Capstone Course In Psychology – psy490 (3 credits)

This is the capstone course for undergraduate psychology students. The course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and apply learning from their psychology program of study in a comprehensive manner. Students will also assess the impact of their educational experiences on their ethical perspectives and critical thinking skills. Students will reflect on and evaluate their personal and professional growth, the benefits of lifelong learning, and the impact of these elements on their future.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Practical Psychology

  • Integrate the purpose of a holistic approach to prior learning.

  • Specify how psychology as a knowledge base will be integrated into your personal life.

  • Analyze how psychology crosses all disciplines.

  • Evaluate how psychology can be integrated into your career and educational decisions.

Vocations, Choices, Decisions, and Rationale

  • Analyze advantages of psychology as a degree choice.

  • Apply psychological principles to personal, spiritual, social, and organizational issues.

  • Assess psychological knowledge and principles to personal growth, health, and development.

  • Recognize how personal choices reflect APA ethical principles related to the Code of Conduct.

The Science of Psychology

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.

  • Explain how psychology is applied to other disciplines and venues in contemporary society.

  • Assess how psychology contributes to the areas of work, education, health, and leisure.

Scientific Approaches to Problem Solving

  • Analyze how personal theoretical knowledge influences worldview.

  • Assess the use of probabilistic reasoning to explain causes of behavior.

  • Apply critical and creative thinking to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.

Psychology and the Future

  • Identify core concepts in psychology.

  • Examine the future of psychology in contemporary society.

  • Apply psychological principles and values to the development of personal and professional social responsibility.

  • Analyze how psychology can be applied to improve the human condition.

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