B.A. Psychology

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. This discipline embraces all aspects of the human experience - from the functions of the brain to the actions of nations, from child development to care for the aged. In every conceivable setting, from scientific research centers to mental health care services, "the understanding of behavior" is the enterprise of psychologists. At Kean University, we offer the following online undergraduate program in psychology:

B.A. in Psychology (124 credit program)

The major in Psychology is intended to acquaint students with the scientific field of knowledge of human and animal behavior and the research methods by which such knowledge is acquired. The student develops research and measurement skills, knowledge of ethics, interpersonal skills and communication skills, in addition to an understanding of the developmental and other processes that explain human behavior. The person who majors in psychology is generally prepared for a wide variety of roles, including mental health technician, research assistant, parent, teacher, human services provider, personnel administrator, statistical assistant, and graduate student in psychology or other professional areas.
Selected topics include but are not limited to:
human nature

  • the nature of knowledge
  • perception
  • emotions
  • development (social, emotional, cognitive, moral, spiritual)
  • self-concept
  • self-esteem
  • aggression
  • personality (individual differences and similarities)

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