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.