This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
Have you ever wondered, what makes us who we are? Why we do what we do? This course is designed to explore and explain the science and psychology behind being human. Each session will cover a different topic relevant to the human experience: from the power of thoughts to social interactions to how the brain works.
Through this course you will learn about your family, your friends, your neighbors, and yourself. It is hoped that these lessons will extend beyond the classroom and into your lives, leading to more insight, knowledge, and well-being. Sessions will include both instructional and interactive components. No previous knowledge of psychology is needed.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Kirsten L. Graham
Kirsten L. Graham, M.S., M.S.Ed., is the assistant director of the Aging Clinic of the Rockies and an advanced doctoral student in Colorado State University’s Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program. Before coming to CSU, Kirsten earned her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and her first master’s degree from Fordham University. Kirsten has taught several Introduction to psychology and counseling skills courses as well as lectures and workshops on various psychological topics including anxiety disorders, personality, and positive psychology. Kirsten’s primary clinical and research interests include older adults, positive psychology, and cognitive processes.