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.