Teaching

PSYC 450/425/426 – Field School

Community Engaged Research for Social Science in Vanuatu

  • Summer session field school focusing on learning methods and skills for conducting community-engaged social science research.
  • 4-5 weeks spent conducting research in Vanuatu. Students will spend the the first week in Vanuatu living in Port Vila, practicing Bislama, learning about Tanna culture, and developing their research project with community members. Two weeks will be spent on Tanna Island, conducting and revising project according to local goals, feedback, and general input. Final week will be spent in Port Vila, conducting analyses and summarizing findings to present back to community members in an appropriate and community-led manner. 
  • Recommended Courses: PSYC 250, PSYC 352
  • Pending Summer 2025
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PSYC 250 - Developmental Psychology

  • Provides a general introduction to major theories, perspectives, research developments and methods in developmental psychology.
  • Topics covered in this course include theory and research related to prenatal, cognitive, emotional, social, language and moral development, as well as the influence of culture on development.

PSYC 352 - Culture and Cognition

  • The course will provide you with a general introduction to major theories, perspectives, research developments and methods in the relatively young sub-field of cross-cultural developmental psychology.
  • Specifically we will approach this topic from a social‐cognitive perspective, examining the impact of differences in parenting and the early social ecology of infants on development.