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...(more)
- 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, College
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: Economics, Social Justice, Gifted, Leadership, History, Psychology, Mentoring, Career Exploration, Environmental Science, Study Skills
- Selective: No
- Ages: 13, 14, 15, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
- Career Clusters: Business Management and Administration, Education and Training, Finance, Government and Public Administration, Human Services
Online seminar-style discussions and immediate transfer-to-action application of important topics like climate change, racism, and mental health led by students at top universities like Yale and Duke. Our classes leverage college-level concepts from cognitive psychology, social psychology, political science, and more.
Designed to help future leaders find their voices and master the skills needed to address the real-world problems they care about, our two-week seminar-style courses offer the opportunity to pursue a passion, while equipping you with transferable skills and applicable knowledge critical to thriving in college environments and in our ever-evolving world.
The Kaleidoscope student experience is, to quote alum Aryan, “just so radically different from other online classes.” Classes are taught by students and graduates of America’s top universities (Princeton, Yale, Duke) who we train to be experts in the art of facilitating stimulating and collaborative academic conversations.
FELLOWSHIP SEMINARS FOR SUMMER 2022:
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.
Social Sciences for Social Problems: You care about the world but what do you do with that? What should you study in college? Whether you want to understand the world so you can run it, change it, or talk about it, studying the social sciences will allow you to go beyond the headlines in your understanding of our most important issues. But which one to study? Join us for an introduction to the six major social sciences--economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, and political science--and what each is particularly good at illuminating.
Politics of Climate Change: If we all know climate change is a problem why can’t we effectively address it? The main barriers to addressing climate change are social and political. We’ll use an introduction to political science to build a deeper understanding of climate change, examining the history of climate agreements, running a simulation to reduce emissions, and discussing global differences in the politics of climate with participants from around the world.
How Our Fellowship 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 session
What Our Alumni Say:
"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
"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
"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
"This course opened my eyes to all the things you can pursue with an understanding of political science."
-Kareen, National Cathedral School, Politics of Climate Change Alum
"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
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