Ayako Janet Tomiyama
Department of Psychology
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4.9
Overall Rating
Based on 21 Users
Easiness 4.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.9 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.2 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.9 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
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35.2%
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38.2%
31.8%
25.5%
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12.7%
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41.6%
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42.4%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

38.5%
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6.4%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
Nov. 19, 2018

I enjoyed coming to this class every single day. Professor Tomiyama made lecture so engaging and the material itself was super interesting and applicable to everyone and everything. Also no books at all which is a plus, just weekly readings that are often short. Three tests and you drop your lowest one so if you do really well on the first two you don't even need to do the last. 10/10 would recommend!!

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
Nov. 13, 2018

Take good notes during class, because that's what the exams are based on rather than the readings. But overall an interesting class that is an easy A!

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
July 3, 2018

A little background on me: I'm a psych major with less than a 3.0, so you know not the sharpest tool in the shed. Maybe I just don't care enough. Regardless, this class was not only actually interesting but pretty simple/straight forward too. I got an A with ease and didn't even take the final, which is saying something for me. Take this with her!!

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
June 23, 2018

Omg!! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this class/ Dr. T!! She is a fair grader (drops the lowest exam, allows extra credit), she is engaging and passionate, and the class material is interesting/applicable!! All I did to study was review her lecture slides (the exams are 100% based on slides) the day before and I ended up with an A *didn't even have to take the final*. Her weekly "readings" are short articles (usually two per lecture) and she asks 2-3 iclicker questions about them which are really easy and you will get right if you simply read through the pdf. You don't have to purchase anything for this class if you already have an iclicker! Seriously, this class is AMAZING and one of the easier psych classes I have taken. I learned so much and it was a GPA boost. I highly highly recommend!

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: N/A
June 6, 2018

THE TWO REVIEW REGARDING THIS BEING A DIFFICULT CLASS IS WRONG!!!!
Dr. T is the BEST professor I've had at UCLA. It sucks that my schedule literally allowed me to never attend office hours and couldn't schedule anything since my days ended so late.
She makes lectures SUPER engaging and she's so interested and pumped for health psychology that I went in with 0 ambition about it and came out of the class wanting to learn more and wanting to take another class with her. She is super charismatic and very engaging with the students. She uses Piazza and responds super quickly unlike many professors.

She's a VERY reasonable grader:

Exams: 3
-Drops the lowest score
-Completely based off lecture which is nice since lectures were bruincasted so you could always return to them.
- VERY fair exams
-No trick questions and no "All of the Above" or "Two of the Above" or "None of the Above" answers - AMAZING!

Clicker:
- As long as you get a total of 75% of the clicker questions (some points for correctness and others for just answering) you basically get 100% in the participation section of the class which allows you to forget your clicker at home or not attend lecture (although I recommend attending since she's a fun lecturer)

Extra Credit:
-She offered 1%extra credit for Psych Sona
-Offered .5% for doing evaluation!
-Thats like 1.5% extra credit.....

TAKE HEALTH PSYCH WITH DR. T! So good! You won't regret it. She's great and everything she lectures on it super relatable to real life. Seriously, the best professor in the Psychology department and at UCLA>

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Quarter: Spring 2016
Grade: A+
Feb. 21, 2018

Made an account just to review this class. I wouldn't listen to the last two reviews; Dr. T didn't even teach Psych 150 Spring '17 so I'm not sure who's posting those reviews. She's a great professor, and health psychology is a super new and interesting field to learn about. I'd highly recommend taking this class. Also, as long as you study the lecture slides before midterms it's not difficult to get an A.

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Quarter: Spring 2016
Grade: A
June 14, 2016

I highly encourage you to take PSYCH 150 with Dr. T! She is truly an amazing professor!
She gives lectures using Slides/PPT. Her lectures are also recorded on Bruincast. :) This class does not require a textbook. You will primarily read news articles and will be quizzed on them in class by ICLICKER or REEF. There are 3 Exams, however, if you do very well on the first two exams and are happy with your grade then you are not required to take the last Exam. Exams are pretty long (can vary from 50-70 questions), but the questions are very fair! Professor T also drops questions that the majority of the class answers poorly. If you participate in 3 psych studies then you will also earn 1 % of Extra Credit!

