Psychology & Neuroscience at Yale

Explore the world of the mind and it's powerful impact on human behavior

Summer Springboard program located on the campus of Yale University

Program Highlights

Uncover the mystery of how the mind works, and examine the connection between the brain and human behavior.
Develop solutions to the complex questions of human behavior through hands-on activities such as a brain dissection and real-world experiments.
Understand treatment strategies for a variety of mental health issues that affect millions of individuals.
Interact with clinical psychologists, neurologists and researchers who are experts in this specialized field.
Tuition:

Residential Price: $4,998 USD (+ supplemental fees)

Extended Commuter Price: $3,398 USD (+ supplemental fees)

Commuter Price: $2,798 USD (+ supplemental fees)

Dates:

Late June: June 20-July 2, 2021

Early July: July 4-July 16, 2021

Late July: July 18-July 30, 2021

Location:

Yale University
New Haven, CT

Course Overview

Through psychology simulations and hands-on neurology workshops, you will explore the relationships between the brain and human behavior. Whether you are interested in the physical aspect of the brain and central nervous system or more intrigued by human behavior and thought processes, connect with professionals that have a background in both psychology and neuroscience. 

Excursions at Yale – students will visit the Cushing Center at Yale University, named after one of the most important names in neurosurgery.

Meet your instructor

Instructor

Jessica André, Ph.D.

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Jessica André is a professor at Quinnipiac University in nearby Hamden, CT in the Psychology department. Before joining the faculty, she was a postdoctoral associate in Yale's molecular psychiatry program. Jessica's graduate and postdoctoral work focused on obtaining a better understanding of learning and memory related symptoms of neuropsychiatric diseases through animal models. Jessica spends her free time walking and playing with her dog Chance, of which pictures are often seen as they are the wallpaper background on her laptop. She holds a Ph.D. from Temple University.    

Topics you'll explore

Hands-On Learning


Students will learn to tackle these fundamental questions with the tools of psychological science. Students will learn about classic experiments in psychology, with the goal of getting a hands-on, experiential understanding of how people work and how psychologists study them. They will explore social dynamics; emotions; personality; mental illness; the nature of beliefs; neuroscience; and the relationship between the mind, brain, and body. As a capstone project, they will construct their own miniature psychology theory, design/run an experiment to test it, and present findings to the class.

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Career Exploration


Students will visit the Cushing Center at Yale University, named after one of the most important names in neurosurgery. Harvey Cushing, the pioneer and father of neurosurgery, was born on April 8, 1869, graduated from Yale University in 1891, studied medicine at Harvard Medical School and received his medical degree in 1895. In 1896, he moved to Johns Hopkins Hospital where there were countless discoveries in the field of neuroscience. The Cushing Center serves as a museum dedicated to the life and work of Dr. Cushing. It contains a collection of brain tumor specimens from Dr. Cushing's patients, photos of the patients, a range of personal documents and memorabilia related to Cushing, and some of the highlights of the Medical Historical Library's special collections.

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Summer Springboard pre-college Summer Program