The Forensic Psychology major is designed for students who are interested in the relationship between psychology and the criminal justice system. The mission of the Forensic Psychology major is to enhance students' understanding of individual behavior, in terms of its biological, cognitive, social and emotional components and their interaction, and its effects on the broader community. Students will learn to employ an empirical approach to understand human behavior. The major prepares students for a number of careers and graduate work in psychology, social work, law enforcement, or other criminal justice professions.
Learning Outcomes. Students will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the historical and theoretical foundations of psychology, as well as key concepts, content, and research methods in the major sub-disciplines of psychology and in the field of “psychology and the law”.
- Demonstrate the ability to design an ethically appropriate psychological research study and analyze and interpret basic research data.
- Gather, read, synthesize and critique primary source psychological and psycho-legal literature.
- Critically and skeptically evaluate psychological information and extend this critical thinking to one’s own work and all aspects of life-long learning.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of contextual influences on individual behavior and diversity of perspectives, including those related to race, class, gender, sexuality, disability, nationality and culture.
อัพเดทล่าสุดวันที่ February 15, 2018