Students will know the leading terms,
concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends
in psychology. Students will
apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, and data
analysis and interpretation, to standard lab problems. Those students pursuing
research careers will also be able to design new experiments, use a subset of
modern laboratory techniques, analyze information, and communicate their research
effectively in reports that follow American Psychology research report style.
Students will use critical
thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to
ask, answer, and understand questions related to behavior and mental
processes. Students will apply
psychological concepts and content to become engaged citizens. Some students
will work in an applied setting under the supervision of trained mental health
professionals and be able to integrate academic concepts and ideas with
personal observations and provide programmatic and case reports.