MS | Concentration in General Psychology

MS in Psychology with a Concentration in General Psychology

The MS With an Emphasis on General Psychology: CalSouthern’s Most Well-Rounded Master’s Degree

CalSouthern’s Master of Science (MS) in psychology with an emphasis on general psychology is an excellent choice for anyone seeking the most broad, well-rounded master’s-level psychology program. It’s also a preferred degree—and solid academic foundation—for Learners who are looking to move on to a doctoral degree such as that offered in CalSouthern’s PsyD program.

The MS with an emphasis on general psychology also offers Learners the greatest variety of elective courses. You’ll supplement your core classes in subjects such as group psychology, social psychology, and psychopathology with five elective courses from a diverse selection including human sexuality, psychopharmacology, cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, and positive psychology.

The faculty in CalSouthern’s School of Behavioral Sciences is comprised of talented and accomplished mental health providers who are also gifted educators, experienced in teaching via CalSouthern’s proprietary online learning platform. They’ll take the time to get to know you, integrating academic learning with your personal experience so that your degree program becomes more meaningful and more relevant to your particular academic and career goals.

Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the MS program with an emphasis in general psychology: review the course descriptions, peruse a few profiles of our accomplished alumni, and read the bios of some of the faculty and administration who will be your responsive and dedicated support system once you enroll. We know that the more you learn about CalSouthern’s School of Behavioral Sciences, the more you’ll realize that it’s the right choice for your master’s degree program.

General Psychology Courses

PSY 87700 Psychopharmacology

Credits : 3

This course explores the neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and biologic actions of psychopharmacological agents which are currently in use, as well as the indications for prescribing the agents, the side effects which may occur, and the clinical considerations for the psychologist in referring the patient for medication evaluation. The course serves as a foundation for further study for those Learners who plan to practice psychology in the event that psychologists are granted prescription privileges. Multicultural and ethical components are also considered.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentors
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Formulate the psychopharmacological interventions currently used for the DSM-5 disorders
  • Evaluate and discuss the rationale for using psychopharmacological intervention with personality disorders
  • Compare and contrast the biological, genetic, neurological, and physiological aspects of mental illness and pharmacology
  • Integrate current evidence based research in psychopharmacology
  • Consider ethical and multicultural factors in psychopharmacology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively

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