Psychology 9th-12th

In Let’s Get Psyched About Psychology, students will be introduced to the fundamental foundations of psychology. Students will explore and apply basic psychological principles, including personality, sensation and perception, memory, stages of psychological development, understanding of self, relationships with others, and interactions with social groups. As students are learning the basic principles of psychology throughout the week, they will write a children’s story exhibiting what they have learned. They will create a character who will apply the principles in various scenarios/interactions, culminating in a children’s book they will present at the end of the week.

The course will be interactive, using hands-on activities such as inversion goggles and optical illusions to discuss how we “see” with our brain, a taste lab (yum!) to learn about our chemical senses, and memory games (with strategies to improve memory).

Campers will be applying personality theories to find their strengths and weaknesses to assist in future career choices and relationships (as well as how it can help to understand others). We will be using stories, discussions and “what if” scenarios to apply social psychology to present-day experiences. At the end of each day students will choose one psychological component they learned and create an “adventure” that their children’s book character applies in their story. By the end of the week, students will have a children’s book illustrating some of the psychological principles that they have learned and can now teach to others in a fun and engaging way.
Upcoming 2021 Sessions For Psychology 9-12

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Online Camp Schedule Psychology 9th-12th

*Schedule subject to change - Final schedule posted in Google Classroom the Wednesday prior to the start of class.

Pacific TimeEastern Time
Monday - Friday9:00 am to 3:00 pm
11:30 am to 5:30 pm
Includes a 1-hour lunch break plus shorter 10-15 min breaks

On-Campus Sample Schedule Science Camps

7:30 am Overnight campers - wake up!
8:00 am Breakfast in the dining hall (overnight campers)
9-9:15 am Extended day camper check-in
9:00 am Camp meeting & warm-up
9:15 am Lab session
12:00 pm Lunch in the dining hall (included for overnight & extended day campers)
1:15 pm Recreation
2:00 pm Lab session
5:30 pm Dinner in the dining hall (overnight & extended campers)
6:30 pm Evening class session
7:45 pm Evening recreation & activities
8-9:00 pm Extended day camper check-out
9:30 pm Floor check (overnight campers get ready for bed)
10:00 pm Room check & lights out

Education Unlimited believes in small-group, immersive learning with subject matter experts and experienced teachers. We strive to provide industry-leading instruction to all of our students and hold all staff to the highest possible standards. Staff assignments vary by program and location. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Julie Damschen - Instructor

Julie Damschen is an AP Psychology and social science teacher at Helix Charter High School in La Mesa, a suburb of San Diego, California. She has a Masters of Science degree in Instructional Leadership and Curriculum Development and received undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. While attending college, Julie worked in a Pediatric Neurosurgery office and has been a board member for the Foundation for Pediatric and Neurosurgery, Inc. ever since. Her fascination of brain-based research mixed with real-world application is what drew Julie to psychology. She loves to introduce psychological concepts to students and is often asked to assist and implement many of these strategies in other classes and in a variety of settings year-round. She has been a reader for the College Board AP Psychology Exams since 2006 and won Teacher of the Year in 2018.  Her hobbies include walking on the beach, traveling, and playing trivia games with friends.