DIVISION: Social Sciences
Psychology is the scientific study of human and animal behavior and mental processes, including cognition, emotion, sensation, perception and interaction. Most people think of therapists when they think of psychologists. However, did you know that there are important, interesting jobs and research being done in fields as disparate as sports, forensics, educational and school psychology, neuroscience, business communication and marketing that all draw upon psychological research and applications? As the demographics of the US and the world become increasingly impacted by our aging population, developmental psychological principles will continue to capture greater social interest and funding for research. Diversity issues, technological revolutions, the changing nature of the economy and social structures all call for different ways of testing, more research, and greater understanding of how people live, think, feel and work in an ever-changing world.
The Psychology courses at PCC cover a variety of topics from introductory psychology to adult and child development, behavioral studies, and human sexuality. Earn your AA-T, complete your lower division requirements, and be ready to transfer and earn your Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.