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Psychology at Mountain View

The Psychology Department at Mountain View College offers a variety of courses to provide freshman and sophomore students an education in scientific psychology that encourages critical thinking, a broad intellectual perspective, and life-long learning.

Faculty members of the Department of Psychology at Mountain View College strive to enable students to think critically about behavioral and mental processes, to appreciate and respect others, and to prepare students for a variety of educational pursuits. 

The student learning outcomes focus on psychology as a science, the development of effective speaking and writing skills, respect for the diversity of human experiences, and appreciation of how psychology contributes to the improvement of the human condition.

What is Psychology?

Psychology is the study of human behavior and mental processes. How we think, perceive, remember, learn, and behave is a fascinating field that affects every aspect of our being. 

From the complex function of our brains to the way in which we interact with one another, psychology explores how we can better understand mental functions and behavior by establishing general principles and researching specific cases.

Why study Psychology?

  • Psychology helps us design new and better technologies.
  • Psychology helps us better understand human behavior and benefits society as a whole.
  • Psychology is a well-paying and well-respected profession.

What careers are available in Psychology?

  • Advertising Sales Agents/Promotions
  • Armed Forces Officer
  • Behavior Analyst
  • Case Manager
  • Child Welfare Case Worker
  • Corrections Officer
  • Direct Care Provider
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Employment Counselor
  • Hotel Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Insurance (Sales & Claims Rep.)
  • Marketing and Market Research
  • Marketing Manager/Sales Manager
  • Medical Sales Representative
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Psychology Paraprofessional
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Residential Counselor/Mental Health Worker
  • Retail (Buying, Managing, Display)
  • Sales Agents, Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Teacher Aides
  • Youth Counselor