Psychology & Neuroscience in New York

Explore the world of the mind and its powerful impact on human behavior

Summer Springboard program located on the campus of Barnard College, Columbia 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.

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Session 1:
June 30, 2024 July 12, 2024

Session 2:
July 14, 2024 July 26, 2024


Barnard College, Columbia University
New York, New York

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 ExamplesPrevious students enjoyed exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, such as a visit to the NYU Psychology lab. Here, they witnessed the operation of an fMRI machine and actively participated in research studies. Last summer, students explored the Alvarado lab, gaining insights into biology and encountering various animals. Our guest speakers have included experts from Harvard, UCLA, and Google.

Meet your instructor

Kyle Lorenzo, MA

Psychology & Neuroscience Fordham University

Kyle Lorenzo is an instructor of Psychology at Fordham University. He received his BAs in Psychology and Biological Sciences with minors in Cognitive Sciences and International Studies at North Carolina State University. He then received his MA in Applied Developmental Psychology at Fordham University.

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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.

Psychology Neuroscience 2

Career Exploration

Students will visit a neuroscience center. Similar to the Yale program where they visit the Harvey Cushing Center, Cushing was the 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.

Cushing Center at Yale University (1)

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Summer Springboard Pre-College Summer Program