Biology and Psychology

Summer Schools

Biology

Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research: They organize Biology of Cancer workshops at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego. Students will have access to lectures and laboratory experiments. This is a two-week session after which students will create their own research projects.

The University of Chicago Research in Biological Sciences (RIBS): This is a four-week long immersive program into biological research that allows students to work in labs. Students will make several presentations and work on a research project.

Summer Course: Biology (Ages 16-18): This summer online course, covering everything from the smallest micro-organisms to the largest ecosystems, is located in Cambridge, UK, and takes only 2 weeks to complete.

Biology Summer School at Oxford: This program is offered to ages 13-15, 16-17, and 18-24, and it takes place on the Oxford Campus, teaching you all about biology in 2 weeks.

Whale Camp: This program, specifically focusing on marine biology, takes place along the coast of New Brunswick, Canada. They offer a variety of different courses, ranging from 1 to 3 weeks long.

Queensland Biology Summer School: The inaugural multi-day UQ Queensland Biology Summer School (QBSS) will provide you with a deep dive into contemporary topics in ecology, conservation biology, plant science, and zoology.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes: This Online program will provide you with interactive learning with three sessions. It seeks intellectually curious students, grades 8–11, with a passion for learning and a record of achievement inside and outside the classroom. Admission is selective.

Biology Summer School at the University Of Sussex: This program covers two biology modules- Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation and Cell Communication and Neuroscience, this program is for three weeks.

 

Documentaries

Biology

The Man With The Seven Second Memory– This documentary highlights the life of Clive Wearing, a musician who suffers from amnesia because of a virus that destroyed certain regions of his brain.

My Octopus Teacher– Craig Foster made this award-winning documentary, sharing his experiences and observations with the audience, teaching us all about the fascinating octopus. However, this documentary is much more complex, as it also covers themes about trust.

Spaceship Earth– Biosphere 2 was a miniature biosphere made to show scientists the viability of a closed system. For 2 years, scientists were living inside of Biosphere 2, recording their experience. This documentary follows them, showing its audience never-before-seen footage of this ground-breaking experiment.

Unnatural Selection– This documentary leads us through several forms of genetic engineering, as scientists are trying to better understand evolution. However, it also highlights the dangers of gene editing, discussing what we could achieve through further investigations and also whether we should.

Fantastic Fungi-Delve into the magical world of fungi, from mushrooms that clear oil spills to underground fungal networks that help trees communicate.

Chasing Coral- Divers, scientists and photographers around the world mount an epic underwater campaign to document the disappearance of coral reefs.

Microcosmos– This is a documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds and their interactions with other invertebrates. It includes incredible close-ups, slow-motion, time-lapse photography of insects that will leave you fascinated.

The Botany of Desire– Michael Pollan, a professor of journalism and a student of food, presents the history of four plants, each of which found a way to make itself essential to humans, thus ensuring widespread propagation.

Inner Life of a Cell– This is a computer graphics animation illustrating the molecular mechanisms that occur when white blood cells in the blood vessels of the human body are activated for inflammation.

Psychology

Crazy, Not Insane– Dr. Dorothy Lewis is a psychiatrist who has spent her life studying people who society rather forgets, drives away, or simply considers to be a true crime story monster. “Crazy, Not Insane” is a complete devotion to the diverse psychology of different murderers and their own various childhood of abuse and trauma.

The Brain with Dr. David Eagleman– Each choice we make is supported by this sort of neural conflict. Dr. Eagleman uncovers that, maybe hostile to naturally, our passionate frameworks assume a vital part in driving us to settle on better and more ethical choices. Six one-hour episodes that recount the account of the inward activities of the mind and take viewers on an outwardly fantastic excursion into why they feel and figure the things they do.

The Human Brain Explained– Made by the History Channel, this documentary discuses everything from extrasensory perception to the impact of the brain on sport’s performance. By going through the different sections of the brain and bringing forth experts, this documentary goes in-depth into the organ that is still very undiscovered.

The Brain That Changes Itself– A clinical psychology related documentary that describes some of the latest developments in neuroscience and introduces many brilliant developments in the brain, leading to new discoveries.

Boy Interrupted– This documentary follows Evan, a young boy with filmmaking parents, whose entire life was filmed. However, at the age of 7, Evan starts to act differently. This documentary follows a family with their struggles of bipolar disorder, depression, and even suicidal thoughts.

Ghosts of Abu Ghraib– During the war of Iraq, the Abu Ghraib prison was one where the prisoners experienced excessive and unnecessary cruelty from the police. Director Rory Kennedy tells this story through interviews with the military police that were in charge at the time, as well as stories from surviving prisoners. This documentary brings up the question of how far human nature allows us to inflict pain on others while also keeping our sanity.

Journey into Self– This 1969 documentary follows 8 unknown individuals during a group therapy session, where they would share any personal issues that they had. Through this film, it is revealed that reassuring self-awareness and mindfulness prompts healthier reactions to events in one’s life.