Learning Goals

Students who major in psychology can expect to achieve the following learning goals:

  • Knowledge Base of Psychology
    • Major concepts
    • Theoretical perspectives
    • Empirical findings
    • Historical trends
  • Research Methods in Psychology
    • Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology:  
      • Research design
      • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology
    • Respect and use critical and creative thinking
    • Skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes
  • Application of Psychology
    • Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues