Learning Goals

Students will know the leading terms, concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology. Students will apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis and interpretation, to standard lab problems. Those students pursuing research careers will also be able to design new experiments, use a subset of modern laboratory techniques, analyze information, and communicate their research effectively in reports that follow American Psychology research report style.

Students will use critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and... the scientific approach to ask, answer and understand questions related to behavior and mental processes. Students will apply psychological concepts and content to become engaged citizens. Some will work in an applied setting under the supervision of trained mental health professionals and be able to integrate academic concepts and ideas with personal observations and provide programmatic and case reports.