Summer Psychology Course for High School Students
Psychology is a favorite choice among college students – and Blueprint students – for obvious reasons. (Serial killers! Body language! Experiments!) Students will spend their time focusing on the ins and outs of behavioral science. Syllabus topics can include the history of the field, advances in mental health and practice, and new theories that are changing the way we look at the brain and each other. Students will participate in research, discussion, lectures and cool readings.
What Is Psychology?
People are complex creatures. Our behaviors and motivations, agonies and expectations all help shape us into unique individuals. With such fascinating subject matter – ourselves – it’s no wonder that many high school students have an interest in psychology. This area of study helps researchers understand what makes us tick. It also sheds light on common (and not so common) issues, experiences and disorders that impact people individually and as an entire culture.
So, what traits do many psychologists have in common? Empathy is important, along with good communication and critical thinking skills. Additional areas of expertise (think business, education and law) are determined by specific disciplines within the field.
Psychology With Blueprint Summer Programs
Quick, what do psychologists do all day? Many people picture a thoughtful therapist scribbling notes while listening to patients recall stories from childhood. And those people wouldn’t be wrong. Clinical psychology is the largest, most readily recognized employment area in the field. But psychology has specialized subsets that are attracting growing interest, too, such as sports psychologist, engineering psychologist, genetics psychologist and more.
Each of these subsets requires an understanding of the mind and behavior to improve patient wellness, increase workplace efficiency, resolve conflict or achieve other goals. We have a lot to discuss!
Topics covered may include:
- Basics of psychology
- Ethical considerations
- Famous cases
- Mental health and emotional disturbances
- Psychology subsets
- Getting ready for college
The mind might be complicated, but the course won’t be. Our amazing Blueprint instructors make everything fun, interesting and engaging. No homework. No tests. No anxiety!
Our Pre-College Psychology Instructors
What’s better than digging into a topic you love? Finding an instructor you love just as much! We hand pick our people based on expertise, personality and delivery. Expect plenty of laughs with your learning.
By the end of the course, you will:
- Enjoy an overview of psychology
- Explore various conditions and cases
- Discuss potential interest for college
Careers In Psychology – Available At All Locations
Psychology is one of Blueprint’s Core Four options available at any of our program schools. The Core Four represent the tried-and-true courses you’ve loved for years. We also offer six Careers Courses that are location-specific. These courses take advantage of campus and community amenities, and have highly limited availability.
Find Out Why We Do What We Do This Summer!
Staff Spotlight – Rashaa Fletchet
Psychology Instructor- Uconn
Rashaa received her Bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, a small liberal arts college in Amherst, MA in Psychology and Anthropology. She is currently finishing her master’s degree in education at the University of Pennsylvania. As part of her graduate program, she teaches both developmental and social psychology at the Loomis Chaffee School, a boarding school in Windsor, Connecticut. Though she is quite passionate about psychology, Rashaa is an avid sports fan (she has both played and coached soccer and rugby), an artist and writer.
The best experience of my daughter’s life. Her words. Thank you!
By the second day we had each other laughing hysterically on our way back from the dining hall! I couldn’t believe how quickly we all became friends.
I would HIGHLY recommend Blueprint to any family looking for a personal, high-value summer college experience.