Psychology Department

Psychology Courses Student Learning Outcomes-SLOs

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PSYC 1A/1AH - Intro to Psychology/Honors
PSYC 1B - Biological Psychology
PSYC 3 - Intro to Res Methods in Psych
PSYC 5 - Psychology of Reasoning and Problem Solving
PSYC 10 - Stats for the Beh Sciences
PSYC 14 - Developmental Psych
PSYC 15 - Intro to Child Psychology
PSYC 17 - Intro to Human Services
PSYC 19 - Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 25 - The Psychology of Women
PSYC 26 - Psychology of Sexuality
PSYC 33 - Psychology for Effective Living

Student Learning Outcomes is a means to determine what students know, think, feel or do as a result of a given learning experience. In this process, the outcomes are determined by the department, program, or unit members. Assessment of the outcomes allows them to discover if the students are, in fact, learning what they are expected to learn. The use of assessment results stimulates discussion and directs activities that can improve instructional delivery and/or support systems.   
PSYC 10 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

SLO#1 - Perform and evaluate descriptive (e.g., mean, median, mode, variance, standard deviation) and inferential (e.g., Pearson correlation, t-tests, z-test, and one-way analysis of variance) statistics.

SLO#2 - Using SPSS software, input data, analyze data, and interpret output for statistics, t tests, correlation, and one-way analysis of variance.

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PSYC 14 - Developmental Psychology

SLO#1 - Identify major theories in developmental psychology.

SLO#2 - Evaluate the relative contributions of nature and nurture to human development.

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PSYC 17 - Introduction to Human Services

SLO#1 - Evaluate how the following factors affect services clients receive: culture, language, financial status, intellect, educational level, physical ability, mental health, age, gender, sexual orientation.

SLO#2 - Achieve more clarity in one's own desire to pursue a career in Human Service.

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PSYC 19 - Abnormal Psychology

SLO#1 - Demonstrate knowledge of the major psychological disorders defined in DSM IV TR.

SLO#2 - Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical perspectives used to describe the causes of mental disorders.

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PSYC 1A/1AH - Introduction to Psychology/Honors

SLO#1 - Be able to differentiate the major theoretical perspectives of psychology.

SLO#2 - Be able to explain why psychology is considered a science.

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PSYC 1B - Biological Psychology

SLO#1 - Demonstrate knowledge of the major anatomical structures and functions of the nervous system.

SLO#2 - Demonstrate knowledge of the transmission of information at the cellular level via the axon and synapse.

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PSYC 25 - The Psychology of Women

SLO#1 - Describe, compare and contrast the predominant theories of gender development.

SLO#2 - Identify gender role messages in popular culture, such as television, music, videogames, and film.

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PSYC 26 - Psychology of Sexuality

SLO#1 - Identify and differentiate male and female sexual and reproductive anatomy, physiology, and sexual responses.

SLO#2 - Describe differences in sexual attitudes and behaviors based on diversity of culture, religion, generation, gender, and/or sexual orientation.

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PSYC 3 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

SLO#1 - Be able to compare and contrast the various research designs and describe their relative strengths and weaknesses.

SLO#2 - Be able to design and conduct original research, following APA ethical standards.

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PSYC 40 - Introduction to Interviewing and Counseling

SLO#1 - Demonstrate intrapersonal and interpersonal awareness both orally and in writing.

SLO#2 - Demonstrate basic helping microskills including nonverbal skills, listening skills, reflecting skills, paraphrasing, challenging, and goal setting.

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PSYC 33 - Psychology of Effective Living

SLO#1 - Describe the sources and moderators of stress.

SLO#2 - Understand the processes by which psychological factors influence physical health.