Thomas Bradbury
Department of Psychology
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4.1
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Based on 25 Users
Easiness 2.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.1 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.9 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Tough Tests
  • Issues PTEs

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
March 10, 2021

I took this online in Winter of 2021. While all the lectures were posted far ahead of time, they were the Bruincasted records from the previous year and I wish live lectures were given instead.

That being said, this class was for the most part chill. Grades were based on two exams, a midterm and a final, with the midterm being 40 points (10 points per essay with 4 essays) and the final being 60 points (15 points per essay with 4 essays). Each essay was one page, single spaced, 12 pt font written in response to 4 prompts given a week ahead of time for the midterm and 2 weeks ahead of time for the finals.

While you can learn a lot about relationships through the lecture, all you really need to do well on the exams is the textbook (which you can find online somewhere). I never watched a single lecture besides the first one in this class and did perfectly fine only using the relevant parts of the textbook for the exams. I also started on the exams once the prompts were posted and turned them in with days to spare, whereas other people paced themselves or used more time. But rest assured, there is plenty of time to do all of them; the hardest part is fitting all the relevant information onto one page! If you ever have questions on ANYTHING with the essays, email Professor Bradbury and he'll get back to you promptly! He still cares a lot about your learning.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: A-
March 26, 2018

Like previous reviews stated, you really DO need to read the entire textbook to get an A in the class. However, the reading is not difficult, it's actually pretty pleasurable to read Bradbury's textbook. It's fun but also time consuming. I actually started reading the book the week before the midterm, and then again the week before the final, and I pulled off an A-. Maybe if I actually studied systematically I'd get an A. You will get a practice exam before the midterm, which is pretty helpful. For the final exam, you'll get a study guide. The study guide consists of terms taken straight of the final exam, so as long as you study everything concerning those terms, you'll be good. There were some questions on the final that were not on the study guide, but as long as you do the readings, you'll be fine. Make sure to study the graphs from lecture because there are questions on the midterm that ask about the outcome of the studies illustrated by those graphs. Also take notes when you're watching a movie in class because there are questions on the exam that ask what the point of showing the movie in class was. When it comes to the paper, start writing it early and show it to the TA. I did the opposite and got 31/35 which I was pretty bummed about cause there is NO CURVE in the class so every single point matters. Overall, the class is very interesting and I feel like I learned SO MUCH about relationships-I definitely recommend it. Just make sure not to slack off!

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: B
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
April 1, 2021

Although Bradbury is a great professor and very helpful in his emails, I would not recommend this class. It is just not worth the stress.
I'm not sure how his lectures were like in person, but during COVID he just posts his Winter 2020 lectures, which can be a little extra as a portion of the videos are of the professor answering the students questions.
The midterm and final exam are both written essays. I might be in the minority for this, but it was hard to obtain full points on the essays since he would post the rubric AFTER the exam was due. So I found the questions and the rubric having differences in requirements, which results in the students getting penalized for this.
If you're a psych student, just take another upper div. There are many better, less confusing, and more fun options.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A-
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
March 30, 2021

The class itself is relatively easy. I took it during covid season so everything is online. Our grade was based off of two exams and that was it. One midterm, and a final. Both exams had four essays from random chapters of the book. Even if you decided to not watch/listen to any of the lectures you can get a decent grade. He gives you around a week to write the essays and turn in the exam, but you could do it in a day if you needed to.

If you want to get into the material you could do it on your own time and find the textbook online for free. Taking this class is honestly whatever, there is hardly any interaction with the professor and he had posted lectures that were bruincasted pre-pandemic. How the essays were graded was kind of hit or miss, and I just happened to get a hit. All points for the essays were basically based on buzz words and a lot of people had complaints on it. Even asking him questions for clarification was just him restating the same question.

