Upon completion of the Psychology curriculum, students will demonstrate knowledge of the history, foundations, content, and analytical skills of psychology such as:
Demonstrate knowledge of the history, foundations, content, and methods used in Psychology, specifically in the following areas:
- Learning & Cognition
- Biological Psychology (including Neuropsychology, Sensation and Perception, Comparative, and Ethnological Psychology)
- Clinical, Abnormal, and Personality Psychology
- Developmental & 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 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 oral communication skills on psychological topics.
Demonstrate an ability to analyze and critically evaluate the biopsychosocial components of behavior.
Demonstrate an increased appreciation and understanding of the importance of a scientific approach to understanding behavior.
Demonstrate an ability to identify ethical issues and apply ethical principles to research in the following situations:
- When conducting research
- When evaluating research
Demonstrate an ability to apply psychological principles, including the consideration of ethics and social justice, to contemporary problems/issues.