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2019 May Semester
Apr 21, 2019
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PSYC 101 - Psychology as a Science
This course describes psychology as a basic science in two logical modules: psychology as a natural science and psychology as a social science. May be taken concurrently with PSYC 102-3.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 102 - Psychology and Human Problems
This course describes how psychological science has been applied to understanding and dealing with many of the practical problems of human existence. Topics addressed include the promotion of healthy human development, health science applications of psychology, including the description and treatment of psychological disorders and the contribution of psychology to the understanding and modifications of social problems.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 200 - Contemporary Issues in Psychology
Please note this course is no longer offered as of September 2019. This course deals with how concepts from psychology may be addressed to topics of current public interest. Examples of issues that may be included are psychological issues in the north, family violence, psychology and the justice system, modelling intelligent behaviour. The theme of the course will be updated each year and advertised in advance. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, World Wide Web

PSYC 202 - Philosophy of Mind
This course provides an introduction to fundamental issues in the philosophy of mind including the nature of the mind, the relationship between the mind and the body, and the nature of our thoughts and perceptions. Also included is an introduction to the works of some of the leading philosophers in the field.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

PSYC 215 - Research Design and Methodology in Psychology I
In this course students will learn basic research design and the methods psychologists use to investigate behaviour and mental processes, with particular emphasis on empirical methodology. This course provides students with hands-on experience in research design, data collection and writing research reports in APA style.

Please note: You must register separately in lecture and lab components if applicable.


Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

PSYC 220 - Psychology of Gender and Gender Relations
An introduction to contemporary issues related to differences in the experience and behaviour of males and females.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 301 - Social Psychology
This course examines human behaviour in its social context. Specific topics covered include interpersonal interaction, social motivation and attitudes, prejudice, socialization and communication.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

PSYC 303 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
This course provides an introduction to the study of abnormal behaviour. Topics include the history of psychopathology, definitions of abnormality, classification and assessment, models of psychopathology and an introduction to the specific syndromes of abnormal behaviour.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 306 - Theories of Personality
This course provides an introduction to the study of personality. Influential models of personality structure and function are examined as are techniques for personality assessment.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

PSYC 307 - Motivation and Emotion
This course addresses the properties and determinants of motivated behaviour and emotional states. Topics include eating and drinking, defence, sexual behaviour and the nature, structure and mechanisms of emotion.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 309 - Introduction to Health Psychology
This course provides an introduction to behavioural health science.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 315 - Design and Analysis of Psychological Research I
This course addresses the design, description and analysis psychological research. Principles of research design are taught, along with common methods for analyzing data from descriptive statistics through correlational and nonparametric techniques to analysis of variance. Multivariate methods are introduced. Research design and analysis issues are addressed in an integrated manner.

Please note: You must register separately in lecture and lab components.


Credits: 0.000 OR 4.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

PSYC 316 - Design and Analysis of Psychological Research II
This course is a continuation of Psychology 315-4, addressing the design, description and analysis of psychological research.

Please note: You must register separately in lecture and lab components.


Credits: 0.000 OR 4.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

PSYC 317 - Psychobiology
This course offers an introduction to the study of the biological roots of behaviour. It addresses the structure and function of the nervous system and its role in psychological processes, including perception, emotion, motivation, cognition, memory and overt behaviour.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory, World Wide Web

PSYC 318 - Sensation and Perception
This course offers an introduction to the study of sensory processes. Topics include vision, audition, taste, olfaction and somesthetic senses. These are taught within the context of the physiological and psychophysical methods that give rise to knowledge in this field.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

PSYC 320 - The Psychology of Learning
This course provides an introduction to the study of learning. Topics covered include classical and operant processes, and cognitive models of response acquisition and change.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

PSYC 330 - Cognition
This course provides an introduction to current research and theories of human mental processes and the methods used to study them. Topics may include attention, memory processes and systems, concept formation, language processing, problem solving, reasoning, and judgement and choice.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

PSYC 345 - Lifespan Development
This course addresses the development of psychological abilities and characteristics and the mechanisms that subserve them. The full range of the human lifespan, from the prenatal period to the senior years, is examined.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