I don't recommend this class if it's still through zoom, in person might be something different

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A-
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March 15, 2021

This class is definitely interesting and I'm glad I took it, but the exams were definitely frustrating. The questions given were very vague, yet the rubric used for grading called for very specific answers. I did fine on the midterm except for one question where I didn't include absolutely everything I could about the topic. These midterms are not based on picking one idea and expanding on them, it's about making sure you capture everything. Asking questions of the professor and TA was probably the worst part because when asking for clarity about questions, they just sent the question back to us. Not giving the rubric and expecting very specific responses was very frustrating, especially when it's your entire grade.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: P
June 14, 2019

If you watch the lectures, write notes from the reading and keep up with the reading you will get an A guaranteed. There isn't much reading to do as long as you keep up with where you are in the lectures.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: A-
Dec. 10, 2018

This class was very enjoyable, but a lot more work than I anticipated. Classes were always packed so I always planned to get to class early to make sure I had a seat. Bradbury is an intriguing lecturer (though at times, goes a little slow-paced) and he is very knowledgeable. The exams were difficult and there were quite a few questions on the readings from the textbook (which go into way more detail than the lectures), which made a significant difference in my final test scores. There is a simple paper due at the end of the quarter. The material is very relevant and applicable to life in general, and I took a lot from the class personally. Would recommend this class if you’re willing to put in the work (and do the readings!).

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: N/A
March 23, 2018

The subject matter is extremely interesting, however Bradbury does not go near the depth of knowledge one needs to know for the exam in his lectures. In order to do well in the class, one has to read every single chapter for the class in advance and make sure to ask questions about anything you do not fully understand, because it will show up on the exam. I enjoyed the class, but the exams were difficult. Don't take this class unless you are WILLING TO PUT IN THE EFFORT or else you will be guaranteed a bad grade.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: N/A
March 15, 2018

If you realky want to learn something about intimate relationship and don't care about your grade take this class otherwise PLEASE don't take this class. The class is amazing, but the tests are really difficult. You have to read entire book and pay attention to every detail in lecture and the book ( graphs, an explanation about quotes etc.). If you take this class and want to get a good grade, undrestand all the terms and TRY TO APPLY THEM TO REAL WORLD EXAMPLE. It's not enough to just know the information.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A+
Jan. 6, 2018

This class was simply an amazing experience. Professor Bradbury is adorable and never failed to cheer me up. Although this class can be boiled down to a few sentences on how to maintain a thriving relationship, the class goes into detail on many relevant topics pertaining to intimate relationships. Here's the breakdown of the class with him.

Midterm: 25%: Class average was an 84%, I got a 92%. 50 multiple choice questions, will probably take place week 6 in class.
Essay: 35%: Class average was 33.5%. Usually 3 pages of applying class concepts to some real world application. As long as you follow the rubric to a t (it is strict on regulations) you'll easily get full points. Due end of 6th week, right after the midterm.
Final: 40% 50 multiple choice questions. Occurs in class, Thursday of week 10.

This is what makes his class much easier than Karney's. The essay, which is free points, is worth more, and the final, which is really the same intensity as the midterm but slightly easier material, is 15% more. I got a 92% on the midterm and a 98% on the final, which was enough to get me an A+ in the class.

One thing that really helped me in this class is that after every class I took the ccle quiz on the chapter (which are not offered for Karney's class) and took notes. I did cram half of the material that would be covered on both the midterm and final the night before the test, but I was lucky in that regard. You will need to read almost all of the book, because about 15% of the test is testing on really obscure stuff from the book. More important, though, is going to lecture and understanding not just the vocab, but also the significance of why a topic was covered or talked about in a specific way for a specific chapter. This class is both about the specific studies and the bigger picture.

This class is not necessarily easy, but this is how I know it was 100% worth it; one year after having taken it, I still find that it's changed my way of thinking about relationships and people. Bradbury is a 10/10 professor. Don't miss it.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
March 10, 2021

I took this online in Winter of 2021. While all the lectures were posted far ahead of time, they were the Bruincasted records from the previous year and I wish live lectures were given instead.

