Adult Psychology: Diploma Program Description

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An adult psychology diploma will provide valuable skills that you can use to advance almost any career that directly involves interacting with adults. Courses include instruction in cognitive development, social psychology, psychological disorders and human-computer interaction. Read on to find out more.
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Why Get an Adult Psychology Degree?

Psychology is one of the most-desired areas of study. This diploma program will give you instruction in psychology to be used as support tool for a career working with adults. Your understanding of psychology will be especially attractive to employers, and it will give you an edge over other job applicants.

Career Possibilities

Some careers that would benefit from a diploma in adult psychology are those of social workers, counselors, customer service providers, and related occupations. This diploma could also be used as a foundation for further study in psychology towards a career as a psychologist or psychiatrist.

Job Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the demand for psychology-related jobs will increase faster than the national average until at least the year 2014. Occupations in the area of family psychology are anticipated to see good growth, as these services are starting to see a higher demand.

Salary Information

According to the BLS, the median annual income for all psychologists in 2004 was around $55,000. The lowest ten percent earned less than $32,300 per year and the highest ten percent earned more than $92,000.

Diploma Specifics

Coursework

In an adult psychology diploma program, you will encounter the following courses:

  • Cognitive Development
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology and the Family
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Skills You Will Learn

In an adult psychology diploma program, you will learn how the adult individual perceives his world and processes information. You will also learn how people interact with others, as a family unit, and with technology such as computers.

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    1. Purdue University Global

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    3. Northcentral University

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    4. New England College

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    5. Regent University

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    6. Grand Canyon University

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    7. Liberty University

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    8. Keiser University

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