Psychology

Psychology program description.

NOTE: See the beginning of Section H for abbreviations, course numbers and coding. Students should consult the Timetable for the latest listing of courses to be offered in each term.

PSYC1013Introduction to Psychology I3 ch (3C)

A general survey of perspectives and methods in selected areas of psychology including learning, memory, cognitive and biological psychology. Students will be asked to participate in various learning and research activities. Some course credit may be earned by participation in these activities.

PSYC1023Introduction to Psychology - II3 ch (3C)

A general survey of perspectives and methods in selected areas of psychology including personality, developmental, clinical and social psychology. Students will be asked to participate in various learning and research activities. Some course credit may be earned by participation in these activities.

PSYC2103Quantitative Research Methods3 ch (3C) [W]

This course provides an introduction to experimental Psychology as an empirical science. Students learn about the steps involved in research, such as designing and conducting experiments. Basic applications of statistical methods are broached. Additionally, students learn how to report formally on their research projects. Students are involved in a research project as participants and as researchers. This course is required for students planning to Minor, Major or Honours in Psychology.

Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology (6 ch).  Students who have received credit for PSYC 2123 cannot receive credit for PSYC 2103.

PSYC2113Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology3 ch (3C) [W]

An introduction to statistical analysis for psychologists. Topics include analysis techniques relevant to correlational, observational and experimental research designs; relevant statistical theory; and hypothesis testing. Required for students planning to Major or Honour in Psychology. 

Prerequisites: Introductory Psychology (6 ch) and PSYC 2103/PSYC 2123. 

PSYC2203Foundations of Developmental Psychology3 ch (3C) [W]

Covers physical, cognitive, language, and social/emotional development from a variety of theoretical perspectives. The interrelatedness of these domains also will be discussed. Several themes which underlie the study of development (e.g., nature/nurture; continuity/discontinuity) will be reviewed and students will explore how these themes permeate developmental research.

Prerequisites: Introductory Psychology (6 ch).

PSYC2313Foundations of Clinical Psychology3 ch (3C) [W]

An introduction to the main theories, research approaches, and intervention perspectives of clinical psychology. Topics dealt with include professional issues in clinical psychology, concepts and history of abnormality, assessment and diagnosis of psychological disorders, research perspectives in clinical psychology, and modes of psychotherapy. The course is intended to expose the student to the basic concepts, theories and issues in psychopathology and psychotherapy for more advanced courses in the clinical domain. 

Prerequisites: Introductory Psychology (6 ch). 

PSYC2403Foundations of Social Psychology3 ch (3C) [W]

Examines individual personality and behaviour in relation to other individuals, society and culture. Topics include social perception, attitudes and values, conformity and obedience, prejudice and discrimination, aggression and violence, etc.

Prerequisites: Introductory Psychology (6ch).

PSYC2603Foundations of Memory and Cognition3 ch (3C)

An introduction to the fundamental principles of human memory, cognition and information processing in the laboratory and everyday world. Topics include basic cognitive processes, the representation and organization of knowledge, reasoning, problem solving, etc. 

Prerequisites: Introductory Psychology (6 ch).

PSYC2613Foundations of Learning3 ch (3C) [W]

Examines the psychological theories of learning, including cognitive, social and behavioural theories of learning. These are discussed in terms of their interrelatedness and the research supporting each. Topics include principles of human behaviour, conditioning, and non-associative and associative learning.

Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology (6ch).
PSYC2703Foundations of Biological Psychology3 ch (3C) [W]

An introduction to basic neurophysiology, neurochemistry and neuroanatomy for humans and other animals. The course will cover the methods used to discover the fundamental processes underlying neural function and provide basic knowledge for an understanding of how the nervous system is able to produce and control behaviour.

Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology (6 ch) or permission of instructor.

