Barbara Knowlton
Department of Psychology
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2.5
Overall Rating
Based on 12 Users
Easiness 2.4 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.9 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.2 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Engaging Lectures
  • Gives Extra Credit

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

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

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

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

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Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: A
June 14, 2022

I actually had a really good time in this class! Professor Knowlton was extremely helpful in office hours (she spent 20 minutes explaining one thing to me that I didn't understand, until I understood it) and she obviously knows what she's talking about in the material. I have NEVER liked any academic textbook, but the Cognitive Neuroscience textbook listed for this class was actually very interesting. I truly enjoyed learning about the neurological pathways and very interesting experiments!

Course out of 300 points
Exams: 80/100/100, non-cumulative (so you can really focus on 2-3 weeks of content! How I studied for this class successfully was to focus on ONE lecture a day, leading up to the exam). Short answer, plenty of time to take it. She also "curves" the grading, boosting by around 5-10%
Homework: None
Extra credit: 15 points! 5% of grade taking a short pre-post- exam survey + SONA credit

The only downside is that this class is not recorded/podcasted, although Knowlton encouraged us to record for our peers. You have to attend 10 out of 15 lectures for participation/extra credit.

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Dec. 28, 2007

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS!!!! Professor Knowlton is a extremely poor professor. Her lectures are unorganized, scattered, and cover approximately 5% of the material she demands her students know for the exams. She never once offered any study session, review, or help for us. I was sick the last tow weeks of class, which also happened to be the extent of the material for the final since her exams are non-cumulative, and she was completely uncooperative with offering me any help. I e-mailed her 5 times before I even got an answer, and she was no help. I think she is completely undeserving to be a professor at such a reputable university, a university I am proud to be a part of. I have contacted the psychology department with my concerns about the quality of her teaching and her lack of concern for her students! The textbook was lacking, as some of the other students have mentioned as well.

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July 25, 2007

This course was the STUPIDEST Psychobio elective course I have EVER taken...granted I did learn a lot from the class, however, this was ONLY due to the fact that in order to get EVEN a OK grade you had to read the ENTIRE book and attend every class...forget office hours...theyre no help...most ambiguous answers I have gotten from ANY teacher thus far at UCLA. Please kids, if you need an elective course....look over this one...

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Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: A
June 14, 2022

I actually had a really good time in this class! Professor Knowlton was extremely helpful in office hours (she spent 20 minutes explaining one thing to me that I didn't understand, until I understood it) and she obviously knows what she's talking about in the material. I have NEVER liked any academic textbook, but the Cognitive Neuroscience textbook listed for this class was actually very interesting. I truly enjoyed learning about the neurological pathways and very interesting experiments!

Course out of 300 points
Exams: 80/100/100, non-cumulative (so you can really focus on 2-3 weeks of content! How I studied for this class successfully was to focus on ONE lecture a day, leading up to the exam). Short answer, plenty of time to take it. She also "curves" the grading, boosting by around 5-10%
Homework: None
Extra credit: 15 points! 5% of grade taking a short pre-post- exam survey + SONA credit

The only downside is that this class is not recorded/podcasted, although Knowlton encouraged us to record for our peers. You have to attend 10 out of 15 lectures for participation/extra credit.

Helpful?

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Dec. 28, 2007

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS!!!! Professor Knowlton is a extremely poor professor. Her lectures are unorganized, scattered, and cover approximately 5% of the material she demands her students know for the exams. She never once offered any study session, review, or help for us. I was sick the last tow weeks of class, which also happened to be the extent of the material for the final since her exams are non-cumulative, and she was completely uncooperative with offering me any help. I e-mailed her 5 times before I even got an answer, and she was no help. I think she is completely undeserving to be a professor at such a reputable university, a university I am proud to be a part of. I have contacted the psychology department with my concerns about the quality of her teaching and her lack of concern for her students! The textbook was lacking, as some of the other students have mentioned as well.

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Grade: N/A
July 25, 2007

This course was the STUPIDEST Psychobio elective course I have EVER taken...granted I did learn a lot from the class, however, this was ONLY due to the fact that in order to get EVEN a OK grade you had to read the ENTIRE book and attend every class...forget office hours...theyre no help...most ambiguous answers I have gotten from ANY teacher thus far at UCLA. Please kids, if you need an elective course....look over this one...

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2.5
Overall Rating
Based on 12 Users
Easiness 2.4 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.9 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.2 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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