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Psychology of Taylor Swift Songs

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Shannon Holleran, PhD.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(306)
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In this 8-week course, we will analyze Taylor Swift songs with psychological theories.

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US Grade 7 - 10
8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Identity
We will learn about identity, self-esteem, the connection between happiness & relationships, and avoidant personality disorder. During each lesson we will analyze Taylor Swift lyrics I provide and we will work on thinking about these themes in lyrics learners provide.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Friendship
We will learn about the need to belong, a study about the connection between friendship & self-esteem, a study about loneliness & the brain, & how loneliness changes over time.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Honor & Integrity
We will discuss the personality trait honesty-humility, a study on lying behavior, & the connection between authenticity & happiness.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Revenge
We will learn about rumination, the connection between negative mood & cognition, and a study on how people feel after taking revenge.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Depression
We will learn about major depressive disorder and a case study about depression & psychosis.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Deception & Secrets
We will discuss a person's ability to detect a lie, narcissism, a study about the connection between narcissism & relationships, and how narcissism changes over time.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Death
We will learn about Erikson's theory of psychosocial development, terror management theory, and a study about fame.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Love
We will discuss social psychological theories of love and what leads to friendship & attraction.
I have a PhD in psychology from the University of Arizona. I've taught college courses in psychology for over ten years.
Homework Offered
I will provide a worksheet for learners to complete after each lesson.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
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Grades Offered
I will choose articles from top academic psychological journals such as Psychological Science and Psychological Bulletin. 
Joined June, 2021
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Doctoral Degree in Psychology
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... 
Group Class

$25

weekly or $200 for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
55 min

Completed by 11 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-16
3-12 learners per class

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