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Psychology Learning Outcomes

General Psychology (PSY 200)

Students completing this course will be able to perform the outcomes listed below:
  1. Describe the scientific method and techniques used in psychology (including correlations, experiment, case study, questionnaires, and observational methods).
  2. Differentiate among the basic elements of the major perspectives in psychology (neurological, cognitive, behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic).
  3. Identify and summarize the basic structures and functions of the central nervous system (hind brain, mid brain, and frontal brain).
  4. Identify and summarize the basic structures and function of the peripheral nervous system  (somatic, automatic, sympathetic and parasympathetic).

Human Growth and Development (PSY 210)

Students completing this course will be able to perform the outcomes listed below:
  1. Compare and contrast the major themes that describe cognitive development over the lifespan including Lev Vygotsky, Piaget, and Schaie.
  2. Summarize the major theories of socio-emotional development over the lifespan including Erikson, Ainsworth, and Marcia.
  3. Summarize the scientific methods used in conducting lifespan research including case studies, longitudinal, sequential, cross sequential, and correlational studies.