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University of Calgary Calendar 2017-2018 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions P Psychology PSYC
Psychology PSYC

Instruction offered by members of the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts.

Junior Courses
Psychology 200       Principles of Psychology I
Designed for Psychology Majors. Fundamental terminology, procedures, findings, and theories related to basic psychological processes. Normally followed by Psychology 201. Psychology 200 is a prerequisite for almost all senior-level Psychology courses.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 200 and 205 will not be allowed.
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Psychology 201       Principles of Psychology II
Designed for Psychology Majors. Fundamental terminology, procedures, findings, and theories related to individual, social, and abnormal behaviour. Psychology 201 is a prerequisite for most senior-level Psychology courses.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 201 and 205 will not be allowed.
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Psychology 203       Psychology for Everyday Life
Designed for non-Psychology majors. Provides students with an understanding of the key theories, research methods, and discoveries of psychology, with an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective consumers of psychological theory and research. Through a focus upon issues that arise in everyday life, this course will demonstrate some of the ways in which psychology can be of use to students in their personal and professional lives.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Psychology 204       Human Sexuality
Examination of contemporary knowledge and attitudes toward human sexuality, relying on theoretical and empirical psychological research. Multiple perspectives are presented, including psychosocial, cross-cultural, and psychobiological. Sexuality across the life span is examined, including issues pertaining to sexual differentiation, intimacy and communication, gender role development, varieties of sexual relationships and behaviour, and legal and ethical issues.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Senior Courses

Note: Registration in 400- and 500-level Psychology courses is restricted to Psychology Majors.

