Jeffery Butler, Ph.D.

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Professor Jeffrey Butler

Psychology | Social Sciences


Phone: (714) 484-7000 Ext: 48261

Office Hours: Humanities TBA

Location: Humanities Building

About Professor Butler

Born in Seneca, South Carolina and the youngest of four siblings: two sisters and one brother. I attended Pendleton High School and lettered in three (3) sports: football, basketball, and track.

I graduated from Pendleton High School in 1974 and earned a four (4) year football scholarship to South Carolina State University (HBCU).

After graduating with my B.S. degree (Psychology) in 1978 from SCSU I relocated to Northern California, enrolled at California State University, Sacramento and later University of California, Davis to pursue my dream of becoming a Clinical Psychologist and university/college professor.

After spending two years in Sacramento and Oakland Bay areas I moved to Southern California in 1981 and attended California State University, Dominguez Hills for one year.

In addition to these life goals I am an entrepreneur in the business world and CEO for a major non-profit corporation in the greater Los Angeles community.

Educational Achievement

  • South Carolina State University – (HBCU) – B.S. Psychology: Minor: Social Work.
  • Pepperdine University – GSEP – M.A. Clinical Psychology.
  • Loyola Mary Mount University – M.A. Counseling & Administration.
  • Alliant International University – Los Angeles Campus – M.A. Clinical Community Psychology.
  • Alliant International University – Los Angeles Campus – Ph.D. Clinical Psychology – Multicultural Clinical Community::Proficiency (MCCP) – APA Approved Doctoral Degree Program & Internship.
  • License eligible Clinical Psychologist: No. PSB 26916


  • Cypress College – Adjunct Faculty – Social Sciences Division
  • University of Phoenix – College of Social Sciences – Associate/Adjunct Faculty
  • Compton College – Distance Education Faculty –Social Sciences Division
  • Cerritos College – Adjunct Faculty – Social Sciences Division


Psychology 101

UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
This course is a scientific consideration about the psychological foundations of behavior. The course will investigate psychological development, motivation, sensation, perception, learning, thinking, language, psychological measurement, and principles of mental illness and mental health: Units: 3

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply the scientific method to psychological research, describing and analyzing basic research techniques used in psychology.
  • Examine and evaluate both theoretical and empirical (applied) information in psychology.
  • Evaluate critically the various perspectives and schools of thought in psychology and the major theories and principles associated with each.
  • These include Neuroscientific Perspectives, Cognitive Perspectives, Psychoanalysis, Behaviorism, and Humanistic Psychology.
  • Identify and explain the various occupations involving psychology directly or indirectly, including occupations in both the clinical and research areas.

Human Services 200

Human Services 200 – HUSR 200


Course Materials

The textbook information is: Nevid, J.S. (2015) Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and applications (4th edition), Cengage Publishing. Must include Mind Tap access, digital package.