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SLOs to be Assessed

updated 01/14/2022


Fall 2022 SLO

Spring 2023 SLO

Psyc 1

Differentiate among various subfields of psychology.

Identify the primary research methods employed in the study of psychology.

Psyc 2

Effectively use the APA style in writing research reports. Successfully perform a literature search using the PsycArticles database and the Internet to find articles and information about various topics in psychology that are published in major psychological journals.

Psyc 3

Demonstrate an understanding of psychological theory regarding the relationship between physiology, cognition, and emotion.

Identify the lobes of the cortex and their major functions.

Psyc 4

Demonstrate an understanding of the historical basis of how cognitive psychology was formed as a branch of general psychology.

Distinguish the major theoretical objectives of cognitive psychology from that of other subdisciplines in the field of psychology.

Psyc 5

Understand and apply the different psychological theories to the study of human sexual behavior. 

Integrate the interaction of the biological bases of human sexuality with the psychological and historical influences in our society.

Psyc 7

Demonstrate an understanding of the various theories in developmental psychology. List and evaluate the differences between the various methods of investigation used in developmental studies.

Psyc 16

Identify the ways in which culture, ethnicity, race, gender and sex have been used to explain diversity among groups and populations in the U.S. and the world. Explain the psychological influences of culture on basic psychological processes, social and human development, social cognition, and social interaction.

Psyc 21

Analyze the process by which psychologists conduct research and identify where gender bias may enter the research process. Identify the biological determinants of gender, and evaluate their relative contributions to gender identity in comparison to the role of psycho-social factors.

Psyc 25

(Previously Psyc 125)

Distinguish the different types of aging, and what causes these different types of aging. Understand the theoretical and methodological issues that researchers face in studying older adults.

Psyc 30

Define conformity and distinguish between the primary forms of conformity (i.e., compliance, acceptance, and obedience). Recognize the biases that influence clinical judgment.

Psyc 33

Analyze and explain the major theories of personality. Analyze and explain the major theories of human motivation.

Psyc 37

Compare and contrast biological, psychological, family, and social views of the causes and treatment of abnormal behavior. Identify and compare major scientific methods for gathering and analyzing information to describe abnormal behavior.

Psyc 44

Formulate and identify null and alternative hypotheses in research. Define and give examples of independent variables, dependent variables, and scales of measurement.

Psyc 140

Identify common misconceptions about the field of psychology. Differentiate among different major programs within the field of psychology.

updated 01/14/2022