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How Does My Brain Work?

This class is an introduction to psychology, a chance for your child to learn more about how and why we make decisions
Dr. Lindsay Kallen Weisner
52 total reviews for this teacher
15 reviews for this class
Completed by 57 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
55 minutes
per class
Meets once
9-13
year olds
1-12
learners per class
per learner

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Class Experience

The students will learn about the following three concepts:
1) How do we know how to teach our dog to sit, stay and roll over?
A long, long time ago this weird scientist named Ivan Pavlov thought it was important to measure dog saliva. (Yuck!) While doing so, he accidentally discovered that dogs could be trained, or "classically conditioned." What does this mean for us? Are there things in our world that we are conditioned to expect?
2) Why is my brother so bad at waiting for his turn when we play a game?
The Marshmallow test is a famous experiment that examined a child's ability to tolerate "delayed gratification." The researchers determined that delayed gratification lead to better long term success in life. New research suggests that other factors might have played a role. Students will be invited to think outside the box and wonder if their might be another explanation for why the more patient children did better in life.
3) Even if everyone else likes peanut butter and jelly, it's still okay to like tuna fish.
In the 1950s, psychologist Solomon Asch decided to find out just how important peer pressure is. The answer: Really important. Students will be invited to discuss why this study is so valuable when it comes to friendship. 
Dr. Weisner graduated from Georgetown University in 1999 and was awarded a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Washington, D.C. She went on to receive her Doctorate in Psychology and pursue post-doctorate education at the American Institute of Psychoanalysis in New York City. Currently, Dr. Weisner specializes in suicidal teenagers and adults with anxiety and relationship issues. 
Dr. Weisner recently released her first book, Ten Steps To Finding Happy, which had the misfortune of premiering the first week of quarantine. Dr. Weisner is also an expert blogger at Psychology Today: The Venn Diagram Life, and the host of the Neurotic Nourishment Podcast.
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55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
PLEASE NOTE, IF FEWER THAN THREE PEOPLE SIGN UP FOR A CLASS, TEACHER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL THE CLASS AND EITHER PROVIDE A FULL REFUND OR ROLL OVER ENROLLMENT TO NEXT AVAILABLE CLASS, AS PER PARENT'S PREFERENCE.

Teacher

Dr. Lindsay Kallen Weisner
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Psychologist, podcaster, blogger, mother, wife
52 total reviews
57 completed classes

About Me

I teach classes that introduce psychology and social psychology concepts to children. My goal is to encourage children to think more about the connection between our brains and our behavior, and  to be curious about the difference between what we... 
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