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Program Outcomes

  1. Graduating students will develop Global Awareness skills. Students will be able to:
    1. Discuss the impact of culture on human behavior as it relates to the concept of typical versus atypical behavior.
    2. Demonstrate understanding of the role of micro and macro cultures in the development of behavior 3. Analyze the result of such topics as discrimination, prejudice, racism, classism, sexism and their impact on behavior.
  2. Graduating students will develop oral and Written Communication skills. Students will be able to:
    1. Create and produce well written essays and papers based on assignments.
    2. Create and produce well developed oral presentations both formal and informal.
    3. Have mastery of the terminology associated with Psychology and the other Social Sciences     and Biological Sciences.
  3. Graduating students will develop Quantitative Reasoning skills. Students will be able to:
    1.  Demonstrate familiarity with basic quantitative procedures in the Social Sciences.
    2.  Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the interpretation of data analysis.
    3.  Demonstrate the ability to interpret charts, graphs and diagrams.
  4. Graduating students will develop Science and Technology skills. Students will be able to:
    1. Describe the steps required in the application of the scientific method.
    2. Demonstrate the interconnection between Psychology and the Natural Sciences.
  5. Graduating students will develop Critical Thinking/Information Literacy skills. Students will be able to:
    1. Develop an appropriate hypothesis as it relates to Psychology.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to research a topic and identify reliable and valid sources
    3. Students should be able to relate their hypotheses or thesis to the general field of Psychology.
  6. Graduating students will develop an understanding of the interconnectedness of various Liberal Arts disciplines. Students will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate the Biological Basis of Behavior.
    2. Identify the Philosophical roots of the field of Psychology.
    3. Relate the small society of the individual or family to the greater society of the culture and     the world, i.e. Sociological connections.
  7. Graduating students will develop an understanding of ethics. Students will be able to:
    1. Describe the ethical process involved in doing both human and animal research.
    2. Students should be able to identify the historical events in the history of research in general and Psychology specifically that prompted the use of Internal Review Boards for researchers.
  8. Graduating students will acquire Knowledge of the major theorists and subdivisions of Psychology. Students will be able to:
    1. Identify and discuss the major theorists in Psychology both historical and current.
    2. Describe the various sub-disciplines within the field.
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