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Sherry Span
Professor in the Psychology department
at California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
are you Sherry Span?
Overall Quality
4.6
Average Grade
B-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.6
Clarity
4.6
Easiness
3.1
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155 Student Ratings
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12/15/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Psy 100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C
"Hilarious" "Tests are tough" "Get ready to read"

You do not need to show up to class to pass just read the textbook and you will be just fine. If you do not review the textbook it will be nearly impossible to pass. You get your lowest test score taken out and your grade is based on 3 midterms, final, 3 short papers (1 12 pages), and participating in two experiments

12/13/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
psy 100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B
"Hilarious" "Clear grading criteria" "Amazing lectures"

I love Sherry she's such an amazing professor. She gives a few papers, 4 exams but drops the lowest one and you have to participate in 2 experiments. The exams are easy IF YOU STUDY. She gives you a study guide and if you base it off that you will get a good grade. She's so funny and you will love the examples she gives to help with the concepts

11/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSY 100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Hilarious" "Respected by students" "Tests are tough"

Super funny, and lectures are detailed and clear. Must do reading assignments, she pulls questions from reading for tests. Very helpful ans awesome teacher!

09/26/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
457 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again" "There for you" "Respected by students"

I took Sherry Span for both my Psychology of Sexuality class and Abnormal Psych - love her to bits! I got a B in both classes mostly because I didn't study too hard (the regret is real) but she is a fantastic lecturer, friendly, loves her subject and wants to see you succeed. And personally, I thought she was quite attractive, Great Prof!

05/19/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
psych 370 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

GREAT instructor. Passionate not only about the subject, but also with helping her students learn. I've never felt like she handled anything wrong. My only criticism is that she didnt stick to her schedule on the syllabus very well because she underestimated the amount of information per chapter. beyond that though, she's excellent. one of the best

05/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY 370 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B

Sherry Span is arguably one of the best professors I have had in the last 4 years. She has a true passion for psychology and teaches it as a science. Her sense of humor and intelligence will keep you coming to class. She is open to new ideas, criticism, and strives to learn with you. Its refreshing! Tests are conceptual/multiple choice/short answer

05/12/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSY 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Ehh. A bit confusing, but would always be there yo help you out. very friendly

01/27/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Span, or Sherry, as she likes to be called, is honestly a great professor. Pay attention, attend the lectures as she doesn't just recite the book. READ the book. Use the study guides. Simple class. 2 papers, 4 exams. There is a final. The only reason I got the grade I did was because I was lazy. TAKE SPAN, especially if you're a freshman.

01/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

LOVED this class! Sherry is an awesome teacher: great at explaining concepts and, even in a lecture hall with 150 students, you can tell she really wants each student to succeed and makes herself available for whatever help she can provide. I recommend this class 100%!

01/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
psy100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

take this class! super fun, definitely recommend! attendance is not mandatory but her humor and videos make you want to go. She gives study guides and other assignments help your grade tremendously.

01/01/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSY100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This class is a bit of a challenge to get a high grade. The exams are pretty difficult, everything else is simple because she thoroughly explains assignments and gives you a chance to rewrite papers. You did not need to bring the book to class but you will need it to pass. She is an amazing teacher and you will not regret taking her class.

12/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSY 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Continued from below: besides having 4 exams (she drops the lowest out of the 4), there are 2 behavioral explanations worth 20 pts. each (super easy), 1 write up experiment worth 20 pts. (easy), and be a participant for a research (easy but required. You need to do 2 experimentations). Again, her test is what's going to kill your grade. STUDY!!!!

12/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSY 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I admire Sherry since she is extremely knowlegeable. Always open for office hours and always willing to help you. However, this class was hard for me because of her test. You get 4 of them in the semester but she drops the lowest score. Her test are not what you think of. Simply do not memorize definitions. You need to make up examples to do well.

12/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Cant stress it enough how great this woman is. Very energetic, hilarious, & really knows her stuff. Experiment and behavior explanation papers are pretty easy. MAKE SURE TO STUDY for the exams! 4 in total, drops the lowest score at the end of the semester. & you have to participate in these 2 psychological experiments. Take her! You wont regret it!

08/23/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSY 370 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Span is incredibly funny and well informed, and while this class was extremely interesting, it was also very difficult. 4 exams all of which included symptoms,causes, and treatments of the various disorders you'll learn about. Pay very close attention to details and don't fall behind in the readings.

06/01/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Psych-100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Amazing professor, she's friendly yet professional. Approachable and very fun. P.S I'm selling the textbook at half price for Psych 100 first come first serve!

04/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very approachable, friendly and charismatic. She made the class very interesting, you seriously don't have to go to class but her awesome personality makes you want to go.

01/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Psy100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Best teacher ever! 4 exams, drops lowest one. 3 written assignments, 2 experiments and the final is cumulative. She posts literally everything online.Lectures are super imp but still read the book before class.Tests are difficult.DEFINITELY study ahead of time.Shes always available by hours or email. Funny as heck!If you get a chance take her!

12/23/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I loved Sherry! She is one of the best professors I've had at CSULB. She is very passionate and caring about what she does, and it shows. She always had fun stories and examples to illustrate her point. I was never bored in class. She is a little challenging, but it's worth it. Amazing prof!

12/09/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

VERY good professor. Great sense of humor. She has been teaching PSY 100 for over 15+ years, so she knows her stuff. RECOMMENDATION: record her lectures. Sit in the front. Textbook is different from what she lectures. Exams are based off her lectures. If you can rewrite everything from her lectures, I can guarantee you will get an A. 4exams+final

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