Upon successful completion of the Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology, a student shall be able to:
· Identify the scientific method used to study human and animal behavior from a psychological perspective, including the characteristics of and appropriate use of methods of observation, data collection, and data analysis.
· Identify the psychological theories, including the underlying premises of theories, similarities and differences among theories, landmark research associated with theories, and important contributions made by scientists that relate to theories.
· Recognize psychological terminology and apply appropriate terminology via written and oral communication.
· Explain human behavior and mental processes from a psychological perspective, in the cognitive, social, biological, and emotional domains.
· Identify and explain methods used by psychologists to influence and change behavior in a variety of settings, such as clinical, educational, business, government, social, etc.
Individual courses within the Psychology Discipline will include learning objectives relating to some or all of the above program objectives.