2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (March 2020) 
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2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (March 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Psychology - MS in Psychology (Competency Based)

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The General Psychology specialization prepares students to apply theories to practice and to conceptualize social science research.

Specialization Competencies (15 cr.)

    • PZ001 Personality Theories
      Analyze theories of personality development to better understand individuals in varied settings.
    • PZ002 Personality Assessment
      Apply personality assessment techniques to better understand personality types.
    • PZ003 Research in Personality
      Synthesize research related to the psychology of personality to promote psychological well-being.
    • CA001 Theoretical Perspectives
      Evaluate theories related to cognitive psychology including intelligence, language, and memory to better understand human behavior in a variety of settings.
    • CA002 Cognitive Processes
      Evaluate cognitive processes to understand their role in human functioning (i.e., attention, perception, problem solving, decision making, higher order functioning).
    • CA003 Affective Behavior
      Analyze the role of emotions on cognitive processes to better understand individuals in varied settings.
    • SO001 Research Methods
      Synthesize research related to a social problem.
    • SO002 Theoretical Perspective and Concepts of Social Psychology
      Analyze theoretical perspectives related to social psychology.
    • SO003 Cultural Factors and Social Agents That Influence Human Behavior
      Analyze cultural factors and social agents to understand and explain social phenomena and human behavior.