Two elective psychology courses are offered each semester, as listed in our course catalog. Students in the International School are able to take part in these courses without applying for the Psychology Track.
Only those students who are majoring in psychology, and wish to do the Mentored Independent Research, need to apply to the Psychology Track. They must have a 3.2 grade point average or the equivalent, and need to have taken psychology courses beyond the introductory level.
Mentored Independent Research Project (Fall and Spring)
Issues in Political Psychology (Fall)
Psychological Thinking in 21st Century Sexuality and Relationships (Fall)
Refugee's Mental Health: Global and Local Perspectives (Spring)
The Social Brain: Exploring the Brain Mechanisms Behind Social Interactions & Behavior (Spring)
Mentored Research in a Psychological Science Laboratory
The unique and intensive experiential learning doing research in one our psychological science laboratories, provides students with an exceptional opportunity rarely accessible in the context of study abroad programs. Students are matched, based on their interests, with a faculty mentor, and then conduct supervised research in her/his laboratory. In the context of this mentored independent research, students are typically integrated into an existing research project, or, together with their Faculty Advisor, develop a novel independent project. In addition to completing the mandatory hours (10 hours per week = 3 credits), students are required to write a final paper summarizing their work.
Mentored Research Topics
**Please Note**: Students cannot do both mentored research and a semester internship. They must choose one or the other.