Summer Pre-College: Psychology

COVID-19 Summer Pre-College Update

At Marist, our top priority is ensuring the safety and well-being of our students. With that in mind, the decision has been made to adapt our Summer Pre-College 2021 program to a 3-week online experience from July 12 - 30 with 14 course options.

Summer Pre-College: Psychology

Students find the field of psychology relevant and engaging because it is the study of ourselves and those around us. This introductory psychology course will be packed with answers to fascinating questions about our actions and thoughts, learned through scientific investigation. How do tiny neurons firing in our brain combine to form our rich experiences? How do we pay attention, remember, and think about the world around us? How do we develop in our thinking and behaviors throughout our lives? In what ways are our actions influenced by the presence of others? What kinds of psychological disorders can affect us and what are the most effective methods of treatment? To answer these questions and more, the course will cover prominent areas in psychology (e.g. neuroscience, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology) by reviewing underlying assumptions and empirical research. We will also talk to a variety of Marist faculty so that you can better understand the diversity of subfields contained within the field of Psychology.

"Taking the psychology Summer Pre-College course at Marist solidified for me that I wanted to study psychology. Seeing how passionate my professors were about psychology made me realize I wanted to do that too." - Kaitlyn D.'22 from Manalapan, NJ

 

Welcome to Marist's Summer Pre-College in Psychology Program!

Marist College is a highly selective comprehensive liberal arts institution noted for its leadership in technology in and out of the classroom. When prospective students see Marist–our beautiful location on the Hudson River, top-notch facilities, the faculty attentiveness, and the sheer enjoyment of their experience here–they want to join our community. At Marist, students get a premium education, develop skills, make lifelong friends, and finish ahead of the competition for their next steps.

Program Goals:

  • Gain an appreciation of psychology as a science by learning how psychologists explore and answer questions about human behavior.
  • Explore the history, theories, and controversies that guide major disciplines in psychology.
  • Review famous psychological research such as the work of B. F. Skinner, Elizabeth Loftus, Jean Piaget, and Stanley Milgram.
  • Develop skills to critically evaluate and articulate claims about psychology in written and spoken form.
  • Hear from and ask questions of Marist Psychology faculty from a diverse set of fields 

 

Earn College Credit Over the Summer

Marist Summer Pre-College is geared toward sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. Upon successful completion of the Summer Pre-College Psychology Program, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist College course PSYC 101, Introduction to Psychology course.

 

Program Cost

Psychology Summer Pre-College Tuition Cost: $1,500