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The Psychology Summer School by Immerse Education offers students the opportunity to absorb the knowledge from leading academics whilst answering fundamental questions gaining in-depth knowledge about the way we think, conditions that could affect the way we perceive reality, human behaviour and more. Students will share the course with other likeminded like-minded students from around the world, creating constructing and enriching debates holding different points of view and backgrounds. The course is taught by highly regarded psychology tutors, who are experts in their field, from world-leading universities and offered the unique opportunity to study in one of the great learning centres of the world. Read on to find out more!
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Psychology Summer School
Cambridge
16-18 years old

Psychology

Academic Insights • 16-18 years old
Academic Insights
Cambridge
16-18 years
The Immerse Psychology summer programme will allow you to dive into the world of Psychology through the expert teaching of behavioural genetics, cognitive psychology, and more. If you’re intrigued by the human mind and want to leave Immerse with a greater understanding of your own mind and others, then our Psychology summer course will be of interest to you.
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The Immerse programme has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my whole life, to be honest!

In psychology, I know that there are three classes of psychology, and each class is studying a different subject. But so far, I’ve studied the behavioural psychology, the cognitive psychology, and we had a whole day to study gender and sexuality because of my tutor’s speciality.

For my personal project, I decided to do research about the correlation between the time adolescents spend on their phone and their levels of concentration. And we interviewed 11 participants. And it didn’t work, actually, because we thought the adolescents would have a lower level of concentration than if they spent less time on their phone – but in our experiment, it was in fact the other way around! We learned about the aspects of the experiment that we could improve upon, such as the diversity of people asked, and the variation of demographics.

I really enjoyed the London and Oxford excursions, but I’d say the Oxford one was my favourite, because it looked like home for me – it reminds me of Brazil for some reason! I loved it, and London was also amazing.

Pilar C
Attended Immerse in 2022
Residential Psychology (16 - 18)
5/5

About the Immerse Psychology Summer School

Want to learn more about your own human mind and others? Psychology is an academic subject not often taught in typical high schools, but as it is picking up pace, many students are becoming more and more intrigued and interested in the world of psychology. Psychology influences every part of our lives, from football matches and strategy to political elections and more. Our psychology summer course will allow you to dive into the world of psychology through the expert teaching of behavioural genetics, cognitive psychology, and more. If you’re intrigued by the human mind and want to leave Immerse with a greater understanding of your own mind and others, then our psychology summer course will be of interest to you.

By residing in historic and prestigious leading university locations, you will be able to explore the amazing surroundings with your new-found friends from all over the world! Additionally, by learning directly in small groups from psychology tutors who are experts in their field and teach undergraduate students at leading universities, you will come away confident in your academic future in psychology. You may already be thinking about your career path, and in this psychology summer course, you will learn what this exciting field has in offer for you.

Are you looking for a thought-invoking and interesting psychology summer course in Cambridge? One that will provide you with an edge in your understanding of the way the human brain works and more? Then we’re the best summer course for you!

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What is Psychology?
It’s the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. Its major sub-fields include cognitive processes, human development, and counselling.

Why is it important to study Psychology?
There are 4 official goals why scientists study Psychology: to describe, explain, predict, and change. First, it’s vital to describe actions to discover general laws of human behaviour. In doing so, one can explain why human beings exhibit such behaviour.

With the “what” and “why” in place, psychologists can predict how people will act under specific circumstances. So they can then intervene and change harmful behaviours and improve the patient’s quality of life.

These goals underlie a therapist’s ability to intervene and assist patients with better mental health habits.

Are you passionate about mental health? If your answer is “yes,” then studying Psychology will be an integral part of your life.

Understanding the basic principles of how the human mind works will help you better control your daily actions. From the food you eat to the amount of money you spend. And it even makes you more capable of handling the stresses and trials of life.

What skills do you learn from studying Psychology?
Valuable transferrable skills that prepare you for many careers! For instance, studying Psychology develops your communication skills in writing and speaking. A much-needed skill for seamless teamwork.

You’ll also be adept at handling and interpreting data. So if you want to become an analyst or adviser, you’ll have what it takes to succeed.

The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services states in their 2021/22 survey that about 85% of UK psychology graduates work or enrol in further study within 15 months after graduation.

For those who are employed, the Top 5 professions include Welfare and Housing Associates, Psychologists, Primary Education Teachers, Human Resources and Industrial Relations Officers, and Marketing Associates.

How about in the US? The US Bureau of Labor Statistics declares that 60% of Psychology graduates work in the following occupational fields, Management, Community and Service, Educational Instruction and Library, Healthcare and Technical, and Office and Administrative Support.

Immerse Education offers both online and residential courses. The residential course in the city of Cambridge, UK and students stay within the prestigious colleges of Cambridge University.

You don’t need prior skills, experience, or learning to take the residential course for Psychology. But having an animated curiosity for the subject is advantageous. Moreover, your psychology summer program tutor will provide you with work before the course starts. This ensures you have the knowledge and skills to get the most out of the course.

An Introduction To Psychology

You’re aware that Psychology studies the human mind and behaviour at this point. And yet, that in itself is a broad definition because it raises more questions than answers. This module tackles how psychologists study the way human beings think, feel, and decide. What are the unconscious elements and neural mechanisms underlying these processes?

Behavioural Genetics: Nature Vs. Nurture

The common belief is that much of a person’s psychological traits come from genetic factors. But how far does genetics go? To what extent do a person’s environment and upbringing affect their thinking and behaviour? In this session, check out how advances in biotechnology shed much light on these questions. It has transformed the way we study genes and behaviour.

Cognitive Psychology: Seeing And Remembering
Do you often think that your memories and senses reflect the truth? Much psychological research points otherwise. In this class, you will discover how the human brain is prone to cognitive illusions. As a result, we often see things that aren’t there. And we tend to miss out on what’s obvious.

Personal Project
Here’s one of the most exciting parts of this programme. You’ll get the opportunity to present your area of interest in what you’ve learned so far. Participate in insightful discussions with your peers. And even receive practical feedback from your expert tutor. It’s a guarantee that you’ll bring the memorable learnings with you for many years to come.

Motivated students ages 16-18 interested in Psychology are best suited for the residential course at UK Cambridge. Are you planning to take Psychology at the university? Then taking this course will launch you far ahead of the competition.

Do you want to experience learning from talented Cambridge tutors who are experts in their field? You wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity!

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