Kaleidoscope Fellowship: Practical Psychology

    Kaleidoscope Fellowship: Practical Psychology


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Social Justice, Leadership, Psychology, Neuroscience
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Human Services
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    Practical Psychology could be the most important class you ever take. Whatever you want to do in life, you’ll need to know how to get things done--by yourself and with others. Our classes teach powerful principles from cognitive psychology, positive psychology, clinical psychology, and evolutionary psychology. Taught by grads from top schools like Duke and Yale, they share relevant and applicable insights that will be as valuable ten years from now as they are today.

    Our two-week seminar-style courses are small-group, designed to be active & engaging. We know that you learn best when you actually use the material. Our classes are designed for this.

    Whether you want to be a leader in your field or on the field, our Practical Psychology courses help you master the skills needed to address real-world problems and succeed at the endeavors you care about.


    Cognitive Psychology: The Science of Peak Performance: Do you want to be the next Steve Jobs or Megan Rapinoe? Whether you want to be the best in your field, the best on the field, or simply get more work done with less effort, this cognitive science class will share valuable research-backed insights to help you achieve your goals. Join us to learn the mental habits of high performers: how to efficiently master material, how to build productive routines, and how to manage challenges like anxiety and procrastination. 

    Positive Psychology: The Science of Wellbeing: What if you could have more control over how you feel? We can’t take the bumps out of life, but in this positive psychology course, we’ll share practices for cultivating everyday wellbeing, teach strategies for building adaptability and resilience, and help you understand what anxiety is and how you can manage it. 

    Psychology of Connections & Relationships: How would you change the world if you knew that our desire for friendship, understanding, and love is one our strongest and most important instincts? We are wired for connection. It is a need as basic as food and shelter, and it’s the reason that humans have succeeded. Yet relationships can feel so complicated: frenemies, toxic relationships, overrun boundaries. Join us to learn insights from social, evolutionary, and clinical psychology about why connection matters and how to connect more effectively. 

    Psychology of Identity & Prejudice: What makes you, you? What’s your story? Everyone wants to know--colleges, potential employers, scholarship committees. Your sense of self is born from the complex and dynamic interactions among your personality, beliefs, appearance, relationships, and experiences. But in forming our identities we can also form prejudices. This course will inspire rich revelations about who you are as well as provide tools for reducing bias in yourself and others. 

    How Our Program Works: 

    Each day Monday through Friday, you will have a two-hour Zoom session where we discuss rich, carefully chosen materials, learn from each other in a collaborative, challenging environment, and reflect on the implications for our lives and the world.You’re assigned reading, videos, and podcasts outside of class to deepen your understanding of the issues & prepare you for an active class sessionIn between classes you apply what you learned in class; the next class starts will start with a debrief of how it went--what worked, challenges, questions you have.

    What Our Alumni Say:

    "If I hadn't taken this class over the summer, I don't know how I would have gotten through my senior year."

    -Ashley, Worcester Academy, Peak Performance Alum

    "The things you learn in this class you will use for the rest of your life." 

    -Ginna, Deep Run High School, The Science of Wellbeing alum

    "If you feel that you've ever struggled making connections or understanding your relationships and connections, this class covers all those bases and you come out with this whole new world of knowledge." 

    -Keara, ACS Cobham International School, Connections & Relationships alum

    "All rising seniors should take a class like this. For college applications, you have to write about yourself, and this helps you with the introspection needed for that."

    -Colin, Onslow Early College High School graduate, current Columbia University student, and Identity & Prejudice alum

    Cost and Session Information


    Live discussion-based instruction via Zoom, cameras on


    Minimum of 4 & maximum of 12 students per class to build participation & community


    $900 USD per 10-day class

    Need-based scholarships available; application available on website

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