Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Science (2007/2008)
5.10 Psychology
5.10.1 Programs in Psychology

The following undergraduate programs are available in the Department.

  1. Major and Honours in Psychology (B.A. or B.Sc.)

  2. Major and Honours in Behavioural Neuroscience (B.Sc. only)

  3. Minor in Psychology (B.A. or B.Sc.)

  4. Joint Honours in Psychology and Biology (B.Sc. Hons. only)

  5. Joint Honours in Psychology (Behavioural Neuroscience) and Biology (B.Sc. Hons. only)

  6. Joint Honours in Psychology (Behavioural Neuroscience) and Biochemistry (B.Sc. Hons. only)

  7. Joint Honours in Psychology (Behavioural Neuroscience) and Biochemistry (Nutrition) (B.Sc. Hons. only)

Details of the joint honours programs are given under the Degree Regulations of the Faculty of Science.

5.10.2 Admission to Major and Minor Programs

Admission to the Major and Minor programs in the Department of Psychology is competitive and selective. Students who wish to enter these programs must submit a completed application form to the Psychology Department by June 1 for Fall semester registration and by October 1 for Winter semester. To be eligible for admission, students must have completed the 24 credit hours as listed below with an average of at least 65% in Psychology 1000/1001 and an overall average of at least 60% in Psychology, English, and Mathematics:

  1. Psychology 1000, 1001

  2. English 1080 and one of 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1110, or equivalents.

  3. Mathematics 1000, or two of 1090, 1050, 1051 (or equivalents).

  4. Six credit hours of electives (9 if only Mathematics 1000 is completed).

Students who fulfil the eligibility requirements compete for a limited number of available spaces. Selection is based on academic performance, normally cumulative average and performance in recent courses.

5.10.3 Admission to Honours Programs

The Honours programs in the Department of Psychology are designed for students who would like to concentrate their studies or pursue graduate work. Students who wish to be admitted to these programs must submit an "Application for Admission to Honours Program Faculties of Arts or Science" to the Psychology Department by June 1 for Fall semester registration and by October 1 for Winter semester. To be eligible for admission, students must have completed Psychology 2910, 2911, 2520, and 2570 and obtained in these courses a grade of "B" or better, or an average of 75% or higher. Students who fulfill the eligibility requirements compete for a limited number of available spaces. Selection is based on academic performance in the required courses. In special circumstances, students may be admitted to Honours Programs at times other than June and October.

Note:

Students are advised to consult the general regulations for Honours in the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science, as appropriate.

5.10.4 Requirements for a Major in Psychology
  1. Students may Major in Psychology as part of either a B.A. or a B.Sc. program. All Majors are required to complete a minimum of 42 credit hours of Psychology as listed below:

    1. Psychology 1000, 1001, 2520, 2570, 2910, 2911

    2. Twelve credit hours in Psychology chosen from the following: 3050, 3100, 3250, 3350, 3450, 3620, 3650, 3750, 3800 or 3801.

    3. Twelve credit hours of 4000-level courses in Psychology, of which at least one must be a research experience course and one must be a selected topics course.

  2. Psychology Majors following the B.Sc. program are also required to complete the following:

    1. Mathematics 1000 (or equivalent).

    2. Biology 1001 and 1002

    3. Either Chemistry 1010 and 1011 (or 1050 and 1051); OR Physics 1020 (or 1050) and 1021 (or 1051)

    4. Six credit hours of laboratory courses at the 2000 level or above in one of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.

      Note:

      Biology/Psychology 3750 and Biology/Psychology 4701 cannot be used to satisfy the requirement of 6 laboratory credit hours at the 2000 level or above in either Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.

  3. Psychology Majors following the B.A. program are also required to complete Mathematics 1000 or two of 1090, 1050, 1051 (or equivalents), and are encouraged to complete at least 6 credit hours in Biology.

5.10.5 Requirements for Honours in Psychology
  1. Honours students in Psychology are required to complete the 60 credit hours of Psychology as listed below:

    1. Psychology 1000, 1001, 2520, 2570, 2910, 2911, 3900, 4910, 499A/B

    2. Eighteen credit hours chosen from the alternatives listed in Clause 1. b. of the requirements for a Major in Psychology

    3. Twelve credit hours of 4000-level courses in Psychology, of which at least one must be a research experience course and one must be a selected topics course.

