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Psychology 1100 Introductory Psychology View Details
This introductory course is designed to provide an appreciation of the scope of psychology and its sub-specialities, to render an understanding of the research-based methods which are fundamental to all aspects of the discipline, to provide an awareness of the biopsychosocial bases of behaviour and to lay the groundwork for further study in psychology.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 2011 Child Development View Details
Examination of child development from conception through adolescence with a focus on theory and research on biological, social, personality, and cognitive development.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100 or student must be in second year or higher

Offering: 3-0 or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Psychology 2002 may not take Psychology 2011/3012 for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 2013 Foundations of Neuroscience View Details
Behavioural neuroscience examines the properties of the brain, the peripheral nervous system, and the endocrine system, and examines the integration of these systems to produce our perceptions, cognitions, and controlled motor behaviours. Provides foundational knowledge of neuroscience, including the organ, cellular, and biochemical processes involved with behaviour. Topics will include an introduction to brain anatomy, cytology, neurophysiology, genetics, and neuroendocrinology.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100 or 1.0 FCE Type C courses

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Psychology 2401 may not take Psychology 2013/3013 for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 2014 Foundations of Cognition 1 View Details
Cognitive Psychology is used throughout the entire range of human knowledge, perception, activity, speech processing, problem solving, learning, and memory. Provides students knowledge of the basic processes in, and neuroscience associated with, human cognition, including perception, learning, attention, working memory, and semantic, episodic, and procedural memory foundations of long-term memory.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100 or 1.0 FCE Type C courses

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Psychology 2003 may not take Psychology 2014/3014 for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 2015 Social Psychology View Details
Review of theories, methods, and research in the scientific study of how a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are influenced by the social situation. Topics will include social cognition, social perception, attitudes, and group processes. Applications to interpersonal relationships, prejudice, and discrimination will be covered.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100 or student must be in second year or higher

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Psychology 2801 may not take Psychology 2015 for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 2016 Adult Development View Details
Provides an examination of developmental processes that occur in adulthood, from emerging adulthood to old age, with a focus on theory, research, and practical issues. Topics will include theoretical perspectives on developmental change, biological changes, cognitive changes, social and personality changes, stressful life events, assessment and intervention with the elderly, and death.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100 or student must be in second year or higher

Cross-List(s): Gerontology 2016
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Psychology 3131 may not take Psychology 2016 for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 2110 Research Methods in Psychology View Details
Examines the theoretical and practical aspects of conducting research in the behavioural sciences. Topics will include: searching for a worthwhile research problem, examining and evaluating different types of research designs, research ethics, planning and conducting research, issues in data analysis, and interpreting and communicating research findings.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100

Offering: 3-1; 0-0
Notes: Students with previous credit in Psychology 3911 may not take Psychology 2110 for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 2112 Statistics for Psychology 1 View Details
This is a gentle introduction to basic statistics—yes, math—that you should be able to handle if you know how to use a calculator. You will learn what probability really means and how we use it, our logical thinking, and mathematical procedures to test ideas in Psychology.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100

Corequisite(s):

Psychology 2110

Offering: 0-0; 3-1
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Psychology 2101 may not take Psychology 2112 for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 2211 Health Psychology View Details
Psychological aspects of health and illness. Focuses on the behavioural, biological, and social factors that play a role in the etiology of health and illness, including the prevention and treatment of illness and the maintenance of wellness. Topics include stress and stress management, dealing with pain and serious illness, and the role of lifestyle factors (e.g., exercise, nutrition) in disease and health.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100 or the student must be in second year or higher

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 2511 Learning View Details
A review of the foundations of conditioning and learning in physiology and behaviourist psychology but updates these earlier approaches with the view that learning is an evolved biological mechanism and that what is learned is limited by biological constraints. Content includes coverage of classical and operant conditioning, observational learning, the limits of learning, and the complementary roles of biology and the environment on what is and can be learned.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100 or the student must be in second year or higher

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 2917 Research Opportunity View Details
Provides students the opportunity to get involved in research, and to develop skills and knowledge relating to scientific inquiry and the research process by working with a faculty supervisor.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Psychology 1100
Corequisite(s):

Psychology 2110 and 2112

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 0-3; or 0-3
Notes: Before registering in this course, students must obtain the permission of the professor who will direct their work, as well as the permission of the Chair of the Department of Psychology.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3010 Psychological Disorders in Childhood View Details
A critical examination of concepts related to the understanding of child psychopathology. The focus is on symptomatology, assessment, diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of a variety of disorders including neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disorder), behavioural disorders, depressive disorders, and anxiety disorders.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 2011

Corequisite(s):

