General Psychology Concentration | Los Angeles Pacific University

General Psychology

Concentration Overview

The General Psychology concentration is designed for those who want a broad, general degree offering versatility in the job market. Concentration courses provide a distinct framework to study broadly, including theories and methods related to clinical foundations, systems approach, as well as current trending psychological theories.

General Psychology

This 15-unit concentration requires the following coursework:


15 Credits

PSYC 400

Introduction to Clinical Psychology

3 Credits

Survey of the science and practice of clinical psychology, including diagnoses and evaluations, interventions and prevention strategies for use with clinical populations, cultural applications, and ethical issues in the clinical profession. Prerequisite: PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 450

Family Systems

3 Credits

An overview of the development of the family system, including functional and dysfunctional family relationships, cultural and spiritual implications. Introduces psychological interventions and techniques which further development and change. Prerequisite: PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 460


3 Credits

Explores research and perspectives on experimental and applied analyses of behavior that impact motivation. Addresses the application of methods for effective motivation in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 470

Positive Psychology

3 Credits

Investigates methods, research, and assessment in Positive Psychology. Incorporates applications and techniques to this strength-based approach both didactically and experientially. Prerequisite: PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 480

Group Processes

3 Credits

Study of research and perspectives regarding human interaction in groups. Examines the impact of various individual, social, and cultural dynamics and how to successfully influence and interact in group settings. Prerequisite: PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology

Total Credits

15 Credits

This information is current for this academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.

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Potential Careers

A variety of positions related to the helping profession such as social welfare, healthcare field, ministry, justice, and businesses.

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