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University of Calgary Calendar 2021-2022 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions P Psychology PSYC
Psychology PSYC

For more information about these courses see the Department of Psychology website: psyc.ucalgary.ca.

Junior Courses
Psychology 200       Principles of Psychology I
A survey of topics associated with psychology’s role as a biological science, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, cognition, learning, memory, and language.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 200 and 205 will not be allowed.
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Psychology 201       Principles of Psychology II
A survey of topics associated with psychology’s role as a social science, including personality, motivation, health, social, developmental, industrial/organizational and clinical psychology.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 201 and 205 will not be allowed.
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Psychology 203       Psychology for Everyday Life
Provides students with an understanding of the key theories, research methods, and discoveries in coping and resilience, identity development, interpersonal relationships, and mental health with an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective consumers of psychological theory and research. Through a focus on adjustment issues that arise in everyday life, this course will demonstrate some of the ways in which psychology can be used to benefit students’ wellbeing in their personal and professional lives.
Course Hours:
3 units; (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; (3-0)
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Senior Courses

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

Psychology 300       Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology I
Research methods in psychological research, with an introduction to data analysis.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
One of Mathematics 30-1, 30-2, 31, or Mathematics 2 (offered by Continuing Education); Psychology 200; and Psychology 201 or Neuroscience 201.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 300 and 312 will not be allowed.
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Psychology 301       Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology II
An integration of research methods and statistics in psychological research, with an emphasis on conducting and interpreting inferential statistical techniques.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 301 and 312 will not be allowed.
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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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200 and 201.
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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; (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; (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 
Research into language development in typically developing children, with consideration of environmental and other factors that influence acquisition. Consideration also given to atypical language development.
Course Hours:
3 units; (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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200 and 201.
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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; (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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200 and 201.
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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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200 and 201.
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Psychology 373       Motivation
A survey of theories, models, and research on the psychological aspects of human motivation from social, cognitive, behavioural, and biological perspectives.
Course Hours:
3 units; (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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 375 and either Psychology 371 or Neuroscience 321 will not be allowed.
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Psychology 383       Personality
Approaches to the study of personality.
Course Hours:
3 units; (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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200 and 201.
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Psychology 391       Academic Competencies in Psychology
Students acquire personal and academic competencies to support program success including effective communication, critical thinking, information literacy, and techniques to set realistic goals.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (1.5-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Corequisite(s):
Psychology 300.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Psychology 393       Professional Development in Psychology
Students acquire professional and career development skills to prepare for the transition into the workplace. Students explore career options and develop materials to increase success in professional and job opportunities.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (1.5-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Corequisite(s):
Psychology 300.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Psychology 400       Applied Research Methods

Students will learn to apply appropriate research methods to answer research questions, to collect and analyze data, and to interpret and report research findings.

400.01. Applied Methods in Abnormal Psychology

400.02. Applied Methods in Applied Psychology

400.03. Applied Methods in Brain and Behaviour

400.04. Applied Methods in Cognitive Psychology

400.05. Applied Methods in Developmental Psychology

400.06. Applied Methods in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

400.07. SApplied Methods in ensation and Perception

400.08. Applied Methods in Social Psychology


Course Hours:
3 units; (0-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Psychology major or Honours program and: 01: Psychology 300, 301, 385; 02: Psychology 300, 301; 03: Psychology 300, 301, 375; 04: Psychology 300, 301, 365; 05: Psychology 300, 301 and one of 349 or 351 or 353; 06: Psychology 300, 301; 07: Psychology 300, 301, 369; 08: Psychology 300, 301, 345.  
Antirequisite(s):
Credit totaling more than 3 units from all Psychology 400 topics will not be allowed.
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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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201, 3 units in a course labelled Psychology at the 300 level or above, 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; (3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 407 and 417 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; (3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301 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; (3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301 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; (3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301 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; (3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 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; (3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 375 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 385 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 435       Behaviour Therapy
Theory, principles, and practices of contemporary behaviour therapy/behaviour modification as applied to a representative range of disorders, problems, and child and adult populations. Laboratory projects introduce methodologies used in behaviour therapy
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 375 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Psychology 437 and 330 will not be allowed.
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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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300 and 301; and Psychology 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 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 345 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 444       Social Influence and Persuasion
Focus on the psychology of social influence, persuasion, and compliance gaining.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, and 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 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.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 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.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 365 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 467       Psycholinguistics
Exploration of the cognitive, neuropsychological, and social processes that underlie language abilities, with reference to linguistic theory.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 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. Focus on acoustics, psychophysics, cognitive psychology, cognitive development, neurophysiology, and neuropsychology. Includes hands-on exercises in sound manipulation and experimentation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 369 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program or to the minor in Speech-Language Sciences for Linguistics Majors or the Concentration 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301 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 474       Neuroscience of Learning and Memory
An examination of learning and memory from a neuroscience perspective. Molecular, cellular, systems-level, and behavioural approaches will be applied to themes such as consolidation, amnesia, and pathological processes.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 375 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Also known as:
(Neuroscience 474)
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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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 375 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Also known as:
(Neuroscience 477)
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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; (3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300 and 301; 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300 and 301; 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 365 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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Psychology 492       Indigenous Psychology
An in-depth examination of research in psychology related to Indigenous populations, including the history of research, major topics, appropriate approaches to conducting research, and new directions.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
Also known as:
(Indigenous Studies 492)
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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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300 and 301; and Psychology 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.

