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Good psychology should include all the methodological techniques, without having loyalty to one method, one idea, or one person.

– Abraham Maslow

The Psychology Department offers an array of courses designed to give you a firm foundation in the understanding of human behavior.

Our curriculum includes general education courses, courses that will transfer to four-year institutions, and a variety of online and hybrid courses.

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What You’ll Study

  • Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Human Sexuality
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Probability and Statistics: Social Sciences
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • The Brain and Behavior
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Aging


Visit our catalog for more information about the degrees and certificates, courses, and program learning outcomes for students majoring in Psychology.

Careers & Salary


  • Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counseling Psychologist
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
  • School Psychologist
  • Psychology Teacher
  • Manager


  • Low: $46k
  • Average: $99k
  • High: $208k+

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What Students Say

“I’m most passionate about my major, psychology. Ever since I began to take my major classes, I’ve really enjoyed learning about human behavior and development. I enjoyed learning about how someone could have a certain tendency or behavior because of their previous experiences in life or genetic susceptibility. Through this, I’ve also learned about my own tendencies and behaviors, and the reason why I failed in high school. I want to help others understand themselves and unlock the potential within them.”

David Su

“A student’s accomplishments are directly related to the daily efforts of faculty and staff at any college. I am pleased to say there is an abundance of great faculty and staff at Cypress College and I couldn’t have done this without them! There are so many that have made my journey a successful one, I want to shout out to…Psychology Department – Brandy Young, Randy Martinez, and Carlos Sandoval.”

Felicia Cleaver

Adjunct Faculty

  • Brian Adams
  • Christine Choe
  • Claudia Garcia
  • Angela Hall
  • Mary Ann Larson
  • Elizabeth Lozano
  • Shannell Orona
  • Daniel Pueblos
  • Timothy Tran
  • Niharika Uberoi
  • Masako Ura
  • Warren Washington
  • Bonnie Wise

Psychology Department

Location: Humanities Building, Room 238
T: (714) 484-7185
Department Chair: Randy Martinez,