PSYC3033Health Psychology3 ch (3C)

This course introduces students to the biopsychosocial approach to health and disease including prevention, development, course, and adaptation to illness. Students will develop an understanding of the mind/body connection, the influence of social and physical environments on our health, cognitive processing of health information, health belief models, and the link between personality traits and health. Psychological approaches to the promotion of health and behaviour change will be examined. A personal health promotion project will be required. 

Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology (6 ch). Please note that no more than three of PSYC 3033, PSYC 3043, PSYC 3053 and PSYC 3063 may be counted toward a Major or Honours In Psychology. 

PSYC3043Human Sexuality3 ch (3C) [W]

Provides a broad introduction to the psychology of human sexuality, including examination of such specific topics as sexual anatomy, sexual behaviour throughout the lifespan, sexual response, sexual dysfunction and therapy, sexual variation, and pregnancy and childbirth. Emphasis on placing empirical findings within physiological, personal, interpersonal and social frameworks. 

Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology (6 ch). Please note that no more than three of PSYC 3033, PSYC 3043, PSYC 3053 and PSYC 3063 may be counted toward a Major or Honours In Psychology. 

PSYC3053Personality3 ch (3C) [W]

An introduction to classic and contemporary theoretical and scientific approaches to the study and assessment of personality, with a focus on developing an integrated understanding of human personality within its biological, social, historical and cultural contexts.

Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology (6 ch). Please note that no more than three of PSYC 3033, PSYC 3043, PSYC 3053, and PSYC 3063 may be counted toward a Major or Honours In Psychology.

PSYC3063Psychology and the Internet3 ch (3C)

In this course we will examine the unique psychological features of cyberspace and how human behaviour is shaped in this new social realm. Topics related to human interaction, children and the Internet, sexuality on the Internet, computer-mediated communication, Internet addiction, and global consciousness, etc. will be covered. 

Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology (6 ch). Please note that no more than three of PSYC 3033, PSYC 3043, PSYC 3053, and PSYC 3063 may be counted toward a Major or Honours In Psychology. 

PSYC3113Introduction to Statistical Inference in Experimental Psychology3 ch (3C 1L) (LE)

Introduces experimental design and statistical inference in psychological research. Design decision-making and computational procedures up to analysis of variance are presented. Labs involve collection and analysis of psychological data. PSYC 3113 is required of Honours students in Psychology. 

Prerequisites: PSYC 2103/PSYC 2123 and PSYC 2113 or PSYC 2103/PSYC 2123 and PSYC 2903. 

PSYC3123Introduction to Measurement Theory3 ch (2C 2L) (LE)

Introduces traditional problems in the measurement of psychological concepts. Labs will involve the development and evaluation of student designed tests and measures. 

Prerequisites: PSYC 2103/PSYC 2123 and PSYC 2113

PSYC3151Basic Research Seminar I3 ch (3S) (LE) [W]

Involves active participation in several of the activities related to an empirical research project including planning and development of research, conducting a study, and collection and analysis of data. Students will be required to prepare a formal research paper. The actual program will be determined by the student and a faculty supervisor. Normally restricted to students in their third year whose academic performance would allow them to enter the Honours program during their fourth year.

Prerequisites: PSYC 2103/PSYC 2123 and PSYC 2113 and two Psychology foundation courses, permission of a faculty supervisor and Basic Research Coordinator, and a CGPA of at least 3.3 in Psychology courses. 

PSYC3152Basic Research Seminar II3 ch (3S) (LE) [W]

Involves active participation in several of the activities related to an empirical research project including planning and development of research, conducting a study, and collection and analysis of data. Students will be required to prepare a formal research paper. The actual program will be determined by the student and a faculty supervisor. Normally restricted to students in their third year whose academic performance would allow them to enter the Honours program during their fourth year. 

Prerequisites: PSYC 2103/PSYC 2123 and PSYC 2113 and two Psychology foundation courses, permission of a faculty supervisor and Basic Research Coordinator, and a CGPA of at least 3.3 in Psychology courses. 

PSYC3213Language Development3 ch (3C 1T)

Examines current views on language development and discusses the interaction between cognitive, social, and linguistic development. Possible topics include critical period for language, preverbal communication, gestural communication, and vocabulary and grammar development.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2203

PSYC3215Development of Individuals with Exceptionalities3 ch (3C) [W]

A discussion of issues that may arise for individuals with various exceptionalities at different points in the lifespan. Topics may include prenatal testing, academic/vocational placement, independent living, and parenting. The causes, characteristics, and challenges of specific cognitive, language, sensory, and physical exceptionalities may be reviewed.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2203. NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both PSYC 3215 and PSYC 4215. 

PSYC3233Social Development3 ch (3C) [W]

A review of theories and research examining how various social contexts contribute to individual development. The role of family, peers, and individuals’ involvement in school, paid or unpaid work, and community settings will be explored. Content may focus on social development in children and adolescents, adults, the elderly, or across the lifespan, depending on the expertise of the instructor.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2203

PSYC3243Cognitive Development 3 ch (3C)

Examines cognitive development from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Topics covered include mental representation, attention, memory, and perception. Content may focus on cognitive development in children, adults, the elderly, or across the lifespan, depending on instructor availability.

Prerequisite: PYSC 2203

PSYC3253Family Processes3 ch (3C) [W]

Examines the theoretical and empirical research on family relationships, the factors that influence functioning, and how families change over time. Topics include intimacy relationships, transgenerational processes, family rituals and rules, and interpersonal communication and boundaries. Relevant case examples are discussed to illustrate the complexity of family relationships and the stressors that families may face. 

Prerequisite: PSYC 2203

PSYC3263Psychology of Women3 ch (3C) [W]

A lifespan approach to the lives of girls and women, examined in the context of traditional and alternative roles, life events, and status in society. Provides an overview of theories and research on female development, behaviour, and personality. 

Prerequisite: PSYC 2203 or permission of instructor. 

PSYC3273Adolescent Development3 ch (3C) [W]

A review of theories and research examining physical and psychological development during adolescence. Specific topics include puberty, identity, sexuality, and health. Emphasis is placed on normative behaviour and how adolescents’ characteristics interact with their contexts (e.g., family, school, peers) to shape development.

Prerequisite: PYSC 2203

PSYC3313Psychological Testing3 ch (2C 1T) [W]

The creation of tests that measure psychological phenomena is a major endeavour within the discipline of psychology. The administration, scoring and interpretation of psychological tests is a significant aspect of the work of researchers and practicing clinical psychologists. This course examines existing tests that measure phenomena such as cognition and personality. The course introduces principles of psychological testing, relevant statistical concepts, and the methods by which tests are developed.

Prerequisites: PSYC 2113 and PSYC 2313

PSYC3315Applications of Cognitive Behavioural Techniques3 ch [W]

Empirically based cognitive behavioural techniques derived from the clinical psychology and psychiatric traditions are explored in detail and applied to the management of anxiety and fear, treatment of medical and psychological disorders, and the management of home and classroom environments. A self-management project is required.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2313 or PSYC 2603. Students who have received credit for PSYC 3615 cannot receive credit for PSYC 3315.
PSYC3323Approaches to Psychotherapy 3 ch (3C) [W]

Surveys prevailing theories and methods of psychotherapy, such as psychoanalysis, client-centred therapy, Gestalt therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, family systems approaches, etc. Emphasis is on the techniques used in psychotherapy, and various techniques will be contrasted. Each theory and method is evaluated in terms of research examining therapeutic process and outcome. 

Prerequisite: PSYC 2313.

PSYC3325Topics in Behaviour Assessment1 ch

Focus on research literature related to conducting functional behaviour assessments. Topics include indirect and direct behaviour assessments, functional analysis, and needs assessment.

Co-requisites: PSYC 2613, PSYC 3663. Offered online only. Available only to students enrolled in the certificate program.

