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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.
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.