Absolutely horrible. The psych class should be interesting but somehow she finds a way to make it completely and utterly boring. Her lectures are mundane and dry. She does a terrible job of getting her point across and she hardly ever does any examples to prove her point. The examples that she did do were so remedial that you had no idea what she was talking about and what point she was trying to get across. I took Psych 10 thinking that it would be a class worth my time. Boy was I wrong. Her tests have nothing to do with what she teaches and she makes the questions much harder than they need to be. Her questions are way to specific. I would not take this class if I were you. Especially if she is teaching it.
Winter 2023 - I took this class because I needed PSYCH10A as a pre req but halfway through the quarter I no longer needed it, but I still stuck around. Point is, even though that class wasn’t needed I still really found the content interesting & was my favorite class this quarter. She is really CLEAR and her lecture slides are always posted. ALTHOUGH, I took notes on a laptop during lecture & then hand wrote them afterwards to understand and go over content, and it really helped a lot. She was very accommodating as her lectures were recorded and posted online so it was very helpful. She seems very passionate about this topic , which is why I think I enjoyed it so much. I wish my major and her classes intersected more because she’s probably my top fav professors. The pace is not too slow nor too fast, and the grade is FAIRLY distributed. I personally don’t like when grades are literally half midterms & a final. She distributed the grade as follows: -15% quizzes on bruinlearn (which were fairly easy if you pay attention) - 6% article analyses - labs 15% (which were easy & some were in groups) - mini assignments 3% (again fairly easy and light workload) - 14%: survey& experimental lab reports: - 17% midterm - 30% final I got basically got majority/full credit on the assignments & quizzes. On the midterm I got an B. Final a B- & was able to finish the course with an A-. The interesting part of this class was the SONA research credit requirement. You basically participate in UCLA studies and you get credits :) you schedule your studies around your schedule so you do it during your time before the end of the quarter (she gives a specific date) Sorry for the lengthy review, but I wanted to thoroughly touch on every part of this class. She was a very engaging professor & I really enjoyed her class! Take this class with Professor Ankowski if you can!