The following six Program Outcomes capture a set of optimal expectations for performance at the completion of the baccalaureate degree by students who major in psychology at Walden. They are based on the fundamental skills and abilities underlying what all psychology majors should achieve as per APA Undergraduate Standards. When students have completed their requirements for the BS in Psychology at Walden University, they should be able to do the following:
Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
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Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
Respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and when possible, a scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
Tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a science serving a global society.
Apply cultural competencies to effective and sensitive interactions with people from diverse backgrounds and cultural perspectives.
Review the six Program Outcomes for the Psychology program.
Post by Day 3, your response to the following:
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
Pick two of the outcomes. For each one, discuss a specific scenario you experienced that demonstrated your mastery of this outcome. For example, you might discuss how cultural awareness came into play in your professional life, how you identified a potential ethical issue at your internship, a time you were able to critically analyze a dubious claim in a class assignment, a time you were hired to design surveys, or what experience helped you finally understand the value of statistics. Be as specific as possible in your explanation of your two examples.
By Day 5, respond to a colleague’s post by sharing an insight about that post or offering a suggestion that helps clarify his or her ideas.
Note: You are required to complete your initial post before you will be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. After clicking on the Post to Discussion Question link, select Create Thread to create your initial post.
Resources to use:
Week 6 Learning Resources
This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of this week’s assigned Learning Resources.
There are no specific required resources this week. Refer to the optional resources.
Walden University. (2015a). APA style: Overview. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa
Walden University. (2015c). Paper reviews: Introduction. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/paperreviews
Purdue University, the OWL at Purdue. (2016). APA style. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/
With these Learning Resources in mind, please proceed to the Discussion.