Dec 07, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Psychology


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Psychology

Psychology is the empirical analysis of mind and behavior. The department members believe that reliable knowledge of psychological processes represents a necessary condition for meaningful action in the world. Virtually all disciplines benefit from attention to psychological variables. Psychology is a versatile, inherently interdisciplinary, and multi-methodological enterprise.

The Department’s mission is to engender the kind of student who possesses a diverse and clear understanding of the major concepts, traditions, and findings within the field of modern psychology.  Our goal is to mentor students to think critically and independently; who are well versed in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies; and who regard both as potentially valuable and appropriate.  Our classes incorporate discipline-specific writing, professional skills, and opportunities for creative and critical thinking about applied problems.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings of psychology
  • Establish scientific reasoning and problem-solving abilities, including knowledge of effective research methods
  • Cultivate an awareness of evidence-based interventions and practices that enhance socially responsible action at the institutional and individual level
  • Demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Apply psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection as well as project-management and teamwork skills for career preparation

 

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