Course Descriptions - Undergraduate Calendar 2007-2008

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  1. For more accurate information regarding the availability of psychology courses for the coming year, please refer to the Psychology Undergraduate website www.psychology.uwaterloo.ca/ugradprog/.
  2. Psychology Majors should refer to the Academic Plans in Psychology for a summary of the courses that satisfy the Advanced Psychology Course requirements.
  3. Psychology courses offered at Renison College are designated by the letter "R" following the course number. These courses are primarily for Social Development Studies Majors.

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PSYCH 100s


PSYCH 101 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007865
Introductory Psychology
A general survey course designed to provide the student with an understanding of the basic concepts and techniques of modern psychology as a behavioural science. The combination of PSYCH 120R and 121R is cross-listed with PSYCH 101.
[Note: Offered: F,W,S.]
Antireq: PSYCH 121R
Also offered at St. Jerome's University
Also offered by Distance Education

PSYCH 120R LEC 0.50Course ID: 007878
Introductory Psychology I
An introductory survey of psychology with emphasis on a natural science perspective. Areas of study typically include the biology of behaviour, approaches to research, learning, sensation and perception, memory, and consciousness. There is additional in-depth study of selected topics.
Antireq: PSYCH 101

PSYCH 121R LEC 0.50Course ID: 007879
Introductory Psychology II
An introductory survey of psychology with emphasis on a social science perspective. Areas of study typically include language, intelligence and cognition, development, motivation and emotion, health psychology, social psychology, personality and the causes and treatment of mental disorders. There is additional in-depth study of selected topics.
Prereq: PSYCH 120R.
Antireq: PSYCH 101

PSYCH 200s


PSYCH 207 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007889
Cognitive Processes
An examination and evaluation of selected topics dealing with human information processing such as attention, memory, pattern recognition, consciousness, language, dyslexia, decision making, and problem solving.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R

PSYCH 211 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007894
Developmental Psychology
A course designed to introduce the student to current research and theory concerning children's social, cognitive, and physical development from infancy through childhood to early adolescence.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R
Also offered at St. Jerome's University
Also offered by Distance Education

PSYCH 212 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007895
Educational Psychology
A consideration of the main variables affecting learning in the classroom with special focus upon the conditions essential to efficient learning.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R
Also offered at St. Jerome's University
Also offered by Distance Education

PSYCH 213 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007896
Exceptional Children
Educational problems associated with mental retardation, emotional disturbances, sensory and physical impairments, and intellectual giftedness.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R
Only offered by Distance Education

PSYCH 218 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006428
Psychology of Death and Dying
Variations in the meaning and significance of death and dying will be considered from a psychological perspective, with particular attention to the contexts (e.g., cultural, familial, life-span developmental) in which these variations occur.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R
(Cross-listed with GERON 218, HLTH 218)
Offered at St. Jerome's University

PSYCH 220R LEC 0.50Course ID: 007904
Social Psychology
An introduction to the scientific study of social behaviour and social influences on behaviour. Theories and research on such topics as attitude change and persuasion, stereotypes and prejudice, conformity and obedience to authority, altruism, conflict, attraction and love may be introduced.
[Note: PSYCH 253 - offered on campus, at St. Jerome's University and by Distance Education; PSYCH 220R - offered at Renison College]
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R
(Cross-listed with PSYCH 253)
Also offered by Distance Education

PSYCH 221R LEC 0.50Course ID: 007906
Interpersonal Relations
A psychological analysis of social interaction and the dynamics of close relationships.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors. PSYCH 354 - offered on campus, at St. Jerome's University and by Distance Education; PSYCH 221R - offered at Renison College.]
Prereq: PSYCH 253 or 220R.
Antireq: PSYCH 254 or SMF 306
(Cross-listed with PSYCH 354)
Also offered by Distance Education

PSYCH 222R LEC,SEM 0.50Course ID: 011388
Cross-Cultural Psychology
This course focuses on human psychology (behaviours, cognition, emotion, motivation, and personality) across cultures, with the aim of raising awareness and understanding of human commonality and diversity. It examines theoretical, methodological, and ethical issues in cross-cultural psychology in light of the current literature.
[Note: SWREN 223R is available only to students who have been granted conditional admission to the BSW program.]
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R
(Cross-listed with SWREN 223R)

PSYCH 230 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010100
Psychology and Law
Psychological principles drawn from a variety of subdisciplines (e.g., social, clinical, cognitive) will be surveyed in terms of their relevance and application to the legal system. Topics may include jury selection and decision-making, eyewitness testimony, insanity defense, competency assessment, risk assessment, and attitudes toward law and the legal process.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R
Offered at St. Jerome's University

