Psychology Courses

Single Undergraduate Psychology Courses

At CalSouthern, you have the option of enrolling in a course without committing to a degree program. It’s a fantastic way to get a feel for the CalSouthern online learning experience before enrolling. You can apply the credits you earn to a CalSouthern bachelor’s degree program, or, since CalSouthern is regionally accredited, the credits are readily transferable into a bachelor’s program at another institution, as well.* Or, maybe you simply want to gain college-level knowledge and expertise in a topic area of interest to you.

Choose from any of the undergraduate courses in CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. A vast selection of subjects are available, on topics as diverse as cognition and the brain, addiction, abnormal psychology, marriage and family therapy and business psychology.

Getting started is quick and easy. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. Courses start every month and 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.

Undergraduate Courses

PSY 2408 Current Issues in Psychology and Health

Credits : 3
This course compares and contrasts humanistic and holistic approaches to pathology and wellness. This course is a blend of social, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and biological approaches to the study of health, illness, and medical care. The focus of study is on the exploration of new therapeutic modalities and the issues emerging from current developments and trends.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the biopsychosocial aspects of health related issues
  • Explain the interaction of nature and nurture in determining one’s health
  • Illustrate the various stress management approaches for health maintenance
  • Differentiate psychotherapeutic interventions of health related disorders
  • Understand the cultural and legal/ethical aspects of health psychology
  • Examine current evidence based research in health 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· A wellness plan 
· Health-related behavior 
· Noncompliance 
· Treatment exchange 
· Chronic illness 
· Relapse rates 
· Psychological processes 
· Physiology 
· Cardiovascular effects of exercise 


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