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Fundamentals of Psychology: Theory & Research

Program(s): Immersion

This course is currently at capacity. We are admitting students to the waitlist only, and students who currently are on the waitlist will be given priority if places become available.

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 Course


Course Considerations

Reading Intensive

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade



Start Date

July 05

End Date

July 21

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Katherine O'Doherty

Academic Interest

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

Class Specifics

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 03
July 04