The goal of the psychology program at Saddleback College is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the science of psychology for both students whose major is psychology and those taking psychology courses to fulfill general education requirements. We provide high quality instruction in courses which meet transfer requirements for many four year institutions. Further, personal growth and insight fostered through coursework in psychology will provide students with a repertoire of skills to relate to the culturally diverse world in which they live...
Why Major in Psychology?
A psychology major is a good choice for students who want to work with people and are interested in understanding human behavior and mental processes. Helpful skills for psychology majors include open-mindedness, critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication abilities.
Different Fields of Psychology: Educational, Clinical, Industrial-Organizational, Social, Sports, and Biopsychology.
SAMPLE OF SUB-FIELDS OF PSYCHOLOGY
Biological or Physiological Psychology or Neuropsychology
study of relationship between brain systems and human behavior.
study of physical, emotional, and cognitive changes humans undergo throughout life.
study of experimentation about how humans perceive, think and solve problems.
study of human social interaction by understanding the influence of behavior, beliefs and feelings amongst people.
Educational and School Psychology
study of factors, behavior, processes and problems of learning.
PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students who complete this program will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the major theoretical perspectives in psychology.
- Differentiate psychology from pseudoscience.
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic research methods for gathering and evaluating data.
- Apply the principles of psychology to the diverse world in which they live.
- PSYC 1 or 1H INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
- PSYC 2 or 2H RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY
- PSYC 3 BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
- PSYC 44 STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
- PSYC 4 INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
- PSYC 5 PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HUMAN SEXUALITY
- PSYC 7 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY - CHILDHOOD THROUGH ADOLESCENCE
- PSYC 16 INTRODUCTION TO CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
- PSYC 21 THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN
- PSYC 25 PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING
- PSYC 30 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
- PSYC 33 PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT
- PSYC 37 ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR
Psychology Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)
The curriculum in the Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. Please see graduation requirements for Psychology AA-T degree.
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Psyc 2 Enrollment
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