Psychology 3017

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Psychology 3081 or Psychology 2012 may not take Psychology 3010 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3013 Behavioural Neuroscience View Details
Builds upon foundational knowledge of neuroscience by providing an overview of key behavioral neuroscience topics including behavioral endocrinology/sexual development, sensory neuroscience, psychomotoric systems, sleep physiology, physiology of learning and memory, and biology of mood disorders.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 2013

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students with previous credit in Psychology 2401 may not take Psychology 2013/3013 for credit
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3014 Foundations of Cognition 2 View Details
Introduces the concepts, and experimental research of, language, reasoning, decision-making, problem solving, and affective behaviour. Deals with the study of both general psychological processes and neuropsychological specialization as well as deficits within each of these areas.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 2014

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Psychology 2003 may not take Psychology 2014/3014 for credit
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3015 Psychometric Theory View Details
Examines theories and principles underlying the construction and evaluation of psychological tests. Topics will include the history of measurement and psychological tests, relevant statistical procedures, norms and transformations, reliability, validity, and test construction.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 2110 and Psychology 2112

Offering: 0-0; 3-1
Notes: Students with previous credit in Psychology 3201 may not take this course for credit
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3016 Personality Psychology View Details
Examines topics in traditional and contemporary personality psychology. Focuses on personality assessment, motivation, biological and genetic influences, sex and gender, traits, the self-concept, and the evolutionary function of personality. Additionally, the association between personality and relationships, health outcomes, morality, and beliefs will be covered.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100 and an additional 0.5 FCE Psychology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students with previous credit in Psychology 2301 may not obtain credit in Psychology 3016.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3017 Foundations of Mental Health View Details
Critically examines concepts related to the understanding of mental health (including mental wellness and mental illness). Focuses on a multidimensional understanding of mental health and examines the factors which influence our conceptualizations: historical, biological, psychological, interpersonal, cultural, and political. Provides a foundation for understanding mental health and mental illness.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100 or student must be in second year or higher and have completed 1.0 FCE in Psychology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students with previous credit in Psychology 2004 may not take Psychology 3017 for credit
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3018 Psychological Disorders in Adulthood View Details
A critical examination of concepts related to the understanding of adult psychopathology. The focus is on symptomatology, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and causality of a variety of psychological disorders including depression, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 3017

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students with previous credit in Psychology 2004 may not take Psychology 3018 for credit
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3019 Sensory Neuroscience Fundamentals View Details
Introduces the study of our senses beginning with understanding the environmental stimulus, energy transduction, and the early stages of signal processing. Emphasis will be placed on examining the underlying neural mechanisms of sensory processing that will include an introduction to neurophysiology and psychophysical measurement. Many of the visual neuroscience principles discussed earlier in the term will be applied to one or more of the following modalities: audition, somesthesis, and taste/olfaction.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100 or 1.0 FCE Type C courses

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students with previous credit in Psychology 3161 may not take Psychology 3019/4019 for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3041 Directed Reading View Details
A reading and research course intended for students with special interests and abilities. Students will meet with an appropriate professor for tutorials throughout the year.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s):

Three FCEs in Psychology, or permission of the instructor and Chair of the Department

Notes: Before registering in this course, students must obtain the written permission of the professor who will direct their work, as well as the permission of the Department Chair.
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3111 Mind, Morality, and the Law View Details
An exploration of morality, law, and other social norms from a psychological perspective. What are the cognitive, developmental, emotional, and neurological influences on our understanding of social norms and norm-governed behaviour? The role of psychological factors in social deviance will also be explored.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100 and an additional 0.5 FCE Psychology

Cross-List(s): Criminology 3111
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3112 Statistics for Psychology 2 View Details
Advanced statistics builds upon the basic fund of statistical knowledge and numeracy skills. Focuses on testing hypotheses in Psychology by combining the explanatory power of multiple variables.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 2110 and Psychology 2112

Offering: 3-1; 0-0
Notes: Students in the Specialized Honours program must take this course before their thesis year. Students with previous credit in Psychology 2101 may not take this course for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3114 Principles of Psychopharmacology View Details
An introduction to psychopharmacology focusing on key principles related to pharmacokinetics (e.g., routes of drug administration, drug metabolism), pharmacodynamics (e.g., neurotransmitters systems), tolerance, withdrawal, and addiction. Research methods and paradigms in the field are discussed and principles are illustrated with psychoactive drugs such as alcohol.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100 and an additional 0.5 FCE in Psychology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students with previous credit in Psychology 3401 may not take Psychology 3114/3115 for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3115 Drugs and Behaviour View Details
Builds on the principles of psychopharmacology and examines the psychopharmacology of specific psychoactive drugs and drug classes (e.g., opioids, cannabis, cocaine, antidepressants). Drugs will be examined in terms of their pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, effects on the body and behaviour, tolerance and dependence, and therapeutic applications. Research on drug effects in both humans and animal models is critically examined and discussed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100 and Psychology 3114

Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Notes: Students with previous credit in Psychology 3401 may not take Psychology 3114/3115 for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3210 Cultural Psychology View Details
A review of research and theory on how psychological processes support the acquisition, spread, and development of cultural knowledge and practices, and how culture, in turn, influences human thought and behaviour. The questions of what is universal and what is variable psychologically across cultures and the role that evolution and the environment play in psychological universality and diversity will be explored. Topics will include the psychological foundations of culture, the psychological bases of enculturation, the cultural limits of psychological knowledge, cross-culturally divergent ways of thinking, feeling, and acting, psychological acculturation, and the relations between psychology, anthropology, and other social sciences.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100 and an additional 0.5 FCE in Psychology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3211 Environmental Psychology View Details
An in-depth review of how social, cultural, and cognitive psychological factors interact to produce, maintain, and resolve environmental problems. The roles of these factors in adaptation to climate change and cultural shifts to sustainability are also explored. Topics within environmental psychology will include social influence, attitudes, motivation, cultural values, and implicit cognitive processes.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100 or student must be in second year or higher and have completed 1.0 FCE Psychology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3331 Industrial and Organizational Psychology View Details
A survey of the application of Psychology in business and industry emphasizing research methodology and the results of relevant research.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100 and an additional 0.5 FCE in Psychology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3350 Forensic Psychology View Details
An examination of the relationship between psychology, crime, and the legal system. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of the psychologist in criminal justice proceedings.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100 and an additional 0.5 FCE Psychology or 0.5 FCE Criminology

Cross-List(s): Criminology 3350
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3511 Animal Behaviour View Details
An historic, methodological and substantive introduction to animal behaviour is presented from the perspectives of comparative psychology, ethology, sociobiology and ecology.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100 and an additional 0.5 FCE Psychology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3715 Psychology of Human Sexuality View Details
A multi-disciplinary examination of the complex issues involved in human sexuality. Topics will include anatomy, physiology, ethics, unconventional sexuality, aging, and identification and treatment of sexual disorders.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3811 Special Topics in Psychology View Details
This course will cover a specific topic in Psychology. The topic may vary from year to year and will be announced in advance by the Department.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Psychology 1100
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 3815 Directed Reading View Details
A course of specialized readings arranged between a student and a faculty member within the Department of Psychology. Topics generally relate to those areas of Psychology in which faculty members have specific expertise or research experience.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Three FCEs in Psychology, or permission of the instructor and Chair of the Department

Special Topic: Yes
Notes: Before registering in this course, students must obtain the written permission of the department faculty member who will direct their work, as well as the permission of the Chair of the Department.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4012 Evolutionary Psychology View Details
Presents an integrated framework for thinking about all aspects of mind and behaviour. Focuses on the theoretical foundations and assumptions of evolutionary psychology such as natural and sexual selection, adaptation, inclusive fitness, and the levels and targets of selection. Explores issues such as innateness and development, the significance of ancestral ecology, the modularity of mind, and the origins of cooperation and culture. Students will be equipped with the means to view any psychological phenomenon, be it development, emotions, cognition, personality, or social interactions, from an evolutionary perspective.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

3.0 FCEs in Psychology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students with previous credit in Psychology 2451 may not take Psychology 4012 for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4013 Addiction Processes View Details
In-depth exploration of theory and research on addiction.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

3.0 FCEs in Psychology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4014 Indigenous Mental Health View Details
An in-depth exploration of mental health and addiction among Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

3.0 FCEs in Psychology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4015 Psychological Tests and Measures View Details
Examines and critically evaluates tests and scales that are used to measure psychological constructs. Tests of intelligence, aptitude, achievement, personality, psychopathology, and specific behaviours will be covered.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 3015 and 2.5 FCE additional Psychology credits

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students with previous credit in Psychology 3201 may not take Psychology 3015/4015 for credit
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4016 Advanced Seminar in Psychology View Details
This capstone course provides students with the opportunity to integrate their learning from across Psychology to demonstrate capacity for advanced scientific reasoning, problem solving, and communication in an area of their choice. Students will reflect on and evaluate their learning in relation to ethics, critical thinking, and professional development in Psychology.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 3112

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: This course is open only to 4th year students in a 4-year Psychology major program. Students cannot take both 4901 and this course.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4019 Perception and Perceptual Process View Details
Higher-ordered visual and auditory processes such as colour, form, movement, depth, loudness, pitch, and speech perception as well as mechanisms of attention will be investigated. Some clinical dysregulations and pathologies that help illuminate understanding of key processing pathways will also be explored.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 3019

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students with previous credit in Psychology 3161 may not take Psychology 3019/4019 for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4032 Psychotherapy View Details
Demystifies the concept of psychotherapy, explores the diversity of psychotherapeutic models, reinforces its scientific and empirical bases, and discusses the implications of contextual and clientele variables. The importance of ethics and professional issues as well as appropriate professional training and credentials through various career trajectories for the purpose of public protection will also be covered.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

