Psych 4500/6500 – Psychology at the Sciencenter!
Spring, 4 credits, will meet on Fridays at 2:00 – 4:25
This seminar will give an opportunity to learn how to communicate concepts and knowledge from the psychological sciences to the public. We will examine the challenges associated with science communication, including ways to engage the perspectives of diverse audiences. We will also learn how to evaluate the impact of our efforts on the audience’s knowledge and attitudes. Most of our activities will focus on the development of exhibits for the Ithaca Sciencenter. We will develop exhibit prototypes, evaluate the public’s engagement and learning from them, and use the feedback to refine our prototypes. The goal will be to effectively convey current understanding of psychological processes to the general public, with an emphasis on engaging young children.