Psychology 305       History of Psychological Thought
The roots of psychological thought in Western culture, and the relationship between theories of human nature and changing social institutions.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200 and 201.
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Psychology 312       Experimental Design and Quantitative Methods for Psychology
An integrated approach to the methods, principles, and ethics of psychological research and the statistical techniques utilized for the analysis of these data.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, and one of: Mathematics 30-1, Mathematics 30-2, Pure Mathematics 30, Applied Mathematics 30, Mathematics 31. Mathematics II (offered by Continuing Education), or 50 per cent or higher on the Mathematics Diagnostic Test. Equivalents will be accepted for students from outside Alberta.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit towards degree requirements will be given for only one of Psychology 312 and Engineering 319, Political Science 399, Sociology 311, Statistics 205, 213, 217, 327; that one being a course appropriate to the degree program.            
Notes:
This course serves as a prerequisite for all 400- and 500-level Psychology courses (except Psychology 405).
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Psychology 321       Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Understanding and predicting behaviour and attitudes within an organizational setting. Topics normally include: personnel selection, attraction to organizations and job choice, person-organization fit, organizational culture, motivation and decision-making, employee attitudes, deviant behaviour in organizations, leadership, team behaviour, and personality in the workplace.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200 and 201.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 321 and either 421 and 423 will not be allowed.
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Psychology 345       Social Psychology
Social psychological approaches to understanding social influence, social perception and cognition, attitudes and group dynamics.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200 and 201.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 345 and Sociology 341 will not be allowed.
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Psychology 349       Language Development 
Language acquisition is one of the hallmarks of human development. This course will focus on language development in typically developing children, with consideration of environmental and other factors that influence acquisition. Consideration will also be given to atypical language development, which can provide additional insights into the acquisition process. The research methods used to explore language development will be examined.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200 and 201.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 349 and Linguistics 331 will not be allowed.
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Psychology 351       Developmental Psychology
An examination of psychological development through childhood and adolescence.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200 and 201.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 351 and either Applied Psychology 311 or 313 will not be allowed.
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Psychology 353       Psychology of Aging
Examines theory and research related to psychological processes during adulthood and aging. Topics may include life-span developmental theories and methods; biological processes; sensory, perceptual and cognitive processes; personality and social processes; life transitions, mental health issues; and dying.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200 and 201.
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Psychology 365       Cognitive Psychology
A survey of research and theory in cognitive psychology. Research in pattern recognition, attention, memory, language, thinking, and other cognitive abilities is explored, with discussion of associated brain mechanisms.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200 and 201.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 365 and Applied Psychology 411 will not be allowed.
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Psychology 369       Sensation and Perception
The psychological and physiological bases of sensory and perceptual processes, including vision, audition, taste, smell, touch, proprioception, and basic psychophysics. Provides a background for advanced courses in sensory and perceptual processing, human factors, and environmental psychology.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200 and 201.
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Psychology 375       Brain and Behaviour
The neural basis of learning, memory, language and thinking, as well as pathological, sexual, aggressive, and emotional behaviour that arises from neural and hormonal malfunctioning.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 375 and 371 will not be allowed.
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Psychology 383       Personality
Approaches to the study of personality.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200 and 201.
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Psychology 385       Abnormal Psychology
Abnormal behaviour and experiences, their causes and treatment throughout the lifespan.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200 and 201.
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Psychology 405       Contemporary Theories in Psychology
An analysis of what constitutes a "theory," "model" and "explanation" in psychology as a science. Survey of major theoretical positions in twentieth-century psychology.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200 and 201, one senior course in Psychology, and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 407       Psychometrics
Theory and application of methodological and statistical issues in psychological assessment. Topics include: theories of psychological measurement, scale development, item analysis, item bias, reliability, validity, and test fairness.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201, 312 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 407 and Applied Psychology 307 will not be allowed.
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Psychology 411       Design and Analysis in Psychological Research
Experimental design problems and techniques for analysis of psychological data.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201, 312 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 415       Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology
Qualitative approaches to psychological research such as phenomenology, grounded theory, and discourse analysis. Specific topics include research interviews, ethics, and evaluating qualitative research.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201, 312 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 417       Tests and Individual Differences
Individual differences and psychological testing including the description, use, evaluation and development of typical tests, as well as discussion of important issues in human difference.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201, 312 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 425       Human Factors
Application of psychological research and theory to people-system relationships and the work environment; display and control devices, design and evaluation of the built environment, human skills and limitations, work schedules, safety, and research methods in human factors engineering.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201, 312 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 427       Environmental Psychology
The theory and data pertaining to the relationship between human behaviour and the physical environment, both natural and built. Particular emphasis is placed on the implications of current knowledge for the management of the human-environment interface. A research project is an integral part of the course.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201, 312 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 429       Adolescence
An in-depth examination of the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social changes occurring during adolescence, drawing upon theory and relevant research.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 351 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 429 and 355 will not be allowed.
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Psychology 430       Psychophysiology in Health Research
An examination of the impact of emotions on physiological activity and risk for disease, including coronary heart disease, ulcers, asthma, cancer and other immune-related disorders, with an emphasis on the discussion and understanding of empirical research. Hands-on experience with psychophysiological measurement equipment and procedures commonly used in stress research will be provided.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312 and 375.
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Psychology 431       Current Issues in Psychopathology
Discussion of current developments and controversies in the assessment, etiology, and treatment of psychopathology. Emphasis will be on teaching students how to strengthen their critical thinking skills using controversial issues in the fields of abnormal and clinical psychology as a basis for discussion and debate.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 385 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 433       Clinical Psychology
Assessment and treatment problems in clinical settings.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 385 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 435       Behaviour Modification
Current behaviour change procedures for children and adults. Practical considerations involved in the selection, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of behaviour modification programs.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 385 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 437       Health Psychology
Health psychology involves the discipline and principles of psychology and human behaviour in understanding how the mind, body, and behaviour interact in health and disease. Class topics include psychosocial models of health and disease, stress and coping, health enhancing and health damaging behaviours, pain management, and a variety of specific behaviour-related medical illnesses (e.g., heart disease, cancer, insomnia).
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312 and 375.
Also known as:
(formerly Psychology 330)
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Psychology 439       Psychology of Gender
An analysis of psychological theory and research on gender situated within the interdisciplinary field of gender studies. Topics include the meaning of gender, psychological development and gender, and gender and interpersonal relationships.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, one of 345 or 351, and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 439 and 347 will not be allowed.
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Psychology 441       Social Psychology: Theory and Research
A review of current theory and research in the area of social psychology. Research projects will introduce methodologies used in this area.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 345 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 442       Intergroup Relations
In-depth exploration of intergroup relations from a social psychological perspective. Theory and research about the processes involved in stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 345, and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 443       Interpersonal Relationships
Application of social psychological theory and methodology to a variety of topics in the area of interpersonal relationships such as attraction, close relationships, interpersonal conflict, communication, and power. Course projects will be an integral part of the course.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 345 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 445       Psychology of Morality
An exploration of the origins and nature of moral conduct from the perspective of psychological theory and research. Examination of the naturalistic basis for why people care about morality, behave morally or not, and the psychological bases of moral judgment. Topics may include the evolutionary basis for morality, moral intuitionism, moral development, and moral judgment.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201, 312 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 445 and 447.08 will not be allowed.
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Psychology 447       Advanced Topics in Personality or Social Psychology
An examination of current research topics in personality or social psychology or gender.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201, 312 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Notes:
Students are advised to consult with the Department regarding the topic and recommended prerequisites for the course in a given term.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 449       Social-Personality Development
Socialization processes and behaviours from birth to adolescence; observational learning, altruism, moral development, sex-roles, dependency, emotional development, and social motivation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 351 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 451       Cognitive Development
Current and classic research in the area of cognitive development is explored. Topics may include sensory and perceptual development, language acquisition, symbolic representation, concept formation, memory, and social-cognitive development. Laboratory projects introduce methodologies used in research with children.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 351 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program or to the minor in Speech-Language Sciences for Linguistics Majors.
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Psychology 455       Sensory, Perceptual, and Cognitive Aspects of Aging
Basic research and contemporary issues in the age-related changes in sensation, perception, attention, learning and memory, intelligence and problem-solving.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 353 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 457       Social and Clinical Aspects of Aging
Stability and change in the later years of life with a focus on social and clinical areas of aging.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 353 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 459       Developmental Psychopathology
A critical examination of developmental psychopathology during childhood and adolescence with an emphasis on the characteristics of the disorders, their determinants, and outcomes. Current theories and research, and recent trends in intervention and prevention will be emphasized.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 351, 385 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 463       Memory
Current memory research is explored. Topics include how memories are encoded, and retrieved. Laboratory projects introduce methodologies used in memory research.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 365 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 465       Research in Cognitive Psychology
Current research in human memory, thinking, attention, and language processing is explored. Laboratory projects will introduce research methodologies used in these areas.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 365 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 467       Experimental Psycholinguistics
Exploration of the cognitive, neuropsychological, and social processes that underlie language abilities, with reference to linguistic theory. A laboratory component provides experience with methodologies used to study language behaviour.

