Department of Psychology

• Psychology • Statistics • Developmental Communications •


Social and Personality Psychology

Coursework in Social and Personality Psychology teaches students to understand how people act, feel and think in real-world social situations.  Of particular interest in Social and Personality Psychology is understanding how people make sense of the social world around them by looking at topics such as:  affect and emotion, attribution, judgment and decision making, self-knowledge and stereotyping/prejudice.  Current topics in Social and Personality Psychology include judgments about selves and others, decision making and how emotions and external factors influence decisions.  If the topics covered by Social and Personality Psychology are of interest to you, we invite you to make an appointment with one of our professors to discuss the course work, institutions and opportunities available.


LAVC PLAN A:  Psychology with Social and Personality Option

(Program Code 200102)


Psych 1 General Psychology I (3)
Psych 2* General Psychology II (3)
Stat 1* Elementary Statistics 1 for the Social Sciences (3)
Stat 2* Elementary Statistics II (4)
Core Total: 9-10

Social and Personality Option Requirements:


Psych 3 Personality and Social Development (3)
Psych 13* Social Psychology (3)
Psych 14* Abnormal Psychology (3)

Plus one of the following courses (3)

Psych 5 History and Perspectives in Psychology (3)
Psych 11* Child Psychology (3)
Psych 12* Adolescent Psychology (3)
Psych 41* Life-Span Psychology: From Infancy to Old Age (3)

Option Total: 12
Total of Core plus Option: 21-22


* Starred courses have a prerequisite or a corequisite.

This list is from the 2010-2011 LAVC Catalog.
Your "catalog year" may have different requirements.
See a guidance counselor or the Psych faculty if you need assistance.


The LAVC Psychology Club is on Facebook.

The Psychology Club is on Facebook.


Office:  BSC 111