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Karen Spikes
Professor in the Psychology department
at Northeastern University, Boston, MA
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Overall Quality
4.0
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Hotness
Helpfulness
3.8
Clarity
4.2
Easiness
4.2
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06/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSYC 3404 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

As long as you come to class every day and pay attention, you'll get an A. She provides lecture notes for each class, where you just fill out everything while she's talking. For the exam, she tells you exactly what will be on the exam and what specific numbers and figures you need to know. Professor Spikes is super enthusiastic and friendly as well

10/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSYC3404 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Easy class. Really interesting. She makes it fun. For the exams you just need to study what she tells you to study and you'll be fine.

04/17/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSYC 1200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Spikes tries to be funny and make the class laugh rather than actually teaching. She relies on the lecture outlines completely. I missed a quiz because I couldn't get back into the city after the bombing and she refused to let me make it up and gave me a zero unless I came back in the summer to take it. Easy if you do it exactly her way.

04/11/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSYC 3402--3404 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Had her for developmental (honors) and social. both classes are easy and have no finals. prof. spikes is also really funny. not exactly the best teacher ever, but she provides lecture outlines that are very relevant to the tests

03/18/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSYC 3404 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Easiest class of all time. People who say that they don't like her lecture style are jacked up (as she would say). She knows her information well and knows how to make it interesting. You'll get an A if you take notes (which she makes VERY easy to take). She's a very nice person and I find her hilarious.

12/06/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
psyc3402 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Spikes should not be anywhere near a classroom. class is funny at times but terribly annoying and frustrating the rest of the time. She does not know her subject, relies on cheat sheets to teach since she doesn't know the material. class is unchallenging, so easy. She does an excellent job at ruining one of the most passionate subjects in psych ...

11/27/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
psych3402 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I hadKaren Spikes for social psych and she is a wonderful teacher. She is very helpful and hilarious. She gives plenty of extra credit. She is very strict with getting to class on time and she also doesnt like to receive unnecessary emails. I loved her class and I would definitely recommend her.

11/15/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSYC3402 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Spikes is seemingly impressive. However, if you actually analyze her lecture style, you will realize that she is simply trying to be funny, and not exactly aiming to foster real learning. Initially I felt that her lectures were great, but I realized, that was just due to her southern accent being funny. I would not recommend her class.

11/14/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSYC3402 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The most inept prof here. Easily intimidated, highly unread on the subject, degrading in her teaching & boring. She plagiarizes the entire course from the book. If you want an easy A & don't mind paying 4k for what is a true insult & disgrace to proper learning, you'll fit right in. For anyone here that seeks the slightest challenge, look elsewhere

11/01/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Soc3402 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Spikes is awesome! She is really helpful and makes the class really interesting. You'll get good grades as long as you go to class, read what she tells you to and review your notes/attend the review session. HIGHLY recommend.

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