Psychology is the study of behavior, especially in humans. Psychologists study cognitive, emotional and social actions by observing, interpreting and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments. They use their findings to help improve processes and behaviors.
Some psychologists work independently, conducting research, consulting with clients or helping patients. Others work as part of a healthcare team, collaborating with physicians and social workers, or in a school setting – offering advice to students, teachers, parents and other educators.
Psychology classes typically include a general introduction and understanding of behavior, human development from conception to death, psychological disorders and their relation to normal behavior, human strengths and their development and group behavior emotion and motivation.
MPCC’s courses in Psychology will provide you with a comprehensive foundation that can be transferred to most four-year colleges and universities.
- Marriage and family therapist
- Mental health counselor
- Social worker
- Rehabilitation counselor
- Guidance counselor
- Postsecondary teacher