499.01 Research Experience I

499.02 Research Experience II


Course Hours:
1.5 units; (72 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300 and 301; 18 units 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       Honours Topics Seminar in Psychology
Selected topics from one or more areas in psychology.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, admission to the Psychology Honours program and consent of the Department.
Notes:
May not be repeated for credit.
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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; (3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301 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       Directed Research in Psychology
Research project in psychology conducted under the supervision of a faculty member.
Course Hours:
6 units; (24-36 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, admission to the Psychology major or Honours program and consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 505       Directed Research in Psychology
Research project in psychology conducted under the supervision of a faculty member.
Course Hours:
3 units; (12-36 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, admission to the Psychology major or Honours program and consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 508       Directed Readings in Psychology
Directed readings and writing in one or more areas in psychology under the supervision of a faculty member.
Course Hours:
3 units; (12-36 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301 and admission to the Psychology major or Honours program.
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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 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; (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 Themes 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 300, 301, 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; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Psychology Honours degree program.
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Graduate Courses
Psychology 600       Professional Development
Professional development seminar series to prepare students for diverse careers in Psychology. The goals of the seminars are to build transferable skills relating to academic topics, mental health and wellness, and career development.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Psychology 601       History 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; (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; (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; (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; (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; (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; (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; (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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 623       Functional Neuroanatomy
Human neuroanatomy and the development of the central nervous system. Functional relationships between brain and behaviour in a variety of domains (sensorimotor, language, memory, affective processing, social behaviour, etc).
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Psychology or Clinical Psychology graduate programs.
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Psychology 625       Clinical Neuropsychology
Examination of brain disorders across the lifespan. Epidemiology, etiology and pathogenesis, phenotypic expression, and assessment and treatment of these disorders will be considered.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Psychology or Clinical Psychology graduate programs.
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Psychology 627       Neuropsychological Testing
The clinical assessment of neuropsychological functioning in children and adults using a hypothesis-testing model. Fundamentals of administration, scoring, and interpretation of core tests used in neuropsychological assessment.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Clinical Psychology graduate program.
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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; (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; (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; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 650       Clinical Research
An introduction to research and design issues in clinical psychology.
Course Hours:
6 units; (1S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Clinical Psychology graduate program.   
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Psychology 651       Lifespan Psychopathology
Current theory, issues, and research regarding the epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and prognosis of psychopathology. Implications for assessment and treatment.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.   
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Psychology 659       Ethics and Professional Issues
Ethical and legal standards for clinical psychologists. An introduction to professional issues in contemporary clinical practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department. Consent of the Department.   
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Psychology 671       Adult Assessment
Theory, administration and interpretation of assessment procedures for adults including interviews, behavioural assessments, and selected intellectual and personality tests. Supervised experience in conducting assessments in a relevant clinical setting.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Clinical Psychology graduate program.   
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Psychology 673       Child Assessment
Theoretical, professional and ethical issues in the psychopathology and psychological assessment of child clinical populations. Instruction and supervised practical experience in the administration and interpretation of child assessment procedures.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Clinical Psychology graduate program.   
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Psychology 680       Lifespan Psychotherapy
Presents evidence-based psychological interventions across the lifespan. Includes specific competencies related to child and family, adolescent and adult treatment modalities. The laboratory component includes supervised exposure to the practice of psychological interventions in a relevant clinical setting.
Course Hours:
6 units; (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; (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; (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; (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; (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; (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; (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; (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; (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; (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; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 639.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Psychology 750       Advanced Clinical Seminar

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

750.01. Psychopharmacology

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

750.13 Program Evaluation


Course Hours:
1.5 units; (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; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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