By completing the B.S. in Psychology program, students will:
- have learned the pre-history and the history of Psychology including the evolution of its main issues, topic areas, methods and applications.
- know the major perspectives in Psychology including Psychoanalysis, Behaviorism, Humanistic Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience.
- understand the lifespan approach to human biological, cognitive and psychosocial development.
- be able to provide examples of the major forms of psychological research including such correlational methods as naturalistic observation, surveys, case studies and archival research, and the main features and techniques of psychological experimentation.
- understand basic data organization, presentation and analysis including both inferential and descriptive statistics.
- understand characteristics of psychological research including the limitations of correlational research, experimental biases, placebo effects and ethical issues regarding human subjects.
- be able to critically evaluate the psychological research presented in the popular press.
- be able to relate key psychological concepts and theories to their own personal lives.
- understand how key psychological concepts and theories are applied in clinical, medical, educational, human services and corporate settings.
- understand connections between Psychology and such other disciplines as Philosophy, Biology, Sociology, Religion, and Human Services.