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Course Description

Psychology is the scientific study of all aspects of behavior and mental processes.  The concepts and methods of science are used in the description, explanation, prediction, and modification of behavior.  Psychology is a broad discipline with ties to both the social and natural sciences.  It provides a base for a variety of academic and professional fields, including psychological research, counseling, clinical psychology, social work, business and industry, medicine, human resources, and law.  In addition, an interdisciplinary concentration in neuroscience is coordinated through the Department of Psychology.
The Department of Psychology prepares students with knowledge in the core areas of psychology, critical thinking skills, and the ability to apply the scientific method as preparation for graduate study, work, or service.
 
Learning Goals
 
Knowledge base in the core areas of psychology.
Critical thinking skills.
Communication skills in the language of psychology.
Information and technological literacy.
Research methods and statistics in psychology.
Ethics and values of the discipline.
Sociocultural and international awareness.
Application of psychology, including service to the community.

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