College of Arts & Sciences
Department and Program Learning Objectives

Majors in Psychology will be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of psychology across a representative cross-section of psychological sub-disciplines. (1)

Formulate a research hypothesis and design and implement a research project to test that hypothesis. (6)

Demonstrate an effective understanding of the ethical concerns of psychological research by designing research projects that respect the autonomy of the subjects and minimize the risks associated with their participation. (6,7)

Analyze critically either:  (a) data collected from their own research subjects, or (b) the psychological research of others, including methodology, results and conclusions. (1,6,7)

Identify, access, evaluate and select appropriate research sources. (1,6,7)

Demonstrate effective skills in written communication through critiques of psychological research, original research reports, application papers, and reaction papers dealing with psychological theories and research.  (1,6,7)

Numbers in parentheses reflect related Educational Goals.


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