Why choose Psychology at PPCC?

Studying psychology at PPCC can offer great insight to yourself and others. Psychology will help you develop your critical thinking skills and offer new perspectives on behavior and people. This program also offers two degree options to meet your needs.

What will I study?

Psychology is a fascinating field of science with many broad applications. It overlaps numerous disciplines and prepares students for a broad understanding of :

  • Human mind and behavior
  • All aspects of the human experience
  • Dynamic functions of the brain as one progresses thorough child development and beyond
  • How research is conducted
  • Neuroscience and health science

These learning outcomes will prepare you for a Bachelor's degree, which is required for most professional positions in psychology.

Examples of Classes I Might Take

Examines human life, experience, and thought in order to discover and develop the principles and values for pursuing a more fulfilled existence. Theories designed to justify ethical judgments are applied to a selection of contemporary personal and social issues.
Focuses on the scientific study of behavior including motivation, emotion, physiological psychology, stress and coping, research methods, consciousness, sensation, perception, learning, and memory.
Focuses on the scientific study of behavior including cognition, language, intelligence, psychological assessment, personality, abnormal psychology, therapy, life span development, and social psychology.
Examines the communication involved in interpersonal relationships occurring in family, social, and career situations. Relevant concepts include self-concept, perception, listening, nonverbal communication, and conflict.
Examines the basic concepts, theories, and principles of sociology as well as human culture, social groups, and the social issues of age, gender, class, and race.

Career Options

Students pursuing degrees at the bachelor and graduate levels might specialize in any of the broad range of psychology’s subfields, such as:

  • Health psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Industrial and organizational psychology

Careers in Psychology

Psychology Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of content as specified by the American Psychological Association (APA) Guidelines for the undergraduate Psychology Major
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of research methods as specified by the American Psychological Association (APA) Guidelines for the undergraduate Psychology Major
  3. Evaluate the adherence of psychological research and practice to the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association (APA)
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of APA citation style.
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