Master of Arts in Psychology
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Analyze the biological, developmental, and contextual determinants of behavior.
- Analyze the relationship between biological bases of behavior and human functioning
- Describe the process of human development and acquisition of learned behaviors across the lifespan
- Analyze how individuals' knowledge exists in the context of their environment (e.g., social, geographical, familial, institutional, cultural, etc.) and how the environment affects their functioning
- Critique and apply principles of research methods
- Apply psychological principles and evidence-based theories to practical problems in the field of psychology
- Synthesize clinical coursework and apply it outside the classroom
- Produce a substantive research paper describing data that elucidates a psychological topic
- Apply ethical and professional standards to relevant research and/or clinical situations
- Explain the role of social and cultural diversity in human characteristics, experiences and behavior
- Select appropriate intervention techniques, correctly administer tests, and accurately interpret results.