Benjamin Karney

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PSYCH 88S
College Students and Noncommitment: Is Hookup Culture Changing Modern Romance? See Full Profile

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PSYCH 135
Social Psychology See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 1.2 Workload 1.7 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness 4.3

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Great Professor. Great Class. Opportunities for extra credit. Pretty Easy tests (the Midterm was NOT that tricky.....really. Though, I will admit, it wasn't the best made test i've ever seen, lets put it that way. Still very possible to do well.) Make sure to do all the readings and go to lecture obviously. But lecture is so fun and interesting, you'll want to go anyways!

(Feb. 27, 2009)
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PSYCH 136A
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PSYCH 136A
Social Psychology Laboratory See Full Profile

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PSYCH 137C
Close Relationships See Full Profile

Overall 4.4 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.6 Clarity 4.7 Helpfulness 4.5

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This class is LIFECHANGING! Karney has more charisma than any professor I have ever known, and he deeply cares about understanding relationships. His lectures provide clarity, advice, and introspection for anyone who is in/will enter an intimate relationship!! I've read that people think his exams are very tough, but honestly, the book is an easy read and as long as you read it once -- you will be more than fine! There will be a link in the syllabus which provides textbook summary/quizzes for each chapter and they are HUGELY helpful (seriously, do them). The paper is really easy too, nearly everyone gets full credit. I highly recommend this class :)

(Spring Quarter 2018)
PSYCH 137C
Intimate Relationships See Full Profile

Overall 3.9 Easiness 3.0 Workload 2.9 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness 3.9

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I kind of regret taking this class honestly even though I did learn a lot of information regarding intimate relationships. The material is useful and interesting and Prof Karney himself is an enthusiastic lecturer. However, there isn't any structure on what important topics you have to focus on in the class to be successful with exams. You have to read a book that's about 1000 pages and for the exams, anything in it is fair game. That's about 7 or 8 long chapters for each exam. Like others have said, the exams can include tiny obscure details from the book. So, you can read the book and take good notes of every chapter and still barely pass exams. The study guides aren't helpful whatsoever. Keep in mind, there is also no extra credit offered in the class. If you want to maintain your GPA and take a course just for upper division credit, then this class is not for you.

(Spring Quarter 2021)
PSYCH M172
Afro-American Woman in U.S. See Full Profile

Overall 4.8 Easiness 1.2 Workload 1.2 Clarity 4.8 Helpfulness 4.4

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his exams are a nightmare! i studied way in advance, understood the concepts, and barely managed a c!

(May 12, 2009)
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PSYCH M176
Communication and Conflict in Couples and Families See Full Profile

Overall 4.6 Easiness 1.6 Workload 1.3 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.4

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Professor Karney is an engaging, boisterous speaker. However, his testing methods and text leave much to be desired. I am an A student, who reads the materials, studies for days, and I can honestly say that this if the first exam where I felt it was a guessing game. The exam questions are vague or test material from text that is minute.

(May 2, 2009)
PSYCH 188SA
Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators See Full Profile

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PSYCH 188SB
Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators See Full Profile

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PSYCH 188SC
Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators See Full Profile

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