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.

Popular Schools

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    1. Purdue Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSPY - Forensic Psychology
      • MS in Psychology
      • Master: Psychology/General Psychology
      • MS in Educational Psychology
      • MSPY - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
      • Master: Psychology/Addictions
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
      • Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
      • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Addictions
      • BSPR - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
      • Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis
      • BSCJ: Forensic Psychology
    Certificate
      • Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate
      • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Certificate
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    2. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology: Performance Psychology (Qualitative Research)
      • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology: Performance Psychology (Quantitative Research)
      • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology: Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Qualitative Research)
      • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology: Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Quantitative Research)
      • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology: Cognition and Instruction (Qualitative Research)
      • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology: Cognition and Instruction (Quantitative Research)
    Master's
      • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
      • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors
      • MS in Psychology: General Psychology
      • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Health Psychology
      • MS in Psychology: Industrial & Organizational Psychology
      • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
    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 Family Dynamics
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    3. Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters in Psychology
      • Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis
      • Masters in Clinical Psychology (Licensed Professional Counselor)
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    4. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA: Psychology
      • BA: Psychology - General
      • BA: Psychology - Experimental
      • BA: Psychology - Clinical/Counseling
      • BA: Psychology - Developmental
  • Cambridge, MA

    Harvard University

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    6. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Washington, DC

    Howard University

  • Stanford, CA

    Stanford University

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    9. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PHD: Psychology: Developmental Psychology
      • PHD: Psychology: General Psychology
      • PHD: Psychology: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
      • PHD: Psychology: Social Psychology
      • PHD: Counselor Education and Supervision
      • Education Specialist in Community Care and Counseling: Marriage and Family Counseling
    Certificate
      • CTG: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
      • CTG: Psychology

Featured Schools

Purdue Global

  • MSPY - Forensic Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate

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Grand Canyon University

  • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology: Performance Psychology (Qualitative Research)
  • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
  • BS in Psychology

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Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology

  • Masters in Psychology
  • Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Masters in Clinical Psychology (Licensed Professional Counselor)

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Saint Leo University

  • BA: Psychology
  • BA: Psychology - General
  • BA: Psychology - Experimental

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Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

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