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Psychology



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H. Smith, PAS 4053, ext. 2819

Note: See departmental course listing for specific terms for the current course offerfings.

PSYCH100S

PSYCH 101 F,W,S 3C 0.5
Introductory Psychology
A general survey course designed to provide the student with an understanding of the basic concepts and techniques of modern psychology as a behavioural science.
Antireq: PSYCH 120R
Also offered at St. Jerome's College

PSYCH200S

PSYCH 200 3C 0.5
Measurement in Psychology
The logic of measurement in Psychology. Descriptive procedures for collecting and handling data. Making inferences from test scores. The use of correlational procedures in measuring intelligence, achievement, aptitudes, interests and personality.
Prereq: PSYCH 101
Antireq: Any course in statistics
This course is intended for General Psychology majors. Others wishing to enrol may do so provided that their math background does not exceed one OAC math course or one term course at the first-year level of university math. Students working on a Psychology minor whose math background exceeds that just described and who will not be taking a statistics course in their major, may enrol in this course after completing five term courses in Psychology.

PSYCH 203 3C 0.5
Learning and Motivation
This course is designed to introduce the student to theories in Learning and Motivation and to provide the student with an understanding of the experimental techniques in these areas.
Prereq: PSYCH 101
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors

PSYCH 207 F,W,S 3C 0.5
Cognitive Processes
An examination and evaluation of selected topics dealing with human learning, thinking, concept formation, memory and language.
Prereq: PSYCH 101
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors

PSYCH 211 F,W,S 3C 0.5
Developmental Psychology
An examination of the process and factors of human development.
Prereq: PSYCH 101
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors
Also offered at St. Jerome's College

PSYCH 212 F,W 3C 0.5
Educational Psychology
A consideration of the main variables affecting learning in the classroom with special focus upon the conditions essential to efficient learning.
Prereq: PSYCH 101
Also offered at St. Jerome's College

PSYCH 213 3C 0.5
Exceptional Children
Educational problems associated with mental retardation, emotional disturbances, sensory and physical impairments and intellectual giftedness.
Prereq: PSYCH 101

PSYCH 217 3C 0.5
Aging and Basic Psychological Processes
What processes change as adults age? Is the idea of age-related decline in functioning a myth? The course deals with processes such as memory, perception, intelligence, and problem-solving. It also outlines the problems in interpreting developmental research.
Prereq: PSYCH 101
Cross-listed as GERON 217 and H 217

PSYCH 218 W 3C 0.5
Aging, Dying and Death
An examination of the social psychological aspects of aging and the traditional and recent literature relating to various views on the reality of death in human life. Therapy with dying individuals is reviewed and evaluated.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or permission of instructor
Cross-listed as GERON 218 and H 218
Offered at St. Jerome's College

PSYCH 231 F 3C 0.5
The Psychology of Religious Experience
Approaches of traditional psychological theories toward phenomena of religious experience, mysticism, and prayer are examined. The psychological process of creating and naming Tgods' is considered as well as comparisons among altered states of consciousness including some forms of prayer.
Prereq: PSYCH 101
Offered at St. Jerome's College

PSYCH 236 F,W 3C 0.5
A Psychological Analysis of Human Sexuality.
This course will examine psychological and social psychological theories and empirical investigations of human sexuality.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or permission of instructor
Antireq: SMF 201A
Offered at St. Jerome's College

PSYCH 253 F,W,S 3C 0.5
Social Psychology
An introduction to the scientific study of social behaviour and social influences on behaviour. Theories and research on such topics as attitude change and persuasion, stereotypes and prejudice, conformity and obedience to authority, altruism, conflict, attraction and love will be introduced.
Prereq: PSYCH 101
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors.
Cross-listed as PSYCH 220R
Also offered at St. Jerome's College

PSYCH 256 3C 0.5
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence. This course will draw on philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, linguistics, neuroscience, and anthropology to address central questions about the nature of thinking. Topics discussed will include mental representation, computational models of mind, and consciousness.
Cross-listed as PHIL 256

PSYCH 257 F,W 3C 0.5
Psychopathology
The nature and origin of deviant behaviour.
Prereq: PSYCH 101
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors
Cross-listed as PSYCH 323R
Also offered at St. Jerome's College
(Formerly PSYCH 357)

PSYCH 261 F,W 3C 0.5
Physiological Psychology
Introduction to brain, basic physiological processes, and their roles in behaviour. Course covers sensing and perceiving; neural bases of action; motivation; learning and memory; and consciousness. Both experimental and clinical data are considered.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or permission of instructor
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors

PSYCH 271 3C 0.5
Animal Behaviour
Survey of mechanisms, development, adaptive value and evaluation of behaviour in non-human animals. Covers ethology, sociobiology and experimental comparative psychology. Emphasis on principles of research with laboratory and wild animals as well as methods of observing behaviour.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or permission of instructor
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors

