Bonnie Goff
Department of Psychology
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5.0
Overall Rating
Based on 13 Users
Easiness 4.6 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 5.0 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.8 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.9 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Engaging Lectures
  • Would Take Again
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31.1%
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10.4%
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49.6%
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33.0%
24.8%
16.5%
8.3%
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44.4%
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29.6%
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52.0%
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34.7%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A-
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July 15, 2021

Definitely take this course, it's enjoyable, and the workload was my saving grace in this class. Most of us got A's and the professor is incredibly personable and works with her students, not against them.

Although I felt like this class was easy, the quizzes can be slightly challenging for two reasons -- although its open book you have to answer those questions quick. I got an A on the midterm but I literally had like 2 minutes to spare to double-check answers.

ALSO for the love of god, pay attention to the movies she shows in class. She asked like 6 questions about one of the films we viewed and I was not expecting that. Other than that, this class is a breeze and widens your perspective on parenting.

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Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A+
Jan. 16, 2024

Professor Goff is a clear lecturer who takes the time to gauge student understanding constantly throughout the lecture. She asks us to participate by sharing our life experiences and connects it directly back to course material, which was nice. In this class I learned about different parenting styles, parenthood myths, the logistics of childrearing, attachment theory and more.

The breakdown of the class was straightforward. There are 4 written assignments each worth 10 points and 3 exams each worth 20 points. No extra work is asked of you beyond this. If you can engage critically with the material for the papers then you should have no problem succeeding in this class. Only a light review is necessary before exams, all of which are multiple choice and relatively easy. Professor Goff is one the best psych professors I've had at UCLA and I would recommend for every psych major to take at least 1 class with her before graduating!

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Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A-
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Dec. 11, 2023

Dr. Goff is my favorite professor at UCLA. She is very warm, kind, and a very engaging professor. I took 2 of her classes at my time at UCLA as a transfer student. She talks a lot about her personal experiences in this class and I enjoyed every moment of it. Her tests are fair and the material is something I will take with me for the rest of my life! Thank you Dr. Goff ^^

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Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A
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Dec. 7, 2023

I would HIGHLY recommend taking this class to anyone who wants an easy upper div and/or is even remotely interested in learning about what it's like to be a parent. The grading is: 3 exams, each non-cumulative, each worth 20% of your grade AND 4 short written assignments, worth a total of 40% of your grade. Exams are all multiple choice. However the exams are not necessarily common sense and you definitely have to go to lecture, take notes, and study a decent amount in order to do well on them. Professor Goff records the audio of lectures but doesn't bruin cast them. She shows a lot of videos in class, so I'd recommend going to class as much as possible because it can be tricky to hear the videos over just the audio recording. Further, basically every video she shows in class ends up having a couple exam questions devoted to it, so pay attention and take good notes on each video. ESPECIALLY the video documentary she plays during week 10! She is also offering an extra credit assignment this quarter. Professor Goff is a great and engaging lecturer who gives personal anecdotes from her childhood as well as her experience being a parent. Lectures are never boring and I feel like I've gained a lot of valuable information about what one should know/consider before choosing to become a parent. Overall, this is a great, fun, and easy/low workload class to take, and I would highly recommend it!

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Quarter: Summer 2023
Grade: A+
Sept. 24, 2023

You should definitely take this class with Dr.Goff, this is easily one of my favorite classes at UCLA. The way everything is structured is great ! Your class may be different if taken during fall quarter as I took it in the summer. The breakdown for the summer class was 3 Written Exercises which have a specified prompt for the assignment related to the content of the class, we watch several films questions are asked in the exam, 2 exams, extra credit SONA. I would definitely take again, great class for upper division psychology elective.

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Quarter: Summer 2022
Grade: A
March 25, 2023

A wonderful class with a wonderful professor that is understanding and cares about the mental well-being of their students. Lectures were often clear, and questions were always welcomed. Exams are short answers. Would not miss an opportunity to take it again.

