Psychology Courses

Single Doctoral-Level Psychology Courses

At CalSouthern, students may enroll in a course at the doctoral level without committing to a degree program. It’s a great option for students who want to:

  • Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a doctoral degree
  • Earn credits that can be applied toward a doctorate at CalSouthern or another institution*
  • Gain knowledge and expertise at the highest academic level in a topic of particular interest

Choose any of the doctoral courses from the CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as addiction, human sexuality, trauma, sports psychology, domestic violence and neuroscience.

Getting started is a quick and simple process. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. A master’s degree is not required to take doctoral-level courses. (However, if you wish to commit to CalSouthern’s Doctor of Psychology program, a master’s degree is a prerequisite.) Courses start every month; you’ll never encounter a closed course or waiting list!

*Although credits from regionally accredited institutions like CalSouthern are readily accepted by other universities, acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Doctoral Courses

PSY 87528 Psychology of Violence and Domestic Abuse Reporting

Credits : 3

This course addresses domestic violence from an interdisciplinary standpoint. The focus of study examines the cycle of violence, dominance, and control from sociological and psychological perspectives. The course also outlines research and legal issues surrounding violence in such areas as global violence, partner and family violence, stalking, and homicide. It also addresses issues of culture and diversity.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Analyze the major theories of the etiology of violence
  • Examine theories of elder, child, intimate partner, ritualistic abuse
  • Examine treatment and prevention strategies
  • Implement a treatment and prevention strategy
  • Analyze the current laws on domestic abuse reporting for your state
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

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