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Fundamentals of Psychology: Theory & Research

Program(s): Immersion

This course is nearly at capacity for students applying in the Extended round. We strongly recommend you consider at least one alternative course option for your application.

This course introduces basic concepts and research in the study of human behavior. A breadth of topics will be included such as: sensation and perception, emotions, memory, development, and psychological disorders. Lectures, readings (both textbook and academic journal articles), discussions, and field trips will combine to give you an overview of the scientific study of psychology across areas of inquiry. Several topics throughout the course will also include hands-on psychological research lab demonstrations. For the major project in the course, students, working in small groups, will develop and execute their own experimental research projects.

See sample syllabus here.

Remote or Residential

✓ Residential (On-Campus)


Course Considerations

Reading Intensive

Course Overview

Start Date

July 10

End Date

July 26

Current Grade / Education Level

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade



Class Details

Course Code

PSYC 21860 94

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Duration (CST)


3:00 P.M.


Session II

Course Length

3 weeks

HS Orientation Date

July 08
July 09

Primary Instructor

Katherine O'Doherty

Academic Interest

Human Body
Psychology and Neuroscience
Social Sciences (e.g., history, sociology)