PSY355 - Applied Psychology of Learning and Careers

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Subject Title
Applied Psychology of Learning and Careers

Subject Description

Personal and career success can be enhanced with an examination of theory and research from the field of Applied Psychology.  The goal of this course is to provide students the opportunity to explore programs within the college system and career alternatives to form a career direction. Throughout the semester a core emphasis will be for students to fully explore and develop self-knowledge and interpersonal relationship skills. Students will find that these skills are transferable for academic and career success.

Credit Status
This is a required course for the General Arts Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Describe self-concept and self-esteem and how self-knowledge can influence academic and career choices.
  2. Identify and utilize motivation and goal setting techniques and strategies to promote success in a program of study.
  3. Understand stress theory with the intent of pinpointing and managing adverse stressors related to interview anxiety or self-presentation stress.
  4. Differentiate between effective and ineffective interpersonal communication behaviours and develop a more competent communication style.
  5. Research diverse cultural customs and behaviours to integrate this knowledge for skillful intercultural communication.
  6. Recognize the dynamics within a conflict situation and develop appropriate assertive responses particularly in social networking and job interview situations.
  7. Describe a personal profile of interests, abilities, personality traits and values for the purpose of applying them to personal and career development.
  8. Describe the Millennial Workplace, trends in the 21st century workplace, and how the various generations fit in.
  9. Use self-knowledge gained in this subject to identify program and career options.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.