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Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology I
3 Credits

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 lectures, structured experiences, discussions and audiovisual presentations.

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PSYC 102 Introductory Psychology II
3 Credits

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)

Prerequisites
English 12 or equivalent

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PSYC 201 Developmental Psychology I
3 Credits

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 theories and a review of genetics and prenatal development we will examine development in infancy, early childhood and middle childhood, from a physical, cognitive and psychosocial point of view. The focus will be on the normal process growing but some potential developmental problems will be discussed. Classes consist of lectures, discussions, audiovisual presentations and structured experiences. Learning Outcomes:

Prerequisites
PSYC 101 or PSYC 102

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PSYC 202 Development Across a Lifespan
3 Credits

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 second half of a two semester second-year elective course in psychology. We start with the developmental stage of adolescence and cover some for the challenges for both parents and the adolescents themselves during this period. We then cover the physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development of early, middle and late adulthood. We end the course with a chapter on death and grieving. The focus will be on the normal process of the life journey from adolescence to adulthood and finally death.

Prerequisites
PSYC 101 or PSYC 102

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PSYC 203 Psychology of Gender and Gender Relation
3 Credits

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

Prerequisites
PSYC 101 and PSYC 102

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PSYC 205 Psyc of Drugs & Chem Addiction
3 Credits

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, tranquilizers, nicotine, hallucinogens, antidepressants and antipsychotics.

Prerequisites
PSYC 101 and PSYC 102

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PSYC 206 Intro to Health Psychology
3 Credits

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 mind-body relation; research methods in health psychology; pain and pain behaviour; the management of chronic and terminal illness; and death, dying and bereavement will be addressed. Diseases covered will include cancer, heart disease, AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer's disease.

Prerequisites
PSYC 101 and PSYC 102

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PSYC 207 Intro to Mental Health Counselling
3 Credits

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 oblications will also be introduced.

Prerequisites
PSYC 101 and PSYC 102

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PSYC 208 Social Psychology
3 Credits

Central in our everyday life as social beings we need, depend on, live with and must work with others. We both are influenced by others and try to influence others in turn. This course provides an introduction to the psychological study of how people think, feel and behave in social contexts. The focus is on social behaviour and thought from the individual's perspective, with the importance of social influence and situational factors being emphasized.

Prerequisites
PSYC 101 or PSYC 102

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PSYC 215 Research Methods in Social Sciences I
3 Credits

Prerequisites
PSYC 101 and PSYC 102

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PSYC 216 Research Methods in Social Sciences II
3 Credits

Prerequisites
PSYC 101/102

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PSYC 221 Abnormal Psyc and Therapy I
3 Credits

This is the first half of a two-semester course for students who are interested in learning about psychological disorders and therapy. We will examine the causes, diagnosis, assessment, symptoms, treatment and possible prevention of psychological disorders: including historical and current theoretical perspectives, classification systems, cultural perspectives and legal/ethical issues. Examples of topics may include: anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, dissociative disorders and personality disorders.

Prerequisites
PSYC 101/102

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PSYC 222 Abnormal Psyc & Therapy II
3 Credits

This is the second half of a two-semester course for students who are interested in learning more about psychological disorders and therapy. This course is designed to introduce the learner to abnormal psychology. We will examine the causes, diagnosis, assessment, symptoms, treatment and possible prevention of psychological disorders: including historical and current theoretical perspectives, classification systems, cultural perspectives and legal/ethical issues. Examples of topics may include: feeding and eating disorders, addiction, sexual dysfunctions, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, and anxiety and depression in childhood and adolescence.

Prerequisites
PSYC 101/102 and PSYC 221

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PSYC 232 Research Methods in Psychology
3 Credits

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 quantitative and qualitative research strategies, and how to critically interpret research findings. (3,1.5,0)

Prerequisites
PSYC 101/102

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PSYC 233 Historical and Conceptual Foundations of Psychology
3 Credits

Prerequisites
PSYC 101/102

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PSYC 240 Forensic Psychology
3 Credits

This course explores the interface between psychology and the criminal justice system. Participants investigate, evaluate, and apply psychological research to the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections).

Prerequisites
PSYC 101 and 102

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