Summer Pre-College Program for High School Students


Psychology and Pop Culture

Explore the creative expressions of the human mind.

Sunday, July 19 – Saturday, August 1, 2019
Residential-Only Program

In this course, you will analyze issues of social psychology, cross-cultural communication, creativity, identity development, and mental health in numerous domains of popular culture. Basic principles of psychological theories will be applied to the analysis of youth culture, social media, advertising, contemporary music and television, and the internet. You will:

  • Analyze pop culture using basic principles of psychology.
  • Discover the influence of social media and celebrities as societal pressures that can impact human emotions.
  • Discuss various mental health disorders and related issues to develop a deeper understanding of their impact on individuals.
  • Explore the inner workings of patients’ artwork at the Living Museum at Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital.

Student Testimonials

The Adelphi pre-college program was a great way to experience something close to college life while still incorporating the fun aspects of summer.– Pippa, 2015
Two amazing weeks couldn’t have been spent in any better way.– Alexa, 2015
If you are interested in psychology you should definitely join this summer program.– Gabrielle, 2015

For further information, please contact:

Office of High School and Pre-College Programs
Summer Pre-College Programs
p – 516.877.3410
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