Intriguing Psychology class helps students understand human behavior

By Maddie Artap and Skylar Peters

Staff Writers

In the Expeditions Psychology course at Summit Prep, students study the brain and learn what is happening in the brain when certain behaviors emerge. The purpose of this course is for students to learn why people act the way they do and to apply that knowledge in their daily lives. Walker Rowe, a junior at Summit Prep, said students “can learn a lot about other people.”

For their Celebration of Learning project, Psychology students picked a topic to study based on the prompt “Why do people…?” For example, “Why do people listen to music?” Students then learned all the information they could to answer the prompt and made a tri-fold to explain their topic to visitors. Students who enrolled in this course walked away with new information to better understand the thinking process and the actions of other humans in their lives.

See below for a video about this course:

Featured image (at the top of this post): Sophia Nuanes, a Summit Prep sophomore, works on her poster about why people are narcissistic.

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