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Students who have completed the requirements will:

  • Recognize and understand basic psychological theories and concepts
  • Understand how the scientific method explores relationships between theories, hypotheses, results, and conclusions, and be able to critically evaluate the empirical evidence for theories
  • Understand general approaches to behavioral research, specific research designs, techniques of data analysis, and psychometric principles
  • Appreciate the role of ethics in scientific inquiry and clinical practice, and apply principles of respect, compassion, and dignity in scholarship as well as in the use professional helping skills
  • Display respect for the diversity of behavior and experience of individuals in diverse cultures and appreciate the impact of diversity on science and social relationships
  • Display competence in oral and written communication skills as is necessary for discourse of the discipline
  • Understand how the study of psychology relates to contextual frameworks of community and society and informs public policy

Note: Learning goals are subject to regular review and revision.