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Psych 1000 and 1001
Introduction to Psychology
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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.
Psychology 1000 is a prerequisite for Psychology 1001
Psych 2025
Survey of Developmental Psychology
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A survey of the cognitive, social, and personality development of people. Development will be tracked from the prenatal stage to old age. Topics to be studied shall include: research methodology, genetics, prenatal development, environmental effects during prenatal development, attachment, emotional development, language development, intelligence, cognitive development, socialization, sex-roles and gender identity, adolescence, adulthood and aging.
Credit may not be obtained for Psychology 2025 and either of Psychology 2010 or 2011
Psych 2125
Survey of Social Psychology
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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.
Credit may not be obtained for Psychology 2125 and either of Psychology 2100 or 2120
Psych 2225
Survey of Learning
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A survey of learning phenomena and learning theories. Topics to be studied shall include: the evolutionary context of learning, habituation and sensitization, imprinting, Pavlovian conditioning, instrumental learning, generalization and discrimination in learning and neural mechanisms of learning.
Credit may not be obtained for Psychology 2225 and either of Psychology 2240 or 2250
Psych 2425
Survey of Cognitive Psychology
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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 practiced and skilled performance.
Credit may not be obtained for Psychology 2425 and either of Psychology 2440 or 3450
Psych 2625
Survey of Personality
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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.
Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 2625 and any of the following: Psychology 2610, Psychology 2620, and the former Psychology 2200
Psych 2800
Drugs and Behaviour
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This course is an examination of the neurophysiology of drug action, the measurable effect of drugs on experimentally controlled behaviour, and a survey of information available on common self-administered drugs and their immediate and long-term effects.
Psych 2825
Survey of Biological Psychology
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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.
Credit may not be obtained for Psychology 2825 and either of Psychology 2810 or 2850
Psych 2925
Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology I
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This course will cover basic research methods and supporting statistical concepts and techniques. Basic methods will include observational techniques, correlational studies, and surveys. Supporting statistical concepts will include populations and samples, measures of central tendency and variability, basic probability, correlation, simple linear regression and validity and reliability. Supporting statistical techniques will include producing tables and graphs, and the calculation and interpretation of measures of central tendency, variability, probabilities, correlation, and simple linear regression. Students will also learn how to write a description of a simple study in basic APA style, and how to use a statistical package to analyze surveys and calculate correlation. Basic ethical principles in conducting research will be introduced. This course includes a weekly laboratory.
weekly laboratory
Credit may not be obtained for Psychology 2925 and any of the following: Psychology 2900, Statistics 2500, Statistics 2510, Statistics 2550
Psych 2950
Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology II
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This course 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 analyze a report of an experiment, how to use and interpret a statistical package to analyze experimental data, and how to conduct literature searches.
weekly laboratory
Credit may not be obtained for Psychology 2950 and any of the following: Psychology 2901, Statistics 2501, Statistics 2560
Psychology 2925 or equivalent
Psych 3025
Contemporary Issues in Developmental Psychology
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2925 and Psychology 2025
Psych 3040
Contemporary Issues in Death and Dying
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Psych 3125
Contemporary Issues in Social Psychology.
NoNoNo
Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2125
Psych 3126
Contemporary Issues in the Psychology of Women
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Psych 3225
Contemporary Issues in Learning.
NoNoNo
Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2225
Psych 3226
Contemporary Issues in the Psychology of Education
NoNoNo
Psych 3325
Contemporary Issues in Sensation and Perception.
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Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2425 or 2825
Psych 3425
Contemporary Issues in Memory and Cognition.
YesNoNo
Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2425
Psych 3525
Contemporary Issues in Emotion.
NoNoNo
Psychology 2925 and any Survey Course in Psychology from the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Psychology Program
Psych 3533
Sexual Behaviour
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This course is a psychological analysis of sexual behaviour. The course will examine the physiological, behavioural, social and personality bases of the male and female sexual response, heterosexuality and homosexuality and other sexual behaviour. Other topics may include the social precursors of human sexual behaviour, sex therapy, pregnancy and childbirth, and nonhuman sexual behaviour.
Credit may not be obtained for PSYC 3533 and the former PSYC 3300.
PSYC 1000 and 1001.
Psych 3625
Contemporary Issues in Personality.
YesNoNo
Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2625
Psych 3626
Contemporary Issues in Abnormal Psychology.
NoNoNo
Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 3626 and any of the following Psychology 3640, Psychology 3650, and the former Psychology 3600
Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2625
Psych 3627
Contemporary Issues in Psychotherapy.
NoNoNo
Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2025 or 2125 or 2625
Psych 3628
Contemporary Issues in Psychological Testing and Measurement.
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Psychology 2950 and any one of Psychology 2025, 2125, 2425, 2625
Psych 3725
Contemporary Issues in Animal Behaviour.
NoNoNo
Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2825 or Psychology 2225
Psych 3825
Contemporary Issues in Physiological Psychology.
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Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2825
Psych 3950
Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology III
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This course will cover advanced research methods, including survey methods, and supporting statistical concepts and techniques. Designs will include single factor designs and multi-factor designs with both random and fixed factors. Supporting statistical concepts will include analysis of variance (ANOVA) from a linear model perspective, statistical power, and multiple regression, including model building. There may be a general introduction to multivariate statistical techniques. Ethical issues in research will be discussed in detail. Students will be required to design and carry out at least one research project from the design to the writeup stage, including an ethics review.
weekly laboratory
Credit may not be obtained for Psychology 3950 and any of the following: Psychology 3900, Statistics 3520, the former Psychology 3520
Psychology 2950 or equivalent
Psych 4910
Systems of Psychology
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A study of paradigms and explanations in contemporary psychology in the context of their historical antecedents.
Seventy-eight credit hours in University courses including (a) six credit hours in Psychology laboratory courses from Clause 1(b) of the Requirements for a Major in Psychology or (b) Psychology 3425 or (c) Psychology 3950
Psych 4925
Senior Seminar in Psychology
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Weekly seminars for faculty and senior students in Psychology. Current issues in academic and professional psychology shall be discussed.
Thirty credit hours in Psychology including 3950 (or permission of the Chair of Psychology)
Psych 4950
Independent Project in Psychology
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Under the supervision of a Faculty member, students will independently carry out approved projects and prepare reports of their findings.
Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 4950 and Psychology 4951
Thirty credit hours in Psychology including 3950 (or permission of the Chair of Psychology)
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