FACULTY OF SCIENCE

PSYCHOLOGY COURSE LIST

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Department.

Non-restricted courses

NOTE: These courses are open to all students who have the appropriate prerequisites. Psychology 1000 and 1001 are prerequisites for all Psychology courses. Students who intend to major in Psychology should note that each course marked with an asterisk is credit-restricted with a Majors laboratory course; consequently, taking these courses will reduce your options in the Majors program.

1000 and 1001. Introduction to Psychology. 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.

*2010. The Psychology of Human Development I. A survey of principles underlying human development from the prenatal stage to adolescence. Topics covered will include sensorimotor, linguistic, perceptual, cognitive and motivational changes.
Prerequisites: Psychology 1000 and 1001.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 2010 and either of the following: Psychology 3050, Psychology 2025.

2011. The Psychology of Human Development II. An examination of relevant research on socialization and personality development with special emphasis on attachment, imitation, sex role and moral development in childhood and adolescence.
Prerequisites: Psychology 1000 and 1001.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 2011 and Psychology 2025.

2012. The Psychology of Human Development III. This course is concerned with the major physical, intellectual and interpersonal changes associated with maturity and aging. It completes the study of the life-span development of the human organism initiated in Psychology 2010 and 2011.
Prerequisites: Psychology 1000 and 1001.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 2012 and Psychology 3052.

*2100. Attitudes and Social Cognition. An examination of the concepts and principles involved in the interaction between the individual and others. Emphasis will be on the theoretical and empirical concerns of attitude formation and change, social perception, and social cognition.
Prerequisites: Psychology 1000 and 1001.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 2100 and either of the following: Psychology 3100, Psychology 2125.

*2120. Interpersonal and Group Processes. (Formerly 2101). An examination of the concepts and principles involved in the interaction between the individual and others. Emphasis will be on the theoretical and empirical concerns of interpersonal relations and group processes.
Prerequisites: Psychology 1000 and 1001.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 2120 and any of the following: Psychology 3160, Psychology 2125, the former Psychology 2101, the former Psychology 2160.

*2440. Human Memory and Cognition. An introduction to the basic principles of human memory and information processing. Topics covered will include the organization, representation and retrieval of information in memory, attention, pattern recognition, language processing, mental imagery, reasoning, problem solving, and decision making. There will be an emphasis on the application of basic principles to real life situations.
Prerequisites: Psychology 1000 and 1001.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 2440 and either of the following: Psychology 3450, Psychology 2425.

2540. Psychology of Gender and Sex Roles. An examination of the influence of gender and sex roles on development and socialization, attitude formation, cognition, personality and mental health.

*2610. Personality. (Formerly 2200). A review of the research and theory pertaining to a psychological understanding of human personality.
Prerequisites: Psychology 1000 and 1001.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 2610 and any of the following: Psychology 2620, Psychology 2625, the former Psychology 2200.

2800. Drugs and Behaviour. 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.
Prerequisites: Psychology 1000 and 1001.

*2810. Brain and Behaviour. (Formerly 2500). A broad survey of physiological psychology at an elementary level. Topics will include the following: structure of the nervous system, nerve conduction, sensory and motor systems, behavioural biology of reproduction, aggression, feeding and drinking, sleep and arousal, pleasure and pain, learning and memory.
Prerequisites: Psychology 1000 and 1001.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 2810 and any of the following: Psychology 2850, Psychology 2825, the former Psychology 2500.

3400. Psycholinguistics. The psychological approach to the study of language concentrating particularly on the areas of speech, meaning, grammar and communication. The research topics to be discussed will include the child's acquisition of language, bilingualism, teaching language to animals, language pathologies, social factors in language use, discourse rules and relationships among brain structure, language and cognition.
Prerequisites: Psychology 1000 and 1001; a course in either Psychology, Linguistics or Anthropology at the 2000-level.

