School of Psychology Hosts Summer Camp for High School Students


“With Staying Focused: The Psychology of Attention, a partnership between the CEISMC Summer PEAKS program and the School of Psychology, 25 high school students from around the country gained conceptual and hands-on experience with the science of Psychology. Over the course of a week, students were given the opportunity to explore how attention affects our everyday behaviors, such as studying and driving, through demonstrations from researchers in the field as well as through developing small research projects of their own.

‘We were extremely impressed with the projects that our campers developed,’ says Taylor Curley, one of the counselors for Staying Focused. ‘Not only did they show a lot of enthusiasm for the topics that they chose to research, but they were also able to draw intelligent conclusions about their results and connect them to the research that we discussed during the week as well as to everyday life – observations of a quality that we would expect for students in college.’

Alex Nguyen was also a counselor with the program: ‘It was exciting to watch such active participants feeding off each other’s passions and energy with different ideas and concepts for their research projects. We love seeing our campers watch, listen, and ask questions when applying their curiosity and knowledge by taking advantage of these learning opportunities to create paths to their success. We are very excited to see what comes next in each of their stories.’

For more information about Staying Focused and summer programs in general, please visit the CEISMC Summer PEAKS website:https://www.ceismc.gatech.edu/ceismc-summer-peaks.”

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