Our mission as members of the Psychology Department is to challenge ourselves and our students to pursue excellence, understand and utilize sound psychological principles and skills, and integrate Christian faith with psychology, through our teaching, research and service. Hence, our work aims to address the following areas:
We aim to give our students a foundation of knowledge in the field, including the historical framework of the discipline, cross cultural issues, theories, and classic studies, which will provide a base for lifelong learning.
We foster analytical thinking, critical analysis, and sound reasoning in our students so that they can become self-guided learners.
We emphasize the development of professional skills such as:
As they progress through their program, students will grow in self knowledge, and develop interpersonal skills such as empathy, awareness, and sensitivity to the unique and diverse qualities of people.
Students will reflect upon and adhere to the moral and ethical standards of the discipline, in accordance with the APA ethical standards.
Integration of psychology and Christianity: