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College of Arts and Sciences
  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the major theoretical approaches, findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to understand and use the major research methods in psychology, including  design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to think critically and to use the scientific approach to understanding behavior.
  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a science (e.g., value of empirical evidence, tolerance for ambiguity, ethics in research, teaching, and practice).
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply concepts, information, and skills learned in psychology courses to their lives and work.
  6. Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively locate and evaluate sources of information.
  7. Students will demonstrate the ability to express themselves effectively in the discourse of the discipline.
  8. Students will demonstrate the ability to understand people from a diverse range of backgrounds and varying demographic characteristics such as age, race, disability, sexual orientation, class, ethnicity, religion, and cognitive abilities.
  9. Students will demonstrate the ability to make decisions about future employment or graduate education.

Department Contact Information

Jacqueline Petersen, Secretary

Email: petersej@ipfw.edu
Phone: (260) 481-6403
Fax: (260) 481-6972

Address:
IPFW Psychology Department
Neff Hall 388
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 Coliseum Blvd. East
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

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