What is the relationship between our minds and bodies? How is human development unique for each individual, influenced by both nature and nurture? How does psychological health affect physical health, and vice versa? How does our perception change what we see, smell and taste? And does happiness become more attainable when we understand how our brain experiences it?
In What Makes Us Tick, a three-week summer class for those entering grades 7, 8, and 9 in the fall, students will explore these topics and more with lots of fun exercises and experiments to examine the interwoven relationship between biology and psychology.
The instructor is Alison Buchsbaum, a senior at Stanford University majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in Youth and Adolescent Development in Education.
What Makes Us Tick is part of the No Kids Allowed summer program for middle schoolers at Pingree School in South Hamilton. The class is open to students from all towns and schools and will meet from July 7-25, Mondays through Fridays, from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information or to register, go to www.pingree.org/nokids or call 978-468-4415 ext. 233.