ERIC Number: EJ1157903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Do Psychology Department Mission Statements Reflect the American Psychological Association Undergraduate Learning Goals?
Warchal, Judith R.; Ruiz, Ana I.; You, Di
Psychology Learning and Teaching, v16 n3 p369-374 Nov 2017
This study focuses on the inclusion of the American Psychological Association's learning goals in the mission statements of undergraduate psychology programs across the US. We reviewed the mission statements available on websites for 1336 psychology programs listed in the Carnegie classification. Results of a content analysis revealed that of the 205 (15.34%) psychology departments with mission statements available online, 11% addressed all five American Psychological Association learning goals, 95% addressed at least one of the five learning goals, and almost 5% (4.87%) did not address any learning goals.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Psychology, Departments, Position Papers, Educational Objectives, Content Analysis, Web Sites, Compliance (Legal), Professional Associations, Guidelines
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