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Student Learning Outcomes & Assessments For Applied Psychology (HASS)


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Goal 1 : Develop critical thinking skills

Objective 1: Students will demonstrate ability to critically evaluate individual or group behavioral problems (case studies) using appropriate psychological theory and assessment tools.

Objective 2: Students will demonstrate ability to critically evaluate internship experiences and apply conclusions to career planning.

Goal 2: Develop disciplinary content knowledge

Objective 1: Students will be able to discern core concepts in the history and systems of psychology.

Objective 2: Students will be able to discern core concepts in mental health and adjustment.

Objective 3: Students will be able to discern core concepts in social/industrial/organizational/group psychology.

Objective 4: Discuss core concepts in learning/cognitive psychology.

Goal 3: Recognize and identify appropriate research methodology

Objective 1: Students will demonstrate ability to create and present orally in a public forum the results of a project or internship.

Objective 2: Students will demonstrate ability to use APA style in a research paper including analysis and citation of published research.

Goal 4: Develop Interpersonal and Personal Effectiveness

Objective 1: Students will develop awareness of personal career-related strengths and weakness based on internship site-supervisor evaluations and self-reflection.

Objective 2: Students will demonstrate ability to work effectively in a project or work team.

Goal 5: Awareness of and Concern for Ethics and Professionalism Within the Discipline of Psychology

Objective 1: Students will be familiar with the basic principles of professional ethics, including the APA Ethical Standards of Psychologists and the APA Standards of Educational and Psychological Testing.

Objective 2: Students will demonstrate sensitivity to ethical concerns and professionalism in all settings where applications of psychology and/or psychological research occur, including internship experiences.


Program Coordinator:

Dr. Brenda Russell, blr15@psu.edu or 610-396-6014

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