Academic Immersion: Introduction to Experimental Psychology is an innovative, three-week residential program that provides rising juniors and seniors with a broad introduction to the field of psychology, along with an opportunity to learn how to design and execute research projects. In the AIM psychology track, you spend each morning on Boston University’s Charles River Campus attending seminars that immerse you in psychology coursework and help you develop important research skills. You also gain exposure to the career paths available to those majoring in psychology. In the afternoons, you work in teams to design and carry out your own experiments under the supervision of Boston University instructors. You and your team members collect and analyze data in the field, as research psychologists typically do. At the end of the three weeks, you will present the findings of your experiments to your peers and other members of the BU community.

Camp Psych provides rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors a window into how psychological science works. Campers will get hands-on experience that introduces them to research in psychology in a fun, challenging, and engaging environment. Campers will not simply learn about cutting edge issues and research in psychology this camp gives students an insider view of the field as well as preparation for college studies.

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. Explore the structure of the brain through hands-on dissection and learn about how illusions, emotions, and biases affect how we see and interact with the world. Visit organizations that use psychology to influence behavior and conduct an observational study.