Psychology +Live

Back to Psychology

Enjoy all the features of our Psychology course PLUS live Zoom sessions, hosted by Dr. Christian Waugh and Dr. Melissa Maffeo. These structured events will include:

  • Guest speakers: Subject-matter experts, professors, and doctors
  • Group mentors: Wake Forest students and alumni who know the field
  • Interactive events: Engage with classmates from around the world

You will also have the opportunity to participate in additional live sessions, Deacon Dive-Ins, where you can learn more about Wake Forest.

*Live sessions are subject to change.


Melissa Maffeo and Christian Waugh

+Live Schedule

Meet Your Professors + Debunk Common Myths

June cohort: Monday, June 14, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

July cohort: Monday, July, 12, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Meet your academic leaders, Dr. Melissa Maffeo and Dr. Christian Waugh, and hear about their journeys and pathways through the field of psychology, their research and have the opportunity to ask questions about what the week will entail! Debunk common myths and misconceptions about psychology.

Psychology in the News Today (Literally)

June cohort: Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

July cohort: Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Learn about how psychology is portrayed in the news and how people use psychology to tell you how to think and feel. Drs. Waugh and Maffeo will pull today's news stories to demonstrate these concepts.

Psychology at Wake Forest and Careers Panel

June cohort: Friday, June 18, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

July cohort: Friday, July 16, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Learn about the psychology major at Wake Forest, research opportunities available and how students have pursued psychology after college and in their careers. Hear from Wake Forest psychology majors and recent graduates.

Guest speaker(s): Dr. Krissy Cantine Garside, PhD, Senior Data Scientist, Jonathan Trattner, BS, Wake Forest '21, Casey Bales, MA, Wake Forest '21, BA, '19

Brain Training and Emotions/Biases

June cohort: Monday, June 21, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

July cohort: Monday, July 19, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Engage in fun brain training games and learn how people's emotions and biases can be manipulated.

Yesterday's Science Fiction is Today's Science

June cohort: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

July cohort: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Hear about cutting-edge research and the ways in which psychology is changing the way we operate. Hot topics like the use of psychedelics to treat mental health, artificial intelligence, neural implants, and much more are covered.

Guest speaker(s): Dr. Ken Kishida, PhD and Maisa Della Valle, undergraduate student at Wake Forest

Burning Questions

June cohort: Friday, June 25, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

July cohort: Friday, July 23, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Close out the week by getting all of your burning questions about any topic in psychology answered. Nothing is off-limits!

Deacon Dive-In Sessions

Learn even more about Wake Forest through these additional live online sessions. Dates and times for the Deacon Dive-Ins will be available once +Live programming begins.

You can expect to cover:

  • The Wake Forest admissions process: Hear from a Wake Forest University Dean of Admissions and participate in an official admissions session.
  • Q&As with leaders at Wake Forest University: Have a candid conversation with a Wake Forest leader. Ask questions about the university, learn about special initiatives and cutting-edge research, and hear more about the “heart and soul” of Wake Forest.
  • The Wake Forest motto of Pro Humanitate: No matter what field of study or career pathway you pursue, you will understand how Pro Humanitate can be lived and embodied in your life.

*Live sessions are subject to change.

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