PSYC3335Topics in Behaviour Intervention1 ch

Focus on the research literature pertaining to advancements in behaviour interventions to decrease aberrant behaviour and increase appropriate behaviour. Topics include antecedent intervention strategies, consequence based intervention strategies, and group contingencies.

Co-requisites: PSYC 2613, PSYC 3663. Offered online only. Available only to students enrolled in the certificate program.

PSYC3343The Psychology of Crime3 ch [W]

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the area of the psychology of crime with a special focus on Clinical Criminology, also referred to as Forensic Psychology. Issues pertaining to the following topics will be explored: 1) the nature and definition of the crime, 2) the development of the offender (theoretical perspectives), 3) the intersection of crime and mental health, and 4)the victim.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2313

PSYC3345Skills in Applied Behaviour Analysis1 ch

This course complements the material covered in other certificate courses by offering hands-on training and practice in the applications of Applied Behaviour Analysis. Students learn how to conduct various behaviour assessments and implement intervention strategies through instruction, demonstration, practice.

Prerequisites: PSYC 2613, PSYC 3663.

Co-requisites: PSYC3325, PSYC 3335. Offered online only. Available only to students enrolled in the certificate program.

PSYC3353Adult Abnormal Psychology3 ch (3C) [W]

This is an advanced course which adopts a scientist-practitioner perspective on the understanding, assessment, and treatment of adult psychological disorders. Topics can include psychological theories and treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders, substance use disorders, stress and physical health, dissociative disorders and personality disorders. The course will take an integrative, problem-oriented approach by simultaneously examining the theory, research and treatment literature that is pertinent to each disorder.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2313

PSYC3365Topics in Behavioural Analysis: Ethical Considerations1 ch

Discussion on ethical considerations in conducting research and clinical activity in Applied Behaviour Analysis.

Co-requisite: PSYC 3663. Offered online only. Available only to students enrolled in the certificate program.

PSYC3373Child and Adolescent Psychopathology3 ch (3C) [W]

Survey of major categories of behavioural and emotional problems of childhood and adolescence. Topics may include depression, anxiety, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, and eating disorders.

Prerequisites: PSYC 2203 and PSYC 2313.

PSYC3383Women and Mental Health3 ch (3C)

Explores and critically evaluates theory and research on mental health problems in girls and women from a feminist perspective. Topics addressed include premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and the role of hormones in girls’ and women’s mental health problems; depression; eating disorders; dissociative disorders and other sequelae of abuse; and feminist approaches to therapy.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2313 or permission of instructor. 

PSYC3403Applied Social Psychology3 ch (3C) [W]

This course explores the application of social psychology to understand everyday life experience and to solve current social problems. Topics may include improving interpersonal relationships, promoting team cohesion, evaluating media influence, enhancing job satisfaction, promoting community health, and addressing the issues of social justice and equality.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2403

PSYC3413Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology3ch [W]

The course provides an overview of the origins of I/O psychology, and the role I/O psychology plays in the workplace. Emphasis will be put on how organizational development and organizational change can influence employees, their workplace health and safety, and their work-life balance. A focus will also be on mental health issues in the workplace and how I/O psychology assists employees and their organizations in managing them. Additional topics such as employee performance and workplace psychometrics will be covered.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2403.
PSYC3415Community Psychology3 ch (3C) [W]

This course is designed to introduce students to the science and practice of community psychology, which is the study of psychological solutions to community based problems. Community psychology extends psychology’s role beyond a focus on the individual towards a greater understanding of groups, organizations, and communities. Topics may include prevention, under-served populations, cultural diversity, political action, effects of stress on mental health, community organization, empowerment, and mutual help. There will be a focus on how research and science intersect with the practical aspects of working successfully with people in their own communities.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2403

PSYC3423Group Processes3 ch (1C 2L) [W]

An exploration of the social psychology of group dynamics. Topics may include group formation and functioning, prejudice, discrimination, leadership, social identity, conformity, group problem solving and decision-making, and inter-/intra-group conflict and cooperation. Emphasizes the theoretical and experiential understanding of relevant concepts. 