PSYCH 291 F 3C,2L 0.5
Basic Research Methods
An introduction to the methods used in psychological research. Methods for observing behaviour and the procedures used to summarize these observations are emphasized.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 and second-year Honours standing in Psychology

PSYCH 292 W 3C,1L 0.5
Basic Data Analysis
An introduction to the logic and methods of inferential statistics with emphasis on application in Psychology. Also included is a more detailed treatment of the methods and projects introduced in PSYCH 291.
Prereq: PSYCH 291 and second-year Honours standing in Psychology

PSYCH300S

PSYCH 306 3C 0.5
Perceptual Processes
An examination of the basic mechanisms of vision and hearing. Topics include the measurement of thresholds and perceptual attributes, the anatomy and physiology of the eye, ear, and neural pathways mediating vision and hearing, including higher centers in the brain. The perception of brightness, colour, objects, space, pitch, location, speech, and music will be considered, as will the role of learning and attention.
Prereq: PSYCH 207 or 261 or permission of instructor
Antireq: PSYCH 206
This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course (Natural Science) for Psychology majors
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors

PSYCH 307 3C 0.5
Human Neuropsychology
An introduction to current human experimental neuropsychology. The course will review evidence for brain-behaviour interactions obtained from studies of human brain damage and from investigations of the normal brain. Topics such as the representation of language, hemispheric specialization, memory, spatial ability, dyslexia, movement disorders and affective disorders will be considered.
Prereq: One of PSYCH 206, 207, 261, or KIN 356
This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course (Natural Science) for Psychology majors
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors

PSYCH 310 3C 0.5
Social Development
This course will be concerned with contemporary issues in the psychological study of social development. The course will be organized around a few central issues such as those of continuities and discontinuities of development and the relations between social and cognitive development.
Prereq: PSYCH 211
This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course (Social Science) for Psychology majors
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors

PSYCH 312 F 3C 0.5
Learning Disabilities
A critical examination of the concept of learning disability and of current issues in the assessment and remediation of learning problems.
Prereq: PSYCH 211, 212, or 213
Antireq: PSYCH 160
This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course (Social Science) for Psychology majors
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors
Also offered at St. Jerome's College

PSYCH 314 3C 0.5
Cognitive Development
A consideration of psychological research and theory concerned with the origins and development of cognition in humans. This course traces the development of such cognitive skills as problem solving, memory, concept formation, language, and other symbolic capacities from birth to adulthood. Cultural influences on cognitive development will also be considered.
Prereq: PSYCH 207 or 211
This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course (Natural Science or Social Science) for Psychology majors
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors

PSYCH 315 W 3C 0.5
Psychology of Adolescence
A study of the psychological processes in the second decade of human development. Consideration is given to such areas as intellectual, emotional and social growth, and identity formation. Current concepts, issues, and research are stressed.
Prereq: PSYCH 211
This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course (Social Science) for Psychology majors
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors
Also offered at St. Jerome's College
(Formerly PSYCH 214)

PSYCH 317 F,W 3C 0.5
The Emotionally Disturbed Child
An examination of children's psychological disorders from several major perspectives with an emphasis on current research findings. Theoretical and clinical issues are considered.
Prereq: PSYCH 211
This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course (Social Science) for Psychology majors
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors
Offered at St. Jerome's College.

PSYCH 318 F 3C 0.5
Psychosexual Organization
A detailed examination of concepts related to the formation of gender identity and psychosexual orientation. The TNature-NurtureU debate will be explored as well as gay and lesbian identity and consciousness throughout the life cycle.
Prereq: PSYCH 211 or permission of instructor
This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course (Social Science) for Psychology majors
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors
Offered at St. Jerome's college

PSYCH 334 F,W 3C 0.5
Theories of Individual Counselling Psychology
An introduction to the methods, theories and problems in individual Counselling Psychology.
Prereq: PSYCH 101
Also offered at Renison College and St. Jerome's College
Priority in Renison College section will be given to Social Development Studies majors

PSYCH 335 3C 0.5
Personality and Behaviour Change
Forms of psychological intervention that produce important changes in the way people think, feel and behave including psychoanalysis, behaviour therapy, brainwashing, cult conversions, deprogramming, hypnosis, biofeedback and meditation.
Prereq: PSYCH 101

PSYCH 336 W 3C 0.5
Clinical Intervention
An exploration of some of the key ways in which psychology addresses the realm of intervention. Included will be prevention and treatment models of intervention.
Prereq: PSYCH 257 or permission of instructor
Antireq: Students who have taken both PSYCH 334 and 344 may not receive credit for this course
This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course (Social Science) for Psychology majors
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors
Offered at St. Jerome's College