PSYCH 231 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007913
The Psychology of Religious Experience
Approaches of traditional psychological theories toward phenomena of religious experience, mysticism, and prayer are examined. The psychological process of creating and naming 'gods' is considered as well as comparisons among altered states of consciousness including some forms of prayer.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R
Offered at St. Jerome's University

PSYCH 232 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007915
Psychology of Evil
Psychological perspectives concerning definitions, causes, and consequences of institutional and personal evil, as well as symbols and interpretations of evil in both religious and secular contexts, will be considered.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R
Offered at St. Jerome's University

PSYCH 235 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007917
Psychological Perspectives on Gender and Sex
The course focuses on the existence of and bases for sex and gender differences with emphasis on biological, psychological and cultural issues.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R
Offered at St. Jerome's University

PSYCH 236 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007918
A Psychological Analysis of Human Sexuality
This course will examine psychological and social psychological theories and empirical investigations of human sexuality.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R.
Antireq: SMF 204 or 201A
Also offered at St. Jerome's University

PSYCH 253 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007904
Social Psychology
An introduction to the scientific study of social behaviour and social influences on behaviour. Theories and research on such topics as attitude change and persuasion, stereotypes and prejudice, conformity and obedience to authority, altruism, conflict, attraction and love may be introduced.
[Note: PSYCH 253 - offered on campus, at St. Jerome's University and by Distance Education; PSYCH 220R - offered at Renison College]
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R
(Cross-listed with PSYCH 220R)
Also offered by Distance Education

PSYCH 256 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007293
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence. This course will draw on philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, linguistics, neuroscience, and anthropology to address central questions about the nature of thinking. Topics discussed will include mental representation, computational models of mind, and consciousness.
(Cross-listed with PHIL 256)
Also offered by Distance Education

PSYCH 257 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007928
Psychopathology
This course will survey various categories of abnormal or deviant behaviour such as personality, mood, and psychophysiological disorders; schizophrenia, anxiety, somatoform and dissociative disorders. Clinical methods including assessment, diagnosis, interventions and treatment outcomes will also be considered.
[Note: PSYCH 257 - offered on campus, at St. Jerome's University, and by Distance Education; PSYCH 323R - offered at Renison College]
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R.
Antireq: PSYCH 357
(Cross-listed with PSYCH 323R)
Also offered by Distance Education

PSYCH 261 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007931
Physiological Psychology
Introduction to brain, basic physiological processes, and their roles in behaviour. Topics may include: sensing and perceiving; neural bases of action; motivation; learning and memory; and consciousness. Both experimental and clinical data are considered.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R
Also offered by Distance Education

PSYCH 264 PRA 0.50Course ID: 011664
Research Apprenticeship
Students are introduced to the research process by participating in an unpaid apprenticeship of no more than eight hours per week in a faculty research program. Application forms are available at the Psychology Undergraduate Office. Grading is on a credit/no credit basis. Paid or volunteer positions obtained outside the context of this course are not eligible for credit in this course.
[Note: Offered: F,W,S.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: PSYCH 291; Honours Psychology students.
Antireq: PSYCH 464

PSYCH 291 DIS,LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 007934
Basic Research Methods
This course introduces the methods used to observe, quantify, summarize, and describe behaviour in empirical psychological science. It focuses on experimental design, and the interpretation of patterns of results.
[Note: Offered: F]
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R; Psychology majors only.
Coreq: MATH 103 if no OAC Math or 4U Math.
Antireq: ISS 251R, KIN 330, REC 270, REC 270A

PSYCH 292 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 007935
Basic Data Analysis
An introduction to the logic and methods of descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on application in Psychology. Topics covered include measures of central tendency and variability, distributions, the normal distribution, z-scores, hypothesis testing, probability, chi-square tests, t-tests, power, and correlation and regression.
[Note: Offered: W on-campus and S distance education]
Prereq: PSYCH 291; Psychology majors only; one of MATH 103, OAC Math or 4U Math.
Antireq: ARTS 280, BIOL 460, ECON 221, ENVS 271, 277, 278, ISS 250A/B, 250R, KIN 222, PSCI 214, REC 371, 371A, SOC 280, STAT 202, 204, 206, 211, 221, 231, 241
Also offered by Distance Education

