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DIS Copenhagen - Psychology

Study psychological theory, research, and practice, with an emphasis on their application in a Danish and European context.

IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Human Development
  • Neuroscience
  • Pre-Medicine/Health Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

CORE COURSE OPTIONS

Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course addresses the productive and problematic use and impact of digital technologies across the lifespan, exploring cognitive, emotional, or socio-cultural perspectives. Topics include: implications of being a digital native or digital immigrant, the effects of techno stress, social media and self-esteem, cyberbullying, and cybertherapy. Where relevant, cultural implications are explored from a Scandinavian perspective.
Week-Long Study Tour: Dublin 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level. 

Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course is a study of clinical psychology with a focus on the way we approach the field within a European context. The course covers the origins of European clinical psychology, cultural, and ethical issues, as well as different psychotherapeutic schools. The focus throughout the course is on adult mental health. Enhance Your Experience: experience practical application of the theory you learn in class through an additional 3-credit practicum companion course. Placements allow you to become immersed in the local population, gain international experience in the field, and make a difference!
Week-Long Study Tour: Vienna 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level. 
Recommendation: European Clinical Psychology Practicum 

Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course combines a study of theory, research, and application in the rapidly growing field of positive psychology. You critically examine the psychology of well-being with both its possibilities and limitations, focusing on topics such as positive emotions, character strengths, flow, flourishing, mindfulness, creativity, and post-traumatic growth within the context of culture and history. You investigate how positive psychology complements other areas of psychology, therapy, coaching, and communication; and how it can be applied in real-world, professional settings such as business development and the clinical context. Through experiential learning and reflection, you gain the necessary tools for developing sustainable happiness and increased life satisfaction.
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Budapest or London or Milan-Verona or Prague or Krakow-Poznan 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level. 
Recommendation: Happiness Lab: Positive Psychology and/or Positive Psychology Practicum: Methods and Practice 

Need-based up to $5,000 per semester; contact DIS for details

Subjects:

  • Psychology

Required Languages:

English

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