Critically examine psychological theory, research, and practice with an emphasis on Swedish and European perspectives.
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
- See real-world examples or how forensic or positive psychology is applied and practiced in Sweden by hearing from guest lecturers and going on Field Studies to local organizations
- Study assessment and treatment using psychological theory, research, and case materials
- Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated Study Tours regionally and across Europe, where you will meet and hold discussions with key researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and experts
It's a good fit if you study:
CORE COURSE OPTIONS
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
- HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
- ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
- CRIMINOLOGY/CRIMINAL JUSTICE
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
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm
Prerequisites: A psychology course at university level.
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.
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
- 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