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Quarter: Winter 2023
Grade: A
March 14, 2023

Oh. my. god.
idk what to say but TAKE THIS CLASS if you can. i would take it over and over again if I could because god is it great. she is so vulnerable and honest with us and treats us like humans beings with so much respect for our thoughts -- i mean that IS what a parent does after all wink wink.
4 assignments, 3 exams. all so easy and fun. i genuinely looked forward to her exams because I wanted to see how much I absorbed and got an A on each one. all assignments are easy and ask you to reflect on your own life or your mother.
she speaks of her own difficulties and truths with being a mom and expands so much on concepts of attachment, parenting styles, best parenting techniques, influences bad or good parenting. documentaries, short videos. just so engaging. love her so much. taking her again next quarter for trauma.
also there is a textbook but I only used once and found the lecture material sufficed for exams.

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Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: A-
June 23, 2022

Professor Goff is HANDS DOWN the best professor I've met at UCLA. She's super friendly, warm, approachable, and most importantly very knowledgeable about the material she covers. Her exams were straight forward, questions taken straight from the lecture/videos watched in class, and she is just an absolute treasure. The assignments for this class were also low stress, and meant to be reflective of our own lives rather than solely focused on the concepts from the material alone. I'm already enrolled to take her again for other classes she's teaching these next upcoming semesters, because I loved her that much. If you have the choice, ALWAYS go with Goff!! :)

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 22, 2021

2 tests and 4 writing assignments, the final is not cumulative but definitely don't underestimate how easy it is because I did and ended up scoring pretty low on the final but because I scored almost full points on everything else, I still pulled an A in the class. The class is pretty interesting and you watch a lot of interesting films as a part of the syllabus. As always, Professor Goff is just a delight to have.

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A+
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 21, 2021

This was the second class I've taken with Professor Goff, and it was once again incredible! The content is super interesting, and there is nothing very difficult to grasp. I'm definitely very overwhelmed about the idea of parenting after taking this class, but I am also way more informed about it. Even though this was my *fourth* quarter in online school, I was able to be engaged in the class just because there's so much cool stuff you learn about. There was always new stuff I learned in class that I would share with my friends and roommates. Workload-wise this is a much easier class than some others at UCLA. Mainly all you need to do is go to lecture. There's like 4 (short) written assignments you need to complete throughout the quarter, but those aren't bad at all. Then, there's the Midterm and Final, which had some tricky questions, but they were open-note so it was entirely fine. I would definitely recommend taking this class with Professor Goff if you have any interest in being a parent one day or just learning about parenting!

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A-
July 15, 2021

Definitely take this course, it's enjoyable, and the workload was my saving grace in this class. Most of us got A's and the professor is incredibly personable and works with her students, not against them.

Although I felt like this class was easy, the quizzes can be slightly challenging for two reasons -- although its open book you have to answer those questions quick. I got an A on the midterm but I literally had like 2 minutes to spare to double-check answers.

ALSO for the love of god, pay attention to the movies she shows in class. She asked like 6 questions about one of the films we viewed and I was not expecting that. Other than that, this class is a breeze and widens your perspective on parenting.

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Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A+
Jan. 16, 2024

Professor Goff is a clear lecturer who takes the time to gauge student understanding constantly throughout the lecture. She asks us to participate by sharing our life experiences and connects it directly back to course material, which was nice. In this class I learned about different parenting styles, parenthood myths, the logistics of childrearing, attachment theory and more.

The breakdown of the class was straightforward. There are 4 written assignments each worth 10 points and 3 exams each worth 20 points. No extra work is asked of you beyond this. If you can engage critically with the material for the papers then you should have no problem succeeding in this class. Only a light review is necessary before exams, all of which are multiple choice and relatively easy. Professor Goff is one the best psych professors I've had at UCLA and I would recommend for every psych major to take at least 1 class with her before graduating!

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Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A-
Dec. 11, 2023

Dr. Goff is my favorite professor at UCLA. She is very warm, kind, and a very engaging professor. I took 2 of her classes at my time at UCLA as a transfer student. She talks a lot about her personal experiences in this class and I enjoyed every moment of it. Her tests are fair and the material is something I will take with me for the rest of my life! Thank you Dr. Goff ^^

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Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A
Dec. 7, 2023

