2012-2013 Calendar Proof PSYCHOLOGY PSYC1003 is a prerequisite for PSYC1004 and PSYC1004 is a prerequisite for all remaining Psychology courses. Note: See beginning of Section F for abbreviations, course numbers and coding. PSYC Introductory Psychology I 3 ch (3C) 1003 An overview of psychology as well as an introduction to the biological basis of behavior, motivation, learning, sensation, perception, memory, thinking and language. Students may be requested to participate in research and some course credit may be earned in this way. PSYC Introductory Psychology II 3 ch (3C) 1004 Examines social behavior, personality, assessment, abnormal psychology, and psychological therapy. Students may be requested to participate in research and some course credit may be earned in this way. PSYC Life Span Development 3 ch (3C) 1273 An introduction to theory, methods, and research findings in lifespan developmental psychology. The life cycle as a whole and basic processes in socialization, cognition, and personality development will be examined. This course is designed primarily for Nursing students. Enrollment of other students is by permission of the instructor. Students currently enrolled in the BN programme are exempt from the PSYC 1004 prerequisite requirement for this course only. Note: Students who take PSYC 1273 may not take PSYC 2201 or PSYC 3293 . PSYC Research Methods in Psychology 3 ch (3C 1L) 2102 An introduction to the methods and theory of empirical and experimental research in psychology. The logic of hypothesis construction and testing in relation to various areas of psychology are examined. Students will be required to complete an experiment. This course is intended for students who plan to major or honour in either Psychology or Biopsychology. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in PSYC 2901 . PSYC Child Development 3 ch (3C) 2201 A study of theory, methods and research findings in infancy and childhood. Examines social, cognitive, emotional and physical development. Credit will not be granted for both PSYC 2201 and ED 3021 . PSYC Fundamentals of Social Psychology 3 ch (3C) 2401 The scientific study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. The course examines methods and findings related to such topics as the self in society, judging others, attitudes, persuasion, social thinking processes and conformity. PSYC Introduction to Statistical Analysis for Psychologists 3 ch (3C) 2901 Designed to acquaint the student with the basic tools of statistics which are used to 2012-2013 Calendar Proof summarize and analyze psychological data. PSYC Health Psychology 3 ch (3C) (LE) 3033 An aggregate of the scientific and professional contributions of the discipline of psychology towards promotion of an holistic approach for the maintenance of health, the prevention and treatment of illness including etiologic as well as diagnostic correlates of health and illness. Prerequisites:PSYC 1003 and PSYC 1004 . PSYC Sex Differences 3 ch (3C) 3222 Focuses on biological and behavioural differences between females and males. Examines the psychological implications from conception to maturity of both physical sex differences and differential treatment by family and society. PSYC Socialization 3 ch (1C 2S) 3232 The major theoretical and empirical approaches to the nature of the child, the socialization processes, and the development of personality are dealt with in lectures and discussions. Prerequisite: PSYC 2201 . PSYC The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour 3 ch (3C) 3263 Examines psychological based theories of crime and the contribution of psychology to the understanding of criminal behaviour and the assessment and rehabilitation of offenders. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and PSYC 1004 . PSYC The Psychology of Aging 3 ch (3C) 3293 Focuses on changes in learning ability, memory, perception, physical development, personality and social development associated with aging, beginning in young adulthood and extending to late adulthood. Prerequisites: PSYC 2201 or ED 3021 . PSYC Introduction to Psychological Testing 3 ch (3C/L) 3313 An introduction to principles of psychological testing as they arise in consideration of relevant statistical concepts and methods and of historical experience in development and use of tests for general intelligence, differential abilities and personality traits. Prerequisite: PSYC 2102 . PSYC Community Psychology and Mental Health 3 ch (2C 1S) 3323 Provides a detailed examination of how to evaluate programs in