PSYCH 300s


PSYCH 304 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007936
Thinking and Deciding
Cognitive processes underlying human reasoning, problem solving, judgment, and decision making will be examined. Much of the discussion focuses on current models of these processes, and on the comparison between how rational people (or machines) should ideally behave and how they actually behave in everyday problem solving and decision making.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 207

PSYCH 306 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007938
Perception
What we perceive through our senses makes up much of our conscious experience. This course examines how visual and auditory perception arises and includes topics such as how we become aware of colour, form, space, brightness, loudness, and pitch, and how this information guides behaviour. Other senses may be covered.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 207 or 261.
Antireq: PSYCH 206

PSYCH 307 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007939
Human Neuropsychology
An introduction to current human experimental neuropsychology. The course will review evidence for brain-behaviour interactions obtained from studies of human brain damage and from investigations of the normal brain. Topics such as the representation of language, hemispheric specialization, memory, spatial ability, dyslexia, movement disorders and affective disorders will be considered.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 207 or 261 or KIN 356

PSYCH 308 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007940
Psychology of Reading
An introduction to the psychology of reading with emphasis on 1) how adult readers recognize words, 2) various accounts of acquired dyslexias consequent to brain damage, 3) computational models of word recognition, and 4) the role of attention and eye movements in reading.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 207

PSYCH 310 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007941
Origins of Personality
Why do we have the personalities we do? A long-standing assumption has been that parental nurture during the early years of life is a major factor determining personality. Evidence for and against this claim will be reviewed. We will also consider alternative claims that personality is largely shaped by biology as well as cultural conditions beyond the home.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 211.
Antireq: PSYCH 363B (Fall 99 only)

PSYCH 311 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007942
How Do Babies Communicate With the World?
Long before we can make speech sounds, we can communicate with others. We review recent studies of infant communication based on factors such as smiling, vocalization, crying, emotions, and temperament, biological mechanisms underlying these factors, and typical and atypical adult responses to infants, such as those associated with parental depression.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 211

PSYCH 312 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007943
Learning Disabilities
A critical examination of the concept of learning disability and of current issues in the assessment and remediation of learning problems.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 211 or 212 or 213.
Antireq: PSYCH 160
Also offered by Distance Education

PSYCH 314 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007944
Cognitive Development
Introduction to research in the areas of debate in cognitive development pertaining to children in infancy and early childhood and drawn from a variety of disciplines including developmental psychology, psycholinguistics, neuroscience, and comparative psychology. Different methodologies and mechanisms of cognitive change will also be covered.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 207 and 211; Level at least 2B

PSYCH 315 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007945
Psychology of Adolescence
A study of the psychological processes in the second decade of human development. Consideration is given to such areas as intellectual, emotional and social growth, and identity formation. Current concepts, issues, and research are stressed.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 211.
Antireq: PSYCH 214
Offered at St. Jerome's University

PSYCH 317 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007947
The Emotionally Disturbed Child
An examination of children's psychological disorders from several major perspectives with an emphasis on current research findings. Theoretical and clinical issues are considered.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 211
Offered at St. Jerome's University

PSYCH 318 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007948
Psychosexual Organization
A detailed examination of concepts related to the formation of gender identity and psychosexual orientation. The 'Nature-Nurture' debate will be explored as well as gay and lesbian identity and consciousness throughout the life cycle.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 211 or 236
Offered at St. Jerome's University

PSYCH 319 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011396
Problem Behaviour in the Classroom
This course will address theories related to problem behaviours in the classroom; the incidence and etiology of conduct problems and behavioural disorders; and the learning outcomes of children with such disorders. Special emphasis is given to research and theory related to the promotion of academic success.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 211 and 212.
Antireq: PSYCH 454 Winter 2003
Offered at St. Jerome's University

PSYCH 320 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011305
Language Development
Examines language development in humans from birth to adulthood. How basic linguistic skills (e.g., phonology, semantics, and grammar) and important communicative and pragmatic functions of language (e.g., conversation, narration, and politeness) are learned will be addressed. The importance of language development for acquiring social, cognitive, and literacy skills will also be considered.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 211 or 207

PSYCH 322R LEC 0.50Course ID: 007952
Personality Theory
An examination of the major theories of personality including consideration of the psychoanalytic, dispositional, humanistic, and behaviouristic models.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R.
Antireq: PSYCH 355 or 356
Offered at Renison College

