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 2303 Introduction to Human Development

Credits : 3
This course introduces the learner to the central concepts of human development. Emphasis will be on psychological and physical developmental across the life span. Theories and principles of growth and development from conception through adult development and aging will be covered. The course will explain relationships between biological, cognitive, social, and cultural aspects of development. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major developmental theories
  • Explain the biological, perceptual, cognitive and socioemotional stages of development
  • Examine information processing across the life span
  • Apply research findings in the study of human development
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and ethnicity in human development
  • Describe gender role differentiation across the life span
  • 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 technologies

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Theories of human development 
· Developmental stages in the life span. 
· Developmental stressors. 
· Developmental crises and various adaptive and maladaptive responses. 
· Stages of development as observed in live interview situations. 


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