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I loved Professor Sumner! She was very accommodating given the circumstances and I really learned some interesting and valuable information. If you watch the lectures and take notes, you are almost guaranteed a good grade. She has almost weekly assignments due as well, but they are not hard to complete and usually about an interesting topic. Take this class if you can!
This class is great! It's interesting, relevant, and manageable. You won't be bored in this class, almost all of the material can be applied to one's own life! The class is recorded, with straightforward slides and the professor answers any questions you may have. This class was one of the most enjoyable classes I've had at UCLA. I would take a class with this professor again! She's amazing!
Professor Sumner is such a good professor, so I highly recommend taking a course with her! Her lectures are very clear and engaging. You just need to answer a few questions embedded throughout the lecture video sections, which are divided into managebale watch times. This is when CCLE was used so it may look different on Canvas or "BruinLearn". These questions are based on the articles assigned for the lectures of that week; the articles are short and intriguing. The exams were online, there are no trick questions, and you have enough time to check your notes. You do have to pay for the "Packback" assignment system, which is a little inconvenient. This is basically an online discussion forum with "curiosity points" determined by AI. Getting the minimum points on the system isn't a challenge and you write a question and responses every week. They are basically graded for completion as long as you get the required curiosity points for coming up with a question based on the content for the week. Overall, prof Sumner is great so take her class!
I really really enjoyed this class!! Dr. Sumner is really nice and presents lectures in a clear manner. I personally think it's an easy A and the material is very interesting! You do need to have an iclicker since participation counts. Also, we were required to do 2 journal reviews (5 pts total) -- so it's helpful if you've taken 100B, especially for the final manuscript (worth 15 pts). Essentially you read a publication and answer questions about it -- like what was the IV, DV, etc. The lectures are straightforward, and I suggest focusing on the slides and the studies mentioned since they are on the test.
I would definitely take Dr. Sumner again!
Dr. Sumner was the absolute best. The material is interesting and will serve you in the ling run. She doesn't require you to read over a dense textbook but instead asks you to read timely articles that teach you relevant information. Her exams are doable and fair as long as you review the slides and read all the reading assignments. The two papers involve reading articles and answering some questions about the purpose, IVs, DVs and statistical analysis. As long as you write legitimate answers, you should be fine. For the peer review manuscript paper, you criticize an article and point out any limitations. Start the paper early and break down each part. She is reasonable and wants you to succeed. Participation matters so go to class and engage in the Campuswire discussions as earns you EC. The most amazing thing about this Dr. Sumner is how much compassion and support she offered as we were all facing the stress of COVID-19 pandemic. She allowed us to opt out of the final exam if we were happy with our current grade which relieved a great deal of stress. She made sure to give us daily updates and made herself available on Campuswire every single day. Take her if you want to learn useful information and feel respected and supported by your professor.
I really enjoyed this class! Dr. Sumner was a great lecturer, she was very clear and broke down topics. The readings for the class are super light, and she uses short popular press articles that are easily digestible. The tests were multiple choice and easy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she was very compassionate and allowed students to make the final optional. She really cares about student learning and I considered what I learned valuable and applicable to my life.
Dr. Sumner is one of the best professors I've ever had at UCLA. Her genuine passion and excitement for health psychology was so evident from day 1. The material is SO interesting and engaging and has reshaped the way I view healthcare. Tests are totally doable if you study the slides and pay attention: she's really not out to get you and you can tell she just wants students to learn something valuable! And again, she herself is so approachable, intelligent and just has an overall positive energy. Can't recommend her enough!!
One of the most sweetest and understand professor I have had at UCLA! I enjoyed watching her lectures. She was extremely informative and precise with her lectures. I caught COVID during the beginning of the quarter and she was extremely accommodating.
Professor Sumner is THE sweetest and most understanding professor I have had. She provides asynchronous lectures twice a week which are so fun to watch and listen to. She does not have a monotone voice whatsoever and she's just so great and her class is very enjoyable! I recommend this class to everyone!!
Breakdown of the class:
Participation: 5 pts
Reflection assignments: 10 pts
Exams (TOP TWO OF THREE!): 50 pts
Journal club worksheets: 15 pts
Written manuscript peer review: 20 pts
Extra credit: 3 possible points
All of the assignments are so fun to do and her exams are very straightforward. There is no textbook for this course, but she does provide articles to read, which are short and interesting. If you pay attention during lecture, you're guaranteed an A. But this class isn't just about getting an A, you will learn sooo much from professor Sumner!!! TAKE THIS CLASS WITH HER!!!!!