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Psychology (PSY)

The psychology program is designed to serve the dual purposes of either preparing a person for a major in psychology at the upper-division level or providing a student with sufficient knowledge of psychological processes in order to live more effectively in today's society.

The psychology program provides a professional and scientific approach to the study of human and animal behavior.  Whether students complete just one psychology course, or, complete a series of psychology courses in preparation for a higher level degree, the program is designed to educate students about psychological theories, concepts, and scientific practices.  In addition, students will apply psychological principles to explain their own and others’ behaviors.   

The introductory psychology course is a prerequisite for all other courses.  Psychology majors are encouraged to take all psychology courses offered by the college and it is also strongly recommended that students check the requirements of the institutions to which they plan to transfer.

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Psychology Faculty




Rebecca Miller-McGrath  
Rebecca Miller-McGrath
Office: MNRD 2258

Gary Swee
Anthropology & Psychology
Office: MNRD 2258

Natasha Trame
Office: MNRD 2254
Roberta Wiediger
Psychology & Women's Studies
Office: MNRD 2258

Judy Nichols
SOSC Assessment Coordinator
PSY Adjunct Coordinator
Office: MNRD 2255


Adjunct Psychology Faculty

Springfield Taylorville Litchfield Jacksonville Beardstown
Victor Broderick Steve Linscott
Charles Guthrie Rodney Doyle
Richard Hayes Matt Wiediger

Keith Huddleston

Faye Mini-Reyman     Bronwyn Rains    
Mary Ray          
Suravi Changlani          


Mary Ray

 Dual Credit

Psychology Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology, a student shall be able to:
·        Identify the scientific method used to study human and animal behavior from a psychological perspective, including the characteristics of and appropriate use of methods of observation, data collection, and data analysis.
·        Identify the psychological theories, including the underlying premises of theories, similarities and differences among theories, landmark research associated with theories, and important contributions made by scientists that relate to theories.
·        Recognize psychological terminology and apply appropriate terminology via written and oral communication.
·        Explain human behavior and mental processes from a psychological perspective, in the cognitive, social, biological, and emotional domains.
·        Identify and explain methods used by psychologists to influence and change behavior in a variety of settings, such as clinical, educational, business, government, social, etc.

Individual courses within the Psychology Discipline will include learning objectives relating to some or all of the above program objectives.


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