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This course surveys models and theories relevant to the various sub-areas of psychology by examining the research psychologists have done and are doing. Specific topics this semester include perspectives and methods, biology of behaviour, human development, sensation, perception, consciousness, and conditioning and learning. The classes include...

Credits:
3.0

Continuation of PSYC 101. The classes include lectures, structured experiences, discussions and audiovisual presentations aimed at familiarizing the students with current psychological views. The specific topics this semester are: memory, cognition, motivation, emotion, stress, personality, psychopathology, therapy and social psychology. (3,0,0...

Credits:
3.0

If you would like to gain some insight into your own history and want to know more about what your life will be like as you grow through the adult years, the study of life-span development will be of interest to you. This is the first half of a two-semester second year elective course in psychology. Following an introduction to methods and...

Credits:
3.0

In this term the topics included are adolescence, early, middle and late adulthood. Each of these topics is viewed from a physical, cognitive and psychosocial point of view. The focus is on the normal process of growing but potential developmental problems will be reviewed. Classes consist of lectures, discussions, audiovisual presentations and...

Credits:
3.0

This course introduces students to the psychology of gender, gender differences and differences in the experiences and behaviours of males and females.

Credits:
3.0

This course surveys topics related to the effects of drugs on behaviour and chemical addiction. Specific topics will include neurological effects of drugs, the causes and circumstances of addiction and the prevention and treatment of addiction. Classes of drugs studied will include alcohol, marijuana, stimulants, opiates, tranquilizer, nicotine...

Credits:
3.0

This course introduces students to the psychology of health. Topics include health related behaviours like eating habits, smoking and drug use, the effects of stressful events on health, various methods of coping with stress, the impact of chronic illness on the family, and the role of social support systems. In addition, issues such as the...

Credits:
3.0

The most influential psychotherapies will be introduced with particular emphasis on behavioural and cognitive interventions. Issues of evidence based counseling, multicultural counseling, and legal-ethical obligations will also be introduced.

Credits:
3.0

An introduction to basic research methods in psychology or the social sciences. Emphasis will be on the procedures and underlying logic of scientific inquiry. Topics include hypothesis testing, behavioural or psychological measurement, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, survey research, the relative advantages and limitations of...

Credits:
3.0

This is a continuation of Research Methods in Social Sciences I for those students who need two courses in research methodology. In this course, we review other methods than that of experimental design. Topics in this course include quasi-experimental design, surveys and how to construct a survey, the relative advantages and limitations of...

Credits:
3.0

This course is for students interested in learning more about psychological disorders and therapy. Recommended for students who plan to work or are working in a mental health related setting. We start with a thorough examination of the historical antecedents, current theoretical perspectives, and assessment as they relate to abnormal psychology...

Credits:
3.0

This course is a continuation of Psychology 221. Topics include eating disorders, substance abuse, sexual and gender identity disorders, childhood/adolescent disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, methods of therapy and treatment, and contemporary ethical and legal issues.

Credits:
3.0

Introduction to basic research methods in psychology or the social sciences. Emphasis will be on the procedures and underlying logic of scientific inquiry. Topics include hypothesis testing, behavioural or psychological measurement, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, survey research, the relative advantages and limitations of...

Credits:
3.0

Will provide a historical background that is needed for an appreciation of psychology as an evolving profession and science. Persistent problems and new trends in psychology will be understood within the history of ideas. Psychology as both a reflection of, and contributor to, Western culture, will be examined by reference to past thinkers...

Credits:
3.0