Students will develop the basic skills and techniques to read, understand, evaluate psychological research; to design and conduct their own psychology experiments in technically valid and ethically responsible manner; to analyze data and report results using psychology style and standards.
Revised January 12, 2012
Psychology/Neuroscience Major Assessments that Occur in Psy 201
Assessment 2: Students develop skills to find, evaluate and use psychological knowledge.
Level 2: Students demonstrate
through the sources
located and used in Psy 201 writing
[Library instruction + Library Assignment + Research Proposal + Research Report]
Assessment 3: Students are able to reason scientifically, applying appropriate research design and quantitative methods.
Level 1: Psy
project and peer reviews.
[Six team lab projects + Peer Review + Research Proposal + Data Analysis + Research Report + Exams + Final]
Assessment 4: Students are able to use technology appropriately and responsibly.
Level 2: Psy
201 – Data Analysis, E-Prime Software, Internet Tools and
[Six team lab projects + Data analysis with SPSS + Exams + Final]
Assessment 5: Students communicate effectively using appropriate psychological style in written and verbal reports of research and psychology applications.Level 2: APA style research report and oral presentation in Psy 201
Assessment 6: Students are able to link core scientific principles to areas of application.
Level 2: Psy
show linkage of theory to research project.
[Strong connections to theory in Research Proposal + Research Report + Research Presentation]
Assessment 7: Students used both convergent and divergent thinking in problem solving tasks.
1: Psy201 research
project and peer review.
[Six team lab projects + design Research Project + Data Analysis Interpretation]
Assessment 8: Students practice the ethics of psychology in professional and interpersonal settings.
Level 1: Psy 201 peer review, research project, ethics course. [Research Proposal + Peer Review + Data Collection + Exam 1 + Research Report]