Student must be a Hudson & Holland Scholar to apply for the below course.
College is intense! Are you prepared? How should I best studying for exams? How can I manage college stress (and what IS stress, anyway?), What about roommates, classmates? These and other questions are a reality of college life, and science has answers! We will review basic science, explore the challenges that college brings, and chart a course for own freshman year, using psychology. You will begin by summarizing your high school experience in your July letter paper, and for your final paper will show what you have learned as you evaluate your experiences in high school, and prepare for a successful freshman year. Along the way, there is a full college class, and your own original research, all in just 2.5 weeks. It’s a college crash course that will hopefully prepare you for success.
The Psychology of College Life will appeal to the motivated student interested in Psychology and Neuroscience, particularly those who are thinking about including research in their college career, because in just 2.5 short weeks, we will be doing research. This is science, folks! If you are curious about the science behind commonly-experienced phenomena, and are interested in applying scientific findings to live your best life, this class may appeal to you. Students will learn our approach to phenomena, the methods we use in the discipline, and the sciences more generally, as well as conceptual material in our field. The course is a nice fit for the Critical Approaches inventory as we will be taking a topics, rather than a survey, approach. This course is appropriate for Common Ground N&M credit, as it has been offered as N&M credit in the past, and perhaps most importantly, the topic areas in the class are a sub-set of those covered by our N&M credit offering (P155).
Class time will be spent in lecture, demonstrations, self-assessment, and group discussion. Most of the second week will be devoted to the research projects, working in teams developing a presentation based on psychological research to empirically address a research question, while becoming familiar with the resources of the campus. In just a couple of weeks, this course will give students a real taste of college, and will become familiar with our Indiana University Bloomington campus, and resources, and will make friends, as well.
Catalog Information: COLL-S 105 FRESHMAN SEMINAR IN N&M