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Forensic Psychology (FLEX)

In this four week flex class, learn about forensic psychology, specifically crime scene analysis, eyewitness memory, lie detection, and fingerprint analysis.
Shannon Holleran, PhD.
149 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 49 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

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Mon Aug 8

Aug 8 - Sep 4 (4 weeks)
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Mon Sep 12

Sep 12 - Oct 9 (4 weeks)
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Mon Sep 26

Sep 26 - Oct 23 (4 weeks)
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Mon Oct 10

Oct 10 - Nov 6 (4 weeks)
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Class Experience

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.
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
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. 


Shannon Holleran, PhD.
Lives in the United States
Social/Personality Psychologist
149 total reviews
207 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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