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Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer: Psychology: Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:
  1. Define main problems and the main focus of study in Psychology, including theoretical approaches to biological, cognitive, behavioral and developmental psychology.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of strength and weakness of scientific and research methods in biological, physiological and psychological sciences and how they relate to models of learning, perception, cognition and their application to contemporary medical and social problems.
  3. Understanding of testing and measurement problems in psychological fields of study.
  4. Display understanding of how these items relate to science and the goals of science: characterize, predict and change phenomena by being able to identify and formulate a testable hypotheses, examine the design and examine ethical issues in the field.
  5. Identify and distinguish primary models describing topics examined in psychology.
  6. Apply theory and models in psychology to real world concerns.