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Graduate Studies Calendar 2018-2019 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions P Psychology PSYC
Psychology PSYC

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

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)
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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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