Get a Psychology Certificate

Are you interested in learning why people think, feel, and behave as they do? In this course you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the field of Psychology, which Oxford Learner’s Dictionary defines as “the scientific study of the mind and how it influences human behavior”.

With information from both classic studies and current research in the field of psychology, you will learn about the human mind and the basic principles that guide how people think, feel, and behave in diverse cultures across the globe.

What Happens in the Psychology Certificate Course

The Psychology Certificate Course is an online learning program with recommended readings from the textbook (Psychology 2e). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Psychology Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 8 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 16 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Psychology Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 8 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course.

Course Topics

The Psychology Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Psychology Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College).

Introduction to Psychology

  • What Is Psychology?
  • History of Psychology
  • Contemporary Psychology
  • Careers in Psychology

Psychological Research

  • Why Is Research Important?
  • Approaches to Research
  • Analyzing Findings
  • Ethics

Biopsychology

  • Human Genetics
  • Cells of the Nervous System
  • Parts of the Nervous System
  • The Brain and Spinal Cord
  • The Endocrine System

States of Consciousness

  • What Is Consciousness?
  • Sleep and Why We Sleep
  • Stages of Sleep
  • Sleep Problems and Disorders
  • Substance Use and Abuse
  • Other States of Consciousness

Sensation and Perception

  • Sensation versus Perception
  • Waves and Wavelengths
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • The Other Senses
  • Gestalt Principles of Perception

Learning

  • What Is Learning?
  • Classical Conditioning
  • Operant Conditioning
  • Observational Learning (Modeling)

Thinking and Intelligence

  • What Is Cognition?
  • Language
  • Problem Solving
  • What are Intelligence and Creativity?
  • Measures of Intelligence
  • The Source of Intelligence

Memory

  • How Memory Functions
  • Parts of the Brain Involved with Memory
  • Problems with Memory
  • Ways to Enhance Memory

Lifespan Development

  • What Is Lifespan Development?
  • Lifespan Theories
  • Stages of Development
  • Death and Dying

Emotion and Motivation

  • Motivation
  • Hunger and Eating
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Emotion

Personality

  • What Is Personality?
  • Freud and the Psychodynamic Perspective
  • Neo-Freudians: Adler, Erikson, Jung, and Horney
  • Learning Approaches
  • Humanistic Approaches
  • Biological Approaches
  • Trait Theorists
  • Cultural Understandings of Personality
  • Personality Assessment

Social Psychology

  • What Is Social Psychology?
  • Self-presentation
  • Attitudes and Persuasion
  • Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience
  • Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Aggression
  • Prosocial Behavior

Industrial-Organizational Psychology

  • What Is Industrial and Organizational Psychology?
  • Industrial Psychology: Selecting and Evaluating Employees
  • Organizational Psychology: The Social Dimension of Work
  • Human Factors Psychology and Workplace Design

Stress, Lifestyle, and Health

  • What Is Stress?
  • Stressors
  • Stress and Illness
  • Regulation of Stress
  • The Pursuit of Happiness

Psychological Disorders

  • What Are Psychological Disorders?
  • Diagnosing and Classifying Psychological Disorders
  • Perspectives on Psychological Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Disorders in Childhood
  • Personality Disorders

Therapy and Treatment

  • Mental Health Treatment: Past and Present
  • Types of Treatment
  • Treatment Modalities
  • Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: A Special Case
  • The Sociocultural Model and Therapy Utilization

What Is Included in the Psychology Certificate Course

This all-inclusive Psychology Certificate Course Online package includes:

  • Registration for the Psychology Certificate Course Online
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance
  • Textbook: Psychology 2e (e-book edition)
  • Downloadable Psychology Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Organization of Business Professionals for only $2.99 per month

Register for the Psychology Certificate Course

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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

SUMMER SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Psychology Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the June 17, 2024 course.

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About a Career as a Psychologist

Does the human mind fascinate you? Are you interested in learning why people think, feel, and behave the way they do? Do you have a passion for helping others, a deep capacity for empathy, and an ability to listen with understanding?

If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, you may find a career as a professional psychologist to be both personally and professionally rewarding.

As the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, some psychologists work independently, conducting research, consulting with clients, or working with patients.

Other psychologists work as part of a healthcare team, collaborating with physicians and social workers, or in school settings, working with students, teachers, parents, and other educators.

This is a career that requires extensive higher education. Psychologists typically need a doctoral degree in psychology, although a master’s degree is sufficient for some positions. In many countries, most psychologists also need a license.

Before investing years of time and thousands of dollars in advanced degrees, an introductory course such as this can give you the opportunity to learn core concepts and gain insight into the field of psychology to help you decide if this is a profession you wish to pursue.

For every student who takes this psychology course from IAP Career College, we make a donation to textbook publisher OpenStax, part of Rice University, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

If IAP Career College has the course that you are looking to take, take it. I hesitated between several career colleges prior and choosing IAP was the best decision I had made. In 4 months, I had already completed 2 certifications and those won’t be my last. It gives you clear insights on the program you wish to learn and the schedule is adaptable to your lifestyle.
Nicole Buenaventura, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Money Does a Psychologist Make?
    Salary and compensation for psychologists and professionals in psychology-related fields varies depending on experience and the area of specialization. For example, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for psychologists was $82,180 in May 2020, with the highest 10 percent of psychologists earning more than $137,590.
  • What Does a Psychologist Do?
    Does the human mind fascinate you? Are you interested in learning why people think, feel, and behave the way they do? Do you have a passion for helping others, a deep capacity for empathy, and an ability to listen with understanding? If you answered 'yes' to these questions, you may find a career as a professional psychologist to be both personally and professionally rewarding. As the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, some psychologists work independently, conducting research, consulting with clients, or working with patients. Other psychologists work as part of a healthcare team, collaborating with physicians and social workers, or in school settings, working with students, teachers, parents, and other educators.
  • How Do I Become a Psychologist?
    This is a career that requires extensive higher education. Psychologists typically need a doctoral degree in psychology, although a master’s degree is sufficient for some positions. In many countries, most psychologists also need a license. Before investing years of time and thousands of dollars in advanced degrees, an introductory course such as this can give you the opportunity to learn core concepts and gain insight into the field of psychology to help you decide if this is a profession you wish to pursue.
  • What is the Psychology Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Psychology Certificate Course you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the field of psychology. You will learn about the human mind and reasons why people think, feel, and behave in different ways. You will receive a Psychology Certificate when you successfully complete the course. This online course has a recommended completion date of 8 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 16 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.