Learning Goals & Objectives

Student Learning Goal 1

Students will demonstrate knowledge in selected discipline-specific content areas of psychology.

Students will:
  • Objective A: demonstrate knowledge in learning theory, cognition, and memory
  • Objective B: demonstrate knowledge of sensation and perception, and physiological psychology.
  • Objective C: demonstrate knowledge in the areas of clinical and abnormal psychology as well as personality theory.
  • Objective D: demonstrate knowledge of social and developmental psychology


Student Learning Goal 2

Students will demonstrate abilities related to scientific inquiry in psychology.

Students will:
  • Objective A: demonstrate knowledge of basic research methods. 
  • Objective B: use basic statistics to test hypotheses and correctly interpret the results of their analyses. 
  • Objective C: think critically about psychological phenomena and research.
  • Objective D: demonstrate the communication skills, information literacy, and technology literacy necessary for conducting and interpreting scientific psychological research.

Student Learning Goal 3

Students will demonstrate knowledge of psychological ethics and social responsibility.

Students will:
  • Objective A: demonstrate knowledge of the APA code of Ethics in the treatment of human and nonhuman research participants.
  • Objective B: demonstrate knowledge of ethical guidelines within the context of academic and professional psychology.