Program Overview

The associate degree program in psychology prepares students to move into a curriculum in a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree in psychology.

The graduate of the AA program in psychology will:

  • Define and discuss concepts, methods and techniques related to psychology; including maturation, motivation, emotion, cognitions and feeling.
  • Describe the major contemporary personality theories and will be able to apply the concepts to psychological health, principles of adjustment and growth.
  • Define, describe and evaluate the developmental process of the child from conception through adolescence with an emphasis on various psychological theories contributing to the development, parent-child relationships, various childhood disorders and therapies.
  • Define, describe and evaluate the psychosocial human lifespan/development starting from conception through death, including major concepts related to behavior, sexuality, nutrition, health, stress, environmental relationships and implication of death and dying.
  • Describe and compare the basic knowledge about statistical analysis of data, including descriptive and inferential statistics with application.
  • Critically evaluate the soundness of information which they encounter in the media and popular psychology publications.
  • Understand cultural influences.

See program brochure PDF


Bldg. C
Telephone extension: 3334
Fax number: 347-8715


Fall & Spring: 
Monday-Thursday,  9:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, closed 

Monday-Thursday, 9:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Friday, closed

Department Chair: Gary Bierly
Department secretary: Cyndi Wheeler

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Nicki Snyder

Nicki Snyder
Psychology Student

"Hancock represents an opportunity for me to open doors to endless possibilities. I am a returning student who is ready to pursue a career as a clinical psychologist. I want to be an advocate for children as much as the Hancock instructors and counselors advocate for me and other students to achieve their goals."

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