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    Jul 13, 2024  
2019-20 RACC Student Catalog 
2019-20 RACC Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, AA (Program may be completed online)

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Social Sciences/Human Services Division

This program is designed to prepare the student to enter a baccalaureate program in Psychology on the junior level.

Program Competencies

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the discipline of psychology and differentiate among the various sub-fields within the disipline.
  • Discuss various theories of psychology as they relate to behavior and mental processes.
  • Identify terminology used in interpersonal relationships and intrapersonal awareness.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between psychology and physical health.
  • Analyze biological, cognitive, and social-emotional development of the developing human.
  • Identify the various theories that explain personality development.
  • Summarize the basic features of research methods in psychology.
  • Analyze the major cognitive systems, schools of psychology, and general theories of psychology as they relate to the human.
  • Analyze the biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that influence behaviors and psychological phenomenon to include processes in addiction and recovery.
  • Illustrate the theories and their practical applications as these relate to sensation and perception.

Required Program of Study

Major Requirements (15 Credit Hours)

Students should meet with their faculty advisor to carefully select courses.

Select 4 courses from at least 2 of the following categories:

Learning & Cognition

Electives (8 Credit Hours)

It is strongly recommended that students meet with their faculty advisor when selecting general education courses. It is the responsibility of the student to meet with an admissions representative from the four-year institution to determine its transfer policies.

Total Credits=60

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