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Psychology Department

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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, Canvas, etc.) is required in all sections of American River College Psychology courses, unless otherwise specified by the instructor.

Open sections for fall include:

PSYC 300: General Principles Mornings: 10109 (meeting W at 9:00am & online); 10105 (meeting Th at 9:00am & online); Afternoons: 10111 (meeting MW at 12:00pm); 12963 (meeting F at 1:00pm); 20032 (meeting at 1:30pm & online); Evenings: 11005 (meeting MW at 5:30pm, 2nd 8 week class); 10114 (meeting TTh at 6:00pm) Online: 20240;

PSYC 300 linked with ENGWR: 12427; 11360  

PYSC 305: Psychology Applied to Modern Life Mornings: 10124 (meeting TTh at 9:00am)  

PSYC 330: Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences Mornings: 13194 (meeting Th at 9:00am & online)

PSYC 340: Abnormal Behavior  Mornings: 10123 (meeting TTh at 9:00am)  

PSYC 354: The Psychology of Family Life and Intimate Relationships in a Diverse Society Mornings: 12431 (meeting TTh at 9:00am)  

PSYC 356: Human Sexuality Mornings: 10125 (meeting TTh at 9:00am); 10126 (meeting MW at 9:00am); 10128 (meeting TTh at 10:30am)  

PSYC 361: Psychology of Women in a Multicultural Society Mornings: 20033 (meeting MW at 9:00am)  

PSYC 365: Issues of Diverse Populations Mornings: 11411 (meeting MW at 10:30am) Afternoons: 11412 (meeting MW at 1:30pm)  

PSYC 370: Human Development: A Life Span Mornings: 12225 (meeting TTh at 9:00am); 13058 (meeting MW at 9:00am); 10739 (meeting MW at 10:30am); 11134 (meeting TTh at 10:30am) Afternoons: 11006 (meeting MW at 1:30pm); 12955 (meeting TTh at 1:30pm) 

PSYC 373: Child Psychology Mornings: 11497 (meeting TTh at 10:30am) Online: 11639  

PSYC 374: Psychology of Aging: Adult Development and Aging Afternoons: 11830 (meeting TTh at 12:00pm) Evenings: 12872 (meeting Th at 6:00pm & online) Online: 11468, 11469  

PSYC 378: Communicating with and Validating Older Adults Evenings: 10868 (meeting W at 12:30pm & online)  

PSYC 400: Introduction to Chemical Dependency  Mornings: 11477 (meeting TTh at 10:30am) Evenings: 11478 (meeting M at 5:30pm)  

PSYC 401: Physiology and Pharmacology: Alcohol & Other Drugs Afternoons: 11479 (meeting MW at 1:30pm)  


Dept. Chair:

Tori Bovard





Carlos Reyes


(916) 484-8479

The Psychology degree is designed to facilitate students' successful transfer to four-year programs that prepare them for advanced study in a variety of graduate programs. Psychologists with graduate degrees and professional certificates have a broad range of employment opportunities including, but not limited to, clinical practice, research, and teaching. Clinical psychologists work in a variety of settings and with a wide range of clients. Research psychologists work in a range of fields associated with the study of human behavior, including biomedical, sports psychology, and cognitive neuroscience.

The Associate in Arts degree in Psychology for Transfer provides a clearly articulated curricular track for students who wish to transfer to a CSU campus, while also serving the diverse needs of students interested in the breadth and depth of the field of psychology. Additionally, this degree exposes students to the core principles and practices of the field in order to build a foundation for their future personal, academic, or vocational paths.

What do psychologists do?  To find out more about psychology careers in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupation Outlook Handbook

Psychology Clubs

Our Psychology Department is affiliated with several clubs on-campus.  If you are interested in learning more about these clubs please contact the faculty advisor for that club.

Psi Beta - Psi Beta's mission is to encourage professional development and psychological literacy of all students at two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.  Here is some more information about the benefits of membership as well as the requirements to join.  For more information about this club please email Professor Lori Hokerson directly.

Life is Worth the Walk (LWW) - For more information about this club please email the faculty advisor Professor Peg Scott directly.  Here are some helpful links for students: