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Evolving Guidelines for Undergraduate Psychology: Where are we now? - Jane S. Halonen



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This session will provide an update on the revised APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major. It reviews assessment strategies and what the changes mean substantively for psychology programs that are striving to do their best work on behalf of undergraduate students.


Jane S. Halonen

Psychologist Jane S. Halonen is professor of psychology at the University of West Florida where she recently completed a decade of service as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Her research agenda has focused on critical thinking, assessment, and faculty and program development. Her most recent emphases have been on helping good departments become great ones. She coauthored “Your Guide to College Success” which is in its seventh edition published by Cengage. She has been involved over the course of her career with helping APA develop guidelines or standards of academic performance from high school through graduate levels of education, including chairing the Task Force on Psychology Major Competencies. She was named the 2013 winner of the APA Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training award. In 2000, she won APF’s Distinguished Teaching Award, and APA named her an “Eminent Woman in Psychology” in 2003. She served as the chief reader for the Psychology Advanced Placement Reading from 2004-09.

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