The associate degree program in psychology prepares students to move into a curriculum
in a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree in psychology.
The graduate of the AA program in psychology will:
- Define and discuss concepts, methods and techniques related to psychology; including
maturation, motivation, emotion, cognitions and feeling.
- Describe the major contemporary personality theories and will be able to apply the
concepts to psychological health, principles of adjustment and growth.
- Define, describe and evaluate the developmental process of the child from conception
through adolescence with an emphasis on various psychological theories contributing
to the development, parent-child relationships, various childhood disorders and therapies.
- Define, describe and evaluate the psychosocial human lifespan/development starting
from conception through death, including major concepts related to behavior, sexuality,
nutrition, health, stress, environmental relationships and implication of death and
- Describe and compare the basic knowledge about statistical analysis of data, including
descriptive and inferential statistics with application.
- Critically evaluate the soundness of information which they encounter in the media
and popular psychology publications.
- Understand cultural influences.
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