An associate degree in psychology opens your world to the study of basic psychological principles, theories, practice, fields, and research methods. By completing this degree, you qualify yourself for a career in various psychology or counseling related areas. For example, you may work in community relations, mental health services, case management, counseling, or advocacy.
You can begin your psychology degree after completing a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Course content may include topics such as positive psychology, neurological psychology, human behavior, human sexuality, physiological basis of human behavior, social interactions, and psychological disorders.
Your studies can help you develop an understanding of abnormalities, mental health, physical health, as well as psychometrics. You can learn to evaluate the interrelationship of the above theories and their contribution to human behavior and impact on society.