2011 Demonstration of Program Outcomes
MS in Psychology

Source: Aggregated outcome assessment results from 2011 capstone courses.


Applies ethical principles and standards of psychology to academic and professional activities.

1% Non-Performance: Fails to identify ethical principles and standards of psychology in the application of academic and professional activities.

10% Basic: Identifies and discusses ethical principles and standards of psychology in the application of academic and professional activities.

21% Proficient: Assesses ethical principles and standards of psychology in the application of academic and professional activities.

69% Distinguished: Synthesizes and evaluates ethical principles and standards of psychology in the application of academic and professional activities.

Applies theoretical and research findings from the discipline of psychology to professional and academic activities.

1% Non-Performance: Fails to demonstrate application of theoretical and research findings to support the applied project, representing best practices and standards of profession.

4% Basic: Describes application of theoretical and research findings to support the applied project, representing best practices and standards of the profession.

17% Proficient: Analyzes application of theoretical and research findings to support the applied project, representing best practices and standards of the profession.

78% Distinguished: Evaluates application of theoretical and research findings to support the applied project, representing best practices and standards of the profession.

Communicates psychological concepts effectively using the professional standards of the discipline.

0% Non-Performance: Fails to communicate psychological concepts effectively using the professional standards of the discipline.

9% Basic: Describes and clarifies psychological concepts effectively using the professional standards of the discipline.

18% Proficient: Analyzes psychological concepts effectively using the professional standards of the discipline.

74% Distinguished: Evaluates and synthesizes psychological concepts effectively using the professional standards of the discipline.

Determines the scientific merit of the professional literature.

0% Non-Performance: Fails to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the professional literature.

6% Basic: Identifies and discusses the professional literature to demonstrate an evidence-based practice and advancement of professional knowledge.

14% Proficient: Analyzes and applies the professional literature to demonstrate an evidence-based practice and advancement of professional knowledge.

81% Distinguished: Synthesizes and evaluates the professional literature to demonstrate an evidence-based practice and advancement of professional knowledge.

Embraces, respects, and responds to individual differences and diversity in the practice of psychology.

0% Non-Performance: Fails to demonstrate an understanding of the significance and importance of individual differences and diversity in the practice of psychology.

10% Basic: Identifies and discusses the significance and importance of individual differences and diversity in the practice of psychology.

20% Proficient: Assesses and explores the significance and importance of individual differences and diversity in the practice of psychology.

70% Distinguished: Evaluates and interprets the significance and importance of individual differences and diversity in the practice of psychology.