Psychology (BA) Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Psychology major, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major concepts and empirical findings related to Human Development.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major concepts and empirical findings related to Biological Bases of Behavior.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major concepts and empirical findings related to Learning and Cognition.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major concepts and empirical findings related to Social Influences of Behavior and Individual Differences.
- Demonstrate and apply knowledge of research methods for implementation of quasi-experimental, correlational and/or qualitative research with the use of statistical software packages.
- Apply critical thinking to determine the credibility of information and develop, defend and criticize arguments.
- Demonstrate skills in written and oral communication including the presentation of scientific and own ideas in a public forum.
- Demonstrate awareness of how basic psychological principles and theories may apply differently across cultures.
- Demonstrate personal development through fulfillment of student responsibilities and the application of psychological knowledge to self-development.
- Demonstrate professional development and professionalism through appropriate use of supervision/advising, career exploration and participation in career related internships and/or independent studies.
- Demonstrate knowledge of ethical issues and behavior in relation to the treatment of human and non-human research subjects, and in the application and practice of psychology.