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DIS: Psychology (Stockholm)
Stockholm, Sweden (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Program Term(s):
Semester only
Minimum Class Standing:
Junior
Minimum GPA:
3.00
Previous Language Study Req?:
No
Language of Instruction:
English
Language courses offered:
Swedish
Housing Options:
Dormitory, Homestay
Areas of Study:
Criminology, Psychology Program Design: Study Center, Theme based
Additional Program Options:
Field Study
Program Description:
Psychology 

Critically examine theory, research, and practice of psychology in Sweden by learning about the psychology of well-being or exploring pathology from the perspective of criminal behavior. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Study assessment and treatment using psychological theory, research, and case materials 
  • Your classroom experience will be enhanced by guest lectures and field studies to local organizations that provide real-world examples of how forensic or positive psychology is applied and practiced in Sweden 
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours regionally and across Europe, where you will meet and discuss central themes with key researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and experts 
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STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study psychology, human development, social policy, organizational behavior, criminology, or criminal justice. 

CORE COURSE OPTIONS 

Forensic Psychology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
What makes people commit crime? Are there gender differences? What is the role of perception? How are assessments and interventions conducted with those convicted of a serious crime, or those who have been the victim of a crime? Forensic psychology will be explored from individual to societal levels, with critical analysis and examples from a European perspective. Selected topics: cognitive, emotional, social, and neuropsychological approaches to the nature and treatment of criminal behavior. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Scotland 
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm 
Prerequisites: A psychology course at university level. 

Positive Psychology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Through theory, research, and application, examine the psychology of well-being with its possibilities and limitations, focusing on topics such as positive emotions, character strengths, mindfulness, resilience, and post-traumatic growth. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Greece 
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm 
Prerequisites: A psychology course at university level. 
Recommendation: Positive Psychology Practicum: Methods and Practice 



For Gustavus Adolphus students: DIS uses US semester credits. Each GAC unit = 4 US semester credits. Thus, most DIS courses, which are worth 3 US semester credits each, are worth 0.75 GAC units. Be sure to discuss the irregular unit totals with your advisors as you select courses.