Div Chair: Keith Johnson
Chair: Jeff Cormier
Daniel Guich (408) 855-5270
Psychology concerns itself with the study of human and animal behavior. It involves both pure science and the practical application of science to matters of everyday life. Those pursuing psychology as a field of study will find many career options centering around helping others understand, predict and control their own behavior and the behavior of others. Training in psychology also provides a valuable foundation for many professions the involve interpersonal interaction and communication.
Some career options may require
more than two years of college study.
- Behavior Analyst
- Childcare Worker
- College Professor
- Human Services Specialist
- Social Services Counselor
- Marketing Specialist
- Personnel Analyst
- Probation Officer
- Public Survey
- Training/Development Specialist
- Ward Attendant
- Youth Supervisor
Students completing courses
or a program in Psychology at Mission will come to a critical understanding
of persons, the processes by which they develop, and the effects of cultural,
social, and environmental factors on behavior. They will also gain a breadth
of knowledge in psychology, with exposure to the various fields of psychology,
including the research methods used to study them. And they will finally
acquire critical thinking skills within a psychological perspective, enhance
their own personal and interpersonal awareness and growth, and hone their
spoken and written communication skills.
- Exemplary instructional
staff with several years of experience.
- A wide range of course
offerings including psychology of personal growth and psychology of
addiction and substance abuse.
- Psychology courses complement
AA degrees and/or certifications in many other fields: communications
media, early childhood education, human services, interdisciplinary
studies, marketing, medical assisting, teacher assisting, etc.
- Transferable courses to
the CSU and UC systems.
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