G. D. Rains - Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Professor: G. D. Rains
Department: Psychology
College: Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PSY202
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Rains is one of the most inspirational professors I have ever had. He encourages you to think outside of the box which is something I dont have in a lot of classes. Hes a very sweet man and I have taken him twice so far. Anyone who left bad reviews didnt try to think as abstractly as Dr. Rains does and didnt appreciate his way of thinking.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PSY380
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Rains is very knowledgable. This class is discussion based upon a music theory book... I hated this class because to me, it had NOTHING to do with psychology. I have no music background and no interest in it. You have to lead class 2 times, 2 tests, cumulative final, 2 papers based upon classical music. I would take someone else for senior sem.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PSY215
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
His class can be overall frustrating as he uses no powerpoints and reads off of a paper. Classes are based on discussion and he assigns 10 books to read with only 3 exams (midterm, last test and final) final is cumulative. Did not read one of the books and got b's on his exam as he discusses it in class. He's a caring professor and knows his stuff
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PSY380
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Rains is an awesome professor. I am going to miss him. He is detailed/clear with the work he expects and presents. Dr. Rains has a radical way of thinking and processing information. He does not think in a fixed manner which is a blessing considering some of the professors I have encountered. If you can take a class with Dr. Rains, take it!!!!!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PSY215
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Rains is hands down my favorite professor for pyschology I had. He has a fake eye which can be distracting but give him a chance. He's really inspirational and intelligent. He assigns a lot of books but if you come to class you can get away with not reading. Participate in the discussions. I'm taking him again. Had him for psych of personality
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: 202
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
LOTS of reading and classes are kind of boring but he definitely knows what he's talking about. Does take attendance which is worth 15% of your grade but you're allowed to miss 6 classes without penalty. Anymore and you lose points. You have to lead a discussion but it's not too bad. Overall a good professor.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PSY375
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
His classes are heavily discussion-based. You will lead one class discussion, which isn't hard. Reading the textbooks are a must, but he always holds review sessions before each exam so you know what's on the test. He takes attendance. He is also very inspirational to every psych major -- a revered man in the field of psychology.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PSY375
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class has a lot of assigned reading (of SIX books you have to purchase) and a lot of open discussion. Can be a bore, but if you perk up and pay attention and read like 50% of the material you can pull a B. Attendance also boosts your grade but it's hard to stay interested in this class. If you're an abstract thinker you'll like this class.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCHAB
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
grades are only based on attendance &2 tests, he expects you to read upwards of 6 books over the course of the semester &his lectures are boring&confusing. he's a nice guy but his class was unnecessarily hard
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PSYPERS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Unless you want to buy 4-8 books per class, read them and realize that noone else has read them and that Rains does not even directly test upon the readings, then take him. He's a sweet old man but he's so vague, and I learned nothing about Psych of Personality from him. If you want an easy A, go for it but you won't learn anything from him.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ABPSY
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
His lectures are a little boring, but overall he is straightforward and a good professor.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ABNORMAL
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Prof. Rains is a genuinely nice person who cares alot about what he teaches. Sometimes he has a hard time gathering all of his thoughts to explain them, but he knows very well his subject and will explain anything as many times as you want. Tests are easy if you pay attention and study. I hear he isnt good for senior sem., though, I'm in abnormal.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PSY380
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Prof Rains is such a nice guy, you can talk about anything is class and he respects you. Yeah you have to read for his class, which is reasonable, duh its college. Tests arent the easiest but they are fair. His sr sem. class made me appreciate him a lot more than when i had him for physiological psych. He is very smart and kind!!!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PSY375
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Rains is fun! I'm really enjoying this class. Go ahead, take him. *thumbs up*
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PSY220
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
What a joke. He didn't even teach, he had the students run the discussions. In his intro to the course, he told us "We're not going to spend time on some topics. Here they are, let's discuss them." What a quack.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PSY370
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Pretty much, this class is like a book club. You read what you need to and then come in and talk about the psychology/philosophy behind it. It looks like a lot of reading, but it really isn't because the books are really awesome to read. (Hard to believe, huh?) The talking about the book is easy because it goes beyond the book and into real life.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PSY370
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
has a socratic method of teaching. he wants you to talk and help to facilitate the learning of the entire class, himself included. If you have a class full of people with social phobia it can be painful, but if people are willing to talk it is enlightening. There is a large reading load for some classes.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PSY380
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Rains is a very knowledgable professor who cares about his students and loves his job. He is always asking the students for feedback and looking for ways to improve the class. The people who give him bad ratings are simply too lazy to do the readings and probably shouldn't be in college anyway.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PSYSECT
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
No Comments
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PSY545
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of the best profs I ever had! He really knows the material. He teaches you to THINK! I would take a class with him again in a heartbeat.
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