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Find the complete list of Programs in this Curriculum here.

The curriculum definition as established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs (“CIP”): Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity. (CIP Code #42)

Notable Programs in this Curriculum: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Social Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Forensic Psychology. 

Prominent figures related to this curriculum:

Psychology, Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud by Cesar Blanco

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
Studied the unconscious mind, developed "psychoanalysis"
Carl Jung (1875-1961)
Influential founder of analytical psychology
Aaron Beck (1921-Present)
Widely considered the "father" of cognitive psychology

Relevant Salary Figures: According to 2008 Bureau of Labor Statistics information, the average annual salaries of popular careers related to this curriculum are listed below. For further information, including the nature of work, employment outlook, related academic programs, and specific salary information for your region, click on the occupation of interest.

Clinical, Counseling, & School Psychologists: $70,190
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists: $86,460

Psychologists, All Other: $90,460
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary: $69,560


The Complete List of Programs in this Curriculum:

  • Developmental and Child Psychology.
    Instructional content is defined in code 42.0701.
  • Developmental and Child Psychology.
    A program that focuses on the scientific study of the psychological growth and development of individuals from infancy through adulthood. Includes instruction in cognitive and perceptual development, emotional development, personality development, the effects of biological maturation on behavior, theories of cognitive growth and related research methods, testing and assessment methods for different age levels, research on child and adolescent behavior therapy, and the psychology of aging. Note ( Family and Human Development Studies/Individual and Family Development Studies, General, have been integrated into Developmental and Child Psychology because the definitions are virtually the same for the two programs.
  • Experimental Psychology.
    Instructional content is defined in code 42.0801.
  • Experimental Psychology.
    A program that focuses on the scientific study of behavior under experimental conditions and the analysis of controlled behavioral responses. Includes instruction in learning theory, research design and experimental methods, psychological measurement, statistical design and methods, analysis of cognitive and behavioral variables, and the conduct of specialized and large-scale studies.
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
    Instructional content is defined in code 42.0901.
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
    A program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and group behavior in institutional settings, applications to related problems of organization and industry, and that may prepare individuals to apply such principles in industrial and organizational settings. Includes instruction in group behavior theory, organizational theory, reward/punishment structures, human-machine and human-computer interactions, motivation dynamics, human stress studies, environmental and organizational influences on behavior, alienation and satisfaction, and job testing and assessment.
  • Community Psychology.
    Instructional content is defined in code 42.0401.
  • Community Psychology.
    A program that prepares individuals to apply psychological principles to the analysis of social problems, and the implementation of intervention strategies for addressing these problems. Includes instruction in social ecology, primary and secondary prevention of social pathologies, social intervention strategies and tactics, large group counseling, social services systems behavior, creating settings, cultural stress, and the dynamics of social change.
  • Comparative Psychology.
    (NEW) Instructional content is defined in code 42.0501.
  • Comparative Psychology.
    (NEW) A program that focuses on the behavior of members of particular species or groups and the relationship of the behaviors of the species or group to their evolutionary origins. Includes instruction in differential psychology, experimental and physiological psychology, psychopharmacology, psychology of individual differences, reinforcement theory, and neurophysiology.