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Masters in General Psychology Program Learning Outcomes


Students in the MA Program in General Psychology at Hunter College acquire meaningful and applicable knowledge and skills in the following areas:


  1. Advanced knowledge base in Psychology: Students acquire knowledge of key concepts, theories and findings in three broadly defined areas of psychology: Applied and Evaluative Psychology, Social, Cognitive & Developmental Psychology, and Biopsychology & Comparative Psychology. 
  2. Scientific inquiry and critical thinking: Students learn to reason scientifically, interpret and use statistics, and critically assess and conduct psychological research. 
  3. Ethical inquiry & practice: Students learn to apply ethical standards in conducting, evaluating, and applying psychological research.  
  4. Scientific communication: Students learn to write scientific papers in the format specified by the American Psychological Association, how to write a MA thesis based on original empirical research, and how to present their research at conferences.