Monday, May 18, 2015

Psychology Majors Perform Well on National Test

This past spring 16 graduating psychology majors completed an examination of psychological knowledge by taking the Psychology Area Concentration Achievement Test (PACAT).  The PACAT measures student knowledge in six foundational areas of the discipline and this exam is used by our department to improve student learning and make data-driven decisions about our curriculum.  This year's examinees were tested on their knowledge in the areas of abnormal, developmental, experimental design, history and systems, personality, and social psychology.  This year's group scored better than 72% of the 5,064 students nationally who also took this exam.  Congratulations!!