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Charles Negy
Professor in the Psychology department
at University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
841 Student Ratings
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01/11/2015
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOP 2772 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Tests are tough"

TAKE WITH CAUTION: This professor is very vague. He does not explain the material in depth. Several questions on exams that were not covered in class. Literally reads directly off the power-points. I asked multiple questions in class in which he had no answer to and told me to just look it up.

01/11/2015
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
psy2012 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A
"Tests? Not many" "Get ready to read" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Defiantly need the book to pass, and attendance isn't mandatory, but every test has at least 3 questions from the lecture that were not in the book, along with videos questions. 4 test, 25 questions each. Read the chapters and take notes before class, it will make the material easier to remember. Note cards & rereading chapters will give you an A

01/02/2015
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY2012 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Amazing lectures" "Hilarious" "Would take again"

Must go to class. His exams are really specific and he'll ask questions on his lectures or on the videos he played in class. Fun and interesting class. No limits in what is discussed. If you are sensitive on certain subjects I don't recommend you taking him. He's hilarious and overall a great professor.

12/29/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHY2012 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Tests? Not many" "Get ready to read"

The class consist of 4 test (only 20 questions) and 10 pts for case studies. He gives you 2 extra pts if you do 12 hrs. Make sure you go to every lecture! Test can be very specific but if you read the chapters and in class notes you'll do fine. His lectures are very interesting (he's hilarious) and his textbook isn't a bore to read.

12/28/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOP2772 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Hilarious" "Would take again" "Amazing lectures"

I took Dr. Negy's class about 5 years ago and even now that I'm in Grad school at UCF, I still want to go sit in on his lectures. His lectures are interesting and straightforward and they really make you think about your own opinion on the matter. Great professor and if anyone gets the chance, you should definitely take him as much as possible!

12/20/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOP2772 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again" "Hilarious" "Amazing lectures"

Negy is highly opinionated, and is not shy of bashing certain groups of people. Although I never took personal offense, some students might. Aside from that, he's a great teacher, knows his stuff well, and his notes are very helpful. His tests are tough, just study hard and pay attention! He tends to ask lots of statistical questions.

12/15/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
SOP3723 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Tests are tough" "Get ready to read"

Your grade consists of FOUR TESTS (4), he requires you to purchase his published text and a book (Sun Chief). It was a lot to read and if you want to pass this class you MUST READ THE BOOKS. The material covered in class is 50% of what is on his test & 50% from the 2 books. If you want to pass read everything and take notes on the videos!!

12/15/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
SOP 2772 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Tough Grader" "Get ready to read"

The irony is Professor Negy likes to emphasize upon the bigots of the world especially people who are religious (mainly Christians) yet he is a huge bigot himself. I have witnessed him embarrass students for their spoken opinions. If he doesn't like what have to you say he will minimize you.

12/11/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY 2012 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A
"Hilarious" "Get ready to read" "Amazing lectures"

Dr. Negy's class is very interesting. He is hilarious. He only has 4 tests including the final, but the final is not cumulative. Half of his questions come from his lectures and the other half come from his textbook that he wrote. Don't worry, the book is very cheap. Just study your in-class notes and read the book for the tests, and you will pass.

12/11/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY 2012 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A
"Amazing lectures" "Hilarious" "Get ready to read"

Dr. Negy makes the course very interesting. He is hilarious and his lectures won't have you bored. Half of his test questions come from his lectures and the other half come from his book (he wrote it and it is very cheap). Just review your lecture notes and read the book, maybe make some note cards and you shouldn't have a problem passing.

12/09/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOP2772 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B+

I think Negy is a really good teacher and he's really passionate about what he teaches. He incorporates his own opinion a lot and tries to make jokes. You'll watch videos and the power points are straightforward. The book is just a printout of all the slides w some fill in the blank so if you always come to class you don't need to buy it

11/30/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY 2012 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Amazing lectures" "Participation matters" "Tests? Not many"

Highly recommend him to anyone. He's very funny and makes lectures so entertaining. Just show up and read his textbook and you will pass no problem. He has me interested on making psychology my major.

11/17/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY2012 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Tests? Not many" "Hilarious"

Honestly, if you show up and listen, you'll pas if not get an A. You could read his book, since it is the same, word for word, as his lectures, but then you'd be missing out on hilarious lectures. There has not been a class period that the entire lecture hall has not burst into the laughter at least once. Love this class

11/12/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOP 2772 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B+

The reviews for him really scared me, but TAKE NEGY. He's very passionate about what he teaches and provides accurate information. He is very opinionated and vocal about it, but if you can't handle that, you shouldn't be in a college class. The textbook was a printout of the slides and the tests were straight from the notes and easy. Great teacher!

11/10/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOP 2772 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Respected by students" "Amazing lectures"

Very controversial. You will know his opinions on just about all of his material by the end of the class. Pretty funny. If you show up to his lectures and take notes, you'll be fine. His "textbook" is just a print out of his powerpoints. Just take notes on your laptop. Saves you $65. Tests are easy if you show up to his lectures.

10/27/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSY 2012 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: C+
"Tests are tough" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Tests? Not many"

The book was easy to read and the lectures were generally entertaining, but Negy gives atheist rants almost every lecture, and won't listen to any contradictory input his students try to give in class. He is a poor teacher, and tests on details that aren't important to psychology. He does a disservice to his students interested in psychology.

10/07/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSY2000 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Hilarious" "Get ready to read" "Tough Grader"

I took the class twice because I didn't pass the first time, but honestly I still enjoyed every lecture. He WILL tell you his opinion and if you are easily offended don't take this class. But if you're not easily offended and can take a joke, you will love (most) of his lectures. The tests are rough and you NEED to read the book and pay attention.

10/04/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
psy Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Get ready to read" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Tests? Not many"

he doesn't care about the student at all, the test are 20 questions 10 questions will be about the material and the rest are just random stuff. don't miss class !!!!!

05/11/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSY 2012 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is funny and it makes the class interesting. Overall, he was very offensive and he is NOT helpful at all and he doesn't really care about you! When he teaches he thinks he's always right and he wants you to think like him. The book is definitely necessary! His test are hard and and short, so study! I recommend NOT taking him if you can help it.

05/08/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY 2012 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I would recommend the class if you're going to put the time into studying. As long as you read the book and go to class you will pass. Although his grading system is obnoxious, he only gives 4 tests and thats most of your grade, he is a great teacher. The class is very interesting and you will enjoy his lectures.

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