Prerequisite: PSYC 2403

PSYC3433Social Cognition3 ch (3C) [W]

A review of research and theories examining how people make sense of their social world: How they perceive, represent, interpret, and remember information about themselves and about other individuals and groups. Topics may include representation, recall, and use of social knowledge, controllability of thought processes, effects of feelings and desires, and stereotype activation and use. Experimental and quasi-experimental methodologies employed in social psychology will also be discussed.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2403

PSYC3443Culture and Psychology3 ch (3C) [W]

A survey course of theory, methods and research in culture and psychology. Examines the role of culture across a range of psychological areas, including perceptual and cognitive processes, human development, language, gender, and social behaviour. Topics may include cultural variations and similarities in social psychological functioning, how some cultural patterns get established and maintained, individuals' application of cultural knowledge in concrete situations, and how individuals negotiate cultural identities in multicultural contexts.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2403

PSYC3453Close Relationships3 ch (3C) [W]
This course provides an overview of the psychology of close relationships from a social psychological perspective, with a particular emphasis on romantic relationships and friendships. The major theories of close relationships are emphasized, including examinations of evolutionary, attachment, and cognitive approaches, with a strong emphasis on empirical evidence. Research related to topics such as attraction, love, shyness, relationship formation and maintenance, common problems (jealousy, conflict, deception), satisfaction, commitment and well-being are explored, with methodological concerns discussed within the context of each topic.

Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology (6 ch).

PSYC3613Laboratory in Learning, Memory and Cognition (O)3 ch (3L)

Empirical investigation of current issues in Learning and Memory. Open to Upper Level students Majoring or Honouring in Psychology. 

Prerequisite: PSYC 3623.

PSYC3623Cognition3 ch (3C)

Covers the basic cognitive processes of memory, problem solving and reasoning, concept formation, and decision making. 

Prerequisite: PSYC 2603

PSYC3633Motivation and Emotion3 ch (3C) [W]

A critical examination of contemporary theory and research on motivation and emotion as explanatory concepts for key aspects of personal and social human function. Topics covered include the motivational and emotional determinants of approach and avoidance behaviour, incentive decision-making, intrinsic and extrinsic aspects of control, stress and coping, emotional dysfunction, prosocial behaviours, emotion regulation, happiness and positive well-being.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2603

PSYC3643Adult Developing and Aging3 ch (3C) [W]

This course considers the study of adult development and aging. Possible topics include the changes in physical development, learning, memory, cognition, personality, and social cognition that are associated with aging.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2603 or permission of the instructor. 

PSYC3663Introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis3 ch (3C) [W]

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of applied behaviour analysis (ABA) and its various applications. The first part of the course gives students a foundation in the basic principles of learning. The second part of the course covers how these principles can be used to explain and modify human behaviour. Topic areas include autism and intellectual disabilities, psychiatric disorders, school psychology, organizational behaviour management, sports, and large-scale social issues.

Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology (6 ch).

 Co-requisite: PSYC 2613 Foundation of Learning (3ch).
PSYC3673Advanced Applied Behaviour Analysis3 ch (3S) [W]

Focus on special considerations in providing ABA services. Topics will include ethical and professional conduct issues, special considerations in intervention strategies, supervision and oversight of behaviour services, and systems of behaviour change.

Prerequisites: PSYC 2613, PSYC 3663.

PSYC3713Physiological Psychology3 ch (3C) [W]

Examines the physiological bases of behaviour as determined by genetic, neurophysiological, neurochemical and neuroanatomical experimentation.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2703.

PSYC3723Physiological Psychology Laboratory3 ch (3L) [W]

Use of psychophysiological methods, instrumentation and techniques (e.g., event-related potential brain recordings, behavioural observation) in the study of the physiological bases of behaviour in humans and other animals. Students will conduct research experiments and learn the basics of human electrophysical recording, data collection, and analysis. 

