Brock University Undergraduate Calendar

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Psychology Courses
PSYC 0N00 Work Placement Optional co-op work placement (4 months) with an approved employer. Restriction: open to PSYC Co-op students. PSYC 0N01 Work Placement I First co-op work placement (4 months) with an approved employer. Restriction: open to PSYC Co-op students. PSYC 0N02 Work Placement II Second co-op work placement (4 months) with an approved employer. Restriction: open to PSYC Co-op students. PSYC 0N03 Work Placement III Third co-op work placement (4 months) with an approved employer. Restriction: open to PSYC Co-op students. PSYC 0N90 Co-op Training and Development Framework for the development of learning objectives by students for individual work terms. Includes orientation to the Co-op experience, goal setting, résumé preparation, interview skills preparation. Lectures, presentation, site visits, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC Co-op students. PSYC 1F90 Introduction to Psychology Basic concepts and contemporary issues in psychology with special attention to learning, physiological, developmental, clinical and social psychology. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to all students until date specified in BIRT guide and then open to students with permission of the department. Note: prerequisite to all courses in Psychology except PSYC 2F23, 3Q91 and 3Q92. PSYC 2F12 Life Span Development Introduction to the conceptual bases of life span development, a survey of relevant research and an overview of methodological issues. Topics illustrating life span developmental research and theory will be drawn from the following areas: intellectual, moral, personality, physiological, sexual and social development. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHSC, HLSC, LING and WKHL majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in CHYS(CHST) 2F10. PSYC 2F20 Cognition Acquisition and utilization of knowledge. Topics include information processing and connectionism, attention and memory, concepts, imagery, problem solving and reasoning, judgment and decision making, language and thought. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90. PSYC 2F23 Statistics and Research Design in the Behavioural Sciences Principles of research design and data analysis in the context of psychological research. Lectures, tutorial, 4 hours per week. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90 or one Social Science credit. Note: at least one OAC Mathematics or equivalent background recommended. PSYC 2F25 Introduction to Personality Introduction to personality measurement, theory, and research. Personality structure and the causes and functions of personality variation. Current topics in personality research. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90. PSYC 2F30 Introduction to Social Psychology Theories, methods, research and issues of contemporary social psychology. Topics include social perception and cognition, attitudes, influence, attraction, aggression, altruism, communication, conflict, group and collective behaviour; the psychological study of social issues pertaining to prejudice, law, environment and health. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), COMM (single or combined), CHSC, HLSC and WKHL majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90. PSYC 2F36 Physiological Psychology (also offered as NEUR 2F36) Biological aspects of behaviour; the functional activities of the neuron and the interrelationships among neural systems (brain organization) and resultant behaviour (brain and behaviour). Topics include the psychobiology of sensory and motivational systems, emotion and affect, learning, memory, language and consciousness. Lectures, 2 hours per week; lab, 3 hours alternating weeks. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHSC, HLSC, NEUR and WKHL majors with a minimum 67 percent major average until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90. PSYC 2F45 Learning Presentation of variables and/or conditions which contribute to the learning process including a survey of the basic experimental findings and theoretical issues related to learning. Emphasis on learning in nonhuman animals. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90. PSYC 2F91 Perception Theoretical problems and actual mechanisms of seeing and hearing. Basic problems of pattern recognition, memory and attention; the influence of culture, motivation, personality and pathology on perception. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHSC, HLSC, NEUR and WKHL majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90. PSYC 2F97 Experiential Psychology Subjective experience (altered states of consciousness) and methods as an alternate way of "doing" psychology. Phenomena of dreams, psychedelic drugs, hypnosis, schizophrenia, religious mysticism and the eastern meditative traditions. Conceptual frameworks from introspective and phenomenological traditions of psychology, social science and psychiatry, as well as holistic-constructivist approaches to cognition and symbol formation. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in PSYC 2P92, 2P96 and 2P97. PSYC 2P91 Health Psychology Psychological aspects of health and illness. The prevention and treatment of illness and the maintenance of wellness. The behavioural and social factors that play a role in the etiology of health and illness. Contributions from scientific investigation and from professionals in the health care system. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and CHSC, HLSC and WKHL majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90. PSYC 2P93 Psychology of Women (also offered as WISE 2P93) Social, personal and political implications of gender. Topics include theoretical perspectives on the study of gender differences, stereotypes, sexuality, biological influences, as well as issues related to achievement, intimacy, mental and physical health, power and justice. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and WISE majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90 or WISE 1F90. PSYC 2P94 Psychology of Men History of psychological thought about masculinity, from sociobiological theory to modern feminist critiques. Topics include theoretical perspectives on the study of gender differences, stereotypes of masculinity, male sexuality, the biology of maleness, and issues related to self-awareness, intimacy, health, the misuse of power and the possibility of reconstructing a more justifiable image of masculinity/maleness. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90. PSYC 2P98 Child Language Acquisition: Early Stages (also offered as CHYS 2P98 and LING 2P98) Theories, research and methods in early language development. Linguistic stages in the development of child language at the level of grammar and meaning (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics). Discourse as an indicator of the socialization process. The effect of interaction with care givers. Early bilingualism. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: LING 1F91 or PSYC 1F90 or permission of the instructor. PSYC 2P99 Child Language Acquisition: Late Stages (also offered as CHYS 2P99 and LING 2P99) Later acquired aspects of language, especially syntactic, semantic and pragmatic. Development of ability to use linguistic ambiguity, humour. Reading and writing skills, registers. Abnormal language development. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: LING 2P98 or permission of the instructor. PSYC 3F10 Media Psychology (also offered as COMM 3F10) Psychological aspects of media as entertainment and information, including social factors and cultural environments (e.g. sex, violence, sports, music, news, talk shows). Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and COMM (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90 or COMM 1F90 or permission of the instructor. PSYC 3F20 Abnormal Psychology Major theories which have emerged to explain aberrant and dysfunctional behaviour are considered and evaluated. Consideration is given to the scientific, moral/ethical and political foundation of this area of study. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3F40 Psychological Research Research methods in several areas of psychology; emphasis on developing the student's capacity to evaluate literature and formulate hypotheses through participation in individual research projects. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) with a minimum 75 percent major average. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisite: PSYC 2F23. Co-requisite: PSYC 3P39 (must be taken in the Fall session). Note: NEUR majors should consult the Neuroscience calendar entry. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in PSYC 3P30. PSYC 3F46 Psychology of Eating Biological and environmental factors influencing food consumption in animals and humans, including both theoretical and applied issues. Topics include physiological control of food intake; biological, social and cultural factors influencing food selection; the effects of food on behaviour; eating disorders; and obesity and weight control. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHSC, HLSC and WKHL majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3F91 Neuroscience (also offered as NEUR 3F91) Integrative approach to neuroscience from basic elements of molecular neuroscience, physiology of excitable cells, neurophysiology of major brain systems to behavioural neuroscience and selected topics in affective and cognitive neuroscience. Emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and the integrative aspects of brain function