Showing Professors...
in Vanderbilt University that teach Psychology Edit
Professors
  • Load More
Elisabeth Sandberg
Professor in the Psychology department
at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
are you Elisabeth Sandberg?
Overall Quality
3.6
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.4
Clarity
3.7
Easiness
3.1
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
Top 20 Tags for this Professor

See how other students describe this professor.

Choose your tags
44 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
04/28/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Psy 208 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

This is a great class. Her expectations are very clear, and as long as you do the readings, the homework and quizzes are easy.

04/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MHS 250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This class on autism was very interesting for someone who knew nothing about ASD. That said, Sandberg knows her stuff yet the class is more of a survey than real nitty-gritty material. It's a pretty easy A, and the work load is some of my lowest at Vandy. I wish Sandberg had lectured more but instead there is a lot of fruitless group discussion.

04/14/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Sandberg is very witty and easy going. Liked listening to her lectures, although she often goes on rants or tangents that are interesting, but not relevant. Tests are very difficult, so just skim the textbook every night with online homework and you'll be fine. More work than anticipated, but enjoyable class. Made me wanna major in Psych

01/08/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Psych 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Sandberg, in a sense, ruined my interest in psychology. A seemingly easy course of study (intro psych) was made difficult by her impossibly worded test questions (each multiple choice with 5 options). I recommend studying from the text/website because her class lectures are painful and she always fails to properly operate the projector.

01/06/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Gen Psy 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Sandberg kept the class interesting. Often times we would watch movies and videos in class. Sometimes I felt as if the class period was pointless though because the tests were textbook based. There is a good bit of work on psych portal every night. Also, the tests cover A LOT of information, so start studying like a week in advance.

12/29/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Test questions are really vague but she provides a lot of grade cushioning. Study the lecture slides she posts online

12/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSY 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Sandberg is witty and articulate. Class is not mandatory, but you should go because the lectures include material that will be on the tests, and she shows clips of videos that are quite interesting. To prepare for the tests, practice the Learning Curve tests that are online-- they are key to getting an A.

12/16/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSYCH 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Sandberg is an interesting woman...she is whiny and somewhat harsh and unapproachable. Despite this, the lectures are interesting (lots of graphics and cool videos) and she keeps it light and funny for the most part. The homework is pretty mandatory, and is kind of busy work. Tests are WAY harder than the class itself, beware! Keep up w/ reading.

12/09/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSYCH 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I love her during her lectures because she is funny and kept us interested in the topics. But the exams are haaaaaaaard.

12/04/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Easy to do well if you actively do the homework. Lectures aren't mandatory but sometimes extra credit is offered. Also, there are questions on tests about in-class activities.

11/15/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Lectures are useless, and consist of her making bad jokes and showing videos. Fine to skip often. Material comes entirely from textbook/online homework, and is pretty simple, but tests are hard. Expect grade to be a full letter grade higher than test average because of grade booster assignments. Definitely can get an A, but have to put in some work

04/29/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
MHS 250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Extremely easy. Learned a decent amount but she went off on tangents all the time. Very funny professor and understanding. I would recommend it if you want an easy A

03/29/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Course is a great survey of psychology. Her lectures are clear and interesting. There's online hw before every class, which could add up. The tests are manageable if you put the effort into studying. This class prompted me to pursue psych as a major and take another class with her the semester after. I 100% recommend it!

01/08/2013
good
2 Helpfulness
5 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

Great teaching style. Very clear and interesting in class, but the tests can catch you off guard the first time or two. Do not need help outside of class and ask her anything though. She has T.A.s for you to associate with not really so much her. The final project is great, however, it provides a lot of cushion for your grade.

12/21/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She did not give clear indication that the tests would be difficult with the type of homework she assigned. The class is overall pretty easy, because most of the points you can earn come from things you get to spend a lot of time on. I personally disliked the class because she didn't make it worthwhile to come to class.

12/18/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
psych101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

she was a great lecturer and the material was interesting. tests were all multiple choice questions and were difficult, but the portfolio project (30% of your grade) and the research participation (10%) and homework (10%) made it possible to have bad grades on the midterms but still to have an overall good grade in the class

12/18/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
psych101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Decent teacher. Clear lectures. Tests much harder than the class itself due to very vague/badly worded questions. Many other opportunities to boost grade though. Homework due every class, its a big part of your grade so do it.

12/14/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very entertaining and quirky lecturer, and she often supplements the reading with interesting information which is on the test, but reading the book is the most important part of the class. Tests aren't bad, and the overall grade is padded with fairly easy outside assignments and homework. If you put in the work, an A shouldn't be out of reach.

12/14/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Even though her lectures mostly review information from the book, her conversational style keeps them interesting. Her tests incorporate specific material from the book and her lectures, so keep up with both. The tests aren't bad, but even then your grade is padded with homework and other assignments. Good class.

12/12/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Sandberg was great. Her lectures are mostly material from the book, but they're helpful to digest the info. She's really funny, and her lectures are very conversational, which helps keep you awake at 9am. The homework was all online and super easy, and the tests weren't too bad either. She's interesting to talk to outside of class.

Load More
Were these reviews helpful? Help out your fellow students
Rate this Professor
date Class Note
Are you sure you want to delete this note? Once deleted, we can't bring it back.
×

Thank you for submitting your note.

Close ×