Cheri Budzynski

 

Department of Psychology Learning Outcomes

Knowledge Base of Psychology

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

Learning Outcomes:

  • Characterize the nature of psychology as a scientific discipline.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding representing appropriate
    breadth and depth in selected content areas of psychology.
  • Explain major perspectives of psychology (e.g. behavioral, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, humanistic, psychodynamic, and sociocultural).

Research Methods in Psychology

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

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain different research methods and statistical analyses used by psychologists.
  • Design and conduct basic studies to address psychological questions using appropriate research methods and statistical analyses.
  • Follow the APA Code of Ethics in the treatment of human and nonhuman participants in the design, data collection, interpretation, and reporting of psychological research.

Critical Thinking and Communication Skills in Psychology

Learning Outcomes:

  • Use critical thinking effectively.
  • Demonstrate effective writing skills and oral communication skills in various formats and for various purposes.