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 87524 Cognition, Emotion and Motivation

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the motivation, needs, cognitions, and emotions that underlie thought and behavior. It explores theories representative of biological, behavioral, cognitive, psychological, and sociocultural perspectives. The course also examines the historical backgrounds of motivation and emotion research, as well as other current applied motivational approaches.

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
  • Correlate the relationship of cognition, emotion and motivation
  • Appraise critical research findings of contemporary studies
  • Analyze the brain and empirical evidence of human behavior
  • Consider the cognitive process of learned helplessness, anxiety, depression and emotional suffering
  • Discriminate neuropsychological and sociocultural factors of motivation and emotion
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Elective Courses

PSY 87524 Cognition, Emotion and Motivation

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the motivation, needs, cognitions, and emotions that underlie thought and behavior. It explores theories representative of biological, behavioral, cognitive, psychological, and sociocultural perspectives. The course also examines the historical backgrounds of motivation and emotion research, as well as other current applied motivational approaches.

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
  • Correlate the relationship of cognition, emotion and motivation
  • Appraise critical research findings of contemporary studies
  • Analyze the brain and empirical evidence of human behavior
  • Consider the cognitive process of learned helplessness, anxiety, depression and emotional suffering
  • Discriminate neuropsychological and sociocultural factors of motivation and emotion
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87524 Cognition, Emotion and Motivation

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the motivation, needs, cognitions, and emotions that underlie thought and behavior. It explores theories representative of biological, behavioral, cognitive, psychological, and sociocultural perspectives. The course also examines the historical backgrounds of motivation and emotion research, as well as other current applied motivational approaches.

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
  • Correlate the relationship of cognition, emotion and motivation
  • Appraise critical research findings of contemporary studies
  • Analyze the brain and empirical evidence of human behavior
  • Consider the cognitive process of learned helplessness, anxiety, depression and emotional suffering
  • Discriminate neuropsychological and sociocultural factors of motivation and emotion
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Practicum (Optional)

PSY 87524 Cognition, Emotion and Motivation

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the motivation, needs, cognitions, and emotions that underlie thought and behavior. It explores theories representative of biological, behavioral, cognitive, psychological, and sociocultural perspectives. The course also examines the historical backgrounds of motivation and emotion research, as well as other current applied motivational approaches.

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
  • Correlate the relationship of cognition, emotion and motivation
  • Appraise critical research findings of contemporary studies
  • Analyze the brain and empirical evidence of human behavior
  • Consider the cognitive process of learned helplessness, anxiety, depression and emotional suffering
  • Discriminate neuropsychological and sociocultural factors of motivation and emotion
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87524 Cognition, Emotion and Motivation

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the motivation, needs, cognitions, and emotions that underlie thought and behavior. It explores theories representative of biological, behavioral, cognitive, psychological, and sociocultural perspectives. The course also examines the historical backgrounds of motivation and emotion research, as well as other current applied motivational approaches.

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
  • Correlate the relationship of cognition, emotion and motivation
  • Appraise critical research findings of contemporary studies
  • Analyze the brain and empirical evidence of human behavior
  • Consider the cognitive process of learned helplessness, anxiety, depression and emotional suffering
  • Discriminate neuropsychological and sociocultural factors of motivation and emotion
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Internship (Optional)

PSY 87524 Cognition, Emotion and Motivation

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the motivation, needs, cognitions, and emotions that underlie thought and behavior. It explores theories representative of biological, behavioral, cognitive, psychological, and sociocultural perspectives. The course also examines the historical backgrounds of motivation and emotion research, as well as other current applied motivational approaches.

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
  • Correlate the relationship of cognition, emotion and motivation
  • Appraise critical research findings of contemporary studies
  • Analyze the brain and empirical evidence of human behavior
  • Consider the cognitive process of learned helplessness, anxiety, depression and emotional suffering
  • Discriminate neuropsychological and sociocultural factors of motivation and emotion
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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