Abnormal Psychology: Developmental Perspectives

Steve S Lee

Abnormal Psychology: Developmental Perspectives

Psychology department

Steve S Lee

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Ratings

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Overall 3.5
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 2.7
Easy
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Workload 2.8
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Not Clear
Clarity of professor 3.4
Clear
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Helpfulness of professor 3.5
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again

Grades

Spring 2016
26.7%
22.3%
17.8%
13.4%
8.9%
4.5%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
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D
D-
F

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

Winter 2016
27.3%
22.7%
18.2%
13.6%
9.1%
4.5%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted June 12, 2020
Grade Received: A-

I’m sorry to anyone who liked this class but I came into this class so excited to learn about psychopathology and I found myself more interested in every other psych course I have taken at UCLA and that’s sad to me because I want to go into clinical psychology. Dr. Lee seems decently nice but he is a boring lecturer and no matter how hard I studied the slides his exams screwed me over because I always questioned if I was right since he had many select all that are correct questions. Overall I would take this class with another prof or just take normal abnormal bc this class is a regret of mine.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted April 24, 2020
Grade Received: N/A

Haven't even taken the midterm but already feel like the class is shitty... I feel like the professor does not go over material thoroughly and the way he handles class is messy. He also expects so much when he himself does not do such a good job explaining concepts. Totally lowered my interest towards this subject.
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I don't know why there are more than 30 percent of people getting As in the previous years...

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted June 14, 2020
Grade Received: A

I had high hopes for this class but was very disappointed with it. The midterm was comprised entirely of "mark all that apply" questions, many of which were incredibly specific. I was not prepared for nor had I encountered this format previously and it added so much additional stress, confusion, pressure to the exam/(my life for a time). It added some annoyance too because this question format change appeared to be both a deviation from the provided syllabus and the expressed experiences of past students. The final was mixed multiple choice/multiple answer and substantially more straightforward. Overall though, this class felt unduly difficult and horribly stressful.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted May 7, 2020
Grade Received: NR

Taking the class this spring. We've only taken the midterm so far and I'm honestly confused. Idk if he changed his syllabus or grading scheme when classes went online but I don't understand how so many people have gotten As in the class in the past. The grading scheme is midterm (40 points), final (50 points), 10 points for discussion. Final grade is sum of points earned/100. He tests you on lectures and the textbook and doesn't tell you what material from each you will be tested on and still makes the questions very specific.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted April 30, 2020
Grade Received: NR

The professor is quite helpful in explaining the bigger, more confusing concepts. Definitely go to OH. There are weekly readings and it is not specified what concepts from the book will be on the exam. I found the test format to be similar to Psych 100B. I'd say rewatch lectures, review book annotations, and focus on the slides!

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted July 6, 2020
Grade Received: B

I really enjoyed Professor Lee's class, especially with his child guests! I think he really knows his stuff and he can make it interesting, especially with relevant media clips to form connections - I wish we had more of those! My only issue was the density of the course, the textbook chapters were so extensive and long it would take 2-3 hours to complete whereas his assigned articles were the right length. Ironically, taking this course made me realize I have had undiagnosed ADHD since like... the age of four, but those long chapters were hard to focus on for my classmates without as well. His slides where often blocks of text that were hard to get down, while listening to the other points he was speaking, and for filmed lectures there was so much content so fast. I wish he could slow down his bullet points when filming lectures ahead of time, during live lectures he often got behind bc of people asking to go back or needing more clarification because they didn't get everything down. I liked that we got the textbook for free and also that there weren't a bunch of other assignments or busywork. Sections were great and the classwork was definitely both helpful and easy. I also think the exams were a bit difficult even when you felt you mastered the material. However, I think finding a good researcher who is also a good teacher in this department is rare, and he really cares about his students! Kelsey expanded on the material in an interesting way and was super understanding when I forgot an assignment. I'd definitely take his class again!

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted March 13, 2017 Grade Received: B

Possibly the best psychology professor I had at UCLA. Professor Lee is very clear and straightforward in his lectures. He also has a very good sense of humor too. The subject material was fascinating.
I also liked how well he can project his voice, especially since we were in the Haines lecture hall, a very large one .

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted Aug. 19, 2016 Grade Received: A

You take three exams, he drops the lowest grade. Very fair grading scheme. He runs stats on all his questions so he's quite aware of which questions had faulty wording or skewed choices.

Abnormal Psych is an interesting, scratch-the-surface type of class. Expect to be basically memorizing parts of the DSM and integrating research with it. I love the integration of research and its application. However, the material itself can get pretty dry because there's a lack of depth but much ground to be covered. But that's not his fault. He tries to keep you engaged as much as possible. Definitely recommend him!

Quarter Taken: Spring 2016 Submitted June 12, 2016 Grade Received: A

Not sure why there are so many negative reviews. I literally took notes in class and reviewed the lecture notes the day before the test, skimmed the book throughout the quarter, and I got an A in the class. Half of my class got an A. Either his tests were harder in the past or people are getting smarter...

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
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