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program or to the minor in Speech-Language Sciences for Linguistics Majors.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 467 and either Linguistics 339 or 439 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(Linguistics 467)
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Psychology 469       Vision
A systematic examination of vision and its role in our interactions with the natural environment. Topics may include: the physics of light; optics; eye and retina; visual pathways and visual brain; perception of colour, space, change and motion; visual development and aging; art and vision; visual disorders; and recovery from blindness.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 369 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 471       Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience
Exploration of auditory perception from an auditory cognitive neuroscience perspective, using music and speech as domains of inquiry. Students will learn topics in acoustics, psychophysics, cognitive psychology, cognitive development, neurophysiology, and neuropsychology. Students will also conduct hands-on exercises in sound manipulation and experimentation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 369 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program or to the minor in Speech-Language Sciences for Linguistics Majors.
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Psychology 473       Evolution and Human Behaviour
An examination of the scientific synthesis of evolutionary biology and modern psychology, which offers a novel approach to such issues as short-term and long-term human mating strategies, short-term sexual strategies, conflict between the sexes, parental investment, aggression, and social dominance.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201, 312 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 473 and 377 will not be allowed.
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Psychology 475       Drugs and Behaviour
The behavioural effects of drugs specifically employed to affect the nervous system, as seen in the treatment of mental disorders, behavioural disorders, and other conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and Alzheimer's diseases. Neuro-pharmacologic agents will be discussed as they relate to the biochemistry and physiology of putative neurotransmitters.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 375 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Also known as:
(Neuroscience 475)
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Psychology 477       Sleep and Biological Rhythms
Behaviours are temporally co-ordinated and occur in a rhythmic fashion. The most obvious rhythmic behaviour humans engage in is sleeping; we spend one-third of our lives asleep. This course will survey the behavioural, physiological, and clinical aspects of sleep and biological rhythms.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 375 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 478       Behavioural Neuroscience
An examination of the neural underpinnings of behaviour. Experimental approaches, neural mechanisms, and health implications will be explored through both lecture material and laboratory exercises.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 375 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Also known as:
(Neuroscience 478)
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Psychology 479       Human Neuropsychology
Integration of the literature on human brain damage with the evidence from animal research. Topics include developmental neuropsychology; cognitive deficits associated with frontal, parietooccipital, and temporal lobes; origins and mechanisms in the determination of cerebral dominancy; disorders of learning and memory; long-term effects of cerebral lesions.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 375 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program or to the minor in Speech-Language Sciences for Linguistics Majors.
Also known as:
(Neuroscience 479)
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Psychology 481       Advanced Topics in Organizational Psychology