  2. Honours students must also complete the requirements listed in either Clause 2. or Clause 3., as applicable, of the requirements for a Major in Psychology.

  3. Honours students will be required to submit in their graduating year, an undergraduate thesis (Psychology 499A/B) which demonstrates their competence in Experimental Psychology.

5.10.6 Requirements for a Major in Behavioural Neuroscience (B.Sc. Only)

A program is offered in the Psychology Department to provide an education in Behavioural Neuroscience. Students wishing to enroll in the program are advised to consult with the Head of the Department at the earliest opportunity. Students who intend to pursue graduate studies should take courses leading to the Honours degree.

The program for a Major in Behavioural Neuroscience shall include:

    1. Psychology 1000, 1001, 2520, 2570, 2910, 2911, 3800, 3801

    2. Six credit hours in Psychology chosen from the following: 3050, 3100, 3250, 3350, 3450, 3620, 3650, 3750.

    3. Six credit hours of 4000 level courses in Psychology, of which one must be a research experience course.

    1. Mathematics 1000 (or equivalent) and 1001

    2. Chemistry 1010 and 1011 (or 1050 and 1051), and 2440 (or 2400/2401)

    3. Physics 1020 (or 1050) and 1021 (or 1051).

    4. Biology 1001 and 1002

    5. English 1080 and one of 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1110, or equivalents

  1. Eighteen credit hours from the following courses chosen from at least three different sciences:

    1. Biochemistry: Any 2000-, 3000-, or 4000-level course except 2000, 2010, 2011, 3202, 3402, or 4502

    2. Biology: 2060, 2210, 2250, 2900, 3050, 3160, 3202, 3295, 3401, 3500, 3530, 3540, 3750, 4200, 4241, 4245, 4250, 4402, 4450, 4601, 4605, 4701, 4900 (see note below)

    3. Chemistry: 2210, 2300 or any 3000 or 4000 level course

    4. Computer Science: Any 2000, 3000, or 4000 level course except 2650 and 2801

    5. Mathematics: 2000, 2050, 2051, 3000, 3001 or any 3000 or 4000 level pure or applied mathematics course

    6. Physics: Any 2000, 3000, or 4000 level course except 2151, 3150, 3151

    Notes:

    1. Credit may not be obtained for both Biology 3750 and either Psychology 3750 or Psychology 4770, or for both Biology 4701 and Psychology 4701.

    2. The courses listed under Clause 3 may have prerequisites. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all prerequisites have been met, or that waivers have been obtained, before registering for these courses.

5.10.7 Requirements for Honours in Behavioural Neuroscience (B.Sc. Only)
  1. Honours students in Behavioural Neuroscience are required to complete the following Psychology courses: 1000, 1001, 2520, 2570, 2910, 2911, 3800, 3801, 3900, 499A/B, two further courses in Psychology chosen from the following: 3050, 3100, 3250, 3350, 3450, 3620, 3650, 3750; two 4000 level courses in Psychology of which one must be a research experience course.

  2. Honours students in Behavioural Neuroscience must also complete the requirements listed in Clauses 2. and 3. of the requirements for a Major in Behavioural Neuroscience.

  3. In accordance with Clause 6. a. of the Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science, Honours candidates must obtain a grade of "B" or better, OR an average of 75% or higher in all the required courses listed in Clauses 1. and 3. of the requirements for a major in Behavioural Neuroscience and Clause 1 of the requirements for honours in Behavioural Neuroscience, except those at the 1000 level.

5.10.8 Requirements for a Minor in Psychology

Students who Minor in Psychology are required to complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of Psychology as follows:

  1. Psychology 1000, 1001, 2520, 2570

  2. Twelve other credit hours of Psychology.

5.10.9 Course Descriptions

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, the course descriptions for 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.

5.10.9.1 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

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.

Psychology 1000 is a prerequisite for Psychology 1001.

2010

The Psychology of Human Development I*

is 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

is 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

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*

is 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

- inactive course.