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Quarter: Spring 2016
Grade: A+
June 14, 2016

I would absolutely take 150 with Tomiyama again! She really loves health psych, you can tell by the way she discuses topics in class.

Class set up: 3 exams but she only counts 2 (70% of grade). Participation (30% of grade) in the form of i>clickers, but you only need 75% to get full credit.

Did really well on the first two exams, got full clicker points, easy A+.

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Quarter: Spring 2016
Grade: A
May 24, 2016

I could write an entire essay on Dr. T! She has been the most engaging, clear, and understanding professor! She is the best professor I have had at UCLA! She breaks down the material (including the more challenging biology components) in a very creative and understanding method. She has no issue with answering questions in lecture to curious students. She makes herself very available to students, including during exams. The material she presented us throughout the course was very interesting and she even had guest lecturers who are involved and/or teach in the Health Psychology field present material. Her exams were a little lengthy but very fair! Her iClicker questions really helped the class to be stimulated in answering reading questions and general questions from lecture that had us critically think. Her Think-Pair-Share questions also give a chance for students to communicate with one another to critically think about a concept. Dr. T takes lecturing to an entire new level. I wish all my Psychology professors could be as effective in their methods of teaching course material.

Some extra notes: You can use iClicker or Reef App on your phone for participation. No required textbook, just CCLE simple and interesting short readings. She uses Powerpoint slides, which are available before lecture to download. She also Bruincasts her lectures (with video), which is very helpful when studying for exams to pick up on some notes you might have missed out on.

Thank you Dr T!

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Quarter: Spring 2015
Grade: A+
Feb. 11, 2016

I loved taking 150 with Professor Tomiyama. It's obvious that she cares about student learning, and even more obvious that she's fascinated by health psychology. The class involves lots of study examples, but she goes over them clearly & as long as you go to class you should definitely be able to get an A. There are required readings & iClicker questions, but most of them are news articles so they're quick reads. Overall, really enjoyed this class, and I gained an appreciation for the field of health psych.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
Nov. 19, 2018

I enjoyed coming to this class every single day. Professor Tomiyama made lecture so engaging and the material itself was super interesting and applicable to everyone and everything. Also no books at all which is a plus, just weekly readings that are often short. Three tests and you drop your lowest one so if you do really well on the first two you don't even need to do the last. 10/10 would recommend!!

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
Nov. 13, 2018

Take good notes during class, because that's what the exams are based on rather than the readings. But overall an interesting class that is an easy A!

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
July 3, 2018

A little background on me: I'm a psych major with less than a 3.0, so you know not the sharpest tool in the shed. Maybe I just don't care enough. Regardless, this class was not only actually interesting but pretty simple/straight forward too. I got an A with ease and didn't even take the final, which is saying something for me. Take this with her!!

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1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
June 23, 2018

Omg!! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this class/ Dr. T!! She is a fair grader (drops the lowest exam, allows extra credit), she is engaging and passionate, and the class material is interesting/applicable!! All I did to study was review her lecture slides (the exams are 100% based on slides) the day before and I ended up with an A *didn't even have to take the final*. Her weekly "readings" are short articles (usually two per lecture) and she asks 2-3 iclicker questions about them which are really easy and you will get right if you simply read through the pdf. You don't have to purchase anything for this class if you already have an iclicker! Seriously, this class is AMAZING and one of the easier psych classes I have taken. I learned so much and it was a GPA boost. I highly highly recommend!

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: N/A
June 6, 2018

THE TWO REVIEW REGARDING THIS BEING A DIFFICULT CLASS IS WRONG!!!!
Dr. T is the BEST professor I've had at UCLA. It sucks that my schedule literally allowed me to never attend office hours and couldn't schedule anything since my days ended so late.
She makes lectures SUPER engaging and she's so interested and pumped for health psychology that I went in with 0 ambition about it and came out of the class wanting to learn more and wanting to take another class with her. She is super charismatic and very engaging with the students. She uses Piazza and responds super quickly unlike many professors.

