Doctor of Psychology Courses

PsyD | Doctor of Psychology

CalSouthern Doctor of Psychology Courses

The following Doctor of Psychology courses comprise the PsyD program at CalSouthern. The PsyD program includes 30 credit hours of required core courses, and 15 credit hours of elective courses, in addition to a doctoral project and other requirements. Although the PsyD and PhD are both respected doctorates, they differ in that the PsyD is an applied degree, clinically focused, as opposed to the PhD, which is more focused on research and scholarly publication.

Core Course Requirements

PSY 87515 Social Psychology

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of social psychology. Areas covered include the foundations of social psychology, social beliefs and judgments, group influence, aggression, and social psychology applications. Specifically, the focus of this course is the exploration of how others affect our perception, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This course examines current research, as well as historical, social, and psychological concepts. Learners will gain an understanding of how social psychological constructs impact the world.

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
  • Compare and contrast major theorists and the concepts of social perception and social cognition
  • Formulate the concepts of group function, social influence, interpersonal conflict, and pro-social behavior
  • Discriminate and assess the determinants of aggression
  • Integrate cultural, legal, and ethical issues of social psychology
  • Analyze some of the major contemporary research trends in social 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
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Elective Courses

PSY 87515 Social Psychology

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of social psychology. Areas covered include the foundations of social psychology, social beliefs and judgments, group influence, aggression, and social psychology applications. Specifically, the focus of this course is the exploration of how others affect our perception, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This course examines current research, as well as historical, social, and psychological concepts. Learners will gain an understanding of how social psychological constructs impact the world.

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
  • Compare and contrast major theorists and the concepts of social perception and social cognition
  • Formulate the concepts of group function, social influence, interpersonal conflict, and pro-social behavior
  • Discriminate and assess the determinants of aggression
  • Integrate cultural, legal, and ethical issues of social psychology
  • Analyze some of the major contemporary research trends in social 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
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87515 Social Psychology

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of social psychology. Areas covered include the foundations of social psychology, social beliefs and judgments, group influence, aggression, and social psychology applications. Specifically, the focus of this course is the exploration of how others affect our perception, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This course examines current research, as well as historical, social, and psychological concepts. Learners will gain an understanding of how social psychological constructs impact the world.

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
  • Compare and contrast major theorists and the concepts of social perception and social cognition
  • Formulate the concepts of group function, social influence, interpersonal conflict, and pro-social behavior
  • Discriminate and assess the determinants of aggression
  • Integrate cultural, legal, and ethical issues of social psychology
  • Analyze some of the major contemporary research trends in social 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
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Practicum (Optional)

PSY 87515 Social Psychology

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of social psychology. Areas covered include the foundations of social psychology, social beliefs and judgments, group influence, aggression, and social psychology applications. Specifically, the focus of this course is the exploration of how others affect our perception, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This course examines current research, as well as historical, social, and psychological concepts. Learners will gain an understanding of how social psychological constructs impact the world.

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
  • Compare and contrast major theorists and the concepts of social perception and social cognition
  • Formulate the concepts of group function, social influence, interpersonal conflict, and pro-social behavior
  • Discriminate and assess the determinants of aggression
  • Integrate cultural, legal, and ethical issues of social psychology
  • Analyze some of the major contemporary research trends in social 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
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87515 Social Psychology

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of social psychology. Areas covered include the foundations of social psychology, social beliefs and judgments, group influence, aggression, and social psychology applications. Specifically, the focus of this course is the exploration of how others affect our perception, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This course examines current research, as well as historical, social, and psychological concepts. Learners will gain an understanding of how social psychological constructs impact the world.

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
  • Compare and contrast major theorists and the concepts of social perception and social cognition
  • Formulate the concepts of group function, social influence, interpersonal conflict, and pro-social behavior
  • Discriminate and assess the determinants of aggression
  • Integrate cultural, legal, and ethical issues of social psychology
  • Analyze some of the major contemporary research trends in social 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
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Internship (Optional)

PSY 87515 Social Psychology

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of social psychology. Areas covered include the foundations of social psychology, social beliefs and judgments, group influence, aggression, and social psychology applications. Specifically, the focus of this course is the exploration of how others affect our perception, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This course examines current research, as well as historical, social, and psychological concepts. Learners will gain an understanding of how social psychological constructs impact the world.

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
  • Compare and contrast major theorists and the concepts of social perception and social cognition
  • Formulate the concepts of group function, social influence, interpersonal conflict, and pro-social behavior
  • Discriminate and assess the determinants of aggression
  • Integrate cultural, legal, and ethical issues of social psychology
  • Analyze some of the major contemporary research trends in social 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
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