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Student Learning Goals

Competencies: skills or abilities psychology majors should develop

Area I: Critical Thinking

Area II: Acquiring and Analyzing Data and Other Information

Area III: Values and Ethics

Area IV: Communication Skills

Area V: Personal Development

Knowledge domains: fundamental general knowledge (interrelated sets of facts, definitions, and concepts) that psychology majors should develop in the major sub-areas of psychology

1. Research Methods

2. Biological Foundations of Behavior

3. Learning/Cognitive Psychology

4. Developmental Psychology

5. Personality/Social Psychology

6. Human Diversity

7. Applied/Clinical Psychology


Professional Organizations/Standards that informed development of learning outcomes: American Psychological Association in the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major (2007)