the community. Areas covered are mental health, criminal justice, and other systems that provide human services. PSYC Human Sexuality 3 ch (3C) 3343 Provides an introduction to the psychology of human sexuality, including examination of topics such as sexual anatomy, sexual behaviour, sexual response, sexual dysfunction and therapy, sexual variation and other topics of interest. PSYC Developmentally Handicapped Children and Adults 3 ch (3C) 3352 2012-2013 Calendar Proof A survey of sensory, physical and intellectual dysfunction in interaction with developmental processes. PSYC Introduction to Guidance and Counselling 3 ch (3C) 3362 A survey of the concepts, theories, and resources involved in the guidance and counselling area. PSYC Perception 3 ch (3C) 3383 Provides a broad introduction to visual and auditory perception. Topics include the structure and neural functioning of auditory and visual systems and contemporary approaches to traditional problems of perception. The course may include reviews of other sense modalities. PSYC Systems of Therapy 3 ch (3C) 3393 The array of contemporary psychotherapeutic techniques is examined with emphasis on the relationship that exists between the theoretical and historical background of a therapy and the form it assumes when put into practice. PSYC Advanced Social Psychology 3 ch (3C) 3412 Further examines the scientific methods and findings that pertain to the functioning of individuals in social contexts. Topics include advanced methods used to study groups, aggression, prejudice, attraction and altruism. PSYC Cross Cultural Psychology (O) 3 ch (3C ) 3453 Cross cultural influences on behaviour, cognition, motivation, and personality variation. Methodological issues are examined. Prerequisite: PSYC 1003 ,PSYC 1004 . PSYC Theories of Personality 3 ch (3C) 3461 Theory formation is greatly influenced by the assumptions, beliefs and experience of the theorist. In surveying formal theories of personality, an attempt is made to demonstrate the influence of personal-subjective factors in the development of theory. PSYC Changing Behaviour 3 ch (3C) 3493 An examination of the application of basic principles of learning to human behavioural processes. A study of the treatment techniques and assessment procedures employed in behaviour modification programs. PSYC Learning 3 ch (3C) 3503 A survey of principles of both instrumental and classical conditioning focusing on animal subjects. Such topics as biological constraints on learning, cognitive interpretations of learning, and memory processes will be included. There will be various demonstrations throughout the course. PSYC Human Factors 3 ch (3C) 3513 2012-2013 Calendar Proof Human factors are physical, cognitive, or social capabilities of an individual that influence our ability to complete specific tasks, use machines (or computers), and successfully behave in different environments. Human factors in psychology focuses on the interactions between psychological and environmental factors and takes into account the fact that humans have limitations and capabilities. This course will outline theories of human performance, with a specific emphasis on perceptual and cognitive systems. PSYC Psychopathology 3 ch (3C) 3553 This course will provide the student with a comprehensive picture of maladaptive behaviour from a biological and psychosocial perspective. Problems associated with diagnostic systems, the role of stress, and other causative factors implicated in the traditional clinical syndromes will be discussed. PSYC Selective Attention and Memory 3 ch (3C/SL) 3603 Open to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students who have completed PSYC 1004. An examination of the processes involved in the reception, election and storage of information. PSYC Motivation 3 ch (3C) 3632 A critical examination of the concept of motivation in terms of its power to explain findings in the experimental literature and its capacity to generate research. PSYC Cognitive Processes 3 ch (3C) 3693 The scientific study of higher mental processes. This course examines experimental methods and findings related to attention, memory, mental imagery, the organization of general knowledge, language, problem solving and creativity. PSYC Biological Psychology 3 ch (3C) (LE) 3711 An introduction to the anatomy and physiology of nervous systems with a special emphasis on behavioural indices of function. Illustrative examples of both human and animal research are surveyed. