Our Mission

The Department of Psychology strives for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. We apply psychological knowledge, skills, and tools to further the understanding of human behavior by using the scientific method for the benefit of our students, the UA Little Rock campus community, and the citizens of the state of Arkansas.

Learning Goals

GOAL 1: KNOWLEDGE BASE

1.1 Develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains

1.2 Describe applications of psychology

GOAL 2: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY & CRITICAL THINKING LEARNING GOALS & OUTCOMES

2.1 Demonstrate psychology information literacy (SKIM Information Tech:Technology)

2.2 Engage in integrative thinking and problem solving (SKIM-Critical Thinking)

2.3 Interpret, design and/or conduct psychological research based on the scientific method (SKIM: Information Technology:Research)

GOAL 3: ETHICAL & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN A DIVERSE WORLD

3.1 Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice. (SKIM- Ethics and Ethical Reasoning)

3.2 Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry addressing issues at local, national, and global levels.

GOAL 4: COMMUNICATION GOAL

4.1 Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes (SKIM-Communication)

4.2 Exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes (SKIM-Communication)

GOAL 5: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

5.1 Apply psychological content and skills to career goals