Psychology Courses

Single Master’s-Level Psychology Courses

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

  • Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a master’s degree
  • Earn credits that can be applied toward a master’s degree at CalSouthern or another institution*
  • Gain master’s-level knowledge and expertise in a topic of interest

Choose any master’s-level course offered by CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as addiction, human sexuality, organizational psychology, marriage and family therapy and psychopathology.

Getting started is a quick and simple process. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. A bachelor’s degree is not required to take master’s-level courses. (However, if you wish to enroll in a master’s-level degree program, a bachelor’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.

Graduate Courses

PSY 87515 Social Psychology

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of social psychology. Areas covered include: the foundations of social psychology, social beliefs and judgments, group influence, aggression, helping, and social psychology applications. Specifically, the focus of this course is the exploration of how others affect our perception, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This course examines current research; as well as historical, social, and psychological concepts; and identifies how social psychological constructs impact the world.

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
  • Compare and contrast major theorists and the concepts of social perception and social cognition
  • Formulate the concepts of group function, social influence, interpersonal conflict, and pro-social behavior
  • Discriminate and assess the determinants of aggression
  • Integrate cultural, legal, and ethical issues of social psychology
  • Analyze some of the major contemporary research trends in social psychology
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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