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date: 19 October 2019

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What is psychological literacy? Put simply, it is the adaptive and intentional application of psychology to meet personal, professional, and societal needs. We strongly believe that psychological literacy should be the primary outcome of undergraduate psychology education, but of course, it is not that simple. For example, how does one balance personal and societal needs? Why do we need to be concerned about societal needs? What “society” are we talking about? In this chapter, we first give some background on the concept of psychological literacy. We then describe some classroom teaching strategies designed to provide students with opportunities to develop psychological literacy. Finally, we take what we have learned from these experiences to extend the concept of psychological literacy.

Keywords: psychological literacy, global citizenship, capstone, cornerstone, graduate attributes

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