Prerequisite: PSYC 3713

PSYC3733Neuropsychopharmacology3 ch (3L)

Basic principles of the study of drugs that influence neural systems and induce changes in behaviour. The course will address psychotropic drug assessment, from molecular and biochemical characterization, to behavioural effects in animal test paradigms and finally to clinical applications.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2703

PSYC3743Drugs and Behaviour3 ch (3C)

Examines sedatives, hypnotics, stimulants, anaesthetics, analgesics, paralytics, psychotogenics and psychotherapeutics. Includes history of use, presumed mechanisms of action, and effects on human and animal behaviour. Emphasis on how drugs affect the quality of human experience through relief of pain, addiction, treatment of mental illness, etc. 

Prerequisite: PSYC 2703 or permission of instructor. Students who have received credit for PSYC 3023 can not receive credit for PSYC 3743. 

PSYC3745Survey of the Senses3 ch (3C) [W]

Provides a broad introduction to the five major senses and the necessary background for PSYC 3753 or PSYC 4743. Emphasizes issues relevant to psychophysical measurement,  as well as physiological and perceptual processes underlying vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste. Discussion is in the context of the central traditions of perceptual research such as empiricism and Gestalt. 

Prerequisite: PSYC 2703

PSYC3753Laboratory in Vision and Hearing 3 ch (3C)

Individual laboratory exercises in visual and auditory processes. To familiarize the student with the experimental methodology of sensory psychology, and the introductory assessment of sensory deficits (visual defects, hearing loss, etc.).

Prerequisite: PSYC 3745.

PSYC3773Experimental Human Neuropsychology3 ch (3C) [W]

Emphasis will be on studies that help us to understand the relationship between behaviourally observable phenomena and corresponding brain function. The course will examine what has been revealed about human brain function through the use of specialized types of psychological tests and measures, through biophysical imaging techniques that give us a view of human brain function, and finally through damage to the human nervous system and research on its effects.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2703

PSYC3783Experimental Neuropsychology Laboratory3 ch (3L) [W]

Current issues in research in neuropsychology will be examined. 

Prerequisite: PSYC 3773

PSYC4003Topical Seminar in Psychology (O)3 ch (3S) [W]

An advanced seminar on a topic not represented by one of the Teaching Areas in Psychology. Open to Upper Level students Majoring or Honouring in Psychology.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Please note that students should consult the Department for current offerings.

PSYC4053History of Psychology3 ch (3C)

Critically examines the content, concepts, techniques and issues of the historical antecedents of modern psychology. Primary as well as various secondary sources are consulted.

PSYC4103Special Topics in Quantitative Psychology (O)3 ch (3S) [W]

An advanced course on a topic in Quantitative Psychology. Open to upper level students in the Majors or Honours programs in Psychology. 

Prerequisites: PSYC 2103/PSYC 2123 and PSYC 2113, and PSYC 3113 or permission of instructor. Please note that students should consult the Department for current offerings. 

PSYC4110Honours Research Seminar6 ch (3S 3S) (LE)

Organization and discussion of Honours Thesis research projects. Normally available only to students who have been admitted to a Psychology Honours Program and who are in their final year. Required of Honours students in Psychology during their fourth year.

Prerequisites: PSYC 3151 or PSYC 3152, permission of a faculty supervisor and Honours Research Coordinator, and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.6 in Psychology courses. 

PSYC4123Special Topics in Qualitative Psychology (O)3 ch (3S) [W]

An advanced course on a topic in Qualitative Psychology. Open to upper-level students in the Majors or Honours programs in Psychology. 

Prerequisites: PSYC 2113 and permission of the instructor. Please note that students should consult the Department for current offerings. 

PSYC4203Topical Seminar in Developmental Psychology (O)3 ch (3S) [W]

Discussion of current issues in Developmental Psychology. Open to Upper Level students Majoring or Honouring in Psychology. 

