Academic Focus: This program is open to students from all majors, but it will be of particular interest to students with an interest in Child Development. Eligibility Requirements: Introductory course in psychology or equivalent; minimum 2.0 GPA; good ac
- Dublin, Ireland; London, United Kingdom; Multi-Country Programs, Multi-Country Programs; Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
- The Department of Psychology offers a five-week program in Ireland and Great Britain involving cross-cultural research in the area of child development. Students learn firsthand about the Scottish and Irish educational systems as they spend two weeks observing and interacting with school children in elementary school classroom and playground settings in either Dundee in southeastern Scotland or Galway, on the west coast of Ireland.
Students will collaborate with the Program Faculty on an original research project. In a recent year, for example,the study examined cross-cultural differences in the development of gender roles and gender stereotypes. Students will collect data from children in their classes in either Dundee or Galway. For the remaining three weeks of the program, students are in residence in the Department of Psychology at University College London. Classes meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week. During this time, students will work in close collaboration with the faculty to review the background literature on the research topic,complete analysis of the gathered data, discuss the implications of their results for our understanding of the social and cognitive development of children, and prepare a written report of the research project. Students experience both smaller town (Dundee and Galway) and cosmopolitan London settings, as well as three different national identities in Scotland, Ireland, and England, and thus the program affords the opportunity for informal exposure to varied cultures in addition to the more structured cross-cultural study of child development.
Academic Focus: This program is open to students from all majors, but it will be of particular interest to students with an interest in Child Development. Eligibility Requirements: Introductory course in psychology or equivalent; minimum 2.0 GPA; good academic standing; at least 18 years of age; completion of a full year of college; and currently enrolled in a college/university. Courses: Program participants take 2 PSYC courses for a total of 8 credit hours.
The total cost of the program includes an academic fee and a program fee for room, partial board, and insurance.
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