|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 2025 - Survey of Developmental Psychology. |
Survey of Developmental Psychology is 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.
- Note: CR: Psychology 2010 and Psychology 2011
|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 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 2800 - Drugs and Behaviour. |
Drugs and Behaviour 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.
- Note: PR: PSYC 1000 and 1001
UL: cannot be used towards the Psychology major
|Psych 2925 - Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology I. |
Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology I 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 analyse surveys and calculate correlation. Basic ethical principles in conducting research will be introduced.
- Note: This course includes a weekly laboratory.
CR: Psychology 2910, Statistics 2500, Statistics 2550, the former Psychology 2900, and the former Statistics 2510
|Psych 3040 - Contemporary Issues in Death and Dying. |
Contemporary Issues in the Psychology of Death and Dying uses psychological research, theory, and clinical experience to study death, dying and bereavement throughout the life cycle. Some selected topics include understanding death, the process of dying, care of the dying, medical ethics, suicide, and the psychological impact of life-threatening conditions. In addition, trauma, grief, and bereavement in children, adolescents, and adults are explored.
- Note: PR: Six credit hours in 2000 level psychology courses
|Psych 3125 - Contemporary Issues in Social Psychology.. |
Contemporary Issues in Social Psychology examines in depth one or more areas of research within social psychology. Some topics that may be examined include the psychology of prejudice, criminal behaviour, social influence, and aggression.
- Note: PR: Psychology 2125 and Psychology 2925
|Psych 3525 - Contemporary Issues in Emotion.. |
Contemporary Issues in Emotion introduces the biological, cognitive, and social influences on emotions. Attention is given to unconscious (automatic) processes, nonverbal emotional expressions, and understanding specific emotions. Contemporary research may be highlighted in such areas as the effects of hormones, emotional intelligence, the consequences of problems in emotional development, or emotions in therapy.
- Note: PR: Psychology 2925 and any Survey Course in Psychology from the Grenfell Campus Psychology Program
|Psych 3625 - Contemporary Issues in Personality.. |
Contemporary Issues in Personality examines in depth one or more areas of research with personality psychology. Some topics that may be examined include stress and health, psychoanalysis, psychology of motivation, and personality in work organizations
- Note: PR: Psychology 2625 and Psychology 2925
|Psych 3627 - Contemporary Issues in Psychotherapy.. |
Contemporary Issues in Psychotherapy introduces students to the major theories, concepts and practices of contemporary approaches to psychotherapy. It includes the exploration of ethical and professional issues in professional practice.
- Note: PR: Psychology 2625 and Psychology 2925
|Psych 3725 - Contemporary Issues in Animal Behaviour.. |
Contemporary Issues in Animal Behaviour includes one or more areas of research in animal behaviour and/or evolutionary psychology. Topics may include history of animal behaviour and/or evolutionary psychology, genetic analysis of behaviour, evolutionary theory and natural selection, development of behaviour, sensation and perception, orientation, foraging, antipredator behaviour, learning, cognition, sociality and dispersion, sexual reproduction and sexual selection, parental care and mating systems, altruism, aggression, communication and social dominance.
- Note: PR: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2825 or Psychology 2225
|Psych 3950 - Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology III. |
Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology III 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.
- Note: CR: the former Psychology 2901, Statistics 2501, and Statistics 2560
LH: a weekly laboratory
PR: Psychology 2925 or equivalent
|Psych 4950 - Independent Project in Psychology. |
Independent Project in Psychology is under the supervision of a Faculty member where students will independently carry out approved projects and prepare reports of their findings.
- Note: CR: Psychology 4951
PR: 30 credit hours in Psychology including Psychology 3950 or permission of the Chair of Psychology
|Psych 4959 - Honours Project in Psychology II. |
Honours Project in Psychology II is a continuation of Psychology 4951. Under the supervision of a Faculty member, each student will independently carry out an approved project which will result in an honours thesis.
- Note: PR: Psychology 4951 or the permission of the Chair of Psychology and admission to the Honours program in Psychology