Learning Goals

  1. Students know the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  2. Students are able to use critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach to ask, answer, and understand questions related to behavior and mental processes.
  3. Students can apply research methods in psychology, including research design and data analysis and interpretation, to standard lab problems.
  4. Students are able to design experiments, analyze information, and communicate their research effectively in reports that follow the style of the American Psychology Association.
  5. Students have the opportunity to work in an applied setting under the supervision of trained mental health professionals and are able to integrate academic concepts and ideas with their applied experience.
  6. Students are able to apply psychological concepts and content to become engaged citizens.