PSYCH 323R LEC 0.50Course ID: 007928
Psychopathology
This course will survey various categories of abnormal or deviant behaviour such as personality, mood, and psychophysiological disorders; schizophrenia, anxiety, somatoform and dissociative disorders. Clinical methods including assessment, diagnosis, interventions and treatment outcomes will also be considered.
[Note: PSYCH 257 - offered on campus, at St. Jerome's University, and by Distance Education; PSYCH 323R - offered at Renison College]
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R.
Antireq: PSYCH 357
(Cross-listed with PSYCH 257)
Also offered by Distance Education

PSYCH 330 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010042
Criminal Profiling
Foundational assumptions for, and basic approaches to, criminal profiling will be considered, along with a survey of relevant techniques in the context of numerous case studies. Limitations and alternatives to profiling will also be addressed.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 230
Offered at St. Jerome's University

PSYCH 332 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012325
Human Motivation and Emotion
Classical and contemporary theoretical perspectives of human motivation and emotion will be emphasized. We will draw from animal models and various research methods to examine how our current knowledge in these areas has evolved, and we will explore the applications of these theoretical perspectives to social systems and therapeutic interventions.
[Note: The course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 257; Level at least 3A.
Antireq: PSYCH 363 (taken Winter 2006)

PSYCH 334 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007962
Theories of Individual Counselling Psychology
An introduction to the methods, theories and problems in individual Counselling Psychology.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R.
Antireq: PSYCH 336 Spring 1998 or Fall 1998
Also offered at Renison College

PSYCH 336 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007965
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
This course is designed to survey major aspects of clinical psychology such as historical background, assessment and intervention models, current trends and future directions in clinical practice.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 257 or 323R

PSYCH 338 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007967
Organizational Psychology
Survey of organizational, group, and individual processes involved in work motivation, group dynamics, leadership, organizational climate and organizational culture.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R.
Antireq: MSCI 211 or BUS 288W/388W

PSYCH 339 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007968
Personnel Selection
The application of psychology to human resource staffing issues in Canadian organizations. Topics will include employment planning, job analysis, recruiting, selection, and performance appraisal. Recruitment and selection procedures which meet technical, professional and legal standards will be examined.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R, and one of PSYCH 291 or Level at least 3A.
Antireq: BUS 354W/454W

PSYCH 340 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011708
Training and Development
This course covers systematic approaches and models for training and development; needs assessment; curriculum design; instructional approaches, including use of learning technology; relevant aspects of learning and cognitive theories; and evaluation.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R.
Antireq: BUS 474W

PSYCH 351 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011099
Health Psychology
This course is a survey of how psychological theories and research methods can contribute to our understanding, prediction, and promotion of health behaviour. The course will cover a variety of health-relevant topics, including exercise, nutrition, sexual behaviour, smoking, cancer, and chronic diseases.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R, and one of PSYCH 291 or Level at least 3A

PSYCH 352 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010124
Culture and Psychology
Special emphasis will be given to questions of how some cultural patterns get established, and how they are maintained once they are established. Topics may include aggression, individualism and collectivism, perspectives on the self, and methodological concerns.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 253

PSYCH 353 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007972
Social Cognition
This course examines how people make sense of their social world: How they perceive, represent, interpret, and remember information about themselves and about other individuals and groups. Topics include representation, recall, and use of social knowledge, controllability of thought processes, effects of feelings and desires, stereotype activation and use, and cultural influences.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 253 or 220R

PSYCH 354 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007906
Interpersonal Relations
A psychological analysis of social interaction and the dynamics of close relationships.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors. PSYCH 354 - offered on campus, at St. Jerome's University and by Distance Education; PSYCH 221R - offered at Renison College.]
Prereq: PSYCH 253 or 220R.
Antireq: PSYCH 254 or SMF 306
(Cross-listed with PSYCH 221R)
Also offered by Distance Education

PSYCH 356 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011585
Personality Theory
The major theories of personality are considered in detail. They include psychoanalysis and its neo-Freudian derivatives, ego psychology, Jungian analytic psychology, radical behaviourist and social learning theories, self-theory and existentialism, trait theory, and the emergence of miniature theories. Research on each theory is reviewed.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology course for Psychology Majors and Psychology Minors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or 121R, Level at least 3A.
Antireq: PSYCH 355 or 322R
Also offered by Distance Education

PSYCH 363 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010159
Special Subjects
These courses will be offered at different times as announced by the Department.
Department Consent Required

PSYCH 375R LEC 0.50Course ID: 012190
Studies in Psychology
This course will deal with selected topics in Psychology. Subjects will be dependent upon the research and/or instructional interests of faculty.
[Note: Students wishing to take such courses should consult with the Social Development Studies undergraduate advisor.]
Department Consent Required

