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11.24 Psychology

Psychology 1000 and 1001 are prerequisites for all Psychology courses.

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.

2925

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 analyze surveys and calculate correlation. Basic ethical principles in conducting research will be introduced. This course includes a weekly laboratory.

Prerequisites: Mathematics 1000 or any two of the following courses: Mathematics 1090, 1050, 1051.

Note:

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

2950

Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology II

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.

This course includes a weekly laboratory.

Prerequisite: Psychology 2925 or equivalent.

Note:

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

3950

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.

This course includes a weekly laboratory.

Prerequisite: Psychology 2950 or equivalent.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for Psychology 3950 and any of the following: Psychology 3900, Statistics 3520, the former Psychology 3520.

11.24.1 Survey Courses

2025

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:

Credit may not be obtained for Psychology 2025 and either of Psychology 2010 or 2011.

2125

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:

Credit may not be obtained for Psychology 2125 and either of Psychology 2100 or 2120.

2225

Survey of Learning

is 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.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for Psychology 2225 and either of Psychology 2240 or 2250.

2425

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:

Credit may not be obtained for Psychology 2425 and either of Psychology 2440 or 3450.

2625

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:

Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 2625 and any of the following: Psychology 2610, Psychology 2620, and the former Psychology 2200.

2825

Survey of Biological Psychology

is 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.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for Psychology 2825 and either of Psychology 2810 or 2850.

11.24.2 Contemporary Issues Courses

3025

Contemporary Issues in Developmental Psychology

Prerequisites: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2025.

3125

Contemporary Issues in Social Psychology

Prerequisites: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2125.

3225

Contemporary Issues in Learning

Prerequisites: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2225.

3325

Contemporary Issues in Sensation and Perception

Prerequisites: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2425 or 2825.

3425

Contemporary Issues in Memory and Cognition

Prerequisites: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2425.

3525

Contemporary Issues in Emotion

Prerequisites: Psychology 2925 and any Survey Course in Psychology from the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Psychology Program.

3625

Contemporary Issues in Personality

Prerequisites: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2625.

3626

Contemporary Issues in Abnormal Psychology

Prerequisites: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2625.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 3626 and any of the following Psychology 3640, Psychology 3650, and the former Psychology 3600.

3627

Contemporary Issues in Psychotherapy

Prerequisites: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2625.

3628

Contemporary Issues in Psychological Testing and Measurement

Prerequisites: Psychology 2950 and any one of Psychology 2025, 2125, 2425, 2625.

3725

Contemporary Issues in Animal Behaviour

Prerequisites: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2825 or Psychology 2225.

3825

Contemporary Issues in Physiological Psychology

Prerequisites: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2825.

11.24.3 Senior Courses

4910

Systems of Psychology

is 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) 6 credit hours in Psychology laboratory courses from Clause 1(b) of the Requirements for a Major in Psychology or (b) Psychology 3425 or ©) Psychology 3950.

4925

Senior Seminar in Psychology

is weekly seminars for faculty and senior students in Psychology. Current issues in academic and professional psychology shall be discussed.

Prerequisites: Thirty credit hours in Psychology including 3950 (or permission of the Chair of Psychology).

4950

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.

Prerequisites: Thirty credit hours in Psychology including 3950 (or permission of the Chair of Psychology).

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 4950 and Psychology 4951.

4951

Honours Project in Psychology I

is under the supervision of a Faculty member and each student will independently review an area of psychology and prepare a thesis proposal for further investigation.

Prerequisites: Thirty credit hours in Psychology including 3950 (or permission of the Chair of Psychology).

Notes:

  1. Credit may not be obtained for both Psychology 4950 and 4951.

  2. Psychology 4951 is limited to Honours candidates.

4959

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.

Prerequisite: Psychology 4951 (or the permission of the Chair of Psychology).

Note:

Psychology 4959 is limited to Honours candidates.