PSYC 401 - Advanced Social Psychology
Advanced issues in the examination of human behaviour in its social context.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 403 - Patterns of Psychopathology and Their Treatment
This course addresses major syndromes of abnormal behaviour, introducing students to the major biological and experiential theories of their origins. Approaches to treatment are also addressed.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 405 - Clinical Psychology
This course deals with the contemporary practice of clinical psychology. Topics include the role of the clinical psychologist, psychological assessment, the conduct of psychological therapies and ethical issues.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 408 - Environmental Problems and Human Behaviour
This course is a study of the individual’s role in environmental conservation. Many environmental problems have their origin in human behaviour. The field of psychology is able to identify factors within and outside the individual that give rise to unsustainable lifestyles and, therefore, to identify approaches to conservation that take human psychology and well-being into consideration.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

PSYC 409 - Advanced Health Psychology
This course focuses on advanced issues in the field of health psychology. Topics include psychology, epidemiology, health behaviour and its determinants, stress and its management, the modification of health-related behaviour, disease prevention and health promotion. Note: BHSc students can use HHSC 351-3 as a pre-requisite in lieu of PSYC 215-3.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 415 - Advanced Developmental Psychology
This course deals with advanced issues in the field of developmental psychology. Topics may include development of self, sex differences in interpersonal styles, adolescent problems such as drug and alcohol abuse, pregnancy and suicide, parenting, divorce, families, adulthood, death and bereavement, or successful aging.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 417 - Behaviour Modification
This course examines the application of behavioural and social learning concepts to the change of problematic human behaviour.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 418 - Advanced Issues in Perception and Sensation
This course provides a treatment of advanced questions in the study of perception. Building on an understanding of fundamental sensory mechanisms, this course provides further exploration of the mechanisms of perception and the manner in which perceptual processes are integrated with such other psychological processes as attention, learning, memory and cognition. Mechanisms are highlighted by discussion of such topics as the perception of pain, emotion and speech.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 419 - Neuropsychology
An introduction to sensory, motor, cognitive and affective disorders resulting from brain damage and dysfunction.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 427 - Cross-Cultural Psychology
This course deals with cultural differences in behaviour, with a special emphasis on intercultural issues in pluralistic societies.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 430 - Advanced Cognitive Psychology
This course examines advanced issues in the study of cognition. Topics may include models of memory, implicit learning, decision theory, computer simulation of thought and action.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

PSYC 442 - Methods in Developmental Psychology
This course addresses experimental and observational methods used in developmental psychology.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 445 - Methods in Perception and Psychophysics
This course provides exposure to the psychophysical techniques used in the study of human sensory systems and perception.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Laboratory

PSYC 450 - Tests and Measures
This course provides exposure to the design, conduct, and interpretation of common techniques for describing human thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

PSYC 455 - Methods in Social Psychology
This course addresses experimental and observational techniques commonly used to test hypotheses about human social behaviour.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

PSYC 460 - Methods in Cognitive Psychology
This seminar-style course allows students to discuss, present and critically evaluate research on human mental processes, with particular emphasis on methodological issues.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

PSYC 470 - Psychophysiology
This course offers an introduction to the measurement of physiological responses to psychological conditions.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Laboratory

PSYC 475 - The Evaluation of Social Programs
This course offers an introduction to the methods and processes of program evaluation. Topics covered include needs assessment, the development of measures, formative and summative evaluation.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, World Wide Web

PSYC 485 - Current Topics in Psychological Research
This course provides exposure to advanced laboratory methods applied to areas of emerging interest in psychology.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

Course Attributes:
Upper Division Course

PSYC 490 - Honours Thesis I
In this course, students pursue an independent research project. Credit for this course is based on the introduction and proposed methodology for the project.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Undergrad Thesis

PSYC 495 - Honours Thesis II
In this course, students pursue an independent research project. Credit for this course is based on a report of the results and implications of the project.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Undergrad Thesis

PSYC 497 - Senior Seminar
This course provides an integrative seminar for advanced students. Enrolment is restricted to fourth-year Psychology students.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar, Tutorial

PSYC 498 - Special Topics in Psychology
A course on a special topic, delivered in a lecture or seminar format. No more than 3 credits in Special Topics courses may be applied toward a major in Psychology.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Laboratory, World Wide Web
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Course Attributes:
Upper Division Course

PSYC 499 - Independent Study
A course on a selected topic based on readings directed by an instructor. The course format and requirements will be based on a formal contract with the instructor. No more than 6 credits may be applied toward a major in Psychology.
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed, World Wide Web

