Psychology & Neuroscience
- Level: High School
- Grades: Enrolled in 9-12
- Length: 9 days
At the NSLC on Psychology & Neuroscience, you will delve into the science of the mind as you explore child development and personality types and learn to motivate others. Through clinical psychology simulations and hands-on neurology workshops, you will explore the relationships between the brain and human behavior.
Listen, assess, and suggest treatments for your patients during a clinical simulation.
Visit medical facilities
Interact with clinical psychologists and neurologists, researchers and medical students.
Learn the science of neurotransmitters, compare scans of normal and abnormal brains, and examine the anatomy of the brain.
Dates & Locations
Through in-depth Psychology & Neuroscience workshops, you will discover how our senses influence memory, how chemicals and drugs impact neural activity, the effect of aging on cognition, and how neurologists and psychologists use brain scans to diagnose psychological disorders.
Hands-on Neuroscience Workshops include:
Psychology & Neuroscience Workshops include:
Meet Psychology & Neuroscience Professionals
While at the NSLC’s high school summer psychology program, you will meet with and learn from professionals in the psychology and neuroscience communities.
Examples of past guest speakers include:
Dr. Kristi Graves
Clinical Psychologist, Georgetown University Medical Center
Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A.
U.S. Surgeon General
Dr. Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D
Director, National Institutes of Health
Dr. Richard J. Hodes
Director, National Institute on Aging
Dr. E. Albert Reece
Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean, UMD Medical School
Dr. Eugene Major
Chief of the NIH Laboratory of Molecular Medicine and Neuroscience
Dr. Terry Davidson
Director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
Dr. Arthur C. Evans, PhD
CEO, American Psychological Association
Dr. Saul Levin, M.D.
CEO & Medical Director, American Psychiatric Association
Dr. Joshua Gordan, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, NIH
An important part of the NSLC high school summer psychology program is seeing the sites around one of our nation’s greatest cities. These trips are designed as both sightseeing tours and exclusive educational trips specifically tailored to the psychology and neuroscience fields.
These trips may include:
- F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services
- FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration)
- American Psychological Association
- American Psychiatric Association
- Capitol Hill & the Smithsonian
- Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Historic D.C. Monuments at Night
Harvard Medical School
- Massachusetts General Hospital, the oldest & largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School
- Harvard University
- Historic Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market
- Harvard Square
- Vanderbilt Medical Center
- Belmont University, School of Psychological Sciences
- Grand Ole Opry
- Nashville Zoo
- Centennial Park
At the heart of the NSLC is a leadership curriculum designed to build concrete leadership skills that will help you succeed. Interactive lectures and small-group workshops will give you an opportunity to build upon your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.
Leadership topics tailored to the Psychology & Neuroscience program include:
Program tuition includes housing, all on-campus meals, course materials, academic expenses, and activities. Tuition also includes chartered, air-conditioned motor coaches for off-campus briefings and tours.
Note: Students are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the program as well as individual spending money for souvenirs, laundry, and a few off-campus meals during fields trips and tours.