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A summer course is a college-level class usually condensed to fit in a shorter time frame than the typical semester-length courses. Instead of studying for four months, students in this type of course usually complete curriculum requirements in a span of two months.

So, what is a summer course in psychology? This type of class covers basic psychological principles and areas of study. The field of psychology is primarily concerned with the human brain and behavior, how it processes information and how it responds to differing stimuli. A course in psychology will likely go over phases of human development and behavior, personality, mental illnesses or disorders and the various types of therapies for those disorders. As a student of psychology, one implements various statistical analyses to gather information and make conclusions.

In completing a psychology course over the summertime, students may learn valuable skills, such as essential critical thinking methods. Students also may strengthen research tactics – a skill that can be implemented across any discipline – and boost their statistical analysis methods with exercises in this capacity.

Costs for taking a psychology course in summer vary across universities and national boundaries. Talk to an advisor at the school of your choice for specific program cost information.

A course in psychology can start a career path toward being a full-time psychologist, therapist or psychiatrist; in these career choices, the professional works directly with the psychology patient in an endeavor to improve the patient’s psychological state. An education in psychology may also lead to rewarding careers in public service or as a special education teacher. Any field where a student may benefit from an in-depth knowledge of the human psyche can benefit from courses in psychology.

With the wide variety of in-person and online course options available today, students have many options for achieving their education goals. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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University of St Andrews - International Summer Programmes

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish acad ... [+]

Summary

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. During their time in St Andrews students will become familiar with a number of the same lecturers and tutors that they could potentially encounter while pursuing an undergraduate degree in an ancient institution ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018, Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017).

Psychology and Neuroscience

The Psychology and Neuroscience course will allow students explore the contemporary learning and research on a number of topics such as:... [-]

United Kingdom Saint Andrews
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Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
IES Abroad

In Vienna, the birthplace of psychoanalysis and home to Sigmund Freud and numerous other legendary psychologists, you can experience both the history and practice of psyc ... [+]

Overview

As the famous psychologist Carl Rogers once said, "This is where all the trouble started!" In Vienna, the birthplace of psychoanalysis and home to Sigmund Freud and numerous other legendary psychologists, you can experience both the history and practice of psychology from a unique vantage point. Explore the richness of this city’s past and present in an academic environment specially designed for the student of Psychology.

The program is organized into two topics: Psychology & Society, and Health Psychology & Communication. Students examining Psychology & Society learn about the emergence of psychology in Vienna and consider closely how different methodologies today both reflect and challenge Freud's legacy. Students studying Health Psychology & Communication take a more practical approach as they explore the field of counseling, and develop skills in listening and empathy. You can also gain or build German language skills through language courses available at all levels.... [-]

Austria Vienna
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Full-time
6 weeks
Campus
Immerse Education

The Immerse Psychology Summer School explores some of the most fascinating topics in this complex and multidisciplinary field. Psychologists explore intriguing questions ... [+]

Psychology Summer School Overview: Programme: Psychology academic insights Fee: £4,495 Course Length: 2 weeks Course Type: Residential Locations: Cambridge University colleges Cambridge Psychology Summer School Summary

The Immerse Psychology Summer School explores some of the most fascinating topics in this complex and multidisciplinary field. Psychologists explore intriguing questions such as: what makes you unique? What makes you different from others? What are the motivations of human behaviour? The Psychology Summer School provides an incredible forum to study, discuss and debate these alongside a wide range of issues, through a curriculum designed and taught by expert tutors from world-leading universities.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge
July 2020
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
University of Exeter International Summer School

This module introduces you to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, implemented across England from 2008. The programme sought to address a si ... [+]

This module introduces you to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, implemented across England from 2008. The programme sought to address a significant problem in the provision of psychological therapies in England but is a challenge experienced in many parts of the world. That is, limited access to ‘evidence-based psychological therapies’ for the treatment of ‘high-prevalence’ or ‘common’ mental health problems, often resulting in very long waiting times and difficulties concerning the acceptability of treatments being offered, or in meeting the needs of people with some feature of diversity.

The module is also designed to provide you with knowledge concerning the presentation of common mental health difficulties and equip you with a theoretical understanding of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Further, the module provides you with a critical appreciation as to how the organisation of mental health service delivery, development of a new mental health workforce and implementation of low-intensity CBT is being used to address problems regarding the availability of evidence-based psychological therapies and excessive waiting times.... [-]

United Kingdom Exeter
August 2020
Campus