I would HIGHLY recommend taking this class to anyone who wants an easy upper div and/or is even remotely interested in learning about what it's like to be a parent. The grading is: 3 exams, each non-cumulative, each worth 20% of your grade AND 4 short written assignments, worth a total of 40% of your grade. Exams are all multiple choice. However the exams are not necessarily common sense and you definitely have to go to lecture, take notes, and study a decent amount in order to do well on them. Professor Goff records the audio of lectures but doesn't bruin cast them. She shows a lot of videos in class, so I'd recommend going to class as much as possible because it can be tricky to hear the videos over just the audio recording. Further, basically every video she shows in class ends up having a couple exam questions devoted to it, so pay attention and take good notes on each video. ESPECIALLY the video documentary she plays during week 10! She is also offering an extra credit assignment this quarter. Professor Goff is a great and engaging lecturer who gives personal anecdotes from her childhood as well as her experience being a parent. Lectures are never boring and I feel like I've gained a lot of valuable information about what one should know/consider before choosing to become a parent. Overall, this is a great, fun, and easy/low workload class to take, and I would highly recommend it!

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Quarter: Summer 2023
Grade: A+
Sept. 24, 2023

You should definitely take this class with Dr.Goff, this is easily one of my favorite classes at UCLA. The way everything is structured is great ! Your class may be different if taken during fall quarter as I took it in the summer. The breakdown for the summer class was 3 Written Exercises which have a specified prompt for the assignment related to the content of the class, we watch several films questions are asked in the exam, 2 exams, extra credit SONA. I would definitely take again, great class for upper division psychology elective.

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Quarter: Summer 2022
Grade: A
March 25, 2023

A wonderful class with a wonderful professor that is understanding and cares about the mental well-being of their students. Lectures were often clear, and questions were always welcomed. Exams are short answers. Would not miss an opportunity to take it again.

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Quarter: Winter 2023
Grade: A
March 14, 2023

Oh. my. god.
idk what to say but TAKE THIS CLASS if you can. i would take it over and over again if I could because god is it great. she is so vulnerable and honest with us and treats us like humans beings with so much respect for our thoughts -- i mean that IS what a parent does after all wink wink.
4 assignments, 3 exams. all so easy and fun. i genuinely looked forward to her exams because I wanted to see how much I absorbed and got an A on each one. all assignments are easy and ask you to reflect on your own life or your mother.
she speaks of her own difficulties and truths with being a mom and expands so much on concepts of attachment, parenting styles, best parenting techniques, influences bad or good parenting. documentaries, short videos. just so engaging. love her so much. taking her again next quarter for trauma.
also there is a textbook but I only used once and found the lecture material sufficed for exams.

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Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: A-
June 23, 2022

Professor Goff is HANDS DOWN the best professor I've met at UCLA. She's super friendly, warm, approachable, and most importantly very knowledgeable about the material she covers. Her exams were straight forward, questions taken straight from the lecture/videos watched in class, and she is just an absolute treasure. The assignments for this class were also low stress, and meant to be reflective of our own lives rather than solely focused on the concepts from the material alone. I'm already enrolled to take her again for other classes she's teaching these next upcoming semesters, because I loved her that much. If you have the choice, ALWAYS go with Goff!! :)

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A
June 22, 2021

2 tests and 4 writing assignments, the final is not cumulative but definitely don't underestimate how easy it is because I did and ended up scoring pretty low on the final but because I scored almost full points on everything else, I still pulled an A in the class. The class is pretty interesting and you watch a lot of interesting films as a part of the syllabus. As always, Professor Goff is just a delight to have.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A+
June 21, 2021

This was the second class I've taken with Professor Goff, and it was once again incredible! The content is super interesting, and there is nothing very difficult to grasp. I'm definitely very overwhelmed about the idea of parenting after taking this class, but I am also way more informed about it. Even though this was my *fourth* quarter in online school, I was able to be engaged in the class just because there's so much cool stuff you learn about. There was always new stuff I learned in class that I would share with my friends and roommates. Workload-wise this is a much easier class than some others at UCLA. Mainly all you need to do is go to lecture. There's like 4 (short) written assignments you need to complete throughout the quarter, but those aren't bad at all. Then, there's the Midterm and Final, which had some tricky questions, but they were open-note so it was entirely fine. I would definitely recommend taking this class with Professor Goff if you have any interest in being a parent one day or just learning about parenting!

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5.0
Overall Rating
Based on 13 Users
Easiness 4.6 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 5.0 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.8 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.9 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Would Take Again
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