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Michael McPherson
Professor in the Psychology department
at San Diego Miramar College, San Diego, CA
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Overall Quality
4.3
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.3
Clarity
4.4
Easiness
3.7
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10/21/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
pych 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A
"Amazing lectures" "Get ready to read" "Would take again"

Professor McPherson has been the best professor I have had at my time in the community college system. He is very knowledgeable and makes the lectures much more interesting than most. You need to read to get a good grade in the class but besides that, not too much work. Would definitely recommend him as a teacher.

01/20/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
psychology 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

One of the worst online classes I have ever taken. All you did was read the text and take a short quiz. He gave two essays and never graded them. He gave discussion points and then never reviewed or totalled the discussion. Final was way harder than the whole class - no warming of 100 questions in 2 hours online! Never responds to emails.

12/21/2013
average
1 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Psyc 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Easy class to get an "A" every week: Read 1 chap,1 quiz and 1 DB. You can turn in DB's at any time. Quizzes have a short window, so make sure you pay attention to the dates he says they are available. He is nonexistent you can never get a hold of him. To be honest you really don't need to. Everything is cut and dry and to the point!

12/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Psyc 230 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great class. Lectures were thought out, clear, and helpful. Concepts were related to our own life experiences. You absolutely must read the book to do well. Its a lot of reading, but it helps your understanding. The study guides given for the main exams are great. Also gives you study questions for each exam. Again, great class.

11/30/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSYCH Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

McPherson does not deserve any kind of negative criticism because he is a gem. His class is informative and he really wants his students to do well. The guy is so genuine and loves what he teaches. I would definitely take him as a teacher over and over. The tests are simple and the class is relatively simple.

11/21/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Psy 230 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Loved this class! He's organized from the lecture to the test, speaks clearly, and has excellent hand writing. Also funny, patient, and his classroom is relaxed at all times. Treats you like an adult and doesn't care much about attendance nor does he hold you longer than necessary. If you do the vocab and read you'll easily pass the class.

02/09/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSYC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's laid back and you only need to show up for test days if you really want, but I suggest taking notes. The grading is based on the tests only, which is horrible if you're a bad test taker. Overall, he's an easy going teacher and knows psychology like no other. But his tests are hard and you have to make sure you digest the book thoroughly.

02/06/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
psych101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I LOVE HIS CLASS, hes very helpful and try to help student out. he gives a lot of extra credit even for tests. either attend class to take notes or read the chapter then you should pass the class easily b/c the tests are pretty straight forward. i highly recommend taking this class with him

12/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 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

LOVE LOVE LOVE HIS CLASS! He's super helpful. He provides study guides/questions to help you for upcoming tests. He lectures and sometimes shows videos but NEVER BORING. He's really kind and cares about his students. And he looks like Morgan Freeman!

03/29/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY230 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

AWESOME PROFESSOR! He goes strictly by the textbook. Spends entire class giving lecture BUT he is NOT boring! He makes you form connections and keeps you interested. No Homework! Very knowledgeable!

12/16/2011
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 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

I took his online class which was pretty terrible. He at first was very great at answering e-mails but after a while, completely disappeared. I honestly thought he died. I would avoid his class if possibly. Otherwise it's a pretty easy class but the final is a long one so be prepared for it!

11/28/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Psych101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He may be great in the classroom but dont, DONT! take him online. Worst online teacher for me to date. Tests have small windows, emails are not replied to, we had a test close and it took him a week to respond to those of us that had the window slammed on them. Worst part is you have a very small window to take your tests.

10/10/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
psych101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I'm pretty frustrated. I'm currently enrolled in his online class. He is nonexistent. He doesn't answer emails. Like at all. A weekly quiz on the weekly chapter. The quizzes aren't hard, but know the terms, he gives scenarios and you have to know what they are. No midterm. No term paper. a lot rides on the final.

04/12/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSYC211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very interesting, tests are Completely on book material. Book is very interesting too. Tests get easier over time if class doesn't do well. Multiple choice questions on tests can be tricky but opinion type essays balance multiple choice.

01/25/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSYC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Excellent orator and lecturer. I'm not an auditory learner but he's easy to listen to and understand. I just wish he wrote a lot more down on the board. He's friendly, funny, and strait forward. Textbook was long and hard to read but he explained it well. Tests vary in difficulty. Multiple choice with occasional quick writes. Take honors with him.

12/17/2010
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSYC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I took his online class and he is nonexistant. We would e-mail and post questions but he wouldn't reply for weeks on end. He doesn't grade your discussion posts until the end of the semester so you have no idea what is expected of you to receive a good grade. If you can, avoid this class, but it's an easy A.

12/11/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
psych101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took his online psych 101 class and his on campus adolescent psych class. Both classes were great, he doesn't take attendance or give homework so you don't feel like you're still in high school. He's very passionate and nice. He was very responsive in his online class and even the final was online. TAKE HIM!!

09/13/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSYC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Online students, BEWARE! The class itself is easy -- just read one chapter a week and do the quiz when it's made available. However, one of the quizzes had questions from the next week's material instead of that particular week. Plus he sucks at communicating with his students. Class is EASY, but Professor is practically nonexistent.

02/19/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Psych101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great professor! Really wants you to learn the material. Not worried about attendance, it's your grade after all! You are required to read, but can just as easy use the book in the library instead of purchasing. Very clear and concise, and extremely knowledgable in his field. Participate in class, he likes to hear feedback and answer questions.

01/01/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSYCH101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

DON'T TAKE HIS ONLINE CLASS. McPherson neglects his online students.

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