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Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Behavior, M.A.

Graduates earning a master's degree in interdisciplinary studies in human behavior from Hood College:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the complexity of human nature through:
    • Conveying an understanding of how psychological ideas relate to life outcomes;
    • Conveying an understanding of how psychological ideas relate to real-world experience; and
    • Conveying an understanding of the connection(s) between different psychological ideas.
  2. Build and further develop critical thinking skills in understanding human behavior through:
    • Assessing data or information by asking relevant questions relating to its validity;
    • Assessing data or information by asking relevant questions relating to its generalizability; and
    • Understanding the potential biases or stigmas that may arise in interpreting human behavior.
  3. Demonstrating effective communication skills through:
    • Conveying information learned during the program in a clear and concise manner;
    • Citing scientific sources using the proper style format; and
    • Conveying clearly the connections between program content and real-world experiences.