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Graduate Studies Calendar 2022-2023 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions P Psychology PSYC
Psychology PSYC

For more information for these courses, see the Department of Psychology: arts.ucalgary.ca/psychology.

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 Seminar
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.
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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.
Notes:
Supervised practicum will range from 6 to 16 hours.
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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.
Notes:
Supervised practicum will range from 15 to 20 hours.
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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.
Notes:
Supervised practicum will range from 20 to 30 hours.
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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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