- Students will demonstrate knowledge of the major theoretical approaches, findings, and historical trends in psychology.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to understand and use the major research methods in psychology, including design, data analysis, and interpretation.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to think critically and to use the scientific approach to understanding behavior.
- 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).
- Students will demonstrate the ability to apply concepts, information, and skills learned in psychology courses to their lives and work.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively locate and evaluate sources of information.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to express themselves effectively in the discourse of the discipline.
- 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.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to make decisions about future employment or graduate education.
Department Contact Information
Jacqueline Petersen, Secretary
Phone: (260) 481-6403
Fax: (260) 481-6972
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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