Fall 2020 - i really enjoyed dr chavira's class. some of the questions on her exams were a bit tricky but she also offered extra credit which made up for it. i highly recommend getting the textbook and reading the sections that she touches upon in lecture, also make sure to go to discussion and participate for easy points.
Summer 2020 - This class was so so so easy but I felt that I learned quite a bit. Professor Cox was INCREDIBLY receptive to student feedback throughout the term- she administered polls every week asking the students what she could improve upon. For example the first week's quiz was incredibly stressful because there wasn't enough time, but when students informed her of this she reduced the number of questions on every quiz thereafter. There were no exams- they were replaced by weekly quizzes that were not too tricky. The textbook was helpful but definitely was not necessary, as the professor covered everything we needed to know in the prerecorded lectures. Participation points were easy to get because you only needed to show up to weekly Zoom sessions. The group case studies were kind of annoying but doable nonetheless. She was also extremely generous in giving out extra credit. Overall, this class and professor were great because I feel like I learned quite a bit, and it did not contribute to personal stress during these particularly stressful times.
Spring 2017 - She is one of the most unhelpful and condescending professors I've ever encountered. No matter what class she teaches or anything she's in charge of, do not take it with her. She doesn't guide you properly into understanding the material and when you do ask questions for clarifications, she makes you feel stupid and incompetent. She has no genuine concern for students at all which makes me wonder why she's a professor in the first place if she doesn't value helping students. She is super disorganized and is never focussed on one task at a time but go on tangents to different things. Despite being like this, she will openly and harshly criticize you for not knowing your stuff, when she ironically fails to even teach it to us. I have had my bad share of professors but at least some of them cared enough despite being bad professors. But, this one does not even deserve to be an educator, let along a professor or doctor.
Spring 2020 - I had wonderful experience with Professor Ng and she was one of the compassionate, understanding, and reasonable professor who made accommodation and incorporated class feedback to course and tests. There are a lot of materials to cover in class and as you study many different psychological disorder, symptoms, causes, and treatments it might confuse you if you don't have solid understanding. However, I personally found tests to be pretty straight forward and you will get what you studied for. The exam was made open note for this quarter and tests are curved (tests are graded out of 72 from 75 questions). She also drops lowest test score which means you can opt to skip the final if you did well on the first two exams. Other grading criteria included completing online poll within 24hours of lecture time, discussion section, and case conceptualization paper. Basically as long as you participate in class well, participation and discussion grades are freebie. I was worried about case conceptualization as I identify myself as horrible writer, but I had gotten 20/20 by carefully answering all parts of the prompt so I don't think it is that difficult. It could be that Dr. Ng or TAs might had been more lenient on grading case conceptualization due to protest, but I don't think it should be too challenging. She gave extra credit for giving mid-quarter feedback and completing course evaluation as well. I found this extremely helpful as some professor does not offer extra credit or you will have to participate in research or write up abstract (which requires more effort and difficult during this time!) She took the class feedback and extended time for making up missed discussion section, allowed us to go back to previous questions, broke lectures into smaller videos to reduce connectivity issue with CCLE, and so on. She also gave constant announcement during lectures and openly communicated with students which I found it extremely helpful even though lectures were pre-recorded. It also appeared that she actively communicate with TAs so TAs were up to date with materials and were helpful unlike other classes where where TA will be unable to provide answers. She also took class participation to cover material that students found more interesting for the last week of instruction instead of teaching materials that many students might find it boring. Additionally, she shows a lot of videos of person suffering from disorder which can paints the picture as well that helped me with understanding and learning certain disorders. I highly recommend taking her and I would love to take another course with her in the future!