Students will be expected to critically evaluate current theory, research, and practice in the field of Organizational Psychology with content emphasizing primary readings. Student presentations, project work, and debates will emphasize the implications for linking knowledge and practice.

481.01. Leadership and Motivation
481.02. Teams and Teamwork
481.03. Workplace Attitudes and Individual Differences


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, one of 321 or 421 or 423 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 483       Advanced Topics in Personnel Psychology

Students will be expected to critically evaluate current theory, research, and practice in the field of Personnel Psychology with content emphasizing primary readings. Student presentations, project work, and debates will emphasize the implications for linking knowledge and practice.

483.01. Personnel Selection
483.02. Personnel Recruitment and Job Choice
483.03. Performance Management


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, one of 321 or 421 or 423 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 491       Cross-Cultural Cognition
Theory and research on the interaction of culture and human cognition. Topics include cross-cultural research in perception, language processing, memory, concepts, and reasoning.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 365 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 493       Psychology and Law
Consideration of the contributions of psychological theory and research to the understanding of crime investigation, courtroom dynamics, and the legal system. Specific topics may include eyewitness testimony, police practices, judge and jury decision making, lie detection and confessions, and expert testimony. Topics will be discussed from the perspectives of social and cognitive psychology.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201, 312 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 495       Consumer Psychology
Consideration of the psychological concepts used to understand the processes involved in consumer behaviour. Specific topics may include research methodology, individual and group influences, marketing strategies, and consumer decision making. Topics will be discussed from the perspectives of cognitive and social psychology.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 495 and Marketing 483 will not be allowed.
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Psychology 497       Consciousness
An exploration of the origin, nature, and function of consciousness as informed by research on conscious and unconscious processes, psychological disorders, neuropsychological case studies, consciousness-altering drugs, hypnosis, meditation, state-dependent memory, sleep, and dreams.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, one of 365 or 375 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 499       Research Experience in Psychology 

Students acquire research experience working under the supervision of a faculty member. Assignments may include literature search, materials preparation, data collection, data organization and management, and data analysis.


