Current Psychology Program Learning Outcomes
- Students should understand the broad underpinnings of thought and action, including sensation, perception and the functioning of the nervous system.
- Students should understand the fundamentals of development, and the dynamic influences of personality and situations on cognition and behavior.
- Students should be able to move, intellectually and ethically, between theory/research and real-world applications of psychology in domains such as organizations/business, technology, health, forensics and interpersonal/group relations.
- Students should understand both the common biological and social heritage they share with their fellow humans, and the individual differences (in age, culture, gender, abilities, ethnicity, etc.) that make each of us unique, interesting and valuable.
- Students should have the ability to be critical consumers of popular accounts related to psychological phenomena, to be skeptical of overly broad and unsupported claims about behavior and cognition, and to understand that conclusions should be supported with evidence.