Psychology 11

Psychology 11 will entail an exploration of ethics, agency, and how psychology intersects with law. To what extent are people responsible for their actions? What does psychopathology look like and how is it measured? How have our views changed historically on what counts as pathological? Through a series of interactive activities, students will engage with detailed case-studies and examine the critical role psychology plays in our understanding of violence and crime. Students can expect to leave the course with a deeper understanding of what it means to have agency in a liberal society and what responsibilities come with freedom. Sample topics include risk assessment, personality disorders, not guilty by reason of insanity, and false memories.

 

Your Teacher – Charlie Wu

Charlie has been in love with life and learning since 2004, when a very special teacher in his grade 3 class introduced him to the works of Roald Dahl upon noticing that he didn’t like books very much. After that moment, Charlie’s life changed in trajectory. He became fascinated with almost every subject at school, especially English. Later on, he would graduate from UBC with a double degree in Psychology and English Literature, all the while still being in love with life and learning. He has been teaching for over 5 years, and much of what he knows to be important in the world he has learned from children. His favorite things to discuss include theoretical psychology, poetry, and the history of science. If you ask Charlie what his favorite book is, he would probably give you a different answer every time. In the past, the answers have included “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”, “Norwegian Wood”, and “Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus”. Ultimately, Charlie looks forward to teaching and learning about anything and everything at BrainBoost.

 

How much does it cost?
$2000.00

When is it?
Wednesdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm

What are the dates?
September 4th – June 12

What ages is it appropriate for?
14 – 19

What credits can be earned?
Psychology 11

 

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To be eligible for credit for this class, students must be enrolled in an accredited distance learning program.
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