Degree Outcomes Developmental Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

What You'll Learn

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Your Degree Outcomes

This degree is aligned with external professional standards to help you obtain the relevant expertise to advance your career. Becoming proficient in these outcomes will allow you to meet the demands of your field.

By the successful completion of your degree program, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge:

Program Outcomes

  • Think critically in response to psychological challenges.
  • Lead the profession of psychology.
  • Perform ethically in personal and professional interactions.
  • Respect individuality and embrace diversity.
  • Communicate professionally in the discipline of psychology.

Specialization Outcomes

  • Apply critical thinking skills in response to challenges in developmental psychology
  • Design, plan, and conduct research and/or evaluation to advance knowledge and practice in developmental psychology
  • Communicate professionally in the discipline of developmental psychology
  • Apply scientifically established principles and knowledge from the study of human development and policy development in relation to individuals and society
  • Discern and evaluate policy and advocacy processes regarding issues across the life span with the goal of effecting change
  • Evaluate developmental processes and theories related to meeting the needs of individuals and diverse populations
  • Promote ethical standards and guidelines in professional interactions

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