Psychology

PSYC 101-C01 Introductory Psychology A    
Susan Weir    CRN 32322    MWF 1230-1320  
 
This course offers an introduction to the psychology of the human individual and focuses on topics having to do with intelligence, development, personality, psychological disorders and the social environment of the person. This course also provides an overview of the history of the development of psychology and the research methods used in psychology. Through this course, students will gain an understanding of human behaviour and will learn to become critical consumers of information that is available to them through media and other sources.

PSYC 102-C01 Introductory Psychology B    
Tom Phenix    CRN 32329    MWF 1130-1220 
   
This course offers an introduction to the psychology of the human individual, focusing on topics having to do with biological processes; sensation and perception; consciousness; learning; memory; thought and language; intelligence; and motivation and emotion. This course will also provide an overview of how psychology developed and the research methods used in psychology. Through this course, students will gain an understanding of human behaviour and will become critical consumers of information that is available through the media and other sources.

PSYC 102-C02 Introductory Psychology B    
Katherine Arbuthnott    CRN 32330    TR 1130-1245 
   
This course offers an introduction to the psychology of the human individual, focusing on topics having to do with biological processes; sensation and perception; consciousness; learning; memory; thought and language; intelligence; and motivation and emotion. This course will also provide an overview of how psychology developed and the research methods used in psychology. Through this course, students will gain an understanding of human behaviour and will become critical consumers of information that is available through the media and other sources.

PSYC 102-C97 Introductory Psychology B    
Tom Phenix    CRN 32331    Online  
 
This course offers an introduction to the psychology of the human individual, focusing on topics having to do with biological processes; sensation and perception; consciousness; learning; memory; thought and language; intelligence; and motivation and emotion. This course will also provide an overview of how psychology developed and the research methods used in psychology. Through this course, students will gain an understanding of human behaviour and will become critical consumers of information that is available through the media and other sources.

PSYC 204-C01 Research Methods in Psychology    
Katherine Robinson    CRN 32333    TR 1300-1415    

This course will give students the basis for understanding research design, specifically methods commonly used in psychology. Topics will include reliability and validity, surveys, experiments, and interviews. Students will be exposed to processes involved in writing a research proposal, such as the design of an experiment, literature review, and APA format. Both qualitative and quantitative designs will be addressed.

PSYC 220-C01 Social Psychology    
Susan Weir    CRN 32337    MWF 0930-1020 
   
Social psychology is the study of human behaviour in its social context dealing with the way we think socially, the impressions we form of others and emphasizing the influence of group membership and interactions upon important psychological processes. Topics include: social cognition, social perception, the self, persuasion, including propaganda, attitudes, prejudice and discrimination, prosocial behaviour, aggression, love/relationships, charismatic leaders and cults. It will give you a glimpse into the social world in which we live and how the various concepts relate to everyday interactions, advertising, and the media.

PSYC 270-C01 Human Information Processing    
Instructor TBD    CRN 32346    MWF 1130-1220  
 
The objectives of this course are to introduce the student to important concepts, phenomena, experimental techniques, and theoretical issues in the field of cognitive psychology. As cognitive psychology is the scientific study of how people think, this course will cover how people attend, encode, represent and understand, as well as solve problems, make decisions, and communicate their thoughts. The course will involve an assessment of current theoretical issues and experimental methodology. Whenever possible, links to real-life situations will be considered. An additional objective is to enhance your ability to critically evaluate and critique published research.

PSYC 340-C01 Psychology & Environment    
Katherine Arbuthnott    CRN 32352    TR 1300-1415    

Many environmental problems are caused by the mismatch between activities we undertake to meet our needs and the processes necessary for ecological maintenance. As the science of human behaviour, psychology can be an important contributor to developing sustainable environmental practices. This class will consider psychological theory and research on factors that can potentially influence whether we behave responsibly or irresponsibly with respect to the natural environment. The goal is to develop effective strategies to facilitate private and public pro-environmental behaviour, based on a clear understanding of human nature.

PSYC 388AF-C01 Psychology of Evil    
Katherine Robinson    CRN 32356    M 1130-1415

Using examples from psychological research and historical events such as the Stanford Prison Experiment, residential schools, and the Holocaust, this course will examine the processes that lead humans to commit and/or tolerate large-scale acts of evil.