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Learning Goals and Outcomes

Psychology Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes (from APA Guidelines 2.0)

GOAL 1: Knowledge Base in Psychology

Students will or will be able to:

Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology
Develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains
Describe applications of psychology

GOAL 2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking

Students will or will be able to:

Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena
Demonstrate psychology information literacy
Engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving
Interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research
Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry

GOAL 3: Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World

Students will or will be able to:

Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice
Build and enhance interpersonal relationships
Adopt values that build community at local, national, and global levels

GOAL 4: Communication

Students will or will be able to:

Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes.
Exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes
Interact effectively with others

GOAL 5: Professional Development

Students will or will be able to:

Apply psychological content and skills to career goals
Exhibit self-efficacy and self-regulation
Refine project management skills
Enhance teamwork capacity
Develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation

Last Modified: 6/6/17 3:24 PM