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Year Course ID Course
2021-2022 PSYC 105

Introduction to Psychology

A broad introduction to the field of psychology as a science. The practical, life-oriented application of scientific principles of psychology. Development, learning, biological bases of behaviour, motivation and emotion, perception, measurement and fundamental statistics, personality, behavioural disorders and mental health, and group and social processes.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None.
2021-2022 PSYC 106

Introduction to Psychology

A broad introduction to the field of psychology as a science. The practical, life-oriented application of scientific principles of psychology. Development, learning, biological bases of behaviour, motivation and emotion, perception, measurement and fundamental statistics, personality, behavioural disorders and mental health, and group and social processes.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None.
2021-2022 PSYC 201

Experimental Psychology

Problems in research and experimentation in the context of sub-areas of psychology such as learning, memory, social influence, perception, and psycho-physics. Experimental, correlational, and observational methods are all considered.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106. Education students with declared Special Education minor may take the course with only one of either PSYC 105 or 106.
2021-2022 PSYC 204

Social Psychology

The relationship between the individual and society. Motivation, interpersonal relationships, attitude formation and change, communication, effective group dynamics, and leadership.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; or SOCI 101.
Cross-listed: SOCI 204.
2021-2022 PSYC 207

Data Analysis

The logic and the application of data analysis techniques suitable for the behavioural sciences. Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics, including measures of central tendency, variability, probability and sampling theory, correlation, regression, and non-parametric statistics.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106
2021-2022 PSYC 214

Psych Fndns of Teaching/Learning

An evaluation of psychological theories and research relating to learning and teaching, with a focus on learning theories, motivation, classroom management, evaluation, developmental stages, individual differences, and the needs of exceptional children.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105 or 106.
Cross-listed: EDUC 211
2021-2022 PSYC 215

Lifespan Development

The physical, mental, emotional, and social growth from infancy through adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Death and bereavement.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106
2021-2022 PSYC 239

Cross-Cultural Psychology

An introduction to research and theory exploring the cultural, community, and ecological factors that shape human experiences. Topics include the acquisition of cultural meaning, the development, maintenance, and negotiation of cultural identities, and cognitive, affective, and motivational processes across various cultures.

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 PSYC 301

Theories of Personality

The major theories of personality, traditional and contemporary, with a view to demonstrating their usefulness in accounting for human behaviour.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; Education students with declared Special Education minor may take the course with only one of either PSYC 105 or 106.
2021-2022 PSYC 305

Abnormal Psychology

The symptoms, causality, and treatment of psychopathological and behavioural problems. Examination of research findings as well as theoretical explanations.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 301; plus 3 additional sem. hrs. of psychology
2021-2022 PSYC 309

Sensation and Perception

This course examines research involving basic sensory and perceptual processes with theoretical accounts.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 201; plus 3 sem. hrs. of Psychology. )
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 PSYC 310

The Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom

The study of the identification, etiology, diagnosis, and prognosis of various exceptionalities such as learning and physical disabilities, visual and auditory impairments, behaviour disorders, intellectual delays, and giftedness.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): EDUC 211 or PSYC 214.
Cross-listed: EDUC 310
2021-2022 PSYC 315

Psychology of Gender

Exploration of the biological, psychological, and cultural influences on gender differences and the implications of gender differences and roles for women and men in our society. Emphasis is on research and theory exploring differences and/or similarities and the origins of differences.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; and third year standing
2021-2022 PSYC 320

Tests and Measurement

In the course, psychometric theory and principles of test development are examined. Other topics include: reliability, validity, item analysis, and use of tests in educational, industrial, and counselling settings.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 207; plus 3 additional sem. hrs. of psychology.
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 PSYC 322

Research Methods

Issues and methods related to the conduct and analysis of psychological research. Internal and external validity, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, research ethics, and analysis of variance. Projects involve both library and empirical research components.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 201 and 207, plus 3 additional sem. hrs. of Psychology
2021-2022 PSYC 326

Cognitive Processes

Using the information-processing approach, higher cognitive activities such as attention, memory, language, and thinking are examined in the light of current theory and research.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 201; plus 3 additional sem. hrs. of Psychology
NB: Not offered every year See department chair.
2021-2022 PSYC 330

Leadership in Organiz. & Small Grps

Comprehensive understanding of leadership. Theories, models, facets of leadership, and characteristics of effective leaders. Leadership development and current issues.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; or instructor's consent.
NB: Not offered every year See department chair.
Cross-listed: LDRS 330
2021-2022 PSYC 331

Theories of Counselling

A survey of selected theories of counselling and psychotherapy: their theoretical base, view of the nature of the person, key concepts, goals, roles of therapist and client, techniques, and overall effectiveness.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 301; plus 3 additional sem. hrs. of psychology.
2021-2022 PSYC 339

Mental Health and Adjustment

A psychological perspective on the experiences and problems humans encounter in daily living. Self-understanding in such areas as love, work, religion, sexuality, values and meaning, and interpersonal relationships. Growth models and health.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; and at least third year standing.
2021-2022 PSYC 340

Interpersonal and Helping Skills

Skills for developing helping relationships from a Christian perspective. A problem-management approach to helping: helping theory and skills practice.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 301; and 3 additional sem. hrs. of psychology