Joseph Germana at Virginia Tech

Joseph Germana

  • 3.4Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 3.1Clarity
  • 2.7Easiness

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2/17/14

Psy 2034

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

very very good teacher, I really was blown away by his teaching style. If you are in class, not just in body, but "in it" and you allow yourself to get into it, you will be greatly rewarded.

2/6/14

Psych4364

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best ever. If you're smart and open then you will benefit greatly from this class. If not, you will think he is a bad teacher. He's been teaching at tech for 40 years so he must be doing something right.

12/15/13

Psyc2044

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

poor helfulness

8/23/10

psyc1234

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I graduated from VT in '99. I had the honor of sitting for three lectures with Dr. Germana. He applies general systems theory to learning and behaviorism. Initially, it seemed a bit muddled, but when it all clicked into place it made perfect sense. I can't imagine a better system for understanding these psychological principles. My fav prof!

10/28/08

PSYC2054

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Germana is different from prof.s you are probably used to. Most people either love him or hate him. You'll know how you stand if you go to one of his classes. He kept us awake and on our toes. You do need to pay attention. There's no way to get the info unless you go to class, so for those that hated it, you probably didn't go or took bad notes.

8/17/08

PSYC4364

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Germana's the man. Any student that didn't like him never got to know him or went to class

6/26/08

PSYC2054

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He talks for hours about nothing and expects you to know minute details for the test. His tests are 3 essays each and the questions are rediculously hard. He asks about stuff that he never mentions. I studied for hours and still didnt even know what the questions were talking about. if you have his class, get out!!!!

12/15/07

Psych501

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had Germana for 3 different classes and he taught all three of them exactly the same...I took the same class three times then with different titles. He's definitely an interesting guy. I couldn't sit too close though because he gets foamy white stuff in the corners of his mouth and whipes it off on his thumb and then pants and that made me gag.

10/22/07

PSYC2054

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Joe Germana is the most eccentric teacher I've had. It's possible to get lulled into thinking you understand what's going on. You do need to pay attention, but if you can outline and play around with the concepts you'll do well.

1/11/07

PSYC4364

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

For all those who have commented that he is "disorganized" and "horrible" obviously just did not get it and for that I am sorry. He is truly a brilliant man.

9/19/06

trans4023

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible teacher...stay away , rude and very unclear in class. There is no stability anywhere in his class

10/12/05

Learning, Perso

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I think he is an aswesome teacher. That class was the first I'd ever heard of systems theories and I have heard it in so many other fields since then. Really relevent stuff.

6/13/05

Psyc 4**

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Joe is out there. His teaching ring on in my life. If you have any interest in the transpersonal take his seminar. If you complain about lack of structure do not take this class. If you keep an open mind and enjoy enjoyed opening and altering your mind take his class. Joe is the only teacher I considered a genuine friend

6/3/05

PSYC 2044

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A bit 'out there' but I did learn a lot about behaviorism!

5/2/05

Psyc 2054

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible teacher...makes NO sense...Rude...just a terrible teacher...can't believe Tech's allowed him to teach for 40 years. Don't take his class..you WILL regret it.

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