3.0 FCEs in Psychology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Psychology 4020 may not take Psychology 4032 for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4033 Advanced Seminar in Psychotherapy View Details
An advanced, critical analysis of contemporary psychotherapeutic modalities and their underlying theoretical and empirical bases, process of change, and empirical evidence on their efficacy. Their limitations will also be discussed. Suited to students interested in graduate studies in clinical or counselling psychology. Selection of specific topics may vary from year to year.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

3.0 FCEs in Psychology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Psychology 4020 may not take Psychology 4033 for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4111 Statistics for Psychology 3 View Details
For the aspiring researcher in Psychology, newer and specialized statistical procedures will be the focus. Prepares students to plan, analyze, and interpret the results of their honours thesis.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 3112 and an additional 2.5 FCEs in Psychology

Offering: 3-1; 0-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4151 Advanced Studies in the Psychology of Aging View Details
An in-depth examination of selected topics in normal aging, with emphasis on both research methodology and the practical utilization of findings. Measurement and research design issues associated with the use of primary versus secondary data (e.g., survey data and administrative data) will be explored. The topics included will range from physical performance through cognition to psychosocial well-being, with the main theoretical perspective being on the promotion of a higher quality of life in older people.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 2016 and an additional 2.5 FCEs Psychology

Cross-List(s): Gerontology 4151
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4212 Gender Issues in Psychology View Details
The influence of gender on human functioning is omnipresent but rarely recognized in everyday life. Offers a critical examination of the construct of gender, and its contributions to the human experience in different life domains, stress and coping, and psychopathology and social problems. An international perspective will also be adopted to demonstrate the intersection between gender and culture.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

3.0 FCEs Psychology or 2.0 FCEs Psychology and 1.0 FCE Women's Studies

Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 4212
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Women's Studies Group 2 Course
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4215 Community Psychology View Details
An in-depth review of how the interactions between person and society impact upon individual and community functioning. Research will be explored on the ways in which individuals interact with other individuals, social groups, institutions, communities, the larger culture, and environment. A specific focus will be the effects of various social issues on individual and community well-being. Topics will include, unemployment, discrimination, environmental degradation, intergroup conflict, immigration, and diversity.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

3.0 FCEs in Psychology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4331 Advanced Social Psychology View Details
Applications of social psychology and selected research and theoretical issues (e.g., aggression, social cognition, health, cooperation, relationships, conflict, social influence). Required readings for each class that will be discussed by the group.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 2015 and an additional 2.5 FCEs in Psychology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4511 Human Memory View Details
Neurological, information processing, and cognitive perspectives on human learning and memory. The topics include acquisition, storage, and retrieval of memory, the durability of memory, the development of specific skills, everyday/applied memory, and disorders of memory.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

3.0 FCEs in Psychology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4531 Emotion and Motivation View Details
Neurophysiological, evolutionary, information processing, and cognitive/affective perspectives on human emotion, motivation and the interaction of human emotion and cognition. The topics include emotion as behaviour, communication, and representation and descriptions of the physiological and affective contributions to motivated behaviour and decisions.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

3.0 FCEs in Psychology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4611 History of Psychology View Details
The historical and theoretical foundations of psychology from its philosophical and scientific antecedents to the early studies of the nervous system will be reviewed. Main currents in psychological thought such as the emergence of experimental psychology and the development of clinical psychology will be emphasized.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

3.0 FCEs in Psychology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4711 Neuropsychological Dysfunctions View Details
An introduction to human neuropsychology and neuropsychological dysfunctions. Neuropsychology involves the study of relationships between brain functions and behaviour. A focus will be on examining structural and functional brain and behaviour changes in various neurological disorders (e.g., cerebrovascular disorders), psychiatric disorders (e.g., schizophrenia), dementias (e.g., Alzheimer’s), and types of brain injury.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

3.0 FCEs in Psychology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4811 Special Topics in Psychology View Details
This course will cover a specific topic in Psychology. The topic may vary from year to year and will be announced in advance by the Department.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Three FCEs in Psychology, or permission of the instructor and Chair of the Department

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology 4901 Honours Thesis View Details
Intended for students planning to pursue graduate studies. This capstone experience provides students with the opportunity to integrate their learning and to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have gained throughout their studies in Psychology. Students will work with a faculty supervisor to engage in all stages of the research process, from conceptualization to communication of findings.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 3112 and 3015

Corequisite(s): Psychology 4111
Notes: This course is restricted to students in the Specialized Honours programs. Registration is by special permission only. Students must apply to the Department of Psychology by November of the year before their thesis year (normally the third year). See Department of Psychology website for more information.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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