This course introduces students to methodological and theoretical aspects of the field of psychology through in-depth study of some of psychology's most important topics. Students will learn significant works from the historical development of psychology as well as receive an introduction to areas and methods of current research. Possible topics include: social psychology, social and cognitive development, perception, memory, psychological disorders, psychological approaches to the study of behavior, the theories and contributions of major figures in the field, the methodology of psychology and its limitations, ways to apply psychological findings to everyday life, and others. This course will provide students with hands-on activities such as small research projects that enable them to familiarize themselves with the methodological tools used by social scientists.
Topics in PsychologySocial Science
Scheduled Class Time*
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
*The course will meet for two hours daily (Monday–Friday) for a live class during this window of time. The exact time will be set closer to the program start. In addition to the live meeting times, students will engage in out-of-class learning assignments such as assigned readings, group work, pre-recorded online lectures, and more.