Psychology & Neuroscience in San Diego

Learn from a psychology instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience

Psychology summer program for teens, located on a university campus in San Diego

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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July 24-August 5, 2022


To be held at UC San Diego
San Diego, 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 in San Diego – Students will visit local medical and research facilities in San Diego.

Meet your instructor

Karen Markowitz

Karen Markowitz, MA

Psychology & Neuroscience University of California, San Diego

Karen Markowitz has been a psychology instructor for over 20 years at various colleges and universities in the coastal San Diego area.

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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 Brain Observatory at UC San Diego to learn about one of the most famous patients in neuroscience. The Brain Observatory is building the first museum and learning center in the world that is fully dedicated to the human brain. Students will have the opportunity to view exhibits, attend informative lectures, and interact with neuroscientists as they conduct research on Alzheimer’s and other diseases of the brain utilizing cutting edge neuroimaging technologies.

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