California Southern University Partners with Social Psychology Network

Oct 9, 2010 by University Communications
Irvine, CA October 12, 2010 – California Southern University, an online university, announced that it will be the exclusive sponsor for the distance learning education page of the Social Psychology Network website as part of its ongoing efforts to facilitate the advancement of distance learning methodologies in the field of psychology.

California Southern University Partners with Social Psychology Network Dr. Barbara Grimes, Dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences at CalSouthern said: “This sponsorship of Social Psychology Network’s Distance Learning section highlights our commitment to encouraging research and discussion in areas related to distance learning and online education in psychology. With many adults returning to school to complete their degree and further their career goals, there is an increasing need for quality online education that can be accessed from anywhere in the world.”

The objective of the CalSouthern School of Behavioral Sciences is to provide students with a wide range of knowledge and skills, so that they may contribute to the advancement of psychological knowledge in the world today. CalSouthern offers online psychology degrees, enabling students to take classes online, participate in local internships and practicum, while using webcams to facilitate remote case conferencing with licensed practitioners. CalSouthern’s Master of Arts in Psychology degree meets the educational requirements of the Board of Behavioral Sciences in the State of California to become licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. CalSouthern’s Doctor of Psychology degree meets the educational requirements to sit for licensure as a Clinical Psychologist through the Board of Psychology in the State of California.

About the Network: Social Psychology Network ( is an educational organization with more than 1,800 members worldwide. Founded in 1996 by Professor Scott Plous of Wesleyan University, Social Psychology Network is funded by the National Science Foundation and includes more than 18,000 searchable links, an archive of 5,000 psychology news stories, hundreds of online experiments, and an interactive directory featuring detailed profiles of more than 1,700 psychology professionals from 47 countries. On average, the Network's pages are visited more than 70,000 times per day -- a total of nearly 200 million page views since SPN was created.

“Distance learning is becoming a more common delivery method for advanced education and SPN is committed to providing the resources that busy adults and working professionals need to make informed decisions about their education.” said SPN founder Scott Plous. For more information, please visit

California Southern University was established in the state of California in 1978 for the purpose of meeting the educational needs of working adults who could not attend traditional educational institutions due to professional, personal, or financial constraints. CalSouthern responded to this need by providing access to quality education through distance and online learning at the Associates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degree levels in such areas of study as business, psychology and law. With learners and alumni in over 80 countries all over the world, CalSouthern supports a growing community of learners and professionals through a proprietary online learning system.



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