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  • Locations: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
Psychology 

Critically examine theory, research, and practice of psychology in Sweden by learning about the psychology of well-being or exploring pathology from the perspective of criminal behavior. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Study assessment and treatment using psychological theory, research, and case materials 
  • Your classroom experience will be enhanced by guest lectures and field studies to local organizations that provide real-world examples of how forensic or positive psychology is applied and practiced in Sweden 
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours regionally and across Europe, where you will meet and discuss central themes with key researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and experts 
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STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study psychology, human development, social policy, organizational behavior, criminology, or criminal justice. 

CORE COURSE OPTIONS 

Forensic Psychology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
What makes people commit crime? Are there gender differences? What is the role of perception? How are assessments and interventions conducted with those convicted of a serious crime, or those who have been the victim of a crime? Forensic psychology will be explored from individual to societal levels, with critical analysis and examples from a European perspective. Selected topics: cognitive, emotional, social, and neuropsychological approaches to the nature and treatment of criminal behavior. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Scotland 
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm 
Prerequisites: A psychology course at university level. 

Positive Psychology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Through theory, research, and application, examine the psychology of well-being with its possibilities and limitations, focusing on topics such as positive emotions, character strengths, mindfulness, resilience, and post-traumatic growth. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Greece 
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm 
Prerequisites: A psychology course at university level. 
Recommendation: Positive Psychology Practicum: Methods and Practice 



Special Note for Auggies: 

DIS applications are processed on a rolling basis, and they often reach capacity before published deadlines. In addition, some core courses fill up faster than others. So in order to have a strong application and the best chance of being offered a place on their program, and taking the core course you want, we suggest the following:  
1. Apply early! 
2. Submit a high quality application with an outstanding personal essay that addresses all of the points requested
3. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements below, especially the 3.0 GPA 


Eligibility Requirements
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing at a four-year college or university in the United States or Canada, with at least three semesters completed at time of application
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Prerequisites for the core course(s) to which you are applying
  • Academically compelling reason why DIS is a good fit for you
  • Independence, self-reliance, and maturity necessary to obtain the benefits of studying abroad
  • Enthusiasm for cultural engagement
  • Willingness and ability to embrace the challenges of studying abroad


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.