Psychology Learning Outcomes

American Psychological Association Task Force on Undergraduate Psychology Major Competencies (2000) as Adopted by USP Psychology

Knowledge, Skills, and Values Consistent with the Science and Application of Psychology

Goal 1: Knowledge Base of Psychology (KBS)

Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.

Goal 2: Research Methods in Psychology (RMT)

Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.

Goal 3: Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology (CTS)

Students will respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.

Goal 4: Application of Psychology (AP-P)

Students will understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.

Goal 5: Values in Psychology (VAL)

Students will be able to weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline.

Goal 6: Personal Development (PDV)

Students will develop insight into their own and others’ behavior and mental processes and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement.

Goal 7: Career Planning and Development (CPD)

Students will emerge from the major with realistic ideas about how to implement their Psychological knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Values Consistent with both a Science and Liberal Arts Education that are further developed in Psychology

A. Liberal Arts

 

Goal 8: Information and Technological Literacy (ITL)

Students will demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.

Goal 9: Communication Skills (CO-O & CO-W)

Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats.

Goal 10: Sociocultural and International Awareness (SIA)

Students will recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity

B. Science

 

Goal 11: Application of Biology (AP-B)

Students will understand and apply biological principals to fundamental problems in psychology and larger societal issues.

Goal 12: Application of Mathematics (AP-M)

Students will understand and apply mathematical principles to fundamental problems in psychology and larger societal issues

Goal 13: Application of Natural Sciences (AP-N)

Students will understand and apply principles of Physics, Chemistry or other Natural Sciences to fundamental problems in psychology and larger societal issues.

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