Ratings for Johnson, S
Based on 3 ratings for this instructor.
Comment: Professor Johnson is great, the material is fascinating, but the class is alright. Sheri used to be a clinician and has lots of experience with bipolar disorder in particular, which means she has a lot of practical information to add to the otherwise textbook material. She's light, very open to questions, and is easy to talk to for a long time. Oh, and she wrote the freakin book. There are weekly(ish) thought papers, which are super simple (1 page, double spaced summary and reflection on a case study or article), but they're basically the only assignments and require some trial and error to understand the grading scale. By that time, though, your grade may have permanently suffered. There's a project at the end of the semester which is pretty easy, just spread the word about the facts of a certain diagnosis. Realistically, it's mainly about the tests, which means you memorize the book. Sounds boring, but it's actually not too bad. When you have to cover the clinical description, etiology, and treatment of dozens upon dozens of diagnoses, you're going to be dealing with a ton of information. Still, it's pretty damn useful. I am not a psych major, this class fulfilled no requirements for me, I took it purely out of personal interest and I have no regrets. Everybody has experience, whether directly or indirectly, with mental illness, and it's a subject that everybody (in a perfect world) should be relatively versed in. Just by studying and doing well on tests, I suddenly have a lot of information stored in my head, and I can't stop sharing to the annoyance of my friends. It's just so applicable to everything, especially during college when these sorts of traits start to grow and develop. A lot of abnormalities are actually super normal, and a lot of clinical symptoms are things I experience on the regular. If you want to do well, you'll have to read, re-read, and study this material a lot, but it's totally worth it.
Submitted Jan. 6th, 2015
Comment: basically your average statistics class, like high school statistics or Stat 2 with some psychology information added. This was my easiest class during the semester and I barely studied for the exams, but I had a lot a statistics background coming in, though I know some people aren't that great at mathc. 4 midterms and you can drop one (no final!!), 1 small 5 pg paper. Professor Johnson is a nice and helpful person, but her lectures can get boring (it's stats...) and her online hw are really annoying!! >< I got A's on all the exams, but didn't find the online hw helpful just time consuming and tedious...
Submitted Dec. 28th, 2012
Comment: Sheri is a great professor and she is really there to try and help the students understand the concepts behind statistical tests and the reasoning behind the seemingly simple math. The 3rd midterm by far was the most gruesome, long, and challenging one by far. Overall, if you attend class and study and do the assignments along with the syllabus, you'll be fine with the class, at least get a B range grade. I think the online assignments are time consuming and a little repetitive when taken concurrently with the lectures, so I stopped going to lectures, but after this last midterm, definitely lecture >>>>>>>> OLI/online assignment/tutorial. Be prepared for a lot of repetitive, mundane calculations and busy work.
Submitted Nov. 14th, 2012