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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  • Campus and Online Programs
    1. The Chicago School

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. Business Psychology, Consulting Track
      • Ph.D. Business Psychology, I/O Track
      • Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis
      • Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis, Credential Track
      • Ph.D. International Psychology
    Master's
      • M.A. Psychology
      • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
      • M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: ARP Track
      • M.A. International Psychology
      • M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis
      • M.A. Forensic Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Walden University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Psychology - Teaching
      • PhD in Clinical Psychology - General
      • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Health Psychology
      • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Teaching Psychology
      • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Administration and Leadership
      • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Child & Adolescent Development
    Master's
      • MS in Psychology - General
      • MS in Psychology - Self Design
      • MS in Developmental Psychology - Administration & Leadership
      • MS in Developmental Psychology - General
      • MS in Developmental Psychology - International Perspectives in Developmental Psychology
      • MS in Developmental Psychology - Self-Designed
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Psychology - MS AIM Track
      • BS in Psychology - General Psychology
      • BS in Psychology - Human Services for Psychology
      • BS in Psychology - Workplace Psychology
      • BS in Psychology - Clinical Mental Health (MS AIM Track)
      • BS in Psychology - Addictions
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Performance Psychology
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision
    Master's
      • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
      • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors
      • Master in Christian Counseling of Substance Use & Addictive Disorders
      • MS in Professional Counseling
      • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Integrated Health
      • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Psychology
      • B.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sports Psychology
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Trauma
      • B.S. in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Substance Use Disorders
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Divine Mercy University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Psychology
      • MS in Counseling
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.A. in Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
      • MS in Psychology
      • MS in Educational Psychology
      • Master: Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis
      • Master: Psychology/Addictions
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
      • BS in Psychology in Addictions
      • BS in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis
      • BSCJ: Forensic Psychology
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate in Addictions
      • Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
      • Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters in Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Psychology - Gender Studies
      • PhD in Psychology - General Psychology
      • PhD in Psychology - Industrial Organizational Psychology
      • PhD in Psychology - Addications
      • DMFT - Military Family Therapy
      • PhD in Psychology - Health Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A. On Site Curriculum
      • Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A. Online Curriculum
    Bachelor's
      • Psychology, B.S.
      • B.S. Applied Psychology: Biblical Studies
      • B.S. Applied Psychology: Clinical Counseling
    Associate's
      • Psychology, A.S.
  • Online Programs Available
    10. The George Washington University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BSHS in Global Leadership in Disaster Response

Featured Schools

The Chicago School

  • Ph.D. Business Psychology, Consulting Track
  • Ph.D. Business Psychology, I/O Track
  • M.A. Psychology
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Walden University

  • PhD in Psychology - Teaching
  • MS in Psychology - General
  • BS in Psychology - MS AIM Track

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Grand Canyon University

  • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Performance Psychology
  • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
  • BS in Psychology

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Divine Mercy University

  • MS in Psychology
  • MS in Counseling

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Post University

  • B.A. in Psychology

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Purdue University Global

  • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
  • BS in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Graduate Certificate in Addictions

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Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology

  • Masters in Psychology

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Northcentral University

  • PhD in Psychology - Gender Studies
  • PhD in Psychology - General Psychology
  • PhD in Psychology - Industrial Organizational Psychology

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