Code
Course Credits
PSYC 105 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.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 106 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.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 201 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.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106. (3-0; 0-0)

3.00
PSYC 204 PSYC 204 - Social Psychology

The relationship between the individual and society. Motivation, interpersonal relationships, attitude formation and change, communication, effective group dynamics, and leadership.Cross-listed: SOCI 204.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; or SOCI 101. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 207 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.Cross-listed: SOCI 207.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106. (3-0; 0-0)

3.00
PSYC 214 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.Cross-listed: EDUC 211.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105 or 106. (3-0; 0-0)

3.00
PSYC 215 PSYC 215 - Lifespan Development

The physical, mental, emotional, and social growth from infancy through adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Death and bereavement.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 301 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.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 310 PSYC 310 - Exceptional Child in Reg. Classroom

The identification, etiology, diagnosis, and prognosis of various exceptionalities such as learning and physical disabilities, visual and auditory impairments, behaviour disorders, mental handicaps, and giftedness.Cross-listed: EDUC 310.Prerequisite(s): EDUC 211 or PSYC 214. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 315 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.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; and third year standing. (3-0; 0-0)

3.00
PSYC 322 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.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 201 and 207, plus 3 additional sem. hrs. of Psychology. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 326 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.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 201; plus 3 additional sem. hrs. of Psychology. (0-0; 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 330 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.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Cross-Listed: LDRS 330Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 331 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.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 301; plus 3 additional sem. hrs. of Psychology. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 339 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.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; and at least third year standing. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 340 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.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 301; and 3 additional sem. hrs. of Psychology. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 342 PSYC 342 - Psychology of Adolescence

The physical and psychological processes that take place during adolescence. Issues of identity formation, moral development, physical development, changes in family relationships and development of independence, sexuality in adolescence, a perspective on peer relationships and pressures, and anticipation of vocational preparation.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 215; plus 3 additional sem. hrs. of Psychology. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 354 PSYC 354 - Brain and Behaviour

An overview of the relationship between the nervous system and behaviour. Human behaviour and clinical problems. Biological bases of emotion, learning, memory, sexual behaviour, and homeostatic motivations. Biochemical theories of schizophrenia, autism, and mood disorders.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 201. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 360 PSYC 360 - Psychology of Sport

The need for and purpose of psychology in sport and physical activity. An examination of the research focusing on psychological and social psychological factors influencing athletic and motor performance.Cross-listed: HKIN 340.Prerequisite(s): Third year standing. (3-0; 0-0)

3.00
PSYC 361 PSYC 361 - Practicum

To equip student leaders with the knowledge, skills and experience that will enable them to build community and lead effectively in a residence hall setting. Class and assignments are structured to encourage personal growth, teamwork, and leadership development through the process elements of empowering messages, empowering opportunities, empowering reflections, and solution-focused thinking.NB: Enrolment is limited to new Resident Assistants. (3-0; 0-0)

3.00
PSYC 390 PSYC 390 - Special Topics in Psychology

An examination of selected issues, theories, or topics within the field of psychology.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year Psychology majors only or other students with instructor's consent.

1.00
PSYC 408 PSYC 408 - History and Systems of Psychology

Historical roots of modern psychology. Major systems of thought within the discipline in the context of a Christian view of humans and the world.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; plus 18 additional sem. hrs. of Psychology. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 411 PSYC 411 - Psychology and Spirituality

Examines the notion of spirituality in light of the psychological theories of Jung, Frankl, Maslow, May, Fromm, contemporary Transpersonal psychologists and Christianity as well as several Eastern religions. Includes exploration of spiritual themes such as suffering, surrender and relinquishment, forgiveness, love and unity, ecstatsy and peak experience, mysticism and sacredness, creativity, meaning, meditation and serenity, authenticity and truth, and birth and death.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 301; plus 6 additional sem. hrs. of Psychology. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 412 PSYC 412 - Strategies for the Exceptional Chil

Strategies for integrating exceptional students, particularly within the regular school system. Identification of the variety of support services and personnel available to exceptional students.Cross-listed: EDUC 412.Prerequisite(s): EDUC 310 or PSYC 310. (0-0; 3-0)

4.00
PSYC 415 PSYC 415 - Human Sexuality

Concepts and materials treating the meaning and significance of human sexuality. Owing to the discussion-oriented format, preparation, attendance, and full participation are required.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; and at least third year standing. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 416 PSYC 416 - Psychology and the Law

A consideration of human behaviour within the legal system, including issues related to giving testimony, jury decision-making, and defense pleas.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 204. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 431 PSYC 431 - Career Counselling and Development

A critical introduction to the theory and practice of career counselling. An overview of major factors affecting career development. Current trends and how to meet developing needs. The importance of effective career counselling in the lifelong development of the individual.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 331. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 490 PSYC 490 - Personhood: The Individual

A consideration of the function of worldviews, the meaning of a Christian worldview, and the implications of a Christian worldview for the understanding of persons and their role in modern society. Inasmuch as contemporary worldviews have been shaped extensively by developments in science, as well as by historical influences from philosophy and religion, an interdisciplinary approach is taken.NB: Approved as alternative to IDIS 400.Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least 70 sem. hrs. of university credit prior to the semester in which this course is taken. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 497 PSYC 497 - Senior Thesis

Under supervision of the departmental faculty, students conduct a careful review of the literature on a topic of their choice as well as an empirical study of some portion of the topic. The final written result is submitted in thesis form.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 201; 322; plus 12 sem. hrs. of Psychology.

3.00
PSYC 498 PSYC 498 - Senior Thesis

Under supervision of the departmental faculty, students conduct a careful review of the literature on a topic of their choice as well as an empirical study of some portion of the topic. The final written result is submitted in thesis form.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 201; 322; plus 12 sem. hrs. of Psychology.

3.00

*Program subject to final approval by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education