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James Selgas
Professor in the Psychology department
at Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA
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Overall Quality
2.8
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.8
Clarity
2.8
Easiness
2.4
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18 Student Ratings
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10/22/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSYCH 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Tests are tough" "Lectures are long"

HE knows what he is talking about but is not good at teaching it to students

04/17/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSYC 209 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: B

Straight lecture. No white board or powerpoints. He gets off base all the time with personal stories. We wouldn't progress much from the last class. He gave us study guides that summed up the text. He's sort of a pushover when it came to tests, but my class was pretty aggressive. Also, there's an APA-style paper due at the end of the semester.

04/17/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
psych 213 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Selgas is not a good teacher at all. He talks all class about various things and rarely relates it back to what we're supposed to be studying. He doesn't tell you whats on the tests and his tests are NOT easy. It is crucial to read the book. I do not recommend.

03/28/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSYC 213 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Selgas was not among the list of my favorite professors. He simply talks the entire class about patients he's worked with. It is very important to read the book. He never discusses what's actually on the test. His tests are VERY difficult multiple choice tests, but he does grade on a decent curve. Be prepared to teach yourself!

12/03/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSYC 101 - 039 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: WD

He talks and talks but NOTHING he says is on the tests. He may be a very smart man but he is a terrible teacher! We had a paper and he never explained it until the last 2 weeks of class and it made no sense what he wanted. PLEASE DO NOT take this class if you aren't good at teaching yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/19/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Psych213 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr S is indeed a brilliant teacher, but if you learn best by power point and hand-holding, he is not for you. I found his course difficult and yet rewarding. He integrates relevant cases with other professionals' physiological and psychological material. It was challenging, but well worth only getting a B in his class.

11/08/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Psyc101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I would not recommend him. He doesn't give you help to knowing what will be on his tests. He talks the entire class. I feel like I could pass the class without coming but he will drop you if you don't show. If you email him he does not get back to you. I regret taking him!

08/07/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSYCH101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Definitely a great professor. Dr. Selgas is helpful and insightful. He is always willing to chat and takes a personal interest in many of his students (not in a weird way).

05/11/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSYCH213 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The class is more like a grad level class. The lecture is a lot of case studies, not simply reading out of the book. The tests are primarily based on book knowledge, so you do need to read it. Extra credit comes from lectures. I enjoyed it, although if you're not used to case study type classes, you might find it difficult.

04/29/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Psych202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great person overall. Only lectures but make the content understandable for even the slowest of students. I really enjoyed his class and would take any others take by Dr. Selgas. He is available for any help he can offer his students and is always happy to 'chat' with interested students.

12/04/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
pysch101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very good professor with extremely interesting lectures. Passionate about the material and extremely knowledgeable about past and current psychology.

11/19/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSYC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Does NOT know how to teach a college course; however is very knowledgeable in his field. He will go on & on about stories of patients. Be prepared to teach yourself. Test material is straight out of the book, rarely from class discussion.

09/02/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
pysch101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

very good teacher

02/26/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Psych213 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Selgas is a brilliant man, but he does not convert well with his teaching. He does not write notes on the board so be prepared to write down everything he says. His test's are all multiple chopice, do not let this fool you. Test difficulty is very high.

02/23/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSYC201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

does NOT teach and gets very distracted...nice but terrible teacher...i learn by people teaching...i cannot learn by teaching myself which was why it was terrible...attendance is 10% of grade so don't miss class....terrible teacher

01/15/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's a very nice professor, but tends to lecture more as if he's talking to you rather than what will precisely be on the test. Be sure to read the book and the final project. He gives a chance to make up a test and grades on a personal curve that makes achieving a better grade easier.

11/10/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
psy213 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

You must read the text and do the study guide to pass this class. Don't put off the journal reviews do at the end of the semester! The exam comes straight from the text. He is a classic storyteller so you don't even need to show up for class. However he's one of the nicest professors I've ever had.

11/02/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
psych213 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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