Summer Abroad Germany

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Personality Psychology in Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Arrive Date:  June 20, 2020   End Date:  July 17, 2020

Program Overview

Study personality psychology in Berlin, one of the most exciting and culturally interesting cities in the world. This program’s major focus will be the interface of personality psychology with the cultural and scholarly history of Germany. In addition to text-based lectures and exams, this course will feature guest lectures, social events with German psychologists and students, and visits to sites in Berlin such as the Jewish Museum, the GDR Museum, and Museum Island. Based at the city’s center, the program offers close proximity to shopping, travel hubs, and points of interest such as the Berlin Wall and Alexanderplatz. Long weekends allow for traveling to nearby cities such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Prague.

Taught in:  English

Max Enrollment:  24

Program CoordinatorJennie Moylan

Courses

Psychology (PSC 162). Introduction to Personality Psychology (4 units)

Psychology (PSC) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units, Pass/No Pass grading only)

Prerequisite Note: Summer Abroad will be enforcing prerequisites for this program.

Program Highlights

  • Live in the heart of Berlin, one of the world's most vibrant and exciting cities. 
  • Explore the interface between personality psychology and culture in the home of some of the most influential scientists and philosophers.
  • Discover Berlin's rich history through weekly scheduled trips to local museums focused on the holocaust, ancient art, design, and the GDR. 
  • Engage with local students and weekly guest speakers who have internationally recognized expertise in different areas of personality psychology. 
  • Tour nearby cities such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Hamburg, or Prague during extended weekends.

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