According to the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major:
"Goal 4: Communication
Students should demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills. Students completing foundation-level courses should write a cogent scientific argument, present information using a scientific approach, engage in discussion of psychological concepts, explain the ideas of others, and express their own ideas with clarity. Students completing a baccalaureate degree should produce a research study or other psychological project, explain scientific results, and present information to a professional audience. They should also develop flexible interpersonal approaches that optimize information exchange and relationship development.
4.1 Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes
4.2 Exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes
4.3 Interact effectively with others"
American Psychological Association. (2013). APA guidelines for the undergraduate psychology major. Washington, CD: Author. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/about/psymajor-guidelines.pdf.