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 2410 Psychology of Adjustment

Credits : 3
This course analyzes how to make satisfying choices in all areas of life and emphasizes how to improve self-esteem, enhance communication skills, and become more aware of human behavior. This course offers the Learner the chance to gain an appreciation of individual differences, learn about the influence of significant life events and situations, and develop coping skills for everyday problems. The focus of study includes self-actualization and autonomy, managing stress, types of intimacy, authentic and inauthentic love, embracing diversity and pathways to self-exploration and self-understanding. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine wellness and life choices as related to significant life stages
  • Analyze childhood and adolescence and the impact on current behavior
  • Describe the significance of love, sexuality, and intimate experiences
  • Discuss research findings and cultural significance on growth and development
  • Explain death and loss as life stages
  • Identify different theories of personality development
  • 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 information and information technology

Course Concepts:

Learner will understand major concepts of... 

· Stages of personality development 
· Active learning styles 
· Defense mechanisms 
· Gender role expectations 
· Wellness and life choices 
· Authentic and inauthentic love 
· Myths and misconceptions about sexuality 
· The AIDS crisis 
· Intimacy and relationships 
· Confronting fears of loneliness 
· Stages of dying and loss 
· Values and personal identity 


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