Examines critical thinking, writing skills, and career options in psychology. Course is designed to expose students to basic research issues and critical analysis of psychological science, and to prompt students to consider major requirements in terms of longer-term career goals. psychological science is a broad discipline involving basic research on behavior, emotion, cognition, and neurophysiology; research on the application of psychology to domains such as education, business, policy, human factors and engineering as well as clinical practice and outcomes. Topics include information gathering in psychological science, basic APA format for writing and references, and course & career options for those pursuing psychology training. Students will be asked to write short reports (1-2 pages), take exams, and participate in collaborative learning by working in small groups. The class is designed for psychology majors and minors, but would be useful for those in related social science fields.