Course Attributes:
Upper Division Course

PSYC 600 - Quantitative Methods I
This course will emphasize linear statistical models involving one response variable (i.e. univariate methods). An objective of this coure is to show that analyses of observational, experimental, and quasi-experimental designs are all subsumed under the rubric of linear modeling (e.g., regression modelling and the traditional inferential mechanisms of ANOVA). If time permits, logistic regression will be introduced. The laboratory component of the course will focus on the use of a statistical package to produce results. Examples will be drawn from the health and human sciences, broadly defined.
Credits: 0.000 OR 4.000

Levels: Graduate, Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

PSYC 605 - Quantitative Methods II
This course will consider statistical models involving multiple response variables (i.e., multivariate methods). The course will cover: MANOVA, discriminant function analysis, repeated measures designs, principal components analysis and an introduction to factor analysis. If time permits, loglinear models will be introduced. The laboratory component of the course will focus on the use of a statistical package to produce results. Examples will be drawn from the health and human science, broadly defined.
Credits: 0.000 OR 4.000

Levels: Graduate, Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

PSYC 610 - Cognitive Neuroscience
This course provides exposure to major and emergent issues in the study of brain and behaviour relationships. The focus of this course is the theoretical and physiological basis of neuropsychological processes.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate, Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 615 - Social Psychology
Advanced study of social psychology and social cognition. This course provides exposure to major current issues in the study of social behaviour. Topic of special relevance to the social problems of the north will be considered.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate, Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 620 - Health Psychology
An advanced seminar in health psychology, dealing with such areas as psychosocial epidemiology, stress and its management, social factors and health, behavioural risk factors for chronic disease and disability, and intervention programs based on behavioural change.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate, Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, World Wide Web

PSYC 631 - Psychopathology
Historical and current approaches to the study of behaviour disorders and problems of life adjustment, including critical evaluation of empirical findings in selected areas. Classification systems, including the current revision of the APA Diagnostic and Statistical manual, will be critically reviewed.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate, Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture

PSYC 635 - Cognition and Learning
Advanced study of cognition and cognitive processes.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate, Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

PSYC 645 - Developmental Psychology
Advanced study of human development from infancy through adulthood.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate, Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

PSYC 690 - Master's Thesis
An original, empirical research project.
Credits: 12.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Masters Thesis

PSYC 712 - Independent Research
Allows an MSc student to conduct research under the supervision of a faculty member.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed

PSYC 720 - Cross-Cultural Communication in Health Care Settings
This course focuses on communication (including information transmission and interactive processes) between health professionals and people of differing cultural backgrounds. Issues examined include gaps in health perceptions between service providers and diverse groups, barriers within, and proposed changes to, the health care system.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate, Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed

PSYC 725 - Cognitive Neuropsychological Assessment
This course provides exposure to the assessment of cognitive neuropsychological functioning. Emphasis is placed on providing practical hands-on experience in the administration and scoring of commonly used tests of mental status, depression, achievement, memory, and/or intelligence. Also included is an introduction to fundamental measurement concepts and ethics.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate, Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

PSYC 726 - Personality Assessment
This course provides exposure to standardized procedures for the evaluation of personality. Emphasis is placed on administration, scoring, and interpretation of objective tests of personality. Also included is an overview of the history and theories of personality assessment, psychometrics, responsible test use, and current controversies.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate, Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture

PSYC 730 - Psychological Interventions
An advanced seminar on the application of psychological procedures to the change of human social, emotional, behavioural and personality functioning.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate, Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

PSYC 740 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychology
An advanced seminar focused on scientific and professional, ethical and legal issues.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate, Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Seminar

PSYC 750 - Special Topics in Advanced Psychology
Advanced study in specific substantive areas. Topics may include aging, communicating theory, cross-cultural issues, emotion, gender, health promotion, history and systems, and so forth. Topic area will be noted on transcript.
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

PSYC 760 - Research Practicum
The research practicum will focus on the acquisition of technical skills and practical research experience. Students will be expected to demonstrate the use of experimental methods consistent with their career goals. They will have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills in individual research laboratories in psychology.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Practicum

PSYC 770 - Fieldwork Practicum
Supervised exposure to applied psychology practice. Includes observation of applied psychology, supervised practice of assessment and/or intervention techniques, participation in case supervision, and attendance at case conferences.
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Graduate, Doctoral
Schedule Types: Practicum

