Program Learning Outcomes and Its Relation to the Field Of Psychology and Evolutionary Theory [2856 Words]

# Program Learning Outcomes and Its Relation to the Field Of Psychology and Evolutionary Theory [2856 Words]

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Please explore the integration of each of the Program Learning Outcomes to the field of psychology using Evolutionary theory. This paper will examine the relationship between the Program Learning Outcomes and explanations given for specific outcomes by Evolutionary theory.

Student Learning Outcomes – Program Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate an understanding of:

1. The Scientific Method and its Application in the Field of Psychology

Skills and competencies in this area are primarily developed in the required courses of PSY 315 Statistics and PSY 316 Research Methods in Psychology. They are also addressed in all psychology courses. Six Credits.

1. Life Span Development

Skills and competencies in this area are primarily developed in the required courses of PSY 200 Life Span Development, PSY 321 Personality, and PSY 424 Abnormal Psychology. Nine Credits.

1. Applied Psychology

Skills and competencies in this area are primarily developed in the required courses of PSY 434 Organizational Psychology and

PSY 451 Health and Stress Psychology. Six Credits.

1. Counseling Theory

Skills and competencies in this area are primarily developed in the required course of PSY 406 Counseling Psychology. Three Credits.

1. Social and Cross-Cultural Psychology

Skills and competencies in this area are primarily developed in the required course of PSY 322 Social Psychology. With the exception of PSY 315 Statistics, cross-cultural issues are discussed in all classes. Three Credits.

1. Psychology as an Integrated System

Skills and competencies in this area are primarily developed in the required course of PSY 490 Senior Seminar in Psychology. Three Credits.

1. Specific Focuses in Psychology

Skills and competencies in this area are primarily developed in the three required elective courses in Psychology. Nine Credits.

The Chaminade University psychology program is designed to:

1.Provide students with a practical understanding of human behavior from a biological, psychological, social, and evolutionary perspective while examining the dynamics of individual behavior, human development, social and cross-cultural foundations, personality, and psychopathology;

2.Provide students with an understanding and practical application of the scientific method: critical thinking, research, and statistics;

3.Through specific assignments students will develop attitudes, sensitivities, interpersonal skills, basic counseling skills, and critical thinking skills necessary to relate effectively with others (individuals and groups) in a broad range of settings related to individual and family relationships, social relationships, employment, and the larger community;

4.Through research and application students will develop and use ethics in preparing and completing an experiment proposal for a specific population;

5.Students will develop the competencies and skills for integrating cognition, emotion, behavior, social/cultural perspectives, and spirituality relative to health and stress management;

6.Students will develop competencies and skills to apply psychological principles to organizational structures from The Art of Strategy by R.L. WIng;

7.Through research for a power point proposal with a specific population students will develop critical thinking and use of a scientific paradigm in the field of psychology.

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