3430. The Psychology of Thinking. (Formerly 2430). This course will present theories and experimental studies of problem solving, creativity and decision making. Topics covered will include the difficulties encountered in problem solving and solutions such as strategies for organizing and representing information, the production of ideas, transfer and discovery learning.
Prerequisites: Psychology 1000 and 1001.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for Psychology 3430 and the former Psychology 2430.

3501. Industrial Psychology. An examination of the theories and concepts of industrial psychology. Topics covered will include research and testing methods, measuring job and performance appraisal systems, personnel selection methods, personnel training and development, work motivation, work stress, designing work for people, and human engineering.
Prerequisite: Any 2000-level course in Psychology.
NOTE: Credit may be obtained for only one of Psychology 3501 and Business 4320.

3533. Sexual Behaviour. (Formerly 3300). 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.
Prerequisites: Psychology 1000 and 1001.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for Psychology 3533 and the former Psychology 3300.

3577. Program Evaluation. Program evaluation methods are used to assess needs, monitor operations, and evaluate outcomes and impacts of programs providing human services, such as training programs, health programs, counselling programs, education programs, and social assistance programs. This course will include an examination of the following topics: program evaluation approaches; psychological principles used in program evaluation methodologies; the design of questions and questionnaires; the use of experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental methods to measure outcomes; the use of qualitative methods such as interviews, focus groups, case studies, diaries, and observation, and how to choose the most appropriate method and approach for a study.
Prerequisite: Any 2000-level Psychology course.

*3640. The Psychology of Abnormal Behaviour. (Formerly 3600). Problems of definition, the history of beliefs about abnormal behaviour and the implication of a behavioural model for the understanding and control of behaviour problems will be discussed.
Prerequisite: Any 2000-level course in Psychology.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 3640 and any of the following: Psychology 3650, Psychology 3626, and the former Psychology 3600.

4810. Human Neuropsychology. Clinical disorders of sensation, perception, movement, memory, language and emotion that have resulted from brain damage or disease will be explained on the basis of current knowledge of brain structure and function. Lateralization of function, disconnection syndromes, and mechanisms of recovery of function following brain damage will also be covered. Related experimental studies of brain structure and function in non-humans will be discussed.
Prerequisite: One of Psychology 2810, 2850 or 3800.

Majors Courses

NOTE: These courses are restricted to Majors and Minors in Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience.

2250. Learning. (Formerly 3150). How organisms adjust their behaviour to regularities in the environment as a result of experience.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2900.
Laboratory period weekly.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 2250 and any of the following: Psychology 2240, Psychology 2225, the former Psychology 2400, the former Psychology 3150.

2360. Perception I. (Formerly 3261). A broad survey of theory and research in sensation and perception.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2900.
Laboratory period weekly.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 2360 and the former Psychology 3261.

2450. Human Memory. (Formerly 3500). An introduction to current human memory research and theory. Structures and processes involved in the encoding, storage, and retrieval of verbal and non-verbal information will be covered with an emphasis on experimental analysis and techniques.
Prerequisite: Psychology 1000, 1001 and 2900.
Laboratory period weekly.

2620. The Experimental Study of Personality. The exploration of human personality with a focus on experimental research.
Laboratory period weekly.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2900.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 2620 and any of the following: Psychology 2610, Psychology 2625, and the former Psychology 2200.

2850. Behavioural Neuroscience. A survey of knowledge about brain mechanisms of behaviour and the methods used to generate this knowledge. Topics will include the following: basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, somatosensory systems and pain, reward, mental illness, sleep and arousal, developmental neurobiology, sexual development and behaviour, regulation of eating and body weight, learning and memory, and cortical function, including cortical mediation of language.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2900.
Laboratory period weekly.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 2850 and any of the following: Psychology 2810, Psychology 2825, the former Psychology 2500.

2900. Design and Analysis I. (Formerly 2510). An introduction to the design of psychological research. Topics to be studied include advantages and disadvantages of the experimental method, the logic, nature, and problem of control, basics of measurement and types of research designs. In addition, applications of such statistical techniques as the t-test, correlation, simple linear regression, chi square, and selected nonparametrics to the analysis of data obtained with elementary research designs, will be considered with special attention to problems inherent in psychological research.
Prerequisites: Psychology 1000 and 1001; Mathematics 1000 or two of 1090, 1050, 1051 (or equivalents).
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 2900 and any of the following: Psychology 2925, Statistics 2500, Statistics 2510, Statistics 2550.

