Psychology & Neuroscience

Summer psychology program for teens in Cambridge, MA

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.

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Session 1:
June 16, 2024 June 28, 2024

Session 2:
June 30, 2024 July 12, 2024


Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Course Overview

Through psychology simulations and hands-on neuroscience 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 – Students may visits to local medical and research facilities in Boston.

Meet your instructor

Dr. Alexandra Hochstetler

Psychology & Neuroscience Children's Hospital Boston

Dr. Alexandra Hochstetler is a postdoctoral fellow in the Lehtinen Laboratory at Children’s Hospital in Boston. She completed her PhD at Indiana University with a focus on the mechanisms by which aberrant ion channels in the choroid plexus can lead to hydrocephalus. Dr. Hochstetler’s primary research interest is in studying mechanisms of white matter damage in perinatal brain injury, with a specific focus on post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus of prematurity.

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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.

Artificial intelligence, processing neurological data, brain

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