Knowledge, Skills, and Values Consistent With the Science and Application of Psychology
- Knowledge Base of Psychology
Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, ethical issues and historical trends in psychology.
- Research Methods in Psychology
Students will identify basic research methods in psychology.
- Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology
Students will use critical and creative thinking and skeptical inquiry to understand problems related to behavior and mental processes.
- Application of Psychology
Students will understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
- Sociocultural Awareness
Students will recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural diversity.
- Communication Skills
Students will communicate effectively in a variety of formats using the terminology and conventions of the field of psychology.
- Information and Technological Literacy
Students will demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for various purposes and applications.
*Adapted from: APA GUIDELINES FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR: APA Board of Educational Affairs Task Force on Psychology Major Competencies (2006). www.apa.org/ed/resources.html
Goals were revised to reflect outcomes achieved by community college students.