2901. Design and Analysis II. (Formerly 2511). Standard research designs in psychology, between-subject designs with one, two, and three independent variables. The concept of interaction, and its implication for psychological theory, in designs with two and three independent variables. Problems created by unequal numbers of subjects in the various treatment conditions and within-subject designs with one independent variable. An introduction to specific comparisons, applications of the analysis of variance to data obtained with these standard research designs, with special attention to problems inherent in psychological research.
Prerequisites: Psychology 2900.
Laboratory period weekly.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 2901 and any of the following: Psychology 2950, Statistics 2501, Statistics 2560.

3050. Developmental Psychology I. An examination of the methods of study and an evaluation of current findings and theoretical issues of importance to an understanding of development. Topics will be drawn from perception, learning, cognition, social learning, memory and language development.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2900.
Laboratory period weekly.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 3050 and Psychology 2010.

3051. Developmental Psychology II. An examination of the methods of study and an evaluation of current findings and theoretical issues of importance to an understanding of development. The central focus is the nature/nurture issue. Course material will be drawn from such topics as intelligence and intelligence testing, behaviour genetics, maturation/learning, prenatal development, attachment processes, sensitive periods, nutrition, and intervention research.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2900.
Laboratory period weekly.

3100. Social Psychology: Social Cognition. An examination of the concepts and principles involved in the understanding of the social behaviour of the individual. Emphasis will be on the theoretical, empirical, and methodological concerns of social cognition, attitude formation and change, and interpersonal perception.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2900.
Laboratory period weekly.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 3100 and Psychology 2100.

3160. Social Psychology: Group Processes. An examination of the concepts and principles involved in the understanding of the social behaviour of the individual. Emphasis will be on the theoretical, empirical and methodological concerns of interpersonal relations and group processes.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2900.
Laboratory period weekly.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 3160 and any of the following: Psychology 2120, the former Psychology 2101, the former Psychology 2160.

3450. Human Cognition. An introduction to the experimental study of the mental representations and processes involved in human cognition. Topics such as attention, perception and pattern recognition, concepts and the organization of knowledge, language processes, mental imagery, reasoning, problem solving, decision making and skilled performance will be covered with an emphasis on experimental analysis and techniques.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2900.
Laboratory period weekly.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 3450 and either of the following: Psychology 2440, Psychology 2425.

3650. The Experimental Study of Abnormal Behaviour. A literature review of research on major behavior problems.
Prerequisites: One laboratory course from Clause 1(b) of the requirements for a Major in Psychology.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 3650 and any of the following: Psychology 3640, Psychology 3626, and the former Psychology 3600.

3750. Animal Behaviour I. (Same as Biology 3750). An introduction to the mechanisms and development of the behaviour of animals. Topics include the history of ethology and comparative psychology, methods of animal behaviour study, behaviour of animals in relation to physiology, sensory function, learning, communication, orientation, and other areas in Biology and Psychology.
Prerequisites: Biology 1001, 1002 and Psychology 2900.
Laboratory period weekly.
NOTE: Credit may be obtained for only one of Psychology 3750, Biology 3750, the former Psychology 4700 or the former Biology 4700.

3800. Physiological Psychology. An introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system as it relates to behaviour. Topics covered will include neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, sensory systems, motor systems, and development and plasticity of the nervous system.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2900.
Laboratory period weekly.

3900. Design and Analysis III. (Formerly 3520). Complex and specialized research design in Psychology. Multifactor research designs that employ both between- and within-subjects independent variables. Advantages and disadvantages of using multifactor research designs to test psychological hypotheses. Hierarchical designs and incomplete factorials. The use of covariates and blocking to increase experimental precision. Problems created by missing data. Single subject designs. How to answer specific psychological questions in the context of complex designs. The design and analysis of non-experimental psychological research. Applications of such techniques as the analysis of variance and multiple linear regression to the data obtained with these research designs, with special attention to problems inherent in psychological research.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2901.
Laboratory period weekly.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 3900 and any of the following: Psychology 3950, Statistics 3520, the former Psychology 3520.

