Psychology + Neuroscience

2-week Concentration

From avatar therapy to building business brands to refining pharmacological treatment of mental health through genetic markers, the applications of psychology and neuroscience far exceed the traditional counseling track.

These transdisciplinary fields can be applied to nearly any topic that involves a brain — and they help us to unlock the mysteries of how the mind works so that we can better develop solutions to the complex questions of human behavior and experience.

Connect with professionals in a range of careers that utilize a background in psychology and neuroscience. Step into an MRI lab and use advanced imaging equipment to diagnose a range of neurological conditions under the direction of professionals. As a Criminal Forensic Psychologist, offer your expert testimony in defense of a client who claims to have made a false confession. Assess a star athlete and prescribe preparation strategies to help mitigate performance anxiety. Develop research proposals based on your own unique interests in the fields of psychology and neuroscience and present them to a panel of Psychology professionals. The human mind holds many mysteries; EXPLO hands you the key to explore them.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Explore how neuroscience is being used in consumer research with professionals in the industry

Read actual EEG brain scans in real time at EEG Chicago

Conduct a brain dissection under the tutelage of a neuroscientist

Develop a clinical treatment plan, reviewed and critiqued by a professional practitioner

Network with researchers investigating stress and performance from the Human Performance Lab at the University of Chicago

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Explore how neuroscience is being used in consumer research with professionals in the industry

Read actual EEG brain scans in real time at EEG Chicago

Conduct a brain dissection under the tutelage of a neuroscientist

Develop a clinical treatment plan, reviewed and critiqued by a professional practitioner

Network with researchers investigating stress and performance from the Human Performance Lab at the University of Chicago

AT EXPLO, LEARNING IS MORE
THAN JUST HANDS-ON.

IT’S ALL IN.

Get out of the classroom and into the real world.

Immersive projects, expert professionals, career connections — every day at
EXPLO is packed with opportunities to explore the world of people and ideas.

Psychology and neuroscience are not subjects available to me at my school. The resources this program offered, especially the variety of guest speakers who shared with most valuable work with us, would never have been available to me if I had tried to learn about these fields on my own. I know now that there are countless opportunities and career options in this field.

WHAT IS A CONCENTRATION?

Concentrations at EXPLO are a deep dive into a single subject for students who have a strong sense of what they’re interested in and what they may want to pursue for a career or future study.

Students who enroll in a concentration take just the single course over the course of one or two weeks (depending upon which program you choose). While you are part of the larger EXPLO community, you’ll find that most of your time is spent with your Intensive cohort — other students who, like you, are completely dialed in to the subject you’re exploring.


MORE @ EXPLO CHICAGO

Not ready to invest all of your time on just one subject?
EXPLO Chicago also offers a three-week option where you can pursue your strengths and interests via a wide variety of hands-on courses, electives, activities, and trips.

Here are some additional courses at EXPLO you may find intriguing:

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