All Ratings and Reviews for Bruce F Chorpita
Great, engaging lecture.
Easy extra credits.
2 Participation points (1 in class and 1 in discussion section). Only have 1 point from discussion section and didn't affect grade too much.
Quizzes are easy if you pay attention in lecture and note what is important.
Be sure to go to exam review to know what's on the test!
I HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend taking this class with Dr. Chorpita.
- In most other psychology classes at UCLA, and honestly just other classes in UCLA in general, a good portion of the material learned is... something you probably will never use again in the future. Often the material will come across as "Oh, this is interesting! Then two weeks later you're tested on something that either
A) You never learned in class
B) The difficulty level rose to over 9001.
Often this results in lower grades despite your best effort. And you feel like you never learned anything.
With Dr. Chorpita though, you're tested on relevant information related to abnormal psychology. The material is really interesting, depending on the type of person that you are, and what you're interested about. If you don't want to learn about modern mental health issues in children and the history behind it, that's okay! There are other courses you can take in the series, or you can change your major. But if you really want to learn about these issues, you've come to the right place.
I can say so many other things about this course, how it's among some of the best courses, not because of the material (honestly you can learn anything on the internet today), but because of the way the material is taught so efficiently, succinctly, and effectively. I don't want to spoil anything. I'm sure you've seen the grade distribution already, and it shows how well he teaches. There are other reviews on FaceBook, Reddit, etc. that you can look for. You'll thank me later.
I absolutely LOVE Dr. Chorpita.
I commute to UCLA from Pasadena so I have to wake up at 5 am twice a week to get to his 8 am class and guess what? I do it without thinking twice.
His lectures are funny and engaging and the way he teaches makes you remember everything long term.
He guides you through the material for the midterm/final so that you know what to focus on but you obviously still need to study so don't take it lightly.
I was scared of taking Abnormal Psych but honestly, this class has been my favorite so far at UCLA and I recommend it to everyone!!!
I will put it this way. You can kill yourself with another professor for 127a or you can take Dr. Chorpita's 127c and get an A. I looked forward to class every day. Unlike other professors in psych, this class actually tests your direct knowledge without trying to trip you up maliciously on exams. Dr. Chorpita is exactly what a professor should be. Fascinating, hilarious, engaging and FAIR.
The final was by far easier than the midterm. The midterm has some ambiguous questions but the material on the final was exactly what he had on the slides. Don't worry about the book...all the information on the exams are on the lecture slides. Overall a good professor.
He's a nice guy and he's pretty funny but folks, this class is over-rated. Before the class started, I was pretty excited to take it, considering all the positive reviews below. But the truth is that you don't really learn anything of substance. He mostly just reads of of the slides and doesn't really elaborate. Also, it can get incredibly boring..
This professor is absolutely amazing. He will do anything in his power to help you LEARN and make sure you get the best grade possible. Dr. Chorpita is hilarious, so there's never a dull moment in class and you'll never find yourself NOT wanting to go to class. He is so sweet, caring, kind, and knowledgable and I am SOOO sad that I will no longer have him as a professor. It was his first time teaching this class, so he did a mid-quarter feedback evaluation, and he took all the feedback he received and applied it. Everyone in the class adores him and respects him. Absolutely the best professor ever. If you don't take him, you're missing out on the most amazing class of your UCLA career.
I completely agree with the post below me. Chorpita is the greatest professor here at UCLA. He is really dedicated to helping us LEARN the material without making it boring. He is seriously hilarious, so you'll never fall asleep in this class, and you won't dread attending lecture. Don't leave UCLA without taking his class! Also, if you study all the information from lecture, you'll do fine on the tests and end up with an A in the class.
I took 127C with Chorpita. I enjoyed his class very much, he makes it worth coming. He has tons of funny stories for each lesson and most of the time you won't get through all of the slides. He has in class review before the midterm and final, so you know exactly what to study. He offers extra credit and gives you all of the answers for the quizzes during class. You have to take him, he is one of the best & funnest Psych professors at UCLA!
I took 127A with Professor Chorpita. Definitely an easy A! Study the slides and do the extra credit and you are destined to get an A. I started studying for each exam the night before just reviewing the slides. And the little mini quizzes he gives in class are a joke! He gives you the answers during lecture,then you can use your notes to answer the questions. Also, its helpful to skim the chapters even though he does not expect you to! Good LUCK!
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