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BS in Psychology

Learning Outcomes and Assessment

The study of psychology provides knowledge regarding the causes of behavior and psychological methods of investigation. A background in psychology promotes within an individual a sense of competence and efficiency through a better understanding of development, learning, cognition, and emotion. The mission of the Psychology program is to introduce students to the practical, scientific, and theoretical/philosophical factors associated with the study of human behavior.

Outcome 1
Students will be able to summarize major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.

Outcome 2
Students will be able to apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.

Outcome 3
Students will be to apply critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.

Outcome 4
Students will be able to identify and discuss the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.

Outcome 5
Students will be able to weigh evidence, and tolerate ambiguity that underpins psychology as a discipline.

Outcome 6
Students will develop insight into their own and others' behavior and mental processes.

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