Forensic Psychology (FLEX)

Shannon Holleran, PhD.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(277)
In this four week flex class, learn about forensic psychology, specifically crime scene analysis, eyewitness memory, lie detection, and fingerprint analysis.

Class experience

US Grade 7 - 10
I have a PhD in psychology from the University of Arizona. I've taught college level psychology courses for ten years.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
I do not discuss graphic details of crimes in this class. 

In week 1, we will talk about crime scenes in general, but I will not go into detail on actual crimes. I created a fictional crime scene for us to analyze involving a stolen homework assignment which involves no violence against a person.

In week 2, learners will view someone "snooping" around a rooftop and will be asked to identity the person they saw from a lineup.

In week 3, we will watch short videos of people making statements about their preferences (e.g., "I like pizza" or "I like desserts").

In week 4, the case study I refer to is the Madrid subway bombing in 2004. I mention the number of causalities and injuries, but we solely focus on the fingerprint analysis in the case. 
This material is covered in college level Introduction to Forensic Psychology courses. The information is derived from the textbook: Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Research and Applications by Curt Bartol. 

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(277)
Welcome! I'm a social/personality psychologist. This means I look at how the people around us and our personality traits impact our thoughts, feelings, and behavior.

I'm passionate about making psychology relatable to everyday life. In my... 
Flex Class


weekly or $20 for 4 weeks
4 weeks

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(13)
Completed by 166 learners
No live video meetings
Ages 12-17

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