She's a VERY reasonable grader:

Exams: 3
-Drops the lowest score
-Completely based off lecture which is nice since lectures were bruincasted so you could always return to them.
- VERY fair exams
-No trick questions and no "All of the Above" or "Two of the Above" or "None of the Above" answers - AMAZING!

Clicker:
- As long as you get a total of 75% of the clicker questions (some points for correctness and others for just answering) you basically get 100% in the participation section of the class which allows you to forget your clicker at home or not attend lecture (although I recommend attending since she's a fun lecturer)

Extra Credit:
-She offered 1%extra credit for Psych Sona
-Offered .5% for doing evaluation!
-Thats like 1.5% extra credit.....

TAKE HEALTH PSYCH WITH DR. T! So good! You won't regret it. She's great and everything she lectures on it super relatable to real life. Seriously, the best professor in the Psychology department and at UCLA>

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Quarter: Spring 2016
Grade: A+
Feb. 21, 2018

Made an account just to review this class. I wouldn't listen to the last two reviews; Dr. T didn't even teach Psych 150 Spring '17 so I'm not sure who's posting those reviews. She's a great professor, and health psychology is a super new and interesting field to learn about. I'd highly recommend taking this class. Also, as long as you study the lecture slides before midterms it's not difficult to get an A.

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4 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2016
Grade: A
June 14, 2016

I highly encourage you to take PSYCH 150 with Dr. T! She is truly an amazing professor!
She gives lectures using Slides/PPT. Her lectures are also recorded on Bruincast. :) This class does not require a textbook. You will primarily read news articles and will be quizzed on them in class by ICLICKER or REEF. There are 3 Exams, however, if you do very well on the first two exams and are happy with your grade then you are not required to take the last Exam. Exams are pretty long (can vary from 50-70 questions), but the questions are very fair! Professor T also drops questions that the majority of the class answers poorly. If you participate in 3 psych studies then you will also earn 1 % of Extra Credit!

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2 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2016
Grade: A+
June 14, 2016

I would absolutely take 150 with Tomiyama again! She really loves health psych, you can tell by the way she discuses topics in class.

Class set up: 3 exams but she only counts 2 (70% of grade). Participation (30% of grade) in the form of i>clickers, but you only need 75% to get full credit.

Did really well on the first two exams, got full clicker points, easy A+.

Helpful?

3 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2016
Grade: A
May 24, 2016

I could write an entire essay on Dr. T! She has been the most engaging, clear, and understanding professor! She is the best professor I have had at UCLA! She breaks down the material (including the more challenging biology components) in a very creative and understanding method. She has no issue with answering questions in lecture to curious students. She makes herself very available to students, including during exams. The material she presented us throughout the course was very interesting and she even had guest lecturers who are involved and/or teach in the Health Psychology field present material. Her exams were a little lengthy but very fair! Her iClicker questions really helped the class to be stimulated in answering reading questions and general questions from lecture that had us critically think. Her Think-Pair-Share questions also give a chance for students to communicate with one another to critically think about a concept. Dr. T takes lecturing to an entire new level. I wish all my Psychology professors could be as effective in their methods of teaching course material.

Some extra notes: You can use iClicker or Reef App on your phone for participation. No required textbook, just CCLE simple and interesting short readings. She uses Powerpoint slides, which are available before lecture to download. She also Bruincasts her lectures (with video), which is very helpful when studying for exams to pick up on some notes you might have missed out on.

Thank you Dr T!

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Quarter: Spring 2015
Grade: A+
Feb. 11, 2016

I loved taking 150 with Professor Tomiyama. It's obvious that she cares about student learning, and even more obvious that she's fascinated by health psychology. The class involves lots of study examples, but she goes over them clearly & as long as you go to class you should definitely be able to get an A. There are required readings & iClicker questions, but most of them are news articles so they're quick reads. Overall, really enjoyed this class, and I gained an appreciation for the field of health psych.

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4.9
Overall Rating
Based on 21 Users
Easiness 4.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.9 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.2 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.9 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (17)
  • Often Funny
    (14)
  • Would Take Again
    (17)
  • Is Podcasted
    (14)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (15)
  • Gives Extra Credit
    (16)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (9)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (11)
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