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Skidmore College
Psychology Department

Student Learning Goals

GOAL 1: KNOWLEDGE BASE

1.1 Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology
1.2 Develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains
1.3 Describe applications of psychology

GOAL 2: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY & CRITICAL THINKING

2.1 Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena
2.2 Demonstrate psychology information literacy
2.3 Engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving
2.4 Interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research
2.5 Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry

GOAL 3: ETHICAL & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN A DIVERSE WORLD

3.1 Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice
3.2 Build and enhance interpersonal relationships
3.3 Adopt values that build community at local, national, and global levels

GOAL 4: COMMUNICATION

4.1 Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes
4.2 Exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes
4.3 Interact effectively with others

GOAL 5: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

5.1 Apply psychological content and skills to career goals
5.2 Exhibit self-efficacy and self-regulation
5.3 Refine project-management skills
5.4 Enhance teamwork capacity
5.5  Develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation

 

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2013). APA guidelines for the undergraduate psychology major:
Version 2.0. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/undergrad/index.aspx