psy305 | undergraduate

Professional Orientation In Psychology

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This course is designed for students to explore issues professionals face in the field of psychology. Specifically, the course emphasizes legal and ethical concerns in psychological research and in practice. Emphasis will also be placed on knowledge of APA Ethical Principles and the integration of selected core competencies for professions related to psychology.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Legal Implications of Careers in Psychology

    • Explain the relationship between informed consent and research.
    • Explain the importance of confidentiality in psychology.
    • Describe the implications of legislative initiatives on careers in psychology.

    Ethical Issues in Psychology

    • Contrast personal and professional ethical principles.
    • Evaluate the ethical implications of diversity in psychology.
    • Explain ethical principles in research.

    Integrating Your Skills to the Professions

    • Explain the importance of continuing education in psychology.
    • Describe the process of finding a job in psychology.
    • Identify a career that aligns with professional interests.

    Enhancing Your Research Skills and APA

    • Demonstrate proficient use of APA formatting skills.
    • Identify steps in the research process.
    • Demonstrate the use of research tools.

    Making Psychology Your Career Choice

    • Examine areas of specialization in psychology and related career opportunities.
    • Describe the benefit of a psychology major.
    • Identify training methods and skills needed in psychology.
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