Alexander Korb
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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4.8
Overall Rating
Based on 39 Users
Easiness 4.6 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.8 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.2 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.8 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Would Take Again
  • Often Funny
GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS
37.3%
31.1%
24.9%
18.6%
12.4%
6.2%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

42.5%
35.4%
28.3%
21.3%
14.2%
7.1%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

32.5%
27.1%
21.7%
16.3%
10.8%
5.4%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

26.8%
22.3%
17.9%
13.4%
8.9%
4.5%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

36.0%
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18.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

36.5%
30.4%
24.3%
18.2%
12.2%
6.1%
0.0%
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A
A-
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

37.5%
31.3%
25.0%
18.8%
12.5%
6.3%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: N/A
April 20, 2022

This class is awesome. I have learned so much stuff about the human brain that is actually applicable to my life. The lectures are kind of long and tedious, but not really vital to the tests, I just find them interesting. Discussion attendance matters but they usually end early and are pretty quick paced. Perfect workload, 10/10 class.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
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Feb. 10, 2022

Bar none the best class I've taken at UCLA. It's the kind of class that has incredible real-world value, where if you put in effort into learning the material and techniques, you will literally improve your life. This class has no "gotchas," it's not designed to trick you, and you learn invaluable insights into the mind along the way. It's abundantly clear that Dr. Korb genuinely cares about his students, and his book, while not necessary, is a great read if the topics interest you. For all the qualms we can have about UCLA and the bureaucracy of the institution, this is the kind of class that makes you think how incredible of an opportunity it is to attend a place like this. If only every course was like this one...

If you want an easy GE grade, you can get that. If you want a life-changing college experience, you can get that too. 10/10 would recommend for everyone.

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A
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Sept. 1, 2021

BEST CLASS AT UCLA. Easiest science GE ever. SOOOO interesting,, made me consider studying neuroscience. Dr. Korb is the best, so sweet, so funny, very smart. Overall best guy. You won't regret!!

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: N/A
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June 14, 2021

BEST CLASS I'VE TAKEN AT UCLA!!! Professor Korb is such a good teacher. All of his lectures are clear and concise. The exams are straightforward and never have material that hadn't been discussed in lecture or in the readings. I took this class as a GE and I don't regret it at all. There was only one midterm and it was relatively easy. Korb gives us a study guide, and if you can fill it out without too much help you're pretty much guaranteed an A on the exams. I would recommend including a short description of the readings on your study guide too because there will also be questions about that. All of the assignments were "weekly interventions" where you conduct a mini experiment on yourself and then write a small writeup due before your discussion section. Professor Korb gives you and outlines and an example of what these logs should look like, and the TAs are super super helpful if you have any questions. The final paper is one huge log where you compare the results of the interventions that you've completed so far to one outcome variable. The instructions for the final paper aren't as clear as the weekly log, but follow the same type of direction. Again, if you have any questions the TAs are so so kind and are always willing to help you. My TA was Amanda, and wow she was so amazing I literally don't know how to put it in words. Participation is also important in determining your final grade which means you have to show up for discussion section and actively participate. At first I was worried how it would go especially with everything being online, but there is plenty of opportunities to participate and contribute to sections. This class was genuinely interesting. There was a time where I would refuse to consider a science major, but this class really made me consider it.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A-
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March 3, 2021

The prof is great and the class is interesting. This is the only class I haven't gotten an A in unfortunately. TA couldn't explain why she took off points for my final paper (randomly took off a ton for the intro and none for the remainder of the paper). The material itself is interesting and the assignments are straight-forward. I would suggest taking to Korb about your final paper so you don't end up surprised by what the TA decides to do.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A+
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Jan. 28, 2021

12/10. This class is absolutely amazing! Dr. Korb does a great job integrating neuroscience and application to daily life. There is daily logging and weekly journals, which aren't bad at all if you actually are interested in changing habits and bettering yourself. I took this class online, and even with that, Dr. Korb found a way to make lectures entertaining. There are 2 books for the class, definitely buy The Upward Spiral, but you can skip buying Difficult Conversations.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
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Jan. 25, 2021

This was truly one of my favorite classes that I have taken at UCLA thus far. As a senior, I was looking for an easy GE to fulfill units and this class went above and beyond. While there is some material based on neuroscience, the majority of the class was more about the overall nature of mindfulness and mindfulness practices. Each week you have a new intervention and the workload that corresponds with them is not much at all. The tests are very straightforward, coming from his lecture material. Overall, definitely take this class, even if you don't need the units, as this is one that can really change your daily routine for the better.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A+
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Dec. 29, 2020