PSYCH 391 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 007998
Advanced Data Analysis
Aimed at developing an understanding of the use and interpretation of statistics in complex research designs. Emphasis on analysis of variance and multiple comparison techniques to interpret the results of multi-factor experiments. The importance of power in factorial designs will be discussed. The course includes a computer component that ties the use of a statistical package to the topics discussed in lectures.
[Note: Offered: F]
Prereq: PSYCH 291, 292; Honours or Make-up Psychology only.
Antireq: BIOL 461, PSYCH 202, STAT 322, 430

PSYCH 393 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 008000
Research in Developmental Psychology
Current research methods and procedures employed in developmental research will be covered. Activities may include research proposals, group and/or individual projects (e.g., 'hands on' lab experience and data collection), research reports, critiques of published and proposed research, individual and/or group presentations.
[Note: Offered F]
Prereq: PSYCH 211 and PSYCH 291 and PSYCH 292; Honours Psychology or Make-up Psychology students.
Coreq: PSYCH 391.
Antireq: PSYCH 395, 397, 399

PSYCH 394 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 008001
Research in Cognition and Perception
Current topics in the study of cognitive and perceptual processes including research methods and procedures will be covered. Activities may include research proposals, group and/or individual projects (e.g., 'hands on' lab experience and data collection), research reports, critiques of published and proposed research, individual and/or group presentations.
[Note: Offered W and/or S]
Prereq: PSYCH 207 and PSYCH 291 and PSYCH 292; Honours Psychology or Make-up Psychology students.
Coreq: PSYCH 391.
Antireq: PSYCH 396, 398

PSYCH 395 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 008002
Research in Social Psychology
Current research methods and procedures employed in social psychology research will be covered. Activities may include research proposals, group and/or individual projects (e.g., 'hands on' lab experience and data collection), research reports, critiques of published and proposed research, individual and/or group presentations.
[Note: Offered F]
Prereq: PSYCH 253 or PSYCH 220R plus PSYCH 291 and PSYCH 292; Honours Psychology or Make-up Psychology students.
Coreq: PSYCH 391.
Antireq: PSYCH 393, 397, 399

PSYCH 396 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 008003
Research in Behavioural Neuroscience
Current research methods and procedures employed in behavioural neuroscience research will be covered. Activities may include research proposals, group and/or individual projects (e.g., 'hands on' lab experience and data collection), research reports, critiques of published and proposed research, individual and/or group presentations.
[Note: Offered W]
Prereq: PSYCH 261 and PSYCH 291 and PSYCH 292; Honours Psychology or Make-up Psychology students.
Coreq: PSYCH 391.
Antireq: PSYCH 394, 398

PSYCH 397 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 008004
Research in Personality and Clinical Psychology
Current research methods and procedures employed in personality and/or clinical psychology research will be covered. Activities may include research proposals, group and/or individual projects (e.g., 'hands on' lab experience and data collection), research reports, critiques of published and proposed research, individual and/or group presentations.
[Note: Offered F]
Prereq: PSYCH 257 or PSYCH 323R plus PSYCH 291 and PSYCH 292; Honours Psychology or Make-up Psychology students.
Coreq: PSYCH 391.
Antireq: PSYCH 393, 395, 399

PSYCH 398 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 008005
Research in Memory
Current topics in the study of memory including research methods and procedures will be covered. Activities may include research proposals, group and/or individual projects (e.g., 'hands on' lab experience and data collection), research reports, critiques of published and proposed research, individual and/or group presentations.
[Note: Offered W and/or S]
Prereq: PSYCH 207 or 261; and PSYCH 291, 292; Honours Psychology or Make-Up Psychology students.
Coreq: PSYCH 391.
Antireq: PSYCH 394, 396

PSYCH 398R RDG 0.50Course ID: 008006
Independent Study
An independent in-depth study of a selected area of concern to the student within the discipline of Psychology. Available to individuals or small groups of third- or fourth-year Social Development Studies majors and arranged with one of the faculty members from the program.
[Note: Normally, a student may take only two of the Independent Studies courses, ISS 398R, 399R; PSYCH 398R, 399R; SOCWK 398R, 399R; SOC 398R, 399R.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Social Development Studies students
Offered at Renison College

PSYCH 399 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 011678
Research in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Current research methods and procedures employed in industrial/organizational psychology will be covered. Activities may include research proposals, group and/or individual projects (e.g., 'hands on' lab experience and data collection), research reports, critiques of published and proposed research, individual and/or group presentations.
[Note: Offered F]
Prereq: PSYCH 253 or 338 or 339 plus PSYCH 291 and 292; Honours Psychology or Make-Up Psychology students.
Coreq: PSYCH 391.
Antireq: PSYCH 393, 395, 397