Prerequisites: PSYC 2203 and permission of instructor. Please note that students should consult the Department for current offerings. 

PSYC4223Topical Seminar in Sex and Gender3 ch (3C) [W]

Provides a critical appraisal of the theories and research methods in the area of sex and gender differences and similarities. Specific topics include morality, stereotypes, feminist perspectives, role of the media, scientific method, and epistemological tendencies. Examines the construction of knowledge, and the development of positions, with regards to sex and gender. 

Prerequisite: PSYC 2203 or PSYC 3263 or permission of instructor. 

PSYC4303Topical Seminar in Clinical Psychology (O)3 ch (3S) [W]

Discussion of current issues in Clinical Psychology. Open to Upper Level students Majoring or Honouring in Psychology.

Prerequisites: PSYC 2313 and permission of instructor. Please note that students should consult the Department for current offerings. 

PSYC4313Applied Behaviour Analysis Practicum I/Independent Study I6 ch

This practicum is a field placement for students, they are required to complete 250 hours of practical service experience in Applied Behaviour Analysis. These placements combine formal education with community service by providing work experience useful for their career and professional profile. Open only to student in the certificate program. A Board Certified Behaviour Analyst supervises a total of 10% of the hours either in individual or group format to meet the BAcBA clinical requirements. Distance based student receive transfer credit upon completion of a 500 hour supervised independent field placement pre-approved by the Faculty Representative of the Applied Behaviour Analysis Certificate program.

Co-requisites: PSYC 2613, PSYC 3663. Available only to student enrolled in the certificate program.

PSYC4323Applied Behaviour Analysis Practicum/Independent Study II6 ch

This practicum component is a field placement for students, they are required to complete 250 hours of practical service experience in Applied Behaviour Analysis. These placements combine formal education with community service by providing work experience useful for the career and professional profile. Open only to students in the certificate program. A Board Certified Behaviour Analyst supervises a total of 10% of the hours either in individual or group format to meet the BCaBA clinical requirements. Distance based students receive transfer credit upon completion of a 500 hour supervised independent field placement pre-approved by the Faculty Representative of the Applied Behaviour Analysis Certificate program.

Prerequisite: PSYC 4323.

Co-requisite: PSYC 3345. Available only to students enrolled in the certificate program.

PSYC4403Topical Seminar in Social Psychology3 ch (3S) [W]

Discussion of current issues in Social Psychology. Open to Upper Level students Majoring or Honouring in Psychology.

Prerequisites: PSYC 2403 and permission of instructor. Please note that students should consult the department for current offerings. 

PSYC4603Topical Seminar in Learning, Memory and Cognition (O)3 ch (3S) [W]

Discussion of current issues in Learning, Memory and Cognition. Open to Upper Level students Majoring or Honouring in Psychology. 

Prerequisites: PSYC 2603 and permission of instructor. Please note that students should consult the Department for current offerings. 

PSYC4713Topical Seminar in Physiological Psychology (O)3 ch (3S) [W]

An in-depth exploration of current issues in Physiological Psychology. Open to Upper Level students Majoring or Honouring in Psychology.

Prerequisite: One of PSYC 3713, PSYC 3743, PSYC 3773 or permission of instructor. Please note that students should consult the Department for current offerings. 

PSYC4743Topical Seminar in Sensation-Perception (O)3 ch (3S) [W]

Coverage of various issues in Sensation and Perception in a seminar format. Emphasis is on visual and auditory processes, with some coverage of taste, smell, and touch. Laboratory work is included. Open to Upper Level students Majoring or Honouring in Psychology.

Prerequisites: PSYC 2703 and permission of instructor. Please note that students should consult the Department for current offerings. 

PSYC4773Topical Seminar in Neuropsychology (O)3 ch (3S) [W]

Current issues in research in Neuropsychology will be examined. Open to Upper Level students Majoring or Honouring in Psychology. 

Prerequisites: PSYC 2703 and permission of instructor. Please note that students should consult the Department for current offerings.