Psychology introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. Students learn the psychological facts, principles and phenomena contained within the major branches of psychology. The first term focuses on the fundamental sub-fields of behavior, sensation, perception, learning and cognition. This provides a solid footing from which to investigate the topics of developmental, social and abnormal psychology in the latter half of the course. Interwoven throughout their study are numerous opportunities to cultivate research and critical thinking skills. Presented with experiential psychological field work, students are challenged to apply different research methods, collaborate with others, collect and analyze data, and arrive at conclusions.
Summer courses are for-credit opportunities for ambitious students to get a jump on the next academic year. Students participating in these courses should plan to devote 25-30 hours per week for eight weeks to their course. Students will receive grades and comments in these classes, which are the equivalent of year-long, high-school level courses. Because of the pacing and intensity of for-credit summer courses, there is little flexibility; students must be available and have internet access for all eight weeks of the course.
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Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
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