. I don't regret taking up this course. It was a fun learning experience.
EXCELLENT!!! Psychology tends to be a difficult subject, but Mrs. Higa made it interesting, fun, exciting and made me eager to learn more every class period. Her examples, experiments and demonstrations really got the class involved and excited to learn! LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT!!!
This class is the best. The teacher is really good. She's very organized and explain the course very well using examples and videos. She's very nice and she make sure that you understand the lecture.
inthusiastic teacher that has full of energy. well prepared and gives extra points. made the subject interesting. easy A if you do your work.
Excellent teacher for this course!
100%
good i would do it again.
loved it
DR HIGA-KING IS A FRICKIN' GENIUS. Her knowledge, fairness, kindness, and sense of humour are greatly under-appreciated by most of my classmates. It is obvious that she put a great deal of thought and effort into planning the course work, materials, and lectures.
The best class evar.
It's well organized. It's not the easiest class, but if you stay on top of it and study throughout the semester, you'll do fine.
Very good course
I though it was very interesting, and fun
Excellent course.
fun and educating, i would take this class again just to refresh my brain
My evaluation for this course. Fantabulous!
very good
This course is very interesting and fun! Also, the instructor is wonderful!
This was an great class with an awesome professor! I would recommend this class to everyone
I would recommend Dr. Higa-king to anyone wanting to take psy 100
Excellent structure and support. The instructor as well as the resources were pleasingly helpful. I enjoyed every facet of the course, felt confident and assured that I learned more about the subject and course before I came in to it.
My overall evaluation of this course is Outstanding.
This is a really good course which goes over multiple psychology topics and is very educational.
This course was very interesting. It was my favorite this semester.
I think the class is great. I understand the lessons that are taught in class and I like the fact that the instructor is very enthusiastic because it just makes psychology very fun to learn.
i like this class. the instructor is really helpful! i just had a problem putting time and effort from something personal.
My overall Eval. is I really enjoyed this class, like I said earlier I wish I had the chance to have put my all into it and got out my full potentials worth. I think that the teacher is an excellent teacher. I think that she is very knowledgable, understanding, and compassionant, and I am DEFINANTLY going to recomend her to everyone.
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
I have no comment inregards improvement.
none
See comments above in question 24.
This course could use more extra credit opportunities to get to the max of 10 extra credit points. More interesting random facts (optional)?
It is good as it is.
one way to improve this course is to be able to go more in depth on some topics. another way to improve this course is to do more on hands experiments.
I think having more hands on or group discussion things could liven the class up a bit.
should have more activities. like hands on activities or stuff that involves other stuff then taking notes
I would like group activities to be included into this course. Other than that it is a good class
none
nothing should be improved.
none
I think it could improve by more activities instead of really long lectures. Short pop quiz of the lecture. Last, assign chapter/session homework i.e. take notes in reading the textbook or worksheet that may help students in reading.
It was a great class, woulndn't change a thing. MRS. HIGA'S THE BOMB :]
This course could be improved by having more assignments based on the book to get us students to really understand to the lessons.
have less material to cover so we can learn more in dept about the subject
n/a
I think the students should bond more in class. I think the students are to quiet in class.
There could be more small assignments in class or outside to make hands on and writing more necessary because notes don't always work. Experiments or activities in class help diversify the learning experience. Asking students directly to think of questions or answers once in a while make them think harder :)
Have more fun activities & less quizzes online.
could be just a little more interesting
I think this class could've improved by putting more activities that relate to the lectures more often. Also, more extra credit would've been great.
I can't think of anything that can be improved. The professor is well-organized, responsible, respectful, and kind. She explained her lessons very clearly and was easily understood.
There's nothing that this class need to improve. This is actually one of the best class that I ever taken in college.
it cant be anymore improved. shes the best!
n/a
Students who attend college should be more serious.
perhaps group projects i dont like being brought to the center of attention and not know everyone. like having strangers stare at me...doesnt feel good but if i knew them i probably wouldent be so embarrased.
doing role plays as a group and maybe fieldtrips
? best course i've ever taken at HCC.
Get rid of quizzing on the net and do in in class. Just really quick. like 5 mins of the class.
I think it would be fun to go on a field trip to mental ward, actually. I don't see anything that would need improvement.
None
I think that the students should be more active in the class and have more group projects
everything is good the way it is
I cannot think of anyway for this course to be improved. Dr. Higa-King is an excellent instructor, very professional, knowledgable and entertaining.
No comment.
I don't believe there is an improvement for this course. The instructor did a wanderful job instructing and illistrating.
A little portion should be worked into the classroom discussion for review. The pace was appropriate and material user friendly, but more reiteration on the subject needs to be enhanced, before moving to to new topics and material.
This class doesn't need to be improved. It's already good as it is.
This course could have been improved by involving hands on activities.
This course could be improved by having more student to student interactions. For example, the instructor should stop after a couple of subjects and each student should take turns telling their partner what it was that was just presented by the instructor (things like that).
I don't really have any comments to say how this course can be improved. I think the class just needs a little more class activities.
this is great already. students like me should be realizing that we need to put more time and effort in order to pass.
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