Course Hours:
1.5 units; Q(0-1.5)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) in Psychology, admission to the Psychology major or Honours program, and consent of the Department.
Notes:
An application is required and it is the student's responsibility to find a research supervisor.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Psychology 501       Special Topics Seminar in Psychology
Selected topics from one or more areas in psychology.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201, 312, admission to the Psychology major or Honours program and consent of the Department.
Notes:
May be repeated once for credit with the consent of the Department. Students should consult the Department concerning topics and recommended preparation for a given term.
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Psychology 502       Selected Topics in Psychology with Lab
Selected topics from one or more areas in psychology.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201, 312 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Notes:
Students are advised to consult with the Department regarding the topic and recommended preparation for the course in a given term.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 503       Selected Topics in Psychology
Selected topics from one or more areas in psychology.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201, 312 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Notes:
Students are advised to consult with the Department regarding the topic and recommended prerequisites for the course in a given term.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 504       Research in Psychology
Research project in psychology conducted under the supervision of a faculty member.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201, 312, admission to the Psychology major or Honours program and consent of the Department.
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Psychology 505       Research in Psychology
Research project in psychology conducted under the supervision of a faculty member.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201, 312, admission to the Psychology major or Honours program and consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 521       Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience
An examination of how the human central nervous system controls higher order, complex behaviours. Experimental and clinical evidence for the neurobiological regulation of memory, language, attention, perception and emotion will be evaluated.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 375 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Also known as:
(Neuroscience 521)
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Psychology 531       Nervous System Development
This course will cover the fundamental principles of the development of nervous systems, integrating anatomical, cellular, molecular, genetic, and behavioural approaches.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 475 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Also known as:
(Neuroscience 531)
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Psychology 585       Advanced Topics in Psychopathology
Examination of assessment, phenomenology, etiology, and/or treatment of common psychological disorders. Course will cover few disorders in greater detail.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 385, 433 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 591       Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology
A detailed examination of current research topics in cognitive psychology. Topics may include one or more of the following: human memory, thinking, attention, language processing, and computer modelling.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 312, 365 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 598       Honours Thesis and Seminar
Research project under the direction of a member of the Department. In the seminar, students will present and discuss their projects and other topics of current relevance.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(3S-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Psychology Honours degree program.
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Graduate Courses
Psychology 601       History and Systems of Psychology
History of psychological concepts in Western culture, major theoretical systems of twentieth century psychology, foundational assumptions of theories in contemporary psychology.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Psychology 607       Advanced Research Design and Methodology in Psychology
Survey of advanced topics in the conduct of psychological research including issues in philosophy of science; origins of research ideas; validity and reliability; measurement; experimental, quasi-experimental, and non–experimental designs; survey research; specialized methods such as computer simulation, psychophysiological methods, event-sampling, online data collection, and cognitive procedures; and ethics.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Psychology 611       Advanced Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology
Qualitative research designs and historical research in psychology. Advanced study of selected qualitative approaches in psychology to include research design, methods, and analysis. Specific topics covered include foundations of qualitative research, evaluation and practical techniques including computerized analysis.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Psychology 613       Signal and Systems Analysis in Behavioural Research
Application of signal and systems analysis to behavioural neuroscience and psychophysics.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Psychology 615       Analysis of Variance
Applications of the general linear model to research design and analysis. Topics include analysis of variance, regression, and analysis of covariance.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Psychology 617       Multivariate Data Analysis
Multivariate techniques and design issues, including canonical correlation, discriminant analysis, multivariate analysis of variance, multivariate regression, principal components analysis and factor analysis.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Psychology 619       Special Topics in the Design of Psychological Research

