Matthew Lieberman

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Developmental Psychology See Full Profile

Overall 4.3 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.5 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness 4.2

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I took 137G.

great lecturer great class. after taking this class, I feel like the field deserves much more research and exploration. The materials you learn from this class are fascinating and it's just amazing how you take a neurological base approach into social psychology phenomena.

The exam questions were easy but this quarter (spring 2013) was his first time teaching 137G. So I can't guarantee the exam questions will not get any harder.
But he gives opportunities for extra credit.

overall, great class, and I highly recommend this class.

grade: A+

(June 18, 2013)
Social Psychology See Full Profile

Overall 4.4 Easiness 2.8 Workload 2.9 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.3

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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 :)

(April 25, 2009)
Sport Psychology See Full Profile

Overall 4.6 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.6 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness 4.6

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COURSE TAKEN: Psych 137G - Social Cognitive Neuroscience

Overall really great class. Lieberman basically invented this area of psychological research this is first time a class like this has been taught to undergraduates anywhere in the country. So taking this class is a really unique opportunity for an UCLA undergrad.

Difficulty: as a graduating senior psychology major, this was one of the easier psychology upper divisions I have taken. Don’t be scared by the name of the class. Although neuroscience can be very complicated Pr. Lieberman makes it very manageable. If you just attend lectures you’ll be good, the readings are more supplemental and closely match the lectures.

Content: this is really cool subfield that uses neuroscience tools to answer social psychology questions. (It leans more towards social psychology than neuroscience.) As a senior it also offered me a unique perspective on psychology different from other psych classes I’ve taken.

Teaching style: Lieberman is a great lecturer. He’s well spoken and fun to listen to.

I received an A in the class.

(June 13, 2013)
Close Relationships See Full Profile

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Just took the final, and it was hard as fuck. Basically, this guy just goes over 100 studies over the course of a quarter and tests you on the specifics of each study when they all sound the same. I wouldn't recommend this class since there are easier upper division classes out there. Yeah 2 tests (midterm and final) with each worth 50 percent of your grade, midterm had 45 questions and final had 47 questions, class uncurved. And every single fucking question was like a paragraph long with answer choices that sound similar to make sure you know the study by heart. He's funny, but don't expect a good grade.

(June 6, 2014)
Introduction to Sport Psychology See Full Profile

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Class taken: ***PSYCH 137G***
I found this class to be very interesting. I came in with a fear of neuroscience, but this class has actually made me interested in it. The topic of social cognitive neuroscience is very innovative and Prof. Lieberman is one of the people who helped develop it. Therefore, he is not only very passionate about this topic, but is also extremely knowledgeable. I also really enjoyed his book (and so will you). His midterm and final are about 45 multiple choice questions (50% of your grade each) and both exams are held in class (the final is not cumulative). Additionally, he offers 1.5% extra credit through 3 studies. One thing that I didn't like about this class is that his slides are not very descriptive. There will be pictures of studies but if you are to study them on your own you will not know what the study is showing unless you have a perfect memory from class or listen to the podcasts. He posts slides after the lecture, so you cannot take notes on them, but even if you were to take notes on them you wouldn't be able to write down everything because there is A LOT of information and by the time you write down one thing you will miss another. If you read the book, however, this shouldn't be a problem because he follows it pretty closely (he wrote it).

(June 4, 2014)
Community Psychology See Full Profile

Overall 4.3 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.7 Clarity 4.7 Helpfulness 4.1

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Psychology 137G is too dense for my taste. It is a neuroscience psychology class, keep that in mind.

(April 2, 2014)
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