Psychology & Neuroscience at UC Berkeley

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

Located on the campus of UC Berkeley

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.
Artificial intelligence, processing neurological data, brain
Tuition:

Residential Tuition :
$5,498

Extended Commuter Tuition:
$3,598

Commuter Tuition:
$2,998

Dates:

Session 1: June 19-July 1, 2022

Session 2: July1-July15, 2022

Late July: July 17-July 29, 2022

Location:

University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

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 UC Berkeley – students will visit the Action & Consciousness Lab and other labs at SFSU. 

Meet your instructor

Sean Chandler, MA

Psychology & Neuroscience SFSU

Sean Chandler earned his MA in experimental psychology from SFSU in the Mind, Brain, and Behavior program under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Geisler (SUNY) and Dr. Avi Ben-Zeev (Yale). Since graduating, he has been teaching upper division psychology courses, including Cognitive Psychology, Motivational Psychology, and Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology. He is also the lab manager of the Cognitive Psychophysiology lab at SFSU in which they use electroencephalography (EEG) to record electrocortical activity in the brain to explore the neural dynamics of a variety of cognitive processes. His current research focuses on examining the neural dynamics of group based biases in empathy for pain to explore how differences in the ways we relate to our own emotions can influence the ways in which we relate to each other's emotions.

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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 Action & Consciousness Lab and other labs at SFSU. At the Action & Consciousness Lab, they investigate action control from an integrative cognitive neuroscience perspective, focusing on both unconscious brain mechanisms and conscious mechanisms. The research in the laboratory is untraditional in that they work backwards from overt action to the conscious and unconscious central processes responsible for it, rather than work forward from an external perceptual stimulus to central processing. The director of the lab is Ezequiel Morsella, a theoretician and experimentalist in neuroscience who received his Ph.D. at Columbia University and carried out his postdoctoral training (2003 - 2007) at Yale University.

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