That being said, this class was for the most part chill. Grades were based on two exams, a midterm and a final, with the midterm being 40 points (10 points per essay with 4 essays) and the final being 60 points (15 points per essay with 4 essays). Each essay was one page, single spaced, 12 pt font written in response to 4 prompts given a week ahead of time for the midterm and 2 weeks ahead of time for the finals.

While you can learn a lot about relationships through the lecture, all you really need to do well on the exams is the textbook (which you can find online somewhere). I never watched a single lecture besides the first one in this class and did perfectly fine only using the relevant parts of the textbook for the exams. I also started on the exams once the prompts were posted and turned them in with days to spare, whereas other people paced themselves or used more time. But rest assured, there is plenty of time to do all of them; the hardest part is fitting all the relevant information onto one page! If you ever have questions on ANYTHING with the essays, email Professor Bradbury and he'll get back to you promptly! He still cares a lot about your learning.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: A-
March 26, 2018

Like previous reviews stated, you really DO need to read the entire textbook to get an A in the class. However, the reading is not difficult, it's actually pretty pleasurable to read Bradbury's textbook. It's fun but also time consuming. I actually started reading the book the week before the midterm, and then again the week before the final, and I pulled off an A-. Maybe if I actually studied systematically I'd get an A. You will get a practice exam before the midterm, which is pretty helpful. For the final exam, you'll get a study guide. The study guide consists of terms taken straight of the final exam, so as long as you study everything concerning those terms, you'll be good. There were some questions on the final that were not on the study guide, but as long as you do the readings, you'll be fine. Make sure to study the graphs from lecture because there are questions on the midterm that ask about the outcome of the studies illustrated by those graphs. Also take notes when you're watching a movie in class because there are questions on the exam that ask what the point of showing the movie in class was. When it comes to the paper, start writing it early and show it to the TA. I did the opposite and got 31/35 which I was pretty bummed about cause there is NO CURVE in the class so every single point matters. Overall, the class is very interesting and I feel like I learned SO MUCH about relationships-I definitely recommend it. Just make sure not to slack off!

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: B
April 1, 2021

Although Bradbury is a great professor and very helpful in his emails, I would not recommend this class. It is just not worth the stress.
I'm not sure how his lectures were like in person, but during COVID he just posts his Winter 2020 lectures, which can be a little extra as a portion of the videos are of the professor answering the students questions.
The midterm and final exam are both written essays. I might be in the minority for this, but it was hard to obtain full points on the essays since he would post the rubric AFTER the exam was due. So I found the questions and the rubric having differences in requirements, which results in the students getting penalized for this.
If you're a psych student, just take another upper div. There are many better, less confusing, and more fun options.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A-
March 30, 2021

The class itself is relatively easy. I took it during covid season so everything is online. Our grade was based off of two exams and that was it. One midterm, and a final. Both exams had four essays from random chapters of the book. Even if you decided to not watch/listen to any of the lectures you can get a decent grade. He gives you around a week to write the essays and turn in the exam, but you could do it in a day if you needed to.

If you want to get into the material you could do it on your own time and find the textbook online for free. Taking this class is honestly whatever, there is hardly any interaction with the professor and he had posted lectures that were bruincasted pre-pandemic. How the essays were graded was kind of hit or miss, and I just happened to get a hit. All points for the essays were basically based on buzz words and a lot of people had complaints on it. Even asking him questions for clarification was just him restating the same question.

