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    Kaleidoscope: The Best Positive Psychology Pre-College Program!

    Kaleidoscope: The Best Positive Psychology Pre-College Program!


    • 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, PG
    • Category: Mental Health & Well-Being
    • Sub-Categories: Psychology, Health and Well Being, Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Human Services
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    If you're interested in clinical psychology, therapy, mental health, or simply doing well & doing good in the world, look no further than our positive psychology programs. Our classes impart powerful principles from cognitive psychology, positive psychology, clinical psychology, and evolutionary psychology. Taught by grads of top schools like Duke and Yale, we share relevant and immediately applicable insights that will be as valuable 10 years from now as they are today. 

    The Science of Self-Care: What if you could have more control over how you feel? As someone hoping to make a difference in the world, you’ll need mental resilience in order to cope with stress, challenges, and setbacks with adaptability. This science-based psychology course will equip you with the ultimate toolkit to cultivate deeper well-being and a better quality of life. Create effective strategies to improve your mental health, and engage with psychology in a way that strongly demonstrates your interest and passion to colleges.

    The Science of Social Connection: How would you change the world if you knew that our desire for friendship, understanding, and love is one of our strongest and most important instincts? Humans are wired for connection. It is a need as basic as food and shelter, and it’s the reason that we have succeeded as a species. Being an impactful leader is all about interacting with others and creating connections that will build you up and allow you to succeed. Join us to learn insights from social, evolutionary, and clinical psychology about why relationships matter, how to cultivate them, and what to do when they go off track.

    How Our Classes Work:

    Each day Monday through Friday, we’ll 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’ll be assigned reading, videos, and podcasts outside of class to deepen your understanding of the issues & prepare you for an active class session.

    Over the course of your two-week class, you'll complete a self-directed project, which gives you the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned to an issue you care about and show colleges what matters to you. (Our alumni often tell us they write or talk about their projects as part of college admissions!)