Information for Faculty

Information for Psychology Department Faculty


Meeting Agenda/Minutes


Department Meeting Date Agenda (pdf) Minutes (pdf)
9/12/2017 4:00p (BGS 345) Agenda Minutes
January 2018 (TBD)    


Links to Resources and Tools

Student Learning Outcomes

Outside Resources

Society for Teaching of Psychology

Resources for Research Methods

Psychology Teachers at Community Colleges Resources

SLOs to be Assessed

updated 9/26/17


Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Fall 2018

Psyc 1

Critically evaluate sources of information in the field of psychology, including research articles published in major psychological journals



Psyc 2

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.

Recognize the importance of the use of statistical analyses and the reporting of statistical results in research publications.


Psyc 3

Differentiate between several measures of brain activity used in biopsychological research.



Psyc 4

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

Trace the development of human sexuality from childhood to old age.

Psyc 7

Demonstrate an understanding of the various theories in developmental psychology



Psyc 16

Explain the psychological influences of culture on basic psychological processes, social and human development, social cognition, and social interaction.

Critically evaluate scientific literature examining culture, ethnic, sex, and gender differences on psychological factors.


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 30

Recognize the biases that influence clinical judgment.

Identify social facilitation and describe the misleading nature of the term.

Define the bystander effect and identify the situational variables that promote it.

Psyc 33

Apply principles of adjustment to major life transitions.

Critique approaches to adjustment.


Psyc 37

Compare and contrast biological, psychological, family, and social views of the causes and treatment of abnormal behavior.

Identify the difference between organic and functional disorders.


Psyc 44

Formulate and identify null and alternative hypotheses in research



Psyc 125

Know the different physiological changes, and the current top causes of death.

Apply the social issues that older adults are currently facing and how these will affect their overall well being.

Demonstrate knowledge of what happens during retirement and the living arrangement options that older adults have after retirement.
Be proficient in understanding the different social support theories and how relationships change in later life.

Psyc 140

Identify the goals of psychology as a science.
Explain the importance of different kinds of volunteer work in preparation for careers and/or graduate school in fields related to psychology.

Demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary for success as a psychology major.
Identify attainable careers and common work settings for  graduates holding a BA/BS in psychology and identify at least two of personal interest to self.

Demonstrate an understanding of the requirements for admittance to different graduate programs related to psychology.
Locate resource materials relevant to psychology using the library digital database.

updated 1/3/2018