PSYCH 399R RDG 0.50Course ID: 008007
Independent Study
An independent in-depth study of a selected area of concern to the student within the discipline of Psychology. Available to individuals or small groups of third- or fourth-year Social Development Studies majors and arranged with one of the faculty members from the program.
[Note: Normally, a student may take only two of the Independent Studies courses, ISS 398R, 399R; PSYCH 398R, 399R; SOCWK 398R, 399R; SOC 398R, 399R.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Social Development Studies students
Offered at Renison College

PSYCH 400s


PSYCH 438 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011586
Consumer Behaviour
An understanding of how consumers think, feel, and decide is essential to the success of any business venture. This course provides an overview of psychological research on consumer perception, memory, affect, attitudes, and decision making, with a focus on the various methods by which consumer behavior is investigated.
[Note: This course counts as an Advanced Psychology Course for Psychology majors.]
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: BUS 432W

PSYCH 439 SEM 0.50Course ID: 012754
Negotiation in the Workplace: Theory and Practice
This course addresses planning, motivation, communication, information exchange, influence, relationships, emotion, and reaching objectives in a diverse array of interdependent decision making contexts. Topics include distributive and integrative negotiations, coalitions, negotiating on teams, dispute resolution, and multi-party negotiations. Course format is experiential learning and attendance is required.
[Note: In addition to the textbook, there will be a material fee of approximately $50.00 for negotiation cases. This course counts as an Advanced Psychology course for Psychology Majors.]
Prereq: PSYCH 338; Level at least 3A Psychology.
Antireq: PACS 323

PSYCH 446 LEC 0.50Course ID: 009530
Cognitive Modelling
Students will implement computational models of human cognition, using logic-based, rule-based, neural network and other programs, and discuss their philosophical and psychological significance.
Prereq: PHIL 256 or PSYCH 256 and one of CS 121, 123, 131, 133, 134, ECE 150 or SYDE 121
(Cross-listed with PHIL 446)

PSYCH 453 SEM 0.50Course ID: 008019
Honours Seminar in Development Psychology
Topics reflect current issues in developmental psychology. Consult the departmental listings for the upcoming topics. Activities may include oral presentations, class discussions, individual and/or group projects, and written assignments.
Prereq: PSYCH 211, 291, 292; Honours Psychology or Make-up Psychology students.
Coreq: PSYCH 391

PSYCH 454 SEM 0.50Course ID: 008027
Honours Seminar in Educational Psychology
Topics reflect current issues in educational psychology. Consult the departmental listings for the upcoming topics. Activities may include oral presentations, class discussions, individual and/or group projects, and written assignments.
Prereq: PSYCH 212, 291, 292; Honours Psychology or Make-Up Psychology students.
Coreq: PSYCH 391
Offered at St. Jerome's University

PSYCH 455 SEM 0.50Course ID: 008035
Honours Seminar in Social Psychology
Topics reflect current issues in social psychology. Consult the departmental listings for the upcoming topics. Activities may include oral presentations, class discussions, individual and/or group projects, and written assignments.
Prereq: PSYCH 253 or PSYCH 220R plus PSYCH 291 and 292; Honours Psychology or Make-up Psychology students.
Coreq: PSYCH 391
Also offered at St. Jerome's University

PSYCH 457 SEM 0.50Course ID: 008049
Honours Seminar in Personality and Clinical Psychology
Topics reflect current issues in personality and clinical psychology. Consult the departmental listings for the upcoming topics. Activities may include oral presentations, class discussions, individual and/or group projects, and written assignments.
Prereq: PSYCH 257 or PSYCH 323R plus PSYCH 291 and 292; Honours Psychology or Make-up Psychology students.
Coreq: PSYCH 391

PSYCH 458 SEM 0.50Course ID: 008060
Honours Seminar in Cognition
Topics reflect current issues in cognitive psychology. Consult the departmental listings for the upcoming topics. Activities may include oral presentations, class discussions, individual and/or group projects, and written assignments.
Prereq: PSYCH 207, 291, 292; Honours Psychology or Make-up Psychology students.
Coreq: PSYCH 391