4050. Selected Topics in Developmental Psychology I.
Prerequisite: Psychology 3050 or 3051.

4051. Selected Topics in Developmental Psychology II.
Prerequisite: Psychology 3050 or 3051.

4150. Selected Topics in Social Psychology I. (Formerly 4200).
Prerequisite: Psychology 3100 or 3160.

4151. Selected Topics in Social Psychology II. (Formerly 4201).
Prerequisite: Psychology 3100 or 3160.

4152. Selected Topics in Applied Social Psychology. (Formerly 4203).
Prerequisite: Psychology 3100 or 3160.

4250. Selected Topics in Learning and Motivation I. (Formerly 4300).
Prerequisite: Psychology 2250.

4251. Selected Topics in Learning and Motivation II. (Formerly 4301).
Prerequisite: Psychology 2250.

4350. Selected Topics in Perception I. A specific topic of current interest in perception will be intensively examined.
Prerequisites: Psychology 2360.

4351. Selected Topics in Perception II. A specific topic of current interest in perception will be intensively examined.
Prerequisites: Psychology 2360.

4400. Selected Topics in Cognition I.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2450 or 3450.

4401. Selected Topics in Cognition II.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2450 or 3450.

4610. Selected Topics in Personality I. (Formerly 4100).
Prerequisite: Psychology 2620.

4620. Selected Topics in Personality II. (Formerly 4101).
Prerequisite: Psychology 2620.

4640. Selected Topics in Applied Behavioural Analysis Procedures with Children. The application of the principles of learning and practice in the assessment and treatment of behaviour problems in children. Treatment is based primarily on contingency management techniques. A practicum in an applied setting is an integral part of the course.
Prerequisites: Psychology 2250, 2620, 3050 and 3650, or permission of the Head of the Department.

4650. Selected Topics in Abnormal Behaviour I.
Prerequisite: Psychology 3640 or 3650.

4651. Selected Topics in Abnormal Behaviour II.
Prerequisite: Psychology 3640 or 3650.

4701. Animal Behaviour II. (Same as Biology 4701). An examination of the behaviour of animals with particular emphasis on evolution and ecology. Topics include behavioural genetics and evolution, reproductive strategies, social behaviour, habitat selection, territoriality, foraging behaviour, and other topics in Biology and Psychology.
Prerequisite: Biology/Psychology 3750.
Laboratory period weekly.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Biology 4701 and Psychology 4701.

4750. Selected Topics in Animal Behaviour I.
Prerequisite: Psychology 3750; or Biology 3750 (Formerly Biology 4700).

4751. Selected Topics in Animal Behaviour II.
Prerequisite: Psychology 3750; or Biology 3750 (Formerly Biology 4700).

4850. Selected Topics in Physiological Psychology I.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2810, 2850 or 3800.

4851. Selected Topics in Physiological Psychology II.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2810, 2850 or 3800.

4900. Selected Topics in Psychometrics and Data Analysis I.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2901.

4901. Selected Topics in Psychometrics and Data Analysis II.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2901.

4910. Systems in Contemporary Psychology. A study of paradigms and explanations in contemporary psychology in the context of their historical antecedents.
Prerequisites: 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.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for Psychology 4910 and the former Psychology 4000 or 4001.

499A/499B. Honours Dissertation. A six credit hours linked course, based on independent study of an approved problem in Psychology. The topic will be chosen in consultation with the Faculty Advisor. The first semester will normally involve directed reading in this area, and preparation of a dissertation proposal. The second semester will be devoted to conducting the study, gathering data, data analysis and preparation of a formal written report. The dissertation must be submitted for grading before the end of the tenth week of the semester in which the student is registered for 499B.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honours Program.


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