Psychology Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, interpretation, and dissemination.
  • respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  • understand the applications of psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect on the underpinnings of psychology as a science.
  • demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.
  • communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
  • recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.
  • develop insight into their own and others' behavior and mental processes and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement.
  • emerge from the major with realistic ideas about how to implement their psychological knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings.