ABOUT THE PSYCHOLOGY AND AFRICAN CULTURE SUMMER SCHOOL
WELCOME TO THE PEARL OF AFRICA
Our summer school courses focus mostly on African issues – Psychology, language, culture, history, and contemporary society. I hope you will learn a lot about Uganda, but also a lot about your own society. One of the great benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity it offers for reflecting upon what you are already familiar with. Being introduced to different cultures should lead to a fruitful consideration of what you so easily take for granted in your own culture and background. “Come to Uganda – Meet the World” is one of the slogans of the Kyambogo University Summer Schools.
- Is optional and will be in the form of a 2000-2500 word essay to be handed online, within 2 weeks after the end of the course.
- Certificates after the training will be issued.
Lying at the intersection of many other disciplines, from linguistics to philosophy, studying psychology allows students to develop many different skills and modes of thought. Frequently studied psychological questions include ‘How do we perceive the world around us?’, ‘Is there a link between genius and madness?’, ‘Why do we conform to societies norms?’, ‘What is emotion?’
Psychology is the scientific study of mental life.
The human brain is the most complex object on earth containing over 100 billion nerve cells, and 100 trillion connections among them. It is the source of all thought and behaviour.
Focusing on the relationship between brain, mind and behaviour, the study of psychology provides students with the opportunity to be on the frontier of scientific research, involved in a fast-moving and rapidly changing subject.
At Kyambogo University the emphasis is on scientific rigor, and evidence based discussion, teaching students to think critically and analytically, and question the information presented to them.
Psychology is the subject for students with natural curiosity, who question the world around them and are interested in covering a diverse range of disciplines, while upholding the principles of scientific analysis.
Welcome remarks from the coordinator
KAKINDA ADRIAN IVAN
CORDINATOR Psychology and African culture summer school
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