International Service Learning & Research Program
About the program
This off-campus cultural immersion experience is intended to expose undergraduate students to applicable theories of intergroup contact and conflict resolution, direct approaches to conflict resolution, interaction and engagement with Northern Ireland cross-community organizations, and empirical research regarding the centuries-old Northern Ireland conflict. Emphasis is based on cognitive, social, and peace psychology perspectives.
Based on the pedagogical model of learning-through-doing, students will develop knowledge of the impact that intergroup contact has in assisting conflict resolution, behavioral and mental health, and multicultural psychology, as then develop their communication and leadership skills conducting interviews with Northern Irish adults.
The May 2012 Research Team:
Dunluce Castle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Art Therapy: The Corrymeela Centre, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
Ulster Project International: Castlederg, Northern Ireland
For additional information, please contact:
Melinda A. Leonard, Ph.D.
International Service Learning & Research Coordinator
Psychological & Brain Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences
University of Louisvile