Psychology (PSYC) Mission Statement

To promote and support critical thinking, learning, 

communication and the appreciation of individuals and 

cultures by examining, discussing, and applying the skills 

and knowledge associated with the field of psychology, 

the scientific method and research methods.  

Psychology (PSYC) Student Learning Outcomes 

1.  Compare the various research methods used by psychologists and
     develop the ability to construct research designs.

2.  Trace the history of psychological thought leading to the
      development of major psychological perspectives and specialties.

3.  Compare and apply the various theories of learning, memory, 
      states of consciousness and intelligence.

4.  Identify and explain psychological disorders and associated
      therapies and treatment.

5.  Explore current theories of gender, personality and sexuality and
     their relationship to current behavior patterns.

6.  Overview major constructs related to stress, motivation, attraction
     (love), communication, prejudice and discrimination.

7.  Identify differences between environmental, genetic and epigenetic
     theories of behavior.

8.  Use basic statistics for describing scores, norms for interpreting 
      scores, and  psychometric properties of scales such as reliability and
      validity.

9.  Encourage personal growth and self-awareness.

10. Integration of cross cultural, ethical, and gender issues related to
      personality development.