Statement of Philosophy for Psychology Majors
The Psychology program seeks to promote the following general educational and personal outcomes:
To accomplish these general goals, the psychology faculty remains dedicated to liberal arts training with a commitment to mainstream scientific psychology. The empirical method of research is thus the model of preference. At the undergraduate level the student has the unique opportunity to relate psychological knowledge to other fields of study. This opportunity should aid the student in relating psychological knowledge not only toward the direction and quality of life in general, but also toward the growth and enrichment of one’s self. The student is thereby encouraged to examine these issues within the context of the Psychology program’s curriculum.