PSYCH 461 SEM 0.50Course ID: 008065
Honours Seminar in Behavioural Neuroscience
Topics reflect the research interests of faculty members, for example, cognitive neuropsychology, visual neuroscience, and hemispheric specialization. Consult the departmental listings for the upcoming topics. Activities may include oral presentations, class discussions, individual and/or group projects, and written assignments.
Prereq: PSYCH 261, 291, 292; Honours Psychology or Make-up Psychology students.
Coreq: PSYCH 391

PSYCH 462 SEM 0.50Course ID: 008073
Honours Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Consult the departmental listings for the upcoming topics. Content may involve personnel (e.g., employee selection and appraisal) and/or organizational topics (groups/teams, justice, leadership, motivation, organizational culture or organizational change). Activities may include oral presentations, class discussions, individual and/or group projects, and written assignments.
Prereq: PSYCH 338, 291, 292; Honours or Make-up Psychology students only.
Coreq: PSYCH 391

PSYCH 463 SEM 0.50Course ID: 010160
Honours Seminar in Special Topics
Honours seminars may include weekly readings, individual and/or group projects, class discussions, research proposals, one or two essays/literature reviews, weekly assignments, one or two midterms, and final exams. Consult departmental listings for topics and prerequisites for the current year.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Honours Psychology or Make-up Psychology students only.
Coreq: PSYCH 391

PSYCH 464 PRA 0.50Course ID: 008094
Advanced Research Apprenticeship
This course involves an unpaid apprenticeship of no more than eight hours per week in a faculty research program. Students will be assigned duties that will enable them to advance their understanding of the research process. Course application forms are available at the Psychology Undergraduate Office. Grading is on a credit/no credit basis. Paid or volunteer positions that are obtained outside the context of this course are not eligible for credit in this course.
[Note: Offered: F,W,S]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: PSYCH 391 and one of PSYCH 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, 399, 483 or 484; Honours Psychology or Make-up Psychology students.
Antireq: PSYCH 264

PSYCH 465 LAB,PRA,SEM 0.50Course ID: 008096
Applied Apprenticeship
For Honours Psychology students interested in a career in Applied Psychology. The course involves an unpaid apprenticeship in an industrial, medical, government, or other applied setting combined with regular seminar meetings. The apprenticeship will require no more than eight hours per week. The course is offered on a credit/no credit basis. Paid or volunteer positions that are obtained outside the context of this course are not eligible for credit in this course. Course application forms are available at the Psychology Undergraduate Office.
[Note: Offered: W]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: PSYCH 391; Honours Psychology students only.
Antireq: PSYCH 466, 467

PSYCH 466 PRA,SEM 0.50Course ID: 008097
Education Apprenticeship
For students interested in a teaching career. The course involves an unpaid apprenticeship in an educational setting for no more than six hours per week plus weekly seminar meetings. The course is offered on a credit/no credit basis. Paid or volunteer positions that are obtained outside the context of this course are not eligible for credit in this course. Course application forms are available at the Psychology Undergraduate Office.
[Note: Offered: F]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: PSYCH 212, 291, 292; Honours Psychology or Four Year General Psychology students only; cumulative Psychology average of at least 75%.
Antireq: PSYCH 465

PSYCH 467 PRA,SEM 0.50Course ID: 012756
Human Resources Apprenticeship
For Honours Psychology students interested in a career in Human Resources. The course involves an unpaid apprenticeship in a human resources setting combined with regular seminar meetings. The apprenticeship will require no more than eight hours per week. The course is offered on a credit/no credit basis. Paid or volunteer positions that are obtained outside the context of this course are not eligible for credit in this course. Course application forms are available at the Psychology Undergraduate Office. [Offered: W]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: PSYCH 391; PSYCH 338 or 339; two of HRM 200, 301, PSYCH 340, 399, 439, 462; Honours Psychology.
Antireq: PSYCH 465, 466

PSYCH 480 RDG 0.50Course ID: 008098
Directed Studies - Elective
The student will conduct an extensive literature review and write a major essay/critique of the literature under the supervision of a faculty member selected by the student. The course application form must include a detailed course plan including the method of evaluation.
[Note: Normally students will take no more than 3 of PSYCH 480-486. Offered: F,W,S]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Psychology majors only; Level at least 3A; Psych average at least 75%
Also offered by Distance Education

PSYCH 481 RDG 0.50Course ID: 011169
Directed Studies - Natural Science Advanced Psych
The student will conduct an extensive literature review under the supervision of a faculty member. Course requirements will include writing a major essay/critique of a topic in a natural science area of psychology. The course application form must include a detailed course plan including the method of evaluation.
[Note: Normally students will take no more than 3 of PSYCH 480-486. This course counts as an Advanced Psychology course for Psychology Majors. Offered: F,W,S]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Psychology majors only; Level at least 3A; Psych average at least 75%
Also offered by Distance Education