Take this class! It was very insightful and Professor Korb is quite knowledgeable. The workload is quite light and pretty fun. The midterm and final for us were open note.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
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Dec. 15, 2020

Take this class. If there was any class that I could re-take again and again it would be this one, hands down. If you're debating whether or not to take this class, don't, take it. Even through remote instruction it was clear that Dr. Korb cares about his students and about the work he's instructing. He made neuroscience understandable for someone who has never been science-inclined. Not only did he make it understandable, he made it FUN and APPLICABLE. I learned so much about not only how to understand my wellbeing, but the underlying neuroscience that takes part in every aspect of my life. It isn't science terminology heavy, it's strategically applicable to everyone. This is seriously one of the best classes I've taken at UCLA, if not the best.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
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Aug. 6, 2020

DR. KORB IS THE BEST. Like seriously, such an inspirational professor, he clearly cares so much about his students, their well-being, and learning, I couldn't say enough good things about him. His lectures are funny and engaging, and I loved the topics he chose to speak on. Also, his story about writing his book and creating this class because of a student he coached on the girls' ultimate frisbee team who committed suicide really touched me. This man is a literal angel and I'm so glad I got to take a class with him.

The class itself was also super manageable, he made all of the neuroscience easy to understand, and his book, The Upward Spiral, is a fantastic resource. Tests were straightforward, the interventions we did each week were really engaging, and the lab write-ups we did for them were fairly simple. The final paper was also super manageable because he gives us so much time to prepare for it and clearly outlined what he expected from us.

My TA, Amanda Johnson, was also a godsend. I took this class while UCLA was first transitioning to online learning because of the covid-19 pandemic and she was so supportive and considerate of this. She really went above and beyond, and even reached out to me personally when she noticed my mood scores from the google forms were low (you fill out google forms every week to monitor your results from the interventions). I can't even begin to describe how thankful I was for her support during the chaos of the pandemic.

Overall, all I have to say is TAKE THIS CLASS. It will seriously teach you coping strategies that will help you throughout the rest of your life, and is an incredible resource to have as an undergraduate. It is definitely a GPA booster and one of the best laid out classes I have taken at UCLA yet. And, if anything, take it for the fact that Dr. Korb is truly an inspiration, and probably one of the best people you will ever encounter in not only your academic career, but life.

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Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: N/A
April 20, 2022

This class is awesome. I have learned so much stuff about the human brain that is actually applicable to my life. The lectures are kind of long and tedious, but not really vital to the tests, I just find them interesting. Discussion attendance matters but they usually end early and are pretty quick paced. Perfect workload, 10/10 class.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
Feb. 10, 2022

Bar none the best class I've taken at UCLA. It's the kind of class that has incredible real-world value, where if you put in effort into learning the material and techniques, you will literally improve your life. This class has no "gotchas," it's not designed to trick you, and you learn invaluable insights into the mind along the way. It's abundantly clear that Dr. Korb genuinely cares about his students, and his book, while not necessary, is a great read if the topics interest you. For all the qualms we can have about UCLA and the bureaucracy of the institution, this is the kind of class that makes you think how incredible of an opportunity it is to attend a place like this. If only every course was like this one...

If you want an easy GE grade, you can get that. If you want a life-changing college experience, you can get that too. 10/10 would recommend for everyone.

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A
Sept. 1, 2021

BEST CLASS AT UCLA. Easiest science GE ever. SOOOO interesting,, made me consider studying neuroscience. Dr. Korb is the best, so sweet, so funny, very smart. Overall best guy. You won't regret!!

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: N/A
June 14, 2021

BEST CLASS I'VE TAKEN AT UCLA!!! Professor Korb is such a good teacher. All of his lectures are clear and concise. The exams are straightforward and never have material that hadn't been discussed in lecture or in the readings. I took this class as a GE and I don't regret it at all. There was only one midterm and it was relatively easy. Korb gives us a study guide, and if you can fill it out without too much help you're pretty much guaranteed an A on the exams. I would recommend including a short description of the readings on your study guide too because there will also be questions about that. All of the assignments were "weekly interventions" where you conduct a mini experiment on yourself and then write a small writeup due before your discussion section. Professor Korb gives you and outlines and an example of what these logs should look like, and the TAs are super super helpful if you have any questions. The final paper is one huge log where you compare the results of the interventions that you've completed so far to one outcome variable. The instructions for the final paper aren't as clear as the weekly log, but follow the same type of direction. Again, if you have any questions the TAs are so so kind and are always willing to help you. My TA was Amanda, and wow she was so amazing I literally don't know how to put it in words. Participation is also important in determining your final grade which means you have to show up for discussion section and actively participate. At first I was worried how it would go especially with everything being online, but there is plenty of opportunities to participate and contribute to sections. This class was genuinely interesting. There was a time where I would refuse to consider a science major, but this class really made me consider it.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A-
March 3, 2021

