Carolyn Parkinson

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PSYCH 135
Social Psychology See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 3.7 Workload 3.5 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.0

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She's a great professor. The class wasn't too difficult nor was it too easy; just right. She provides slides before class even starts and also offers extra credit (SONA). The textbook is necessary because she would occasionally test material from the text that isn't taught in lecture. Honestly if you just read the text and not go to class you'll do fine. Overall a good professor, no BS like other professors out there (looking at you Firstenberg).

(Winter Quarter 2019)
PSYCH 137A
Neuroscience of Social Perception See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 4.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness 5.0

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This class was so great! 3 exams and short reflection papers every week. She does her exams where 80% is your individual grade, and 20% is a group grade. You take the exam first by yourself, then right after take it again with a small group where you discuss the answers. This way of taking tests is SO HELPFUL!! I highly recommend taking this class

(Winter Quarter 2021)
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PSYCH 188B
Special Courses in Psychology See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 3.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.5

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Pros: Extra credit.
Cons: Massive workload. Extremely difficult final exam. Required to work with other students.
Conclusion: Lectures were sleep inducing, and of course no Bruincast. The workload? Painful. Each of the 3 exams covered 150-250 pages of required reading (super dense and boring AF) + 200-250 slides. Unfortunately you HAVE to read the textbook to do well. The exam format was awful because you're forced to work with other students on the 2nd part of the exam..ugh! The first 2 midterms were OK, mostly straight-forward and directly tested you on the content. I guess too many people got As, which UCLA doesn't like, so Parkinson made the final MUCH harder than the midterms. How so? Almost every question on the final had "all of the above", "none of the above", and "a and b" answer choices. It was straight up designed to trick you; the kind of exam I hadn't seen since 100B! I was 1 question away on the final from getting an A in the class, and I could have done better had I not quit reading the textbook after I began experiencing mental burn out. Avoid this class if you don't live on campus, if you commute to school, have a job, have a research commitment/internship, are taking other neuroscience/neuropsych classes in the same quarter, or are just looking to maintain sanity.

(Spring Quarter 2019)
PSYCH 188B
Special Courses in Psychology: Neuroscience of Social Perception See Full Profile

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PSYCH 189
Advanced Honors Seminars: Advanced Honors Seminar for Psychology 188B, Lecture 2 See Full Profile

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PSYCH 196A
Research Apprenticeship in Psychology See Full Profile

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PSYCH 225
Seminar: Critical Problems in Social Psychology: Social Brain See Full Profile

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PSYCH 226A
Current Literature in Social Psychology See Full Profile

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PSYCH 226C
Current Literature in Social Psychology See Full Profile

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PSYCH 251B
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PSYCH 251B
Research Methods See Full Profile

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