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 620       Advanced Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences
An advanced survey of some of the fundamental issues and recent developments in the Brain and/or Cognitive Sciences. Topics will vary.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 625       Clinical Neuropsychology
Examination of normal brain development and neuroanatomy, brain-behaviour relationships, and brain disorders across the lifespan. Epidemiology, etiology and pathogenesis, phenotypic expression, and assessment and treatment of disorders will be considered.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Psychology 630       Advanced Topics in Social and Theoretical Psychology
An advanced survey of some of the fundamental issues and recent developments in Social and/or Theoretical Psychology. Topics will vary.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 639       Advanced Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Application of psychological principles, research and methods relating to human interactions and performance in work settings.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Psychology 641       Advanced Topics in Health Psychology
Introduces students to current research issues in health psychology. Focuses primarily on issues related to the study of chronic illnesses and evaluates the role of psychological/behavioural factors in: the etiology of disease, disease prevention, adaptation to illness, and disease progression.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 650       Research Seminar in Clinical Psychology
An introduction to research and design issues in clinical psychology.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(1S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Clinical Psychology graduate program.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 651       Psychopathology
Current theory, issues, and research regarding the epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and prognosis of psychopathology. Implications for assessment and treatment.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Clinical Psychology graduate program.
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Psychology 659       Ethics and Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology
Ethical and legal standards for clinical psychologists. An introduction to professional issues in contemporary clinical practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Clinical Psychology graduate program.
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Psychology 660       Summer Practicum in Clinical Psychology
Supervised training experience in an approved clinical setting. Provides exposure to basic issues and techniques in the practice of psychological assessment.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(0-14)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Clinical Psychology graduate program.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Psychology 671       Psychological Assessment of Adults
An overview of theoretical, professional, and ethical issues in the psychological assessment of adult clinical populations. Instruction in the administration and interpretation of assessment procedures for adults including interviews, behavioural assessments, and selected intellectual and personality tests. Supervised practical experience in the application of adult assessments in a relevant clinical setting.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Clinical Psychology graduate program.
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Psychology 673       Psychopathology and Psychological Assessment of Children
An overview of theoretical, professional and ethical issues in the psychopathology and psychological assessment of child clinical populations. Instruction in the administration and interpretation of child and family assessment procedures including interviews, behavioural assessments, and selected psychological tests. Supervised practical experience in the application of child and family assessments in a relevant clinical setting.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Clinical Psychology graduate program.
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Psychology 681       Adult Psychotherapy
Theory, research, and practice in adult psychotherapy and behaviour change. Supervised exposure to the practice of adult psychotherapy in a relevant clinical setting.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Clinical Psychology graduate program.
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Psychology 683       Child Psychotherapy
Theory, research, and practice in child and family psychotherapy and behaviour change. Supervised exposure to the practice of child and family psychotherapy in a relevant clinical setting.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Clinical Psychology graduate program.
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Psychology 700       Integrative Seminar in Psychology
Selected interdisciplinary topics in Psychology. Topics will vary.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 702        Research in Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Completion of a research project in Brain and/or Cognitive Sciences conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Topics may vary.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 703       Research in Social and Theoretical Psychology
Completion of a research project in the areas of Social and/or Theoretical Psychology conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Topics may vary.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 709        Research in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Completion of a research project in Industrial/Organizational Psychology conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Topics may vary.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 710        Integrative Seminar in Psychology
Selected interdisciplinary topics in Psychology. Topics may vary. 
Course Hours:
6 units; F(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 712        Research in Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Completion of a research project in Brain and/or Cognitive Sciences conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Topics may vary.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(0-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 713        Research in Social and Theoretical Psychology
Completion of a research project in the areas of Social and/or Theoretical Psychology conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Topics may vary.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(0-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 720       Seminar in Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Selected topics in Brain and/or Cognitive Sciences. Topics may vary.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 730        Seminar in Social and Theoretical Psychology
Selected topics in Social and/or Theoretical Psychology. Topics may vary.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 739       Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Application of psychological principles and methods to business, industry and other organizational settings.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 639.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 750       Advanced Seminar in Clinical Psychology

A doctoral-level seminar in advanced topics in the practice of clinical psychology.

750.01. Psychopharmacology

750.02. Neuropsychology

750.05. Diversity Issues in Clinical Psychology

750.06. Clinical Geropsychology

750.09. Addictions

750.10. Health Psychology

750.11. Eating Disorders

750.12. Consultation/Supervision


Course Hours:
1.5 units; Q(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Clinical Psychology graduate program.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Psychology 751       Special Topics in Adult Psychopathology
A specialized topic course in the area of adult psychopathology. Course offerings will vary from year to year and may include such topics as: schizophrenia, substance abuse, suicide, mental health delivery systems, or computer applications in clinical psychology.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 760       Specialty Practicum in Clinical Psychology I
Supervised training experience in an approved clinical setting. Provides in-depth exposure to specific clinical populations and to the application of various psychological assessment and intervention strategies and techniques.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(1-7)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Clinical Psychology graduate program.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Psychology 762       Specialty Practicum in Clinical Psychology II
Supervised training experience in an approved clinical setting. Provides advanced in-depth exposure to specific clinical populations and to the application of various psychological assessment and intervention strategies and techniques.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(1-7)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Clinical Psychology graduate program.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Psychology 765       Practicum in Clinical Psychology
Supervised training experience in an approved clinical setting. Provides exposure to specific clinical populations and to the application of various psychological assessment and intervention strategies and techniques.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(1-7)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Clinical Psychology graduate program.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Psychology 798       Pre-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology
A full calendar year, full-time (or two-years, half-time) supervised training experience in an approved clinical setting. Intensive exposure to various professional issues, the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clinical populations and problems, and advanced training in the use of specific psychological assessment and intervention strategies.
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Clinical Psychology graduate program.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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