Social Psychology

Matthew Lieberman

Social Psychology

Psychology department

Matthew Lieberman

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Overall 4.4
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Easiness of class 2.7
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Workload 2.9
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Clarity of professor 4.4
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Helpfulness of professor 4.2
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again
  • Useful Textbooks

Textbooks

Social Psychology (Fourth Edition)
Tom Gilovich, Dacher Keltner, Serena Chen, Richard E. Nisbett
ISBN: 9780393906073
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Grades

Fall 2017
26.6%
22.2%
17.8%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2017
35.2%
29.3%
23.5%
17.6%
11.7%
5.9%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2009
29.9%
24.9%
19.9%
15.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Dec. 23, 2017 Grade Received: A

Dr. Lieberman is an exceptional professor! It's amazing to have a professor teach you about groundbreaking research that he conducted himself. He really reminded me what a special place UCLA is that we get to be taught by such badasses. Not only is he brilliant, but also very humble, funny, engaging... I could literally go on forever. Please take this class or you'll regret it!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Dec. 16, 2017 Grade Received: A+

Pros: Fascinating and entertaining lectures. Thoughtful course material. Strong power point presentation. Answers any and all questions during office hours. Wants his students to succeed.

Cons: None.

Conclusion: Dr. Lieberman is one of the best professors I've ever seen. A must-take class, even if psych is not your major. But don't be fooled into thinking this class is "easy".. it's not. Some of the exam questions are scenario based, so you really have to understand the material inside and out. With that said, getting an A is very doable if you dedicate your time to study.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Dec. 16, 2017 Grade Received: A

Alright listen up. If you are considering taking this class, stop considering it and ENROLL RIGHT NOW. You will be so glad you did. The negative reviews here are probably written by people who didn't put enough effort into doing well in this class and are just salty. It is 100% manageable to get a high A in this class, and having a lot of fun while you're at it. This class was always a highlight of my day, something I would ALWAYS look forward to, no matter how crazy life would get. There is no textbook so you're never confused as to what you need to study for the exams. Prof. Lieberman puts all the info you need to know on his slides, which are posted on CCLE, along with the recordings of all the lectures. So technically you don't even need to come to class, but you will. The classroom is always full just because it is always fun to be there. If you ever get confused about any of the harder concepts in lecture - go to his office hours. He is one of those instructors who sincerely wants you to understand everything and succeed in his class. He will always answer any of the questions you have. No matter if they are class related or not. He also is a great resource when it comes to general college/research knowledge as well. He holds an extra "everything you need to know about applying to grad school" lecture as well, and if you are considering applying for psych, you should go to it, it's very informative. And adding to the office hours- make sure you go to at least one of them before the midterms, it helps so much even if you don't have any questions. The discussions that take place there got you feeling like you already know most of the stuff that will be on the exams. I'm just generally sad that this class is over and wish he taught other classes. So... my final word is - do yourself a favor and enroll. This class will change the way you look at the world!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Dec. 16, 2017 Grade Received: A+

I got an A+, and did so without too much work (well, not too much work in my opinion, but i am a hard worker in general). I read all the required readings twice, re listened to every lecture at least once, and sometimes twice. went to office hours, and made sure to show up to every class. To me, that is not too much, especially for a course at UCLA. After doing all that, I missed only 1 question on the midterm and final. Overall, the class material is amazing and eye opening. I will literally never look at the world in the same way. That said, his test questions are a tad tricky at times, and he is condescending at times. He was not a nice man. He was smart and sometimes funny, but it was very clear his main focus is his research. it felt that teaching was almost a bother for him that the school required of him. Overall, I would take this class again, but this dude was not my favorite. Somebody needs to knock him off of his high horse.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted Sept. 29, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

I took this class thinking it was going to be an easy class since I had previously taken a social psych course and the reviews said it was, but it really wasn't. Professor was knowledgable but his demeanor and personality was condescending. His tests were made to trick you on fairly easy concepts which was frustrating. His specific class is also philosophy based, which made things more complicated, so be aware of that. I would recommend taking social psych with a different professor if you can. He is not terrible, but this is a great subject and can be taken with a much better professor that is there to make things as clear as possible and be helpful/welcoming to students.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2017 Submitted March 23, 2017 Grade Received: B+

He is a really engaging lecturer and his material is really interesting too. I really enjoyed this class and I truly think I learned a lot of things that will help me in the real world.

Bonus: no textbooks!

Quarter Taken: Spring 2017 Submitted March 6, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Lieberman is a genius. He really knows the material he lectures on, and it's clear that he's been teaching the class for a while.
No textbooks for Psych 135. Instead, he has you read excerpts from 4 different books, all of which had extremely applicable information
Participation definitely counts for discussion sections. You're literally marked down for every single time you contribute something to the conversation.
Overall, would definitely recommend this class.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 25, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

I'm taking him now and he is probably the most amazing professor I have ever taken in my entire life! He is such a cool guy to be around. He's that guy at the party that everyone wants to be around and drink with, no joke! It's only been 4 weeks and I have been so enlightened it's unbelievable. If you don't take him, it's truly a loss because he is an awesome individual :)

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 27, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

He is the BESTEST prof. I've ever taken in my whole life. You can just tell he sincerely cares about his students and he really wants his students learn something. His lecture is very interesting and he is really funny. Always provides really interesting and funny examples. I just love him!! I literally told my friend after final that i'm sad our class is ovr now that i want to retake his class. HE IS JUST THE BEST! TRY YOUR BEST TO TAKE HIM!! and he is so hot!!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted May 2, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

He is very concerned about his students learning and he was nice enough - but to tell you the truth, his lecture included too many studies (which may be necessary) but it made it to be a rather boring lecture and I fell asleep more times than I should have. That is my only complaint.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again
  • Useful Textbooks

Textbooks

Social Psychology (Fourth Edition)
Tom Gilovich, Dacher Keltner, Serena Chen, Richard E. Nisbett
ISBN: 9780393906073
View on Amazon
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