You know it. We have two teachers: David Anderegg, a child therapist, teaches most of the clinical psychology. Everything from developmental psych to cyber psych, different forms of therapy, psychiatry, etc. Generally speaking, I’d say this is the psychology of the self.
On the other hand, we have Ron Cohen, who teaches social psychology — the study of interaction. Ron teaches classes on the ways people deliberate and make decisions, how people understand and implement justice, the effects of authority and other structures of power on individual decisions, etc.
Whoever you study with (hopefully both because they’re great) you’ll be asked to read primary literature, both theoretical and experimental, and to design your own final projects, either analytic papers of psychological experiments.
P.S. you know what else is strong and interesting? Me, Liam, and Sam, serenading Riley with some doo-wop:
You can often audit classes (i.e. attend but not take them for credit), but for performance project classes it doesn’t really work. As a performing member of an ensemble you would be expected to be completely invested. Sometimes students just take more than the average credit load, although I definitely wouldn’t recommend that for freshman year. We also have a new club on campus this term called the Amateur Bennington Choral Club that will be doing some great singing I’m sure! There is also Sacred Harp (shape note singing, 4 part harmony, the best thing EVER) which is a class but is easily audited as well. You can also always start an ensemble or club of your own! There are always a lot of people down to sing on campus.
The sun majestically perforated the clouds this morning, striking one lone snow-tipped mountain. For some, these rays breaking through the windows of their sleepy dorm rooms stimulated their natural circadian responses, and they rose up like the rest of their animal brothers and sisters in the woods. For others, however, this dawn meant only that another hour had passed in their sleep-deprived delirium. Why, I sometimes ask myself, at a school where there are ostensibly no “requirements,” where we are free to design our own education, do we CHOOSE to do this? The answer, I think, is because we love our work so much.
Here’s what some of us are doing for finals. Check it out:
I was told I’m taking a tour to of prospective students of chines to a Chinese class here, so I tried to remember what I know of the language. Wo yao cher nee means “I want to eat you”, wo ei nee means “I love you”. I was advised not to say this as I greeted my tour, and I agreed. Then we looked up the phonology of chinese, regarding the 5 tones.