2150

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

will provide an in-depth overview of the relationship between psychology and the law. A variety of topics will be discussed and critically evaluated, including the use and misuse of psychology-based investigative methods such as offender and geographic profiling, detection of deception, investigative interviewing, eyewitness testimony, jury decision-making, corrections and treatment, risk assessment, and criminal responsibility.

Prerequisites: Psychology 1000 and 1001.

2240

Survey of Learning

- inactive course.

2440

Human Memory and Cognition*

is 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 any of the following: Psychology 3450, Psychology 4662, Psychology 2425.

2530

Mathematical Psychology

- inactive course.

2540

Psychology of Gender and Sex Roles

is an examination of the influence of gender and sex roles on development and socialization, attitude formation, cognition, personality and mental health.

2560

Intelligence

- inactive course.

2610

Personality*

is 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 3620, Psychology 2625, the former Psychology 2620.

2800

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.

Prerequisites: Psychology 1000 and 1001.

2810

Brain and Behaviour*

is 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 3801, Psychology 2825, the former Psychology 2850.

3430

The Psychology of Thinking

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

is 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.

3533

Sexual Behaviour

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.

Prerequisites: Psychology 1000 and 1001.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for Psychology 3533 and the former Psychology 3300.

3577

Program Evaluation

- inactive course.

3640

The Psychology of Abnormal Behaviour*

covers 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

covers clinical disorders of sensation, perception, movement, memory, language and emotion that have resulted from brain damage or disease from the perspective 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, 3800 or 3801 (formerly 2850).

5.10.9.2 Majors Courses

Note:

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

2520

Mind and Brain

covers cognitive and neuroscience perspectives on two different themes (visual perception from sensation through imagery, attention and working memory) will be used to convey the logic and methods used in modern-day psychological research, the development and use of theory to guide further research, the utility of multiple research perspectives for developing a full understanding of psychological issues, and basic concepts in cognition and neuroscience.

Prerequisites: Psychology 1000 and 1001.

2570

Understanding Individual Differences

uses current conceptualizations of personality and ability as a focus, the course will review issues related to the measurement of individual differences, including test characteristics and ethics. Research from a variety of perspectives will be used to illustrate the contributions of different areas of psychology to our understanding of individual differences.

Prerequisites: Psychology 1000, 1001.

2910

Research Methods in Psychology I

is an introduction to the design and application of psychological research with particular concentration on understanding and applying scientific method, creating and testing hypotheses, constructing reliable and valid experiments, managing and analyzing data sets, using statistical software, and scientific writing. Specific topics include descriptive statistics including measures of central tendency, variability and relative standing, inferential statistics such as t tests for one and two sample designs, correlation and regression, and non-parametric statistics.

Prerequisites: Psychology 1000 and 1001; Mathematics 1000 or two of 1090, 1050 and 1051 (or equivalents)

Laboratory period weekly.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 2910 and any of the following: Statistics 2500, 2510, 2550, Psychology 2900, 2925.

2911

Research Methods in Psychology II

covers research methods in psychology with a focus on more complex research designs and statistical approaches, within the realm of experimentation and beyond the laboratory. Specific topics include controlling participant variables, using between and repeated measures designs within the context of Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Particular ANOVA approaches include one-way and factorial designs, within subject design, and two-way mixed designs.

Prerequisite: Psychology 2910

Laboratory period weekly.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 2911 and any of the following: Statistics 2501, 2560, Psychology 2901, 2950.

3050

Developmental Psychology

is 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 2520, 2570 and 2911.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 3050 and Psychology 2010.

3100

Social Psychology

is an examination of the concepts and principles involved in social behaviour. Topics covered will include attitudes, social cognition, interpersonal relations, and group processes.

Prerequisite: Psychology 2520, 2570, and 2911.

3250

Learning

(formerly 2250) examines how organisms adjust their behaviour to regularities in the environment as a result of experience.

Prerequisites: Psychology 2520, 2570, and 2911.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 3250 and Psychology 2225 or the former Psychology 2250.

3350

Perception

(formerly 2360) is a broad survey of theory and research in sensation and perception.

