UMass Amherst Summer Pre-College: Intro to Research in Psychology

    UMass Amherst Summer Pre-College: Intro to Research in Psychology


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Psychology, Coding
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
    • Call: (413) 577-2112
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    Learn about Summer 2022 Pre-College opportunities at UMass Amherst. Our residential and online pre-college programs are designed to give you a preview of the UMass student experience, including college-level academics and being part of a learning community of high school students from all across the U.S. and the world. Our programs feature faculty-led courses, state-of-the-art facilities, and the #1 campus dining in the U.S., as ranked by the Princeton Review.


    Experiment Design and Data Analysis in Psychology

    We see claims about psychological studies all over the news and social media, but how do we know what to believe? During this course you will have first hand experience in interpreting, designing and running your very own psychological experiments. You will also learn how to program simple scripts in R to clean and process the data we obtain from these tasks. Finally, we will explore how to present your results to the general public by creating an infographic with plots that support your conclusions. These skills should help you to critically evaluate claims from psychological research you encounter in your daily life and give you a glimpse of the scientific process for human-based research.

    Synchronous class sessions will include lectures, discussions, readings and small group work. Students will come away with an introduction to the field of psychology, direct experience with the research process, and an understanding of opportunities that exist for undergraduate students at a major R1 university such as UMass Amherst.

    Open to high school students interested in psychology, data analysis, or scientific research. No prior experience necessary. 

    Schedule: Synchronous sessions Monday - Friday 2:00 - 3:45pm (EST). 

    Online courses will be delivered through live meetings and will include offline assignment and projects. Courses meet synchronously 3 - 5 times per week primarily using Zoom, but may use other communication tools. Courses will be managed through UMass Amherst's Moodle or Blackboard platforms. 

    Cost and Session Information

    Dates: July 11 - July 22, 2022
    One-Week Online Intensives: $1,798

    *Program fees listed above include tuition and registration; materials and software may be required.
    *All programs require submission of $35 application fee.