Experiential Learning Opportunities
“The psychology education I received at Guilford will always have a strong, positive effect in most aspects of my life, especially in interactions with other human beings no matter their mental or physical capacity, economic status, ethnicity, or religion”
- Dawn Pugh ‘10
Internships & Service Learning
Many students complete an internship while they are at Guilford. Recent internship sites include:
- The Center for Creative Leadership
- Servant Leadership School
- Vandalia Elementary School
- Mental Health Association of Greensboro.
Students who enroll in Developmental Psychology or Child and Adolescent Psychopathology complete service learning projects at local schools, day cares, and other agencies within the community. In doing so, they connect theories and concepts with real-life observations and experiences.
Students in Developmental Psychology conduct research reenactments of influential studies including the visual cliff and strange situation.
Students complete research projects as part of our PSY 301: Research Methods and Analysis and PSY 445: History and Contemporary Issues course. Others do additional research through an independent study or Honors Thesis.
Personal Change and Reflection
A variety of psychology courses encourage students to make connections between their personal experiences and psychological concepts and theories. For example, students enrolled in Introduction to Personality complete a comprehensive and integrative analysis of their own personalities using a number of different theoretical approaches.
Africana Change Program
The mission of Africana CHANGE is to empower youth and young adults by providing cultural, artistic, and educational programming, and to support them in developing their success as they become driven global leaders who understand the value of respect, the importance of social justice, and the power of celebrating the Black Diaspora. For more information, go to www.africanachange.com.
Principled Problem Solving
Students enrolled in Environmental Psychology apply theories and research from behavioral psychology, cognitive psychology, and social psychology to develop interventions to increase environmental responsibility on campus.