|Psych 1000 and 1001 - Introduction to Psychology. |
Introduction to Psychology is an introduction to Psychology as a biological and social science. Topics shall include research methodology, physiological processes, perception, learning, memory and cognition, human development, animal behaviour, emotion, motivation, consciousness, personality and individuality, psychological disorders and treatment, and social psychology.
- Note: PR: Psychology 1000 is a prerequisite for Psychology 1001
|Psych 2125 - Survey of Social Psychology. |
Survey of Social Psychology is a survey of how the behaviour of individuals is influenced by others. Topics to be studied shall include: methodology and ethics, social cognition, social perception, attitude formation and change, interpersonal attraction, social influence, group processes and leadership. Additional topics may include: aggression, prosocial behaviour, sex and gender, environmental effects, organizational behaviour, health, stress and psychology and the law.
- Note: CR: Psychology 2100 and Psychology 2120
|Psych 2150 - Introduction to Forensic Psychology. |
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
will provide an in-depth overview of the relationship between psychology and the law. A variety of topics will be discussed and critically evaluated, including the use and misuse of psychology-based investigative methods such as offender and geographic profiling, detection of deception, investigative interviewing, eyewitness testimony, jury decision-making, corrections and treatment, risk assessment, and criminal responsibility.
- Note: PR: PSYC 1000 and 1001
UL: cannot be used towards the Psychology major
|Psych 2425 - Survey of Cognitive Psychology. |
Survey of Cognitive Psychology is a survey of how humans process and retain information. Topics to be studied shall include: perception and pattern recognition, attentional processes and memory. The influence of stored information on selected behaviours will be considered. Selected behaviours may include language processing, concept formation, problem solving, decision making and practised and skilled performance.
- Note: CR: Psychology 2440 and Psychology 3450
|Psych 2625 - Survey of Personality. |
Survey of Personality is a survey of the theories of personality and relevant selected areas of research in the area of personality. Issues related to the application of this information to understanding abnormal behaviour will also be discussed. Theoretical systems covered will include: psychodynamic theory, behaviourism and cognitive-behavioural theory, humanism, traits and dispositions, social learning theory, psychological constructivism, information processing and biological theories of personality.
- Note: CR: Psychology 2610, the former Psychology 2620, and the former Psychology 2200.
|Psych 2825 - Survey of Biological Psychology. |
Survey of Biological Psychology is a survey of the biological bases of behaviour. Topics to be studied shall include: the structure and function of the nervous system, sensory structures and sensory coding, homeostasis, emotions, circadian rhythms and sleep, sexual behaviour, psychopharmacology, consciousness and language, behavioural evolution and behaviour genetics.
- Note: CR: Psychology 2810 and the former Psychology 2850
|Psych 2950 - Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology II. |
Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology II will cover basic experimental methods and supporting statistical concepts and techniques. Basic designs will include one factor designs (independent and repeated measures). Supporting statistical concepts will include statistical sampling distributions (t and F), internal and external validity, hypothesis testing, and simple interactions. Supporting statistical techniques will include independent and repeated measures t-tests, one-factor independent and repeated measures ANOVA, and selected multiple comparisons techniques. Students will also learn how to write a description of an experiment in APA style, how to critically analyse a report of an experiment, how to use and interpret a statistical package to analyse experimental data, and how to conduct literature searches.
- Note: CR: the former Psychology 2901, Statistics 2501, and Statistics 2560
LH: a weekly laboratory
PR: Psychology 2925 or equivalent
|Psych 3225 - Contemporary Issues in Learning.. |
Contemporary Issues in Learning examines in depth one or more areas of research in learning and cognition. Topics may include associative learning, instrumental conditioning, discrimination learning, category formation, memory, navigation, social cognition and learning, intelligence, concepts of time and number, self-awareness and communication and language.
- Note: PR: Psychology 2225 and Psychology 2925
|Psych 3226 - Contemporary Issues in the Psychology of Education. |
Contemporary Issues in the Psychology of Education is an introduction to the application of psychology to issues in education in a variety of settings. It examines the theoretical and applied aspects of learning and cognitive development; motivation; personal and social development; and evaluation, measurement, and assessment.
- Note: PR: Six credit hours in 2000 level psychology courses
|Psych 3425 - Contemporary Issues in Memory and Cognition.. |
Contemporary Issues in Memory and Cognition uses current psychological theories and research to examine aspects of human memory and cognition. Topics may include, but are not limited to, perception and pattern recognition, attentional processes, knowledge representation, working and long term memory, language, problem solving, decision making, expert performance, and abnormalities in cognition.
- Note: PR: Psychology 2425 and Psychology 2925
|Psych 3533 - Sexual Behaviour. |
Sexual Behaviour covers the most important aspects of human sexuality with a psychology theory and research framework. The course will examine the biological, behavioural and socio-cultural bases of the human sexual response. Topics include sexual interaction and communication, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, reproduction, sexual orientation, transgender and intersex, variations in sexual behaviour, sex and gender, sexual dysfunction and therapy, and sexual coercion.
- Note: PR: PSYC 1000 and 1001
UL: cannot be used towards the Psychology major
|Psych 3626 - Contemporary Issues in Abnormal Psychology.. |
Contemporary Issues in Abnormal Psychology explores the definition of abnormal behaviour, clinical assessment, classification, and diagnosis. The core theoretical perspectives on psychological disorders are examined. For each disorder the diagnostic criteria, etiology, treatment, and prognosis is presented. This course enhances the students’ ability to think critically about issues pertaining to mental health and illness.
- Note: CR: Psychology 3640, Psychology 3650, and the former Psychology 3600
PR: Psychology 2625 and Psychology 2925
|Psych 4910 - Systems of Psychology. |
Systems of Psychology is a study of paradigms and explanations in contemporary psychology in the context of their historical antecedents.
- Note: PR: at the St. John’s campus, 30 credit hours in Psychology courses required in the majors program and admission to a Major in Psychology or Behavioural Neuroscience or, at the Grenfell campus, 30 credit hours in Psychology courses including Psychology 3950
|Psych 4925 - Senior Seminar in Psychology. |
Senior Seminar in Psychology is weekly seminars for faculty and senior students in Psychology. Current issues in academic and professional psychology shall be discussed.
- Note: PR: 30 credit hours in Psychology including Psychology 3950 or permission of the Chair of Psychology
|Psych 4951 - Honours Project in Psychology I. |
Honours Project in Psychology I is under the supervision of a Faculty member and each student will independently review an area of psychology and prepare a thesis proposal for further investigation.
- Note: CR: Psychology 4951
PR: 30 credit hours in Psychology including Psychology 3950 or permission of the Chair of Psychology and admission to the Honours program in Psychology