The study of the human mind, its functions and how it affects behavior.
The psychology program at LLCC is designed to serve the dual purpose of preparing students for a major in psychology at a four-year college or university and providing students 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 a series of psychology courses in preparation for a higher level degree, the program educates students about psychological theories, concepts and scientific practices. In addition, students will apply psychological principles to explain their own and others’ behaviors.
Upon successful completion of the Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology, a student will 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.