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10.23 Psychology

Psychology 1000 and Psychology 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.

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

CR: Psychology 2910, Statistics 2500, Statistics 2510, Statistics 2550, and the former Psychology 2900

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 analyse a report of an experiment, how to use and interpret a statistical package to analyse experimental data, and how to conduct literature searches.

CR: the former Psychology 2901, Statistics 2501, and Statistics 2560

LH: a weekly laboratory

PR: Psychology 2925 or equivalent

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.

CR: Psychology 3900, Statistics 3520, the former Psychology 3520

LH: a weekly laboratory

PR: Psychology 2950 or equivalent

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).
10.23.1 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.

CR: Psychology 2010 and Psychology 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.

CR: Psychology 2100 and Psychology 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.

CR: Psychology 2240 and the former Psychology 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.

CR: Psychology 2440 and Psychology 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.

CR: Psychology 2610, the former 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.

CR: Psychology 2810 and the former Psychology 2850

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).
10.23.2 Contemporary Issues Courses

3025

Contemporary Issues in Developmental Psychology

PR: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2025

3040

Psychology of Death and Dying

will use psychological research, theory, and clinical experience to study death, dying and bereavement throughout the life cycle. Some selected topics include understanding death, the process of dying, care of the dying, medical ethics, suicide, and the psychological impact of life-threatening conditions. In addition, trauma, grief, and bereavement in children, adolescents, and adults will be explored.

CO: Psychology 1000 and 1001

PR: Psychology 1000 and 1001

3125

Contemporary Issues in Social Psychology

PR: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2125

3126

Psychology of Women

explores the psychology of women from varying cultural perspectives, such as racial, sexual orientation, age and class. Topics include the history of women in psychology, women’s development across the life span, women and social relationships, and violence against women.

CO: Psychology 1000 and 1001

PR: Psychology 1000 and 1001

3225

Contemporary Issues in Learning

PR: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2225

3226

Contemporary Issues in the Psychology of Education

is an introduction to the application of psychology to issues in education in a variety of settings. It examines the theoretical and applied aspects of learning and cognitive development; motivation; personal and social development; and evaluation, measurement, and assessment.

CO: Psychology 1000 and 1001

PR: Psychology 1000 and 1001

3325

Contemporary Issues in Sensation and Perception

PR: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2425 or Psychology 2825

3425

Contemporary Issues in Memory and Cognition

PR: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2425

3525

Contemporary Issues in Emotion

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

3625

Contemporary Issues in Personality

PR: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2625

3626

Contemporary Issues in Abnormal Psychology

CR: Psychology 3640, Psychology 3650, and the former Psychology 3600

PR: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2625

3627

Contemporary Issues in Psychotherapy

PR: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2625

3628

Contemporary Issues in Psychological Testing and Measurement

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

3725

Contemporary Issues in Animal Behaviour

PR: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2825 or Psychology 2225

3825

Contemporary Issues in Physiological Psychology

PR: Psychology 2925 and Psychology 2825

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).
10.23.3 Senior Courses

4910

Systems of Psychology

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

PR: 78 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.

PR: 30 credit hours in Psychology including Psychology 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.

CR: Psychology 4951

PR: 30 credit hours in Psychology including 3950 or permission of the Chair of Psychology

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.

CR: Psychology 4951

PR: 30 credit hours in Psychology including Psychology 3950 or permission of the Chair of Psychology and admission to the Honours program in Psychology

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.

PR: Psychology 4951 or the permission of the Chair of Psychology and admission to the Honours program in Psychology

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).