Ayako Janet Tomiyama
Fall 2018 - TAKE THIS CLASS!!! Prof. Tomiyama is adorable, smart, and super generous when it comes to grades. She basically does everything to ensure you get an A. The tests were super easy and there was no homework (besides some really interesting readings). Also, she doesn't make you buy a textbook and the lecture slides are very informational. Not only will you most likely get an A, the material is really cool! Every lecture was engaging. We learned about pain, the placebo effect, stress, mindfulness, etc. I would absolutely recommend this class to anyone.
Fall 2022 - Definitely take your psych lab requirement with Dr. T. She is very supportive and truly cares about you. The classwork and group activities are graded on completion except for the peer review, presentation, and research design. Our T.A. Kristen is amazing and super knowledgeable to help you with your statistical analysis and research design. I was nervous about the lab requirement since 100B was challenging and I am not too interested in psych research, but this class went smoothly as she gives a refresher on research methods. I was lucky to have a good research group and work with great people so be prepared to work with others for sure.