PSYCH 338 F,S 3C 0.5
Organizational Psychology
Survey of organizational, group, and individual processes involved in work motivation, group dynamics, leadership, organizational climate and organizational culture.
Prereq: PSYCH 101
Antireq: M SCI 211

PSYCH 339 3C 0.5
Personnel Psychology
An examination of the following major topics in personnel psychology: employment planning, selection and recruitment, selection techniques, career development, performance appraisal, training programs, labour relations, compensations systems.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 and a statistics course (e.g., PSYCH 200 or 292)
This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course (Social Science) for Psychology majors
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors

PSYCH 344 W 3C 0.5
Theories of Group Counselling
Contemporary theories on the therapeutic application of group processes. Issues such as group development, leader skills and training, selection of members, problems encountered in both process and outcome research will be examined.
Prereq: PSYCH 101
Offered at St. Jerome's College

PSYCH 354 F,W 3C 0.5
Interpersonal Relations
A psychological analysis of social interaction. The development of interpersonal attraction from first impressions to long-term relationships. The roots of hostility, conflict and communication problems.
Prereq: PSYCH 253
This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course (Social Science) for Psychology majors
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors
Cross-listed as PSYCH 221R
(Formerly PSYCH 254)
Also offered at St. Jerome's College

PSYCH 355 3C 0.5
Personality Theory
An examination and evaluation of some of the outstanding theories of personality.
Prereq: PSYCH 101
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors.
Cross-listed as PSYCH 322R

PSYCH 361 (A-Z) 3C 0.5
Special Topics in Advanced Physiological Psychology
This course continues and extends PSYCH 261. Departmental listings of topics should be consulted.
Prereq: PSYCH 261 or permission of instructor
This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course (Natural Science) for Psychology majors
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors

PSYCH 363 (A-Z) - 366 (A-Z) 3C 0.5
Special Subjects
These courses will be offered at different times as announced by the Department.
Consult departmental listings for topics and prerequisites.

PSYCH 391 F 3C,1L 0.5
Advanced Data Analysis
An examination of the effective use and interpretation of statistics in complex research designs. Topics include an introduction to multivariate analysis, analysis of variance, and applied psychological research.
Prereq: PSYCH 292 and third year Honours standing in Psychology

PSYCH 392 W,S 2S,2L 0.5
Psychological Measurement
An introduction to the logic of measurement in Psychology with special emphasis placed on the use of psychological tests to assess individual and group differences.
Prereq: PSYCH 391 and Honours standing in Psychology

PSYCH 393 F,W 2S,2L 0.5
Research in Developmental Psychology
Open only to students in a Psychology Honours Program.
Prereq: PSYCH 211 and 391 (PSYCH 391 acceptable as a corequisite)

PSYCH 394 F,W 2S,2L 0.5
Research in Perceptual and Cognitive Processes
Open only to students in a Psychology Honours Program.
Prereq: PSYCH 206 or 207 and 391 (PSYCH 391 acceptable as a corequisite)

PSYCH 395 F,W 2S,2L 0.5
Research in Social Psychology
Open only to students in a Psychology Honours Program.
Prereq: PSYCH 253 and 391 (PSYCH 391 acceptable as a corequisite)

PSYCH 396 F 2S,2L 0.5
Research in Biopsychology
Open only to students in a Psychology Honours Program.
Prereq: PSYCH 261 and 391 (PSYCH 391 acceptable as a corequisite)

PSYCH 397 F,W 2S,2L 0.5
Research in Personality and Psychopathology
Open only to students in a Psychology Honours Program.
Prereq: PSYCH 257 or 355 and 391 (PSYCH 391 acceptable as a corequisite)

PSYCH 398 F,W 2S,2L 0.5
Research in Learning and Motivation
Open only to students in a Psychology Honours Program.
Prereq: PSYCH 203 or 207 or 261 or 271 and 391 (PSYCH 391 acceptable as a corequisite)

PSYCH400S

PSYCH 440A/B F,W 3C,3C 0.5/0.5
Group and Individual Counselling
The practice of counselling in terms of current psychological theories and research. The demonstration and development of these concepts are aided by personal participation, exercises, role play and videotape simulation.
Prereq: PSYCH 334 and 344 or suitable alternative and permission of instructor
Offered at St. Jerome's College.
A grade for PSYCH 440A will be submitted only after the completion of PSYCH 440B.
This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course (Social Science) for Psychology majors
Priority enrolment for Psychology majors

PSYCH 464 0.5
Research Apprenticeship
For Honours Psychology students in the Thesis Program. This course involves an unpaid apprenticeship in a faculty research program combined with regular seminar meetings. The apprenticeship will require no more than eight hours per week. Students will be assigned duties that will enable them to acquire new skills and understanding of the research process. Specific duties will be agreed to by the faculty member and the student and a document outlining this agreement must be submitted to the Psychology Undergraduate Office for approval. The course is offered on a credit/no credit basis.
Prereq: PSYCH 391 and at least one Research Course
This course cannot be used to meet the Advanced PSYCH Course Requirement

