MS | Master of Science in Psychology

Master of Science in Psychology Courses

Below, please find the psychology degree courses in CalSouthern’s Master of Science in Psychology program. By taking five three-credit psychology degree courses in one of five different subject areas, you can earn your MS with an emphasis on chemical dependence and compulsive disorders, sports psychology, organizational psychology, pastoral counseling, or general psychology.

Required Core 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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Thesis

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 Areas of Concentration

Concentration One: General Psychology

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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Concentration Two: Pastoral Counseling

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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Concentration Three: Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

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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Concentration Four: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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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Concentration Five: Sport Psychology

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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