Learning Outcomes

Psychology Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

Goal A: Content Knowledge

— understanding the principles, findings and theories related to human behavior.

By graduation, students with a major in Psychology will be able to:

   1. Explain the major concepts, theoretical perspectives and empirical findings in psychology 

   2. Evaluate the major methods of inquiry and statistical analysis in psychology

   3. Discuss the ways in which diversity influences psychological processes

Goal B: Skills in the Discipline

— application of critical analysis, research methods and statistical procedures in research.

By graduation, students with a major in Psychology will be able to:

   4. Critically analyze existing literature on a topic in psychology

   5. Design research studies, including the application of statistical procedures

   6. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills for original research, especially the ability to write in APA (American Psychological Association) style

   7. Discuss how psychological principles can be used to explain social issues, address pressing societal needs and/or inform public policy (aligns with new core and social behavioral inquiry)