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Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing: Homestay, Residence halls Area of study: Criminology, Psychology
Class Status: 3-junior, 4-senior
Program Description:
Psychology 

Critically examine theory, research, and practice of psychology in Sweden by learning about the psychology of well-being or exploring pathology from the perspective of criminal behavior. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Study assessment and treatment using psychological theory, research, and case materials 
  • Your classroom experience will be enhanced by guest lectures and field studies to local organizations that provide real-world examples of how forensic or positive psychology is applied and practiced in Sweden 
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours regionally and across Europe, where you will meet and discuss central themes with key researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and experts 
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STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study psychology, human development, social policy, organizational behavior, criminology, or criminal justice. 

CORE COURSE OPTIONS 

Forensic Psychology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
What makes people commit crime? Are there gender differences? What is the role of perception? How are assessments and interventions conducted with those convicted of a serious crime, or those who have been the victim of a crime? Forensic psychology will be explored from individual to societal levels, with critical analysis and examples from a European perspective. Selected topics: cognitive, emotional, social, and neuropsychological approaches to the nature and treatment of criminal behavior. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Scotland 
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm 
Prerequisites: A psychology course at university level. 

Positive Psychology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Through theory, research, and application, examine the psychology of well-being with its possibilities and limitations, focusing on topics such as positive emotions, character strengths, mindfulness, resilience, and post-traumatic growth. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Greece 
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm 
Prerequisites: A psychology course at university level. 
Recommendation: Positive Psychology Practicum: Methods and Practice 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/16/2017 10/23/2017 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/16/2018 03/23/2018 TBA TBA