Prerequisites: Psychology 2520, 2570 and 2911.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 3350 and the former Psychology 2360.

3450

Human Cognition

is 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 2520, 2570 and 2911.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 3450 and either of the following: Psychology 2440, Psychology 2425.

3620

Personality Theory and Research

is a survey of personality theory and research.

Prerequisites: Psychology 2520, 2570 and 2911.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 3620 and any of the following: Psychology 2610, Psychology 2625, and the former Psychology 2620.

3650

Abnormal Psychology

is an examination of the nature, explanation and treatment of psychological disorders with an emphasis on research methods and current findings.

Prerequisites: Psychology 2520, 2570 and 2911.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 3650 and either of the following: Psychology 3640, Psychology 3626.

3750

Animal Behaviour I

is an introduction to the mechanisms, development, function and evolution of behaviour in animals. Topics include the history of ethology and comparative psychology, and behavioural ecology; methods of animal behaviour study, behaviour of animals in relation to physiology, learning, communication, mating systems, and other areas in Biology and Psychology.

Prerequisites: Biology 1001, 1002 and Psychology 2520, 2570 and 2911.

Note:

Credit may be obtained for only one of Psychology 3750 and Biology 3750.

3800

Neuroscience

addresses the structure and function of neurons and neural circuits and examines principles of electrochemical neural communication at the macroscopic, microscopic and molecular level. The relevance of this knowledge to understanding brain mechanisms of normal and diseased brain functions will be touched upon. The molecular basis of the formation of some types of memories will be explored.

Prerequisite: Psychology 2520, 2570 and 2911.

3801

Behavioural Neuroscience

is a survey of knowledge about brain mechanisms of behaviour. 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 2520, 2570 and 2911.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 3801 and any of the following: Psychology 2810, Psychology 2825, the former Psychology 2850.

3900

Design and Analysis III

is a course on 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 2911.

Laboratory period weekly.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 3900 and any of the following: Psychology 3950, Statistics 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.

4070

Research Experience in Development Psychology

allows students to gain research experience in selected areas of developmental psychology.

Prerequisites: Psychology 2520, 2570, 2911, and 3050.

4150

Selected Topics in Social Psychology I

Prerequisite: Psychology 3100 or the former Psychology 3160.

4151

Selected Topics in Social Psychology II

Prerequisite: Psychology 3100 or the former Psychology 3160.

4152

Selected Topics in Applied Social Psychology

Prerequisite: Psychology 3100 or the former Psychology 3160.

4160

Psychology and the Law

allows students, upon completion of this course, to demonstrate an advanced understanding of psychology and the law. Specifically, students will be able to discuss and critically evaluate topics related to the Canadian legal system, police investigations, memory in legal contexts, jury selection, jury decision-making, sentencing, parole, offender assessment and treatment, fitness to stand trial, and forensic civil psychology.

Prerequisite: Psychology 3100 or the former Psychology 3160.

4170

Research Experience in Social Psychology

will provide research experience in a selection of areas typically studied by social psychologists such as attitudes, prejudice, groups and social cognition. Students will acquire experience with research methods that are used to advance the body of knowledge in social psychology.

Prerequisites: Psychology 2520, 2570, 2911, and 3100.

4250

Selected Topics in Learning and Motivation I

Prerequisite: Psychology 3250 or the former Psychology 2250.

4251

Selected Topics in Learning and Motivation II

Prerequisite: Psychology 3250 or the former Psychology 2250.

4260

Learning Processes and Drug Effects

focuses on explanations of the behavioural effects of drugs that can be found in learning and conditioning theory. This course will provide a careful examination of such processes as drug state conditioning and discrimination, drug effects on operant behaviour, drug self-administration and tolerance.

Prerequisite: Psychology 3250 or the former Psychology 2250.

4270

Research Experience in Learning

allows students to gain research experience in selected areas of learning.

Prerequisites: Psychology 2520, 2570, 2911, and 3250.

4350

Selected Topics in Perception I

is an intensive examination of a specific topic of current interest in perception.

Prerequisites: Psychology 3350 or the former Psychology 2360.

4351

Selected Topics in Perception II

is an intensive examination of a specific topic of current interest in perception.