The prof is great and the class is interesting. This is the only class I haven't gotten an A in unfortunately. TA couldn't explain why she took off points for my final paper (randomly took off a ton for the intro and none for the remainder of the paper). The material itself is interesting and the assignments are straight-forward. I would suggest taking to Korb about your final paper so you don't end up surprised by what the TA decides to do.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A+
Jan. 28, 2021

12/10. This class is absolutely amazing! Dr. Korb does a great job integrating neuroscience and application to daily life. There is daily logging and weekly journals, which aren't bad at all if you actually are interested in changing habits and bettering yourself. I took this class online, and even with that, Dr. Korb found a way to make lectures entertaining. There are 2 books for the class, definitely buy The Upward Spiral, but you can skip buying Difficult Conversations.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Jan. 25, 2021

This was truly one of my favorite classes that I have taken at UCLA thus far. As a senior, I was looking for an easy GE to fulfill units and this class went above and beyond. While there is some material based on neuroscience, the majority of the class was more about the overall nature of mindfulness and mindfulness practices. Each week you have a new intervention and the workload that corresponds with them is not much at all. The tests are very straightforward, coming from his lecture material. Overall, definitely take this class, even if you don't need the units, as this is one that can really change your daily routine for the better.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A+
Dec. 29, 2020

Take this class! It was very insightful and Professor Korb is quite knowledgeable. The workload is quite light and pretty fun. The midterm and final for us were open note.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 15, 2020

Take this class. If there was any class that I could re-take again and again it would be this one, hands down. If you're debating whether or not to take this class, don't, take it. Even through remote instruction it was clear that Dr. Korb cares about his students and about the work he's instructing. He made neuroscience understandable for someone who has never been science-inclined. Not only did he make it understandable, he made it FUN and APPLICABLE. I learned so much about not only how to understand my wellbeing, but the underlying neuroscience that takes part in every aspect of my life. It isn't science terminology heavy, it's strategically applicable to everyone. This is seriously one of the best classes I've taken at UCLA, if not the best.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
Aug. 6, 2020

DR. KORB IS THE BEST. Like seriously, such an inspirational professor, he clearly cares so much about his students, their well-being, and learning, I couldn't say enough good things about him. His lectures are funny and engaging, and I loved the topics he chose to speak on. Also, his story about writing his book and creating this class because of a student he coached on the girls' ultimate frisbee team who committed suicide really touched me. This man is a literal angel and I'm so glad I got to take a class with him.

The class itself was also super manageable, he made all of the neuroscience easy to understand, and his book, The Upward Spiral, is a fantastic resource. Tests were straightforward, the interventions we did each week were really engaging, and the lab write-ups we did for them were fairly simple. The final paper was also super manageable because he gives us so much time to prepare for it and clearly outlined what he expected from us.

My TA, Amanda Johnson, was also a godsend. I took this class while UCLA was first transitioning to online learning because of the covid-19 pandemic and she was so supportive and considerate of this. She really went above and beyond, and even reached out to me personally when she noticed my mood scores from the google forms were low (you fill out google forms every week to monitor your results from the interventions). I can't even begin to describe how thankful I was for her support during the chaos of the pandemic.

Overall, all I have to say is TAKE THIS CLASS. It will seriously teach you coping strategies that will help you throughout the rest of your life, and is an incredible resource to have as an undergraduate. It is definitely a GPA booster and one of the best laid out classes I have taken at UCLA yet. And, if anything, take it for the fact that Dr. Korb is truly an inspiration, and probably one of the best people you will ever encounter in not only your academic career, but life.

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4.8
Overall Rating
Based on 39 Users
Easiness 4.6 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.8 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.2 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.8 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Engaging Lectures
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  • Appropriately Priced Materials
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  • Would Take Again
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  • Often Funny
    (21)
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