PSYCH 482 RDG 0.50Course ID: 011170
Directed Studies - Social Science Advanced Psych
The student will conduct an extensive literature review under the supervision of a faculty member. Course requirements will include writing a major essay/critique of a topic in a social science area of psychology. The course application form must include a detailed course plan including the method of evaluation.
[Note: Normally students will take no more than 3 of PSYCH 480-486. This course counts as an Advanced Psychology course for Psychology Majors. Offered: F,W,S]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Psychology majors only; Level at least 3A; Psych average at least 75%
Also offered by Distance Education

PSYCH 483 PRJ 0.50Course ID: 011171
Directed Studies - Natural Science Research
The student will conduct an empirical research project in a natural science area of psychology under the supervision of a faculty member. Course requirements will include writing a report of the research carried out. The course application form must include a detailed course plan including the method of evaluation.
[Note: Normally students will take no more than 3 of PSYCH 480-486. Offered: F,W,S]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: PSYCH 291 and 292; Honours Psychology or Make-up Psychology students; Psych average at least 75%.
Coreq: PSYCH 391

PSYCH 484 PRJ 0.50Course ID: 011172
Directed Studies - Social Science Research
The student will conduct a research project in a social science area of psychology under the supervision of a faculty member. Course requirements will include writing a report of the research carried out. The course application form must include a detailed course plan including the method of evaluation.
[Note: Normally students will take no more than 3 of PSYCH 480-486. Offered: F,W,S]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: PSYCH 291 and 292; Honours Psychology or Make-up Psychology students; Psych average at least 75%.
Coreq: PSYCH 391

PSYCH 485 SEM 0.50Course ID: 011173
Directed Studies - Seminar
The student will conduct an extensive literature review under the supervision of a faculty member. Course requirements will include writing a major essay/critique of the literature, and doing an oral presentation. The course application form must include a detailed course plan including the method of evaluation.
[Note: Normally students will take no more than 3 of PSYCH 480-486. Offered: F,W,S]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: PSYCH 291 and 292; Honours Psychology or Make-up Psychology students; Psych average at least 75%.
Coreq: PSYCH 391

PSYCH 486 RDG 0.50Course ID: 012281
Directed Studies - Advanced Statistics
The student will conduct an extensive study of advanced statistical techniques under the supervision of a faculty member. Course requirements will normally include assessment of competency through examination. The course application form must include a detailed course plan including the method of evaluation.
[Note: Normally students will take no more than three of PSYCH 480 - 486. Offered: F, W]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: PSYCH 291, 292, and 391; Honours Psychology or Make-up Psychology students; Psych average at least 75%

PSYCH 492 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 010123
Psychological Measurement
This course presents an introduction to the logic of measurement theory and its applications in psychology.
[Note: Offered: W]
Prereq: PSYCH 391; Honours Psychology or Make-up Psychology students.
Antireq: PSYCH 392

PSYCH 499A DIS,PRJ 0.50Course ID: 008105
Honours Thesis - Part 1
Under supervision of a faculty member students normally will review literature, design a study, present an oral research proposal, collect data, and write a scholarly report of the project. Students may choose to begin PSYCH 499 in their 3B or 4A term.
[Note: Students who do not have a cumulative Psychology average of at least 82% may appeal to the department for permission to enrol in PSYCH 499A. No more than two of PSYCH 499A/499B/499C may be taken in one term. A grade for PSYCH 499A and 499B will be submitted only after completion of 499C. Further details are available in the Honours Thesis Handbook. Offered: F,W,S]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: PSYCH 391; one of PSYCH 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, 399, 483, 484; Honours Psychology or Make-up Psychology students; cumulative Psych average of 82%

PSYCH 499B PRJ,SEM 0.50Course ID: 008106
Honours Thesis - Part 2
Continuation of PSYCH 499A
Prereq: Honours Psychology or Make-Up Psychology students with a cumulative average of 75% in Psychology and a cumulative overall average of 60%.
Coreq: PSYCH 499A

PSYCH 499C PRJ 0.50Course ID: 008107
Honours Thesis - Part 3
Continuation of PSYCH 499A/B.
Prereq: PSYCH 499A; Honours Psychology or Make-Up Psychology students with a cumulative average of 75% in Psychology and a cumulative overall average of 60%.
Coreq: PSYCH 499B


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