Psychology Major

Description: A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

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Psychology Career

What Kinds of Students Major in Psychology?

Students who enter this field of profession are very people oriented and are naturally inquisitive and curious about human patterns of behavior and of the way the mind works. Individual interests may vary, but overall psychology gives the students answers to questions they have about themselves and others, but its appeal goes beyond this. The study of psychology is truly an interdisciplinary endeavor.

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What Courses Do Psychology Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Psychology majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Creativity
  • Methods of Inquiry
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Basic Statistics fo Psychologists
  • Counseling Skills
  • Language Mind and Brain
  • Life Span Human Development
  • Personality
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Psychological Foundations of Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods
  • Social Psychology

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