We conceptualize curricular goals in terms of knowledge of theory and empirical findings in various subfields of psychology, skills in research methods and data analysis, and values.

We developed 10 specific goals: That our students will:

  • develop a knowledge base of psychology
  • develop expertise in using research methods of psychology
  • develop critical thinking skills for the consumption and interpretation of academic and nonacademic knowledge
  • learn how to apply psychology to real world problems
  • be able to conduct an ethical analysis of research and conduct research in an ethical fashion
  • demonstrate informational and technological literacy
  • communicate effectively in writing and speaking
  • demonstrate independence and intellectual maturity in the production of knowledge for academic and nonacademic communities
  • show an understanding of the significance of psychological research
  • develop an understanding of the sociocultural context of psychology