Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
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.
Students will understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
Students will be able to weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline.
Students will demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.
Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
Students will recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.
Students will develop insight into their own and others’ behavior and mental processes and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement.
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.
*Goal adopted by Psychology Department Fall 2006
* Appropriate for an Associate Degree. See Mapping of Psychology Courses to view the degree of specific course emphasis of each goal.