1. Understanding of perception, brain, and environment
Students will gain an understanding of how our brains interact with our external environment and give rise to our perceptions.
Measurement: Students will demonstrate this understanding on quizzes and on exams.
2. Research methods in cognitive neuroscience
Students will develop an understanding of how we know what we know about sensation and perception, i.e., research methods in cognitive neuroscience and the scientific method.
Measurement: Students will demonstrate this understanding through in-class discussion, on quizzes/exams, and through coming to class ready to learn. Being ready to learn includes completing the assigned readings and assessments, participating in lecture and discussion, and completing outside assignments (e.g., labs).
3. Apply principles of sensation and perception
Students will be able to apply the principles discussed in class to the world around them.
Measurement: Students will demonstrate this through lab assignments.
4. Critical reflection
Students will be able to critically reflect on the content of psychology as well as on disciplinary values in light of their knowledge of and commitment to the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and to sustain personal values that are true to the gospel while maintaining their serious study of psychology and neuroscience.
Measurement: Multiple choice exams, quizzes.