Learning Outcomes

Psychology Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Psychology curriculum, students will demonstrate knowledge of the history, foundations, content, and analytical skills of psychology in their ability to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history, foundations, content, and methods used in Psychology, specifically in the following areas:
    • Learning and Cognition
    • Biological Psychology (including Neuropsychology, Sensation and Perception, Comparative, and Ethological Psychology)
    • Clinical, Abnormal, and Personality Psychology
    • Developmental and Social Psychology
  • Demonstrate an increased appreciation and understanding of the importance of a scientific approach to understanding human behavior
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyze and critically evaluate the biopsychosocial components of behavior
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply critical thinking in order to
    • Understand psychological principles
    • Evaluate scientific research, including research presented in the media Demonstrate written communication skills on psychological topics
  • Demonstrate oral communication skills on psychological topics
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply psychological principles, including the consideration of ethics and social justice, to contemporary problems/issues
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify ethical issues and apply ethical principles to research in the following situations:
    • When conducting research
    • When evaluating research
  • Demonstrate competency in the following aspects of research methods:
    • Locate and understand past research
    • Formulate a hypothesis based on past research
    • Design research to test a hypothesis
    • Use statistical software to analyze research data
    • Write complete manuscripts in APA style