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and PSYC 1004 . PSYC Introduction to Human Neuropsychology 3 ch (3C) 3723 A review of human neuroanatomy with a focus on recent theories and findings regarding the functional organization of the brain. The principles of cerebral asymmetry, disconnection syndromes, and the functions of the occipital, parietal, temporal, and frontal lobes are examined. A special emphasis is placed on the role of brain systems in sensory motor skills, higher order cognitive functions and personality. Prerequisite: PSYC 3711 . PSYC Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology 3 ch (3C) 3724 Explores the neuropsychological sequelae of the most common neurological and psychiatric disorders seen in the practice of clinical neuropsychology , including vascular disorders, traumatic head injuries, epilepsy, tumours, multiple sclerosis, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, dementia, and neuro-degenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer's Disease. Prerequisite: PSYC 3723 . PSYC The Dementias 3 ch (3C) 3725 2012-2013 Calendar Proof An introduction to a devastating group of diseases which cause irreversible decline in cognitive functioning and for which the incidence is expected to triple by the year 2031. The etiological models, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes, treatment, care, and management issues of the most common types of dementias are explored including cortical (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, Vascular Dementia, Frontal Lobe Diseases) and subcortical (e.g., Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and AIDS) dementias. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and PSYC 1004 . PSYC Comparative Psychology 3 ch (3C) 3743 Development of psychological theory by the comparison of data from different species. Emphasizes the evolution and adaptive significance of behaviour. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 & PSYC 1004 . PSYC Drugs and Behaviour 3 ch (3C) 3752 A survey of all classes of psychoactive drugs, their effects on human and animal physiology and behaviour, their history of use, and various drug-related issues such as abuse, dependency, and legality. PSYC Industrial Psychology 3 ch (3C) 3803 Application of psychological knowledge to business and industrial problems. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1003 , PSYC 1004 . PSYC Introduction to Statistical Inference and Experimental 3 ch (3C) 3913 Design in Psychology This course provides an introduction to research design and statistical inference in psychology. Topics covered are computational procedures and theory up to analysis of variance, including multiple comparisons and multiple regression. Students will also learn how to analyse data using one or more statistical packages. Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in PSYC 2901 . PSYC Psychophysiological Research 3 ch (2C 1L) 4021 Deals with measurement techniques of the autonomic and central nervous systems of humans functioning under cognitive or situational challenges. The measurements reflect processes and conditions related to stress, cognitive functioning, motivation and individual differences. PSYC History of Psychology 3 ch (3C) 4053 This course traces the origins and development of modern psychology from its roots in ancient Greece through the philosophical and scientific developments in Europe that have culminated in the broad polymorphic discipline of today. PSYC Basic Research 3 ch (3S) 4111 The purpose is to enable students to become actively involved in basic research. This involvement will take the form of participation in research, reading and discussion of research topics, and development of research skills. PSYC Basic Research II 3 ch (3S) 4122 2012-2013 Calendar Proof Continuation of PSYC 4111 . PSYC Honours Research Seminar 0 ch (3S) 4131 A non-credit seminar for Honours students. Topics include problems of research design and discussions of student Honours research projects. PSYC Honours Research Seminar 0 ch (3S) 4142 A non-credit seminar for Honours students. Topics include problems of research design and discussions of student Honours research projects. Prerequisite: PSYC 4131 . PSYC Designing Research Proposals 3 ch 4143 Under the direction of a supervisor a student develops a proposal which is assessed and approved by the Department. Prerequisite: Eligibility for the Honours programme. A letter grade will be assigned. PSYC Honours Thesis 3 ch 4145 Under the direction of a supervisor a student conducts, completes and defends the