Winter 2020 - Melissa is a great professor, she explains everything clearly and concisely. Aside from posting her lecture slides, she also posts lecture outlines that you can add your notes to. Also, attendance is mandatory since you'll need an iClicker. However, we were allowed to miss three lectures. The content is not that difficult but there are a few assignments every week. This includes quizzes, lab reports (some are submitted on behalf of your entire lab group), and scientific article analyses. They aren't that difficult and they seem to be graded based on completion for the most part. The midterm was fairly easy after making flashcards based on the slides from the midterm review. The exam contained multiple-choice questions and a couple of free responses questions, then you get in a group to answer the exact same multiple-choice questions together to help your grade a little. I did not take the final exam since it became optional due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the final exam is cumulative and follows the same format as the midterm.
Summer 2022 - The class content was interesting, but I felt like there was way too much content compacted into 6 weeks. I knew going into this class that it was going to be more intense bc it was a summer session class, but compared to other psych classes I've taken during summer, this class had WAY more stuff to learn and the lecture was super dense. The class was broken up into mini-assignments, discussion section worksheets, lecture participation, 2 quizzes, a midterm, a final, and a written assignment. She offers extra credit through SONA. The professor and TA were nice and they were very approachable though. Just be warned that if you do take this class that it doesn't feel like a 4-unit class and there's gonna be a lot of content to learn.