1. To demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
2. To compare and contrast the major perspectives of psychology (e.g., behavioral, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, humanistic, psychodynamic, and sociocultural).
3. To develop an enhanced ability to use critical thinking skills to examine issues related to human behavior and mental processes.
4. To articulate how psychological principles can be used to explain social issues and differences.
5. To examine the sociocultural differences that influence individual differences in behavior.