PSYC 800 - Graduate Seminar I
The graduate seminar is geared toward developing critical thinking skills and aims to help students evaluate a broad spectrum of topics. The seminar functions to generate debate on key issues, promote interaction with faculty members and other students in the program, and act as a context for presentations by the students. Each student is expected to give, in a manner acceptable for a national or international conference presentation, one presentation in each semester of enrolment.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Self-Directed, Final Exam, Seminar

PSYC 805 - Advanced Topics in Quantitative Psychology
This course is designed to introduce students to advanced topics in quantitative psychology. The course content may vary from year to year and will be determined, in part, by program requirements. Some possible topics are: (a) quasi- experimental design and field studies, (b) factor analysis and structural equation modeling, (c) loglinear modeling and logistic regression, (d) signal detection theory, (e) scaling, (f) psychometric theory, or (g) nonparametric statistics. Examples will be drawn from the health and behavioural sciences, broadly defined.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture

PSYC 810 - Cognitive Neuroscience
This course provides exposure to major and emergent issues in the study of brain and behaviour relationships. The focus of the course is on the theoretical and physiological basis of neuropsychological processes.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

PSYC 812 - Independent Research
Allows a PhD student to conduct research under the supervision of a faculty member.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Self-Directed

PSYC 815 - Social Psychology
This course offers an advanced study of social psychology and social cognition. The course provides exposure to major current issues in the study of social behaviour. Topics of special relevance to the social problems of the north are considered.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Self-Directed, Final Exam, Seminar

PSYC 820 - Health Psychology
This is an advanced seminar in health psychology dealing with such areas as psychosocial epidemiology, stress and its management, social factors and health, behavioural risk factors for chronic disease and disability, and intervention programs based on behavioural change.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Seminar, World Wide Web

PSYC 822 - Cross-Cultural Communication in Health Care Settings
This course focuses on communication (including information transmission and interactive processes) between health professionals and people of differing cultural backgrounds. Issues examined include gaps in health perceptions between service providers and diverse groups, barriers within, and proposed changes to, the health care system.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Seminar

PSYC 825 - Cognitive Neuropsychological Assessment
This course provides exposure to the assessment of cognitive neuropsychological functioning. Emphasis is placed on providing practical hands-on experience in the administration and scoring of commonly used tests of mental status, depression, achievement, memory, and/or intelligence. Also included is an introduction to fundamental measurement concepts and ethics.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Seminar

PSYC 826 - Personality Assessment
This course provides exposure to standardized procedures for the evaluation of personality. Emphasis is placed on administration, scoring, and interpretation of objective tests of personality. Also included is an overview of the history and theories of personality assessment, psychometrics, responsible test use, and current controversies.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Seminar

PSYC 830 - Psychological Interventions
This is an advanced seminar on the application of psychological procedures to the change of human social, emotional, behavioural and personality functioning.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Seminar

PSYC 831 - Psychopathology
This course examines historical and current approaches to the study of behaviour disorders and problems of life adjustment, including critical evaluation of empirical findings in selected areas. Classification systems, including the current revision of the APA Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, are critically reviewed.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Seminar

PSYC 835 - Cognition and Learning
This course provides an advanced study of cognition and cognitive processes.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Self-Directed, Final Exam, Seminar

PSYC 845 - Developmental Psychology
This course provides an advanced study of human development from infancy through adulthood.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Seminar

PSYC 850 - Special Topics in Advanced Psychology
This course provides an advanced study in specific substantive areas. Topics may include aging, communication theory, cross-cultural issues, emotion, gender, and health promotion, history and systems. The topic area is noted on the transcript.
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Self-Directed, Seminar

PSYC 860 - Research Practicum
The research practicum focuses on the acquisition of technical skills and practical research experience. PhD students are expected to demonstrate the use of experiential methods consistent with their career goals. They have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills in individual research laboratories in psychology.
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture, Practicum

PSYC 870 - Fieldwork Practicum
This course provides supervised exposure to applied psychology practice. It includes observation of applied psychology, supervised practice of assessment and/or intervention techniques, participation in case supervision, and attendance at case conferences.
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Seminar

PSYC 890 - PhD Dissertation
An original, empirical research project.
Credits: 12.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Doctoral Thesis


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