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 87550 Positive Psychology

Credits : 3

Positive psychology has recently been established to promote the scientific study of human strengths and virtues. This course will examine human behavior that is effective, valuable, and that contributes positively to personal growth and global enrichment. Topics covered include theoretical approaches to personality growth and self-actualization, the biology of positive emotions, and subjective well-being. The course will also explore peak performance, love and intimacy, mindfulness, creativity, and interventions for enhanced wellness, among other topics.

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
  • Integrate the current research on the neuropsychology of positive emotions
  • Illustrate the clinical significance of culture, diversity and legal/ethical issues
  • Distinguish between factors related to job satisfaction or self-actualization in the workplace
  • Speculate how aesthetics, creativity, and mindfulness are interrelated
  • Consider how religion and spirituality can contribute to a sense of well-being and happiness, across the lifespan.
  • 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
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