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Neil Christiansen
Professor in the Psychology department
at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
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Overall Quality
2.7
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.6
Clarity
2.9
Easiness
1.9
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06/04/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY 510 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Terrible professor. Doesn't know how to teach. He thinks showing off knowledge is teaching. Deliberately makes things harder than they are and denigrates students to make himself feel superior. Worst professor ever.

08/14/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSY336 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This guy grades the portfolio ridiculously hard. Don't call something "short answer" if you want an essay answer. No feedback during term at all. Not even a "het it's the end of the term" email. Useless class

06/05/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Psych 510 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He can be a good researcher, he can be good with numbers, he can be very knowledgeable in this field, but all of this means nothing when you consider how he's not a nice person. He will yell at his students and insult them throughout the class and act as if he's God. I'd rather have a down-to-earth professor with a nice personality.

06/11/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSY336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class was the hardest Psychology class I have taken. 400 levels are not even this hard. He is very interested in the subject but not very helpful to students. He curves the exams but people still averaged getting a C or lower. Oh and you have "pop quizzes" almost every week. Text book is a must.

07/06/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSY336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This is the most difficult 300 level class I have ever taken. I got a B in the class for an outstanding portfolio. Self-paced, and not recommended for procrastinators. Over 100+ "short" answer chapter questions. Exceptionally difficult multiple choice questions that are full of jargon. I don't recommend this even if you are a psych major.

06/17/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Nemo Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Highly knowledgeable and an excellent researcher. This man is great at what he does, though he can struggle to relate that knowledge in a comprehensible fashion to his students which renders him a rather mediocre teacher, particularly when paired with the offhanded insults and offensive commentary made in class.

01/05/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
psych340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Somebody put a pin in this guy's head. I didn't realize that being a professor gives you the status of a God.

10/20/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSYC510 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's not the sweetest person but you can learn so much from him.

01/15/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
psy340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Do not take this class! This teacher is terrible. He is arrogant and not thorough at all. His class is interesting, but he makes this class difficult by not offering any help or giving any feedback.

12/09/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSY340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Lots of work and really hard tests.

12/08/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
psy340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class is very time consuming. Expect a quiz every week, three papers, and pretty difficult exams. I took it as a fun class and it has been my hardest. Make sure that you have time to devote to this class. Overall, it was a good class. Professor Christiansen expects a lot from his students throughout the semester, but this is college isn't it?

11/12/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSY340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Christiansen is not very clear with what he expects from his students. No matter how hard I tried, it seemed as if I could never get ahead in the class. A quiz is given every day a new chapter is discussed. His tests are super hard. Gives out essay questions in advance. He expects a lot. Use time wisely. Please do not take this teacher!

07/25/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
psy336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Nice prof! Very understanding! Excellent visual aids. (took course online)

03/23/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSY510 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Really enjoyed this class; thought I wouldn't due to the content and stories I heard prior to coming in, but it turned out great. It's definitely TONS of work, but as long as you aren't lazy and/or dumb you will be fine. I've heard some people don't like the prof's sarcastic style but it is right up my alley. Favorite class of the semester.

12/03/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSY 536 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

very unclear

12/22/2003
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
psy 336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

wow, this was my hardest class i have ever taken. I am a pretty good student and i had alot of trouble with this class. Not only is the material EXTREMELY boreing, but he also doesnt explain it very well, he talks to us like we are all PhD's. Avoid!!!!!

08/30/2003
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
510 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Don't waste his time with the basics. Talk about the NBA after class. Vegetarian, likes animals. Has dogs and cats. Likes Michigan.

08/27/2003
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSY 536 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Not good

04/29/2003
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

No Comments

04/28/2003
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSY 336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Be prepared to write LONG of essay answers.

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