Psychology Neuroscience Capstone Course Outcomes:

The outcomes are all of the Psychology and Neuroscience Departmental Outcomes. Those bolded are specifically addressed by the Capstone Process: Psy 601 and Psy 602 and the Research Seminars Psy 631- NS 632.

 

1.    Students are conversant with multiple psychology content areas as understood through a historical, sociocultural, and global context.

 

2.    Students develop skills to find, evaluate and use psychological knowledge.

 

3.    Students are able to reason scientifically, applying appropriate research design and quantitative methods.

 

4.    Students are able to use technology appropriately and responsibly.

 

5.    Students communicate effectively using appropriate psychological style in written and verbal reports of research and psychology applications.

 

6.    Students are able to link core scientific principles to areas of application.

 

7.    Students used both convergent and divergent thinking in problem solving tasks.

 

8.    Students practice the ethics of psychology in professional and interpersonal settings

 

9.    Students collaboratively develop research interests that extend the knowledge base of psychology.

 

10. Those we educate through our curriculum become active and responsible students of psychology in community and world settings.

 

11. Students are able to establish creative linkages between psychology and other knowledge domains.

 

12. Students recognize competencies, seek opportunities for self-improvement, and actively engage in making strategic choices regarding academic and career goals.


Psy 601 & 602 Course Assessment:

Assessment 1: Students are conversant with multiple psychology content areas as understood through a historical, sociocultural, and global context.

Level 3:  Demonstrated familiarity in Capstone discussions and peer review; scores on PCAT

Assessment 2:  Students develop skills to find, evaluate and use psychological knowledge.

Level 3:  Students demonstrate through the sources located and used in Capstone senior thesis.

Assessment 3: Students are able to reason scientifically, applying appropriate research design and quantitative methods.

Level 3:  Senior thesis in Capstone

Assessment 4: Students are able to use technology appropriately and responsibly.

Level 3:  Capstone – Research Design and Reporting

Assessment 5: Students communicate effectively using appropriate psychological style in written and verbal reports of research and psychology applications.

Level 3:  APA style thesis, oral presentation with computer visual aids and regional presentation of thesis.

Assessment 7: Students used both convergent and divergent thinking in problem solving tasks.

Level 2:  Psy 601 Thesis Proposal and peer review

Level 3:  Capstone Senior Thesis

Assessment 8: Students practice the ethics of psychology in professional and interpersonal settings.

Level 3:  Senior Thesis

Assessment 9: Students collaboratively develop research interests that extend the knowledge base of psychology.

Level 1:  Psy 601 Thesis Proposal

Level 3:  Senior Capstone and Thesis

Assessment 10: Those we educate through our curriculum become active and responsible students of psychology in community and world settings.

Level 3:  Capstone research applications

Assessment 11:  Students are able to establish creative linkages between psychology and other knowledge domains.

Level 3:  Capstone Senior Thesis

Assessment 12: Students recognize competencies, seek opportunities for self-improvement, and show active engagement in making strategic choices regarding academic and career goals.

Level 3:  Appropriate Thesis (level and topic), Capstone packet