Mysteries of the Mind

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Your brain is a complex and amazing thing. You've learned so much using it, but what do you know about it? In this class, students will learn more about how the brain works. They will discover how the field of psychology has evolved from the early days of trephining and bloodletting, to the current practices of mindfulness and meditation. Students will learn and discuss famous psychology studies that cover topics like motivations and emotions, learning and forgetting, intelligence and personality, and social behavior. Then students will debate the ethics, feasibility, reliability and validity of those studies. Throughout the class, students will develop and carry out their own study and have the opportunity to apply it to their own lives through a final research project. Students will learn about different careers in psychology and different imaging techniques that are used in the field. If you have ever wondered why your brain does what it does and want to discuss it with your peers, this is the class for you!

Student profile

This is a focused exposure program in the field of Psychology.

Important dates

Application deadlines

Application opens: Nov. 28, 2023
Deadline: Apply by May 1, 2024

Tuition deadlines

The first half of tuition is due by May 15, 2024. The second half of tuition is due by June 1, 2024.

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Program Questions?

Contact Kate Ryan at kate.ryan@wisc.edu

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