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 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 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
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyze and critically evaluate the biopsychosocial components of behavior
  • 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 increased appreciation and understanding of the importance of a scientific approach to understanding human behavior