research. Prerequisite: A grade of B+ or higher in PSYC 4143 . A letter grade will be assigned. PSYC Practicum in Child Studies I 3 ch (4C/S) 4213 This practicum is designed to provide students with experience in the school setting. The major emphasis is on field placement, where students will gain practical experience working with children. This course has limited enrolment, and is open to fourth year Psychology majors and honours students. Prerequisites: PSYC 2201 , PSYC 3493 , and permission of instructor. PSYC Practicum in Child Studies II 3 ch (4C/S) 4214 A continuation of PSYC 4213 . Prerequisite: PSYC 4213 . PSYC Programme Evaluation 3 ch (3C) 4233 A review of the principles and methods used in planning and conducting programme evaluations. A basic introduction to the review and assessment of applied/clinical research using meta-analytic methods. Prerequisites: PSYC 2102 , PSYC 2901 (or SOCI 3100 ). PSYC Field Placement in Community Corrections I 3 ch (LE) 4263 The field placement is designed to provide students with practical experience in a community correctional setting that provides services for federal parolees. The course has limited enrollment and is open to 3rd - 4th year psychology & sociology majors. Prerequisites: PSYC 3263 and PSYC 3493 andSOCI 2611 and SOCI 3614 ; 3rd - 4th year PSYC/SOCI, Cumulative GPA=B (exceptions may be made at the discretion of the instructors). PSYC Field Placement in Community Corrections II 3 ch (LE) 4264 2012-2013 Calendar Proof The field placement is designed to provide students with additional practical experience in a community correctional setting that provides services for federal parolees. The course has limited enrollment and is open to 3rd - 4th year psychology & sociology majors. Prerequisites: PSYC 3263 and PSYC 3493 and SOCI 2611 and SOCI 3614 ; 3rd - 4th year PSYC/SOCI, Cumulative GPA=B (exceptions may be made at the discretion of the instructors). PSYC Field Placement in Clinical Psychology 3 ch (LE) 4265 Exposure to community mental health settings, with the goal of gaining applied supervised experience with individuals who have mental health, behavioural and/or intellectual challenges. Enrolment is limited to Psyc Major/Honour students with a minimum CGPA of 3.3 (B+) and is subject to permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 , PSYC 1004 , PSYC 3553 , PYSC 3493 , and either PSYC 3362 or PSYC 3393 az. PSYC Attachment and Human Relationships 3 ch (C/S) 4463 A seminar course focusing on an in-depth analysis of selected topics in personality theory and research. Possible topics include attachment, interpersonal relations and communication, intimacy, loneliness, solitude, and issues in personality assessment. Prerequisite: PSYC 3461 . PSYC Developmental Psychopathology 3 ch (3C/S) 4493 Introduces students to the literature of maladaptive behavior within the developmental perspective. Specific disorders of childhood and adolescence will be included in the seminar topics. Prerequisites: PSYC 2201 and 3353 or permission of instructor. PSYC Advanced Perception 3 ch (3C) 4583 Provides an in-depth discussion and analysis of selected problems in perception. Topics may include temporal factors in perception, optical illusions, spatial frequency representation, perceptual development, motion perception. Prerequisite: PSYC 3383 . PSYC Learning Theory 3 ch (3C/S) 4693 An examination of some of the persistent theoretical questions in learning. Prerequisite: PSYC 3503 . PSYC Cognitive Neuroscience 3 ch (3C/S) 4733 This course deals with contemporary neurological models of perception and cognition. Topics will be selected to reflect the expertise of faculty. They may include computational networks, blindsight, prosopagnosia, lateralization, etc. Prerequisites: PSYC 3711 and either PSYC 3383 or PSYC 3693 . PSYC Substance Abuse and Dependence 3 ch (3C) 4813 This course covers a broad spectrum of topics in the area of addiction including the epidemiology of substance abuse and dependence, the biopsychosocial bases of addiction, as well as, issues of comorbidity and treatment. Prerequisite: PSYC 3752 or PSYC 4833 . PSYC Psychopharmacology 3 ch (3C) 4833 2012-2013 Calendar Proof A seminar course focusing on the drugs used in the treatment of depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, schizophrenia, dementias, and related disorders. The emphasis is on the biological bases of these syndromes and the pharmacological agents used to alleviate them. Prerequisite: PSYC 3711 .
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