Learning Outcomes

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.