I don't recommend this class if it's still through zoom, in person might be something different

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A-
March 15, 2021

This class is definitely interesting and I'm glad I took it, but the exams were definitely frustrating. The questions given were very vague, yet the rubric used for grading called for very specific answers. I did fine on the midterm except for one question where I didn't include absolutely everything I could about the topic. These midterms are not based on picking one idea and expanding on them, it's about making sure you capture everything. Asking questions of the professor and TA was probably the worst part because when asking for clarity about questions, they just sent the question back to us. Not giving the rubric and expecting very specific responses was very frustrating, especially when it's your entire grade.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: P
June 14, 2019

If you watch the lectures, write notes from the reading and keep up with the reading you will get an A guaranteed. There isn't much reading to do as long as you keep up with where you are in the lectures.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: A-
Dec. 10, 2018

This class was very enjoyable, but a lot more work than I anticipated. Classes were always packed so I always planned to get to class early to make sure I had a seat. Bradbury is an intriguing lecturer (though at times, goes a little slow-paced) and he is very knowledgeable. The exams were difficult and there were quite a few questions on the readings from the textbook (which go into way more detail than the lectures), which made a significant difference in my final test scores. There is a simple paper due at the end of the quarter. The material is very relevant and applicable to life in general, and I took a lot from the class personally. Would recommend this class if you’re willing to put in the work (and do the readings!).

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: N/A
March 23, 2018

The subject matter is extremely interesting, however Bradbury does not go near the depth of knowledge one needs to know for the exam in his lectures. In order to do well in the class, one has to read every single chapter for the class in advance and make sure to ask questions about anything you do not fully understand, because it will show up on the exam. I enjoyed the class, but the exams were difficult. Don't take this class unless you are WILLING TO PUT IN THE EFFORT or else you will be guaranteed a bad grade.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: N/A
March 15, 2018

If you realky want to learn something about intimate relationship and don't care about your grade take this class otherwise PLEASE don't take this class. The class is amazing, but the tests are really difficult. You have to read entire book and pay attention to every detail in lecture and the book ( graphs, an explanation about quotes etc.). If you take this class and want to get a good grade, undrestand all the terms and TRY TO APPLY THEM TO REAL WORLD EXAMPLE. It's not enough to just know the information.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A+
Jan. 6, 2018

This class was simply an amazing experience. Professor Bradbury is adorable and never failed to cheer me up. Although this class can be boiled down to a few sentences on how to maintain a thriving relationship, the class goes into detail on many relevant topics pertaining to intimate relationships. Here's the breakdown of the class with him.

Midterm: 25%: Class average was an 84%, I got a 92%. 50 multiple choice questions, will probably take place week 6 in class.
Essay: 35%: Class average was 33.5%. Usually 3 pages of applying class concepts to some real world application. As long as you follow the rubric to a t (it is strict on regulations) you'll easily get full points. Due end of 6th week, right after the midterm.
Final: 40% 50 multiple choice questions. Occurs in class, Thursday of week 10.

This is what makes his class much easier than Karney's. The essay, which is free points, is worth more, and the final, which is really the same intensity as the midterm but slightly easier material, is 15% more. I got a 92% on the midterm and a 98% on the final, which was enough to get me an A+ in the class.

One thing that really helped me in this class is that after every class I took the ccle quiz on the chapter (which are not offered for Karney's class) and took notes. I did cram half of the material that would be covered on both the midterm and final the night before the test, but I was lucky in that regard. You will need to read almost all of the book, because about 15% of the test is testing on really obscure stuff from the book. More important, though, is going to lecture and understanding not just the vocab, but also the significance of why a topic was covered or talked about in a specific way for a specific chapter. This class is both about the specific studies and the bigger picture.

This class is not necessarily easy, but this is how I know it was 100% worth it; one year after having taken it, I still find that it's changed my way of thinking about relationships and people. Bradbury is a 10/10 professor. Don't miss it.

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4.1
Overall Rating
Based on 25 Users
Easiness 2.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.1 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.9 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (8)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (6)
  • Needs Textbook
    (8)
  • Is Podcasted
    (8)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (7)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (8)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (5)
  • Often Funny
    (6)
  • Would Take Again
    (6)
  • Tough Tests
    (5)
  • Issues PTEs
    (2)
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