Bachelor of Arts Psychology Learning Outcomes
Critical Understanding of Psychology
- Goal 1’s objectives are that psychology professors provide clear, up-to-date information and appropriate learning contexts so that psychology majors can describe, explain and apply knowledge in the following domains:
- 1.1 Historical events of importance in psychology
- 1.2 The major theories and schools of psychological thought
- 1.3 Models of the person
- 1.4 Basic descriptive and inferential statistics. Written and oral skills, quantitative analysis, professional behavior
- The Objectives for Goal 2 are that psychology professors will provide opportunities to learn, and psychology majors will exhibit progress in attaining an understanding of and demonstrating the ability to do the following:
- 2.1 Explain behavior using different psychological theories or models
- 2.2 Use the basic terminology of the discipline
- 2.3 Understand the general underlying logic of conducting research and have a beginning applied knowledge of how to do it. Scientific method, personal and professional ethics and values
- The objectives for Goal 3 are that psychology professors will model, and thus psychology majors will (a) be exposed to the value and worth of, and (b) describe and apply the following:
- 3.1 Scientific methods and reasoning - 3.2 Knowledge of individual differences and diversity, including but not limited to
- 3.2a self and others as people with a set of skills
- 3.2b the perspectives of others
- 3.2c studying the causes and effects of racism, sexism and other “isms”
- 3.3 Personal and professional ethics, including academic integrity and professional codes of behavior
- 3.4 Consideration of education and life itself to be a process of lifelong learning
- 3.5 Some of the skills of taking multiple perspectives and relativistic thinking Scientific method, personal and professional ethics and values
Master of Arts Psychology Learning Outcomes
- To apply psychological theories and principles (including the biopsychosocial approach) in the areas of lifespan development, psychopathology, psychological assessment, community psychology, and clinical psychology.
- To use psychological research methods and statistical analyses to reach logical conclusions.
- To apply ethical and legal principles to the practice of psychology.
- To demonstrate appreciation of diversity among people and to structure teaching and psychotherapeutic interventions to meet the educational and mental health needs of diverse populations.
- To display interpersonal skills and personal qualities (such as self-awareness, integrity, flexibility, compassion, and personal presence) important in the psychotherapeutic relationship.