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Program Overview

ICS Canada’s online Adult Psychology Career Diploma program will provide you with a basic overview of the principles of psychology and a more specific understanding of the psychological makeup of adults. With ICS Canada, you train at home and at a pace that's right for you, and earn your Psychology diploma in as little as six  months!¹

Curriculum Details

Program Goal and Outcomes

Program Goal

To provide students with a basic understanding of the principles of psychology and a more specific understanding of the psychological makeup of adults.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Develop more effective personal communication skills in the use and selection of words, gestures, tone of voice, facial expressions, listening skills, and physical appearance
  • Recognize the psychological aspects of oneself and others
  • Discuss the basic philosophy and approach of psychology, including its purpose, different schools of thought, fields, and applications
  • Describe psychology as a science, the methods and techniques used to obtain knowledge in psychology, and the role of the psychologist/scientist
  • Discuss how the brain and nervous system interact and the basic biological makeup of the person, including behavioral genetics, individual development, systems in the brain, behavior and the nervous system, psychochemistry, states of awareness, brain abnormalities, and paranormal psychology
  • Describe how a person's internal model of the world is directly influenced through perception, memory, language, and thinking
  • Discuss the aspects and stages of personal development of people over the lifespan
  • Discuss the styles and levels of learning and the usual learning sequences, as well as behavioral psychology
  • Describe how emotions and feelings influence a person's behavior and identify the eight basic needs of humans
  • Discuss the factors that make individuals unique, including differences in genetics, upbringing, physique and personality, gender, ability, and intelligence
  • Describe the elements that form a person's personality as well as the types, traits, and theories regarding personality formation
  • Discuss how people interact and behave in groups and the role of nonverbal communication in social interaction
  • Describe normal and abnormal psychological behavior, how a person's psychological reactions become progressively more impaired as mental health suffers, and various approaches to psychological treatment
  • Discuss the ways in which psychology is personal and relevant to the individual as well as real world applications of psychology to manage stress and various types of situations

Course 1

Learning Strategies and Interpersonal Communication

In this course, you’ll learn how to establish a study plan by incorporating effective skills, strategies, and study techniques. You’ll also learn how to effectively communicate with people in a variety of ways.


By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe how to establish a study plan by incorporating effective skills, strategies, and study techniques
  • Identify effective ways to communicate with other people

Course 2

Psychology in the World

In this course, you’ll be introduced to the philosophy and varying approaches to studying psychology. You’ll also learn about the science involved, including the methods for reviewing psychology information. Finally, you’ll define the role of a psychologist.


By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify the basic philosophy and approaches to studying psychology
  • Explain the science of psychology, the methods of study, and the role of the psychologist

Course 3

Essentials of Psychology

This course covers the psychology of biology and behavior, consciousness, memory, thought and language, intelligence, personality and gender, stress, and community influences.


By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the science of psychology, basic structure and function of the human nervous system, and basic structure and function of the sensory system
  • Explain various states of consciousness, learning theories, and thought processes and development
  • Summarize the nature of human motivation and development, the human development cycle, and approaches to understanding and assessing personality
  • Recognize psychological disorders and available treatments
  • Explain social psychology as it relates to attitudes, influences, behaviors, and stress

Textbook: Psychology and Your Life with P.O.W.E.R. Learning

Course 4

The Individual in Psychology

In this course, you’ll review sense and perception and their relation to cognitive psychology. You’ll also learn about development within humans through developmental psychology. Finally, you’ll explain what makes people both unique and similar and how that shapes not only each person, but society as well.


By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe psychology in relation to those around you and your perception
  • Explain development within humans
  • Analyze what makes people unique and similar

Computer Specifications
As you know this is an online academic program. This means you will need access to high-speed internet to begin your program. In addition, you will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 10® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running macOS® or later, and an email account to complete your program.

We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.

Sample Lesson

To view an Adult Psychology sample lesson, click here.

Adult Psychology School Details

In ICS Canada’s Adult Psychology online training course you'll cover topics such as:

  • Psychology and human behaviour
  • Elements of personality
  • Abnormal psychology
  • The individual and society
Online adult psychology courses

Here are a few qualities that are effective in the adult psychology setting:

  • Communicative: You listen and talk through situations.
  • Cooperative: You are pleasant and a good communicator.
  • Sociable: Spending time with others is fun and rewarding.
  • Compassionate: You care about the health and well-being of others.

"I chose to further my education and accounting knowledge with ICS Canada while working as an accounting clerk, which allowed me to move up within the company at which I am currently working. Studying with ICS Canada was a great experience, and the instructors were very helpful when it came to resolving any issues I had while studying."

- Sean S., ICS Canada graduate

"I have taken three diploma courses with ICS Canada. It has been very rewarding and challenging. I love to increase my knowledge level and share experiences. ICS Canada is great. Enrol! The contact with them is always very pleasant. You feel like a part of the ICS team."

- Connie K., ICS Canada graduate

Your program includes:

  • Customized payment plans with 0% interest
  • Books
  • Study Planner App to keep track of your progress
  • Instructional support from our experienced faculty
  • Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal
  • Exclusive access to ICS Canada’s Student and Alumni Facebook Group
  • Additional resources such as our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising

Does ICS Canada offer career services to its students?

Yes, students have access to career services through Career Cruising as soon as they are enrolled with ICS Canada. Career Cruising offers students with tips on setting up a career portfolio, learning assessments to find the right job fit, and employment guides with interview do’s and don’ts, resume writing tips and more.

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¹ The ICS Canada Adult Psychology Diploma program is for personal understanding and does not lead to any professional licensing. The completion of this diploma-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work-related experience improve their chances for a promotion or entry-level employment.