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#Cambridge #13-15 years old #Maximum class size of 15 #From £5895

Psychology

Open your mind. Learn how our brains allow us to think, explore why humans behave the way they do and find out how psychology influences us all, every single day.
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Learning

Outline

Thoughts are powerful. They govern the way we live, affect our decisions and prompt our actions. But how are they activated? Find out about our compelling Psychology course. We’ll explore the significance of psychology in understanding questions like how we remember and forget and why we behave differently in social situations.

Teaching methodology

Learning in a small group (no more than 15 students and often fewer) means that you get quality time with your teacher and ask as many questions as you like! Through interactive learning, our teachers will guide you through new concepts and assign you practice tasks to build your knowledge and skills. You will also have an opportunity for group work, independent research, and homework assignments to be discussed in class. Small classes mean everyone gets to have their say, and students learn from debating with one another, as well as from their tutor.

The experience

It’s all about balance. Study with us at Cambridge and we’ll help you embrace everything the city has to offer – from socialising with new friends with shared interests to field trips and excursions for practical lessons you just can’t learn from a textbook. We understand students. We make sure you’re stimulated with a social calendar that packs it all in, from traditional guided tours of the University museums to a tranquil afternoon punting on the River Cam.

And of course, you’ll experience the true Cambridge way of life from weekly formal dinners to competitive debating and croquet. Remember to save some energy for dancing the night away at a disco!

Typical outings

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Westminster, London

The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Cathedral, St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace – just a few of the world-famous landmarks in this part of London. Enjoy being at the heart of our vibrant capital.

British Museum

Discover amazing treasures and experience the history of people from around the world. Then explore the heart of London from Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square to the National Gallery and St James' Park.

Canterbury

Enjoy the fun of the classic Chaucer's Canterbury Tales as we take you back in history to discover English life in the 14th Century. Explore the famous Cathedral and even have a go at dressing in clothes of the time.

Greenwich

Explore the history of space, time and navigation at the Royal Observatory, step aboard the historic Cutty Sark, and uncover gripping stories about how today’s world was shaped at the National Maritime Museum.

Warwick Castle

Let your imagination roar with history, magic, myth and adventure in the age of gallant dragon-slaying knights. And discover dark dungeons and watch birds of prey soar at one of England’s finest mediaeval castles.

Tower of London

The Crown Jewels, Beefeaters, and over 1,000 years of history – explore this iconic ancient fortress and castle, walk along the mighty river Thames and discover vibrant Brick Lane.

Portsmouth

It’s action stations as you step aboard world-famous warships, including Nelson’s HMS Victory, brave the glass floor of the Spinnaker Tower, and explore one of England’s most important naval cities.

Review

Ashna, India

"Choosing to come here has definitely been the best decision I have ever made. The staff, tutors, course directors and all the friends you make are all people you will always remember, they hold a very special place in my heart. "

Stay in Cambridge

Home to Cambridge University since 1209, this city is famous for its cyclists, its museums, and of course, the 107 Nobel Laureates. But have you heard of the Mathematical Bridge (c.1749)- the first bridge built using mathematical principles? Or did you know that the first official game of football with rules similar to those we use now was played in 1848 in the middle of the city? Cambridge has so much to offer, from a vibrant history to cobbled streets and cozy cafes. It’s the perfect place to study, and spend a summer exploring.

You will be staying in single or twin room college accommodation, occupied by students during term time, located within a mile of the centre. Your accommodation will be ideally located to explore all the best areas of the city, from its oldest colleges to its lovely cafes. Ensuite rooms may be available at some locations.

You will get a chance to eat in a variety of restaurants in Cambridge, tasting food from all over the world. On top of that, you’ll be treated to a delicious formal dinner in your college - a three-course meal where everyone gets a chance to dress up!

Tutors

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Dr Agata Mikołajewska

MSc Education, University of Oxford - Agata specialises in Psychology and Education and is currently a Research Assistant at UCL. She's previously had a number of research internships within academia and has held various research positions on different projects. She has always loved this subject area and aims to progress her career within academia.

Andi Stephens

Andi has 20 years experiencing teaching psychology from GCSE through to undergraduates. During this time, she has written and delivered courses for several education providers worked as an examiner and developed online classes. Andi currently runs her own tutoring business, tutoring one-to-one across many courses. She is also an examiner for Cambridge International Psychology A Level.

Dr Gillian Ragsdale

PhD Biological Anthropology and Psychiatry, University of Cambridge - Gill's particular areas of interest are social cognition and neuroscience, epigenetic regulation of mental processes, mental health and evolutionary psychology. Her research has included a study on how grandmothers help the survival of their grandchildren, finding evidence to support ‘The Grandmother hypothesis' that long life in women has been selected because they help their grandchildren survive. She has also carried out a project on the genetics of autism spectrum traits and executive function, finding for example that empathy has stronger heritability through the maternal line.

Mitch Artman

Mitch specialises in psychology, public speaking and debate. He previously worked as a social worker in Skid Row in the States, helping mentally ill individuals attain sobriety, housing and increased functionality and quality of life through psychotherapy. Currently, in private practice, Mitch provides individual and couples psychotherapy, and consultations for other psychotherapists. He also gives lectures on personality disorders and couples counselling.

Nicola Dick-Cleland

M. A. Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford - Nicola specialises in leadership in education, personal development and coaching. She currently works as a freelance coach and funeral celebrant. No longer actively teaching in schools, she now sits on a variety of committees including as a school governor and is a mentor within education.

Dr Roxanne Armstrong-Moore

Roxanne is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the University of Cambridge, investigating decision making in Public Health policy. She's worked on many research projects, including as a research assistant on a neuropsychology project looking at the perception of bodies and more recently on projects investigating population dietary health. She also utilises opportunities to teach relevant MPhil courses alongside her research. Roxanne's ambition is to run her own successful coaching business.

Sankalp Garud

DPhil, Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford - Sankalp specialises in the psychology and neuroscience of happiness, social cognition and decision making. His master's thesis was on happiness and decision making, specifically how the mood we are in influences our decisions. Sankalp's current research focuses on friendships and emotions. How has COVID-19 affected our desires to make friends? If people are less friendly after, does that mean you should increase or decrease your efforts to make friends? And what are the neural mechanisms behind such decisions?

Dates & Prices

25 Jun - 8 Jul 2023

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£5895

2 Jul - 15 Jul 2023

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£5895

9 Jul - 22 Jul 2023

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£5895

16 Jul - 29 Jul 2023

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£5895

23 Jul - 5 Aug 2023

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£5895

30 Jul - 12 Aug 2023

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£5895

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