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For everyone’s health and safety, Summer Session will not host students on campus for residential programs this summer. Many of our courses will be taught remotely online so that you can still explore your intellectual interests, gain insight into college life, and be a part of our distinctive learning community. We hope you will join us online this summer! Our Summer Session team is here to help via email at


The Psychology of Learning

Program(s): Immersion

This course is currently at capacity. We are admitting students to the waitlist only.

*Taught Online for Summer 2020*  Humans’ ability to learn from and teach others is a feature that sets our species apart. In this online course, students will investigate learning across the lifespan. What hinders learning and what enhances it?  We will learn about engagement, memory, analogical reasoning, executive function, social-emotional components of learning, mindset, “grit”, insight, stereotype threat and more. For the major project of the course, students will work in groups to conduct an online study of learning with human subjects (e.g., via surveys). Students will produce an APA-style research paper and formal presentation as their final project. We will leave with evidence-based tips to improve our own learning! This course will be a combination of pre-recorded video lectures as well as live Zoom discussion groups and meetings.say?

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade



Start Date

July 14

End Date

July 30

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Katherine O'Doherty

Secondary Instructor

Academic Interest

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

Class Specifics

Course Code

PSYC 22680 94

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Duration


3:00 PM


Session II

Course Length

3 weeks