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Talking to Others: The Psychology of Communication

Program(s): Immersion

This course is currently at capacity. If you select this course as a first choice on your application, please apply for second options that fulfills your interests.

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  Talking to people is seemingly easy—we do it all the time. But when we think about the sheer number of people we’ve talked to, and the fact that we communicated successfully with so many of them, conversation doesn’t seem so trivial any more. What allows us to understand (and be understood by) others in conversation? This course explores how conversation works, and the psychology behind communication. Students will be introduced to basic theories of communication, learn to read and think about scientific research articles, and engage in hands-on activities.

Daily Course Expectations

  • 6 hours of daily work
  • Mix of synchronous and asynchronous work (see definitions here)
  • 1 required synchronous session per day: 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. CST

Course Considerations

Discussion Intensive

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade



Start Date

June 21

End Date

July 08

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Ashley Leung

Academic Interest

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

Class Specifics

Course Code

PSYC 21220 94

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri


Session I

Course Length

3 weeks