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PSYC 408 Application of Knowledge in Psychology

In this course, students apply their knowledge of theories, concepts, facts, ethics and ways of thinking in psychology to a real-life work or volunteer setting. Students reflect upon how their work experiences relate to the discipline of psychology. Students perform reflective self-evaluation and integrate careful consideration of ethical standards into their applied experience. PSYC 407 is a required prerequisite.


3-4 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 7, 2019 to May 1, 2024

Learning outcomes


  • Compare and contrast the conceptualization of psychological theory in an academic/classroom setting to the conceptualization of psychological theory in an applied work setting.
  • Implement appropriate ethical behavior according to the American Psychological Association Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct
  • Examine how one¿s career interests and perceptions of one¿s strengths/weaknesses change over the course of the applied experience.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and compliance with, work expectations as agreed upon with one¿s supervisor at the applied experience.
  • Appraise one¿s learning experience regarding psychology in an applied setting.

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
50 Application of Knowledge in Psychology Spielmans, Glen I Books for PSYC-408-50 Spring 2024 Course details for PSYC-408-50 Spring 2024