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Minor: Chemistry, Biology, Physics
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The Psychology Major
(adapted from the American Psychological Association)
1. Knowledge base in Psychology: Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in Psychology.
2. Research Methods in Psychology: Students will understand and apply basic research methods in Psychology, including research design, data analysis and interpretation.
3. Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology: Students will respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavioral and mental processes.
4. Application of Psychology: Students will understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social and organizational issues.
5. Values in Psychology: Students will value empirical evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically and reflect other values that are the underpinning of Psychology as a science.
6. Information and Technological Literacy: Students will demonstrate competence in using computers and related technology to acquire, analyze and synthesize information.
7. Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate effective communication in a variety of formats.
8. Socio-cultural and International Awareness: Students will recognize, understand and respect the complexity of socio-cultural and international diversity.
9. Personal Development: Students will develop insight into their own and others' behavioral and mental processes and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement.
10. Career Planning and Development: Students will pursue realistic ideas about how to implement their psychological knowledge, skills and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of setting.
Psychology Professors Dr. Bruce Steinberg and Dr. Elizabeth Carey, along with four Curry alumni and a current student, presented a research poster on ADHD at the New England Psychological Association Conference (NEPA) in October of 2016.
After graduating from Curry College, Brittany Howe '12, a transfer student from Braintree, MA, is working as a Behavioral Health Coordinator at South Shore Hospital.