ATLA Foundations: Psychology

Our Psychology class uses a comprehensive forest-for-the-trees approach to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the myriad topics they can expect to cover in a year-long Psychology course. Each session will lay the informational groundwork for a particular topic (for example, the scientific foundations of psychology or the biological bases of behavior), while also providing students with tools for how best to approach the material in a practical sense. Students will be guided through how to engage thoughtfully in meaningful classroom discussion and how to take notes and study strategically. In some cases, students will be able to see how the particular subject matter being discussed can be employed in learning and understanding the material. It’s all central to how our minds work.