Do you ever wonder how nature and nurture interact to create the diversity of the human experience? Would you like to learn about how chemical imbalances in the brain may lead to disordered behavior, and how natural selection is still relevant in 2020? Through hands-on activities, student created projects, case studies and discussions, this class will explore topics in psychology and biology such as: evolutionary psychology, natural selection (survival of the fittest), epigenetics, human diversity, and psychological disorders including depression, anxiety and personality disorders. Come ready to learn more about what makes each of us unique.
Where Psychology and Biology Intersect: Nature, Nurture and Human Diversity
About Expand Your Mind
For Rising 8th-12th Grade Students
A Unique Experience on a College Campus
Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.