- Students will know the major concepts, perspectives, historical trends, empirical findings, research methods, and ethics in the field of psychology (APG1).
- Students will be able to demonstrate skills in research, communication, ethical behavior, complex cognitive processes, and professional development (APG2).
The Department non-academic goal is to provide service to the college and the wider community.
- Be able to describe the major concepts, language, and major theories of the discipline to account for psychological phenomena (APG1/LO1).
- Be able to explain the major perspectives of psychology (e.g., biological, cognitive, behavioral, sociocultural, etc.) (APG1/LO2).
- Be able to explain the historical trends in the discipline of psychology (APG1/LO3).
- Be able to describe the major empirical findings in psychology (APG1/LO4).
- Be able to describe the basic characteristics of the science of psychology and explain different research methods used by psychologists (APG1/LO5).
- Describe the ethical principles pertaining to all aspects of the science and practice of psychology (APG1/LO6).
- Be able to design, conduct, and evaluate research that address psychological questions (APG2/LO1).
- Demonstrate effective written and oral skills in various formats and for various purposes (APG2/LO2).
- Practice ethical behavior in all aspects of the science and practice of psychology (APG2/LO3).
- Use critical thinking effectively in evaluating information quality, recognizing thinking fallacies, and making connections between observations, facts, and theories (APG2/LO4).
- Apply psychological content and skills to professional work, exhibit self-regulation, refine project management skills, enhance team work ability, and develop life direction (APG2/LO5).