Prerequisites: Psychology 3350 or the former Psychology 2360.

4370

Research Experience in Perception

allows students to gain research experience in selected areas of perception.

Prerequisites: Psychology 2520, 2570, 2911 and 3350.

4400

Selected Topics in Cognition I

Prerequisite: Psychology 3450.

4401

Selected Topics in Cognition II

Prerequisite: Psychology 3450.

4402

Selected Topics in Cognitive Science

provides an in-depth examination of current issues in cognitive science from a psychological perspective.

Prerequisites: Two courses from Psychology 3050, 3250, 3350, 3450, 3801.

4452

Selected Topics in Cognition: Reading

is a survey of the research literature on the development of reading skills including a discussion of dyslexia.

Prerequisites: Psychology 3450 and a course in Linguistics.

4461

Psycholinguistics

(formerly 3400) is 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 include the child’s acquisition of language, bilingualism, teaching language to animals, and social factors in language use.

Prerequisites: Psychology 3050 or 3450.

4462

Human Memory

surveys theories and research about how humans remember information and why they forget. Topics include research on sensory memory, short-term working memory, amnesia, forgetting, memory development, and semantic memory as well as practical issues such as how to improve memory.

Prerequisite: Psychology 3450.

4470

Research Experience in Cognition

allows students to gain research experience in selected areas of cognition.

Prerequisites: Psychology 2520, 2570, 2911, and 3450.

4610

Selected Topics in Personality I

Prerequisite: Psychology 3620 or the former Psychology 2620.

4620

Selected Topics in Personality II

Prerequisite: Psychology 3620 or the former Psychology 2620.

4650

Selected Topics in Abnormal Behaviour I

Prerequisite: Psychology 3650.

4651

Selected Topics in Abnormal Behaviour II

Prerequisite: Psychology 3650.

4660

Developmental Psychopathology

is a review of current theory and research related to the developmental course of maladaptive behaviours in children and adolescents. Topics will include behavioural, emotional and developmental disorders. Research concerning the role of individual, family, community and cultural factors will be discussed.

Prerequisite: Psychology 3650.

4661

Family Psychology

is a study of the reciprocal relationship between family processes and abnormal behaviour. The course will focus on the role of family dynamics in the etiology of abnormal behaviour, the impact of psychological disorders on family functioning and the application of family therapy to create therapeutic change.

Prerequisite: Psychology 3650, or all of 2520, 2570, 2911 and 3640.

4662

Clinical Psychology and Theories of Psychotherapy

will introduce students to the science and profession of clinical and counselling psychology. Course content will include a review of approaches to assessment and psychotherapy and a look at some of the major research questions and findings in this area.

Prerequisite: Psychology 3650.

4670

Research Experience in Abnormal Psychology

allows students to gain research experience in selected areas of clinical psychology.

Prerequisites: Psychology 2520, 2570, 2911 and 3650.

4671

Research Experience in Personality

allows students to gain experience in selected areas of personality research.

Prerequisites: Psychology 2520, 2570, 2911 and 3620.

4701

Animal Behaviour II

- inactive course.

4750

Selected Topics in Animal Behaviour I

will examine in detail a specific topic of current interest in animal behaviour.

Prerequisite: Psychology 3750; or Biology 3750.

4751

Selected Topics in Animal Behaviour II

Prerequisite: Psychology 3750; or Biology 3750.

4770

Research Experience in Animal Behaviour

allows students to gain research experience in selected areas of animal behaviour.

Prerequisite: Psychology 2520, 2570, 2911 and 3750.

4850

Selected Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience I

Prerequisite: Psychology 2810, 3800 or 3801.

4851

Selected Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience II

Prerequisite: Psychology 2810, 3800, or 3801.

4870

Neuroscience Research

allows students to gain research experience in selected areas of neuroscience.

Prerequisites: Psychology 2520, 2570, 2911, and either 3800 or 3801.

4910

Systems in Contemporary Psychology

is a study of paradigms and explanations in contemporary psychology in the context of their historical antecedents.

Prerequisite: Thirty credit hours in Psychology courses required in the majors program.

499A and 499B

Honours Dissertation

is a 6 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.