PSYCH 465 0.5
Applied Apprenticeship
For Honours Psychology students interested in a career in Applied Psychology. The course involves an unpaid apprenticeship in an industrial, medical, government, or other applied setting combined with regular seminar meetings. The apprenticeship will require no more than eight hours per week. The course is offered on a credit/no credit basis.
Prereq: PSYCH 291, 292 and 338
This course cannot be used to meet the Advanced PSYCH Course Requirement

PSYCH 466 0.5
Education Apprenticeship
For Honours Psychology students interested in a teaching career. The course involves an unpaid apprenticeship in an educational setting combined with regular seminar meetings. The apprenticeship will require no more than eight hours per week. The course is offered on a credit/no credit basis.
Prereq: PSYCH 291, 292 and 212
This course cannot be used to meet the Advanced PSYCH Course Requirement

PSYCH 480 (A-Z) F,W,S 0.5
Directed Studies in Special Topics
This is an opportunity for independent experimental research or extensive reading. Before a student can register for this course, a proposal outlining the course, e.g. area of study, method of evaluation, etc., as agreed to by both the student and the professor, must be filed at the Psychology Undergraduate Office. A maximum of one term course in directed studies may be used toward the five Psychology electives required for the General Program and a maximum of two term courses towards the Psychology electives required in the Honours Program. A 480 project may be used to fulfill either an Honours Seminar or an Advanced Psychology requirement in the Honours Program.
Prereq: Open to third- and fourth-year Psychology students who have a cumulative Psychology average of 75% or better

PSYCH 499A/B/C F,W,S 0.5/0.5/0.5
Honours Thesis
Each student will work under the direction of a member of the department on a research project. The project will involve an empirical study and/or a critical integrative review of some issue or issues in the research literature of Psychology. The result of this investigation will be presented by the student in the form of a thesis which will be examined critically by members of the department. Although a thesis supervisor normally comes from within the Psychology Department, approval for other thesis supervisors may be sought from the course co-ordinator. Students may choose to begin 499 in their 3B or 4A term.
Prereq: PSYCH 391 and one Research Course
Open to students who are in good standing in either Honours Psychology or Make-Up Psychology
A letter grade for PSYCH 499A and PSYCH 499B will be submitted only after the completion of PSYCH 499C.

SEMINAR

Psychology - Honours Seminars

Note: Consult departmental listings for topics and prerequisites for 1995-96. Open to third and fourth year Honours Psychology or Make-Up Psychology students, or by consent of instructor.

PSYCH 450 (A-Z) 2S 0.5
Honours Seminar in the History of Psychology

PSYCH 451 (A-Z) 2S 0.5
Honours Seminar in Learning

PSYCH 452 (A-Z) 2S 0.5
Honours Seminar in Perception

PSYCH 453 (A-Z) 2S 0.5
Honours Seminar in Developmental Psychology

PSYCH 454 (A-Z) 2S 0.5
Honours Seminar in Educational Psychology

PSYCH 455 (A-Z) 2S 0.5
Honours Seminar in Social Psychology

PSYCH 456 (A-Z) 2S 0.5
Honours Seminar in Personality

PSYCH 457 (A-Z) 2S 0.5
Honours Seminar in Clinical Psychology

PSYCH 458 (A-Z) 2S 0.5
Honours Seminar in Cognitive Processes

PSYCH 459 (A-Z) 2S 0.5
Honours Seminar in Motivation

PSYCH 461 (A-Z) 2S 0.5
Honours Seminar in Physiological Psychology

PSYCH 462 (A-Z) 2S 0.5
Honours Seminar in Industrial/
Organizational Psychology

PSYCH 463 (A-Z) - 466 (A-Z) 2S 0.5
Honours Seminar in Special Topics

PSYCH 120R 3C 0.5
Introductory Psychology

PSYCH 121R 3C 0.5
Introductory Psychology (Special Topics)

PSYCH 220R 3C 0.5
Social Psychology
Cross-listed as PSYCH 253

PSYCH 221R 3C 0.5
Interpersonal Interaction
Cross-listed as PSYCH 354
(Formerly PSYCH 254)

PSYCH 322R 3C 0.5
Personality Theory
Cross-listed as PSYCH 355

PSYCH 323R 3C 0.5
Abnormal Psychology
Cross-listed as PSYCH 257
(Formerly PSYCH 357)

PSYCH 367R-369R
Special Topics in Psychology

PSYCH 398R/399R R 0.5
Independent Study
Open to senior Social Development Studies majors only.

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