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Study trip in planning stages

By Staff | May 15, 2015

The Shepherd University Department of Psychology will lead an academic study tour to London, England and Paris, France in May 2016. During the 6-day tour, participants will learn about the history of psychology in Europe with visits to some of the most important sites in the history of modern thought into the causes and consequences of human behavior.

While in London, they will visit Darwin’s Down House and the Freud Museum and take in a lecture at the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. They will also pay a visit to the Bethlem Royal Hospital, the oldest mental treatment facility in Europe (formerly informally known as “Bedlam”).

In Paris, the group will attend a psychology lecture and visit a museum of medical oddities to see some of the brains that inspired Paul Broca in his thinking on the basics of brain function. In addition to psychology-related stops, they will also see some of the most significant sights each city has to offer, including Parliament and Westminster Abbey in London and the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre in Paris.

Shepherd students may enroll in the PSYC 420 History of Psychology course in conjunction with this trip, but the trip itself is open to community members and students alike. For more information, contact the tour leader, Dr. Chris Lovelace, at clovelac@shepherd.edu (phone: 304-876-5315) or visit the tour website for the full itinerary, pricing, and information on how to sign up: efcst.com/1732704HP