Campers will explore personality theories to find their strengths and growth areas as a way to better understand themselves and their current relationships, and even use it as a tool to consider future majors and career opportunities. We will also use stories, current events, discussions, and "what if" scenarios to apply the principles of social psychology. Lastly, we will look at how advances in technology and the introduction of positive psychology have given us greater insight into our behaviors and thought processes. For their final project, campers will select one of the concepts covered throughout the course to develop and conduct their own psychology experiment."
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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:
Ara Brown, Ed.D. - Instructor
Dr. Ara Brown is an experienced teacher and administrator with over 20 years of teaching at the high school and college levels. He’s taught Intro to Psychology, Social Psychology, Behavioral Psychology, Stress Management, Neuropsychology, and AP Psychology. He has also served as a reader for the AP Psychology exam administered by the CollegeBoard. While originally from the east coast, he now calls Los Angeles home. During his free time, he enjoys exploring new cultures and cuisines, relaxing at the beach, and catching the latest Marvel movie. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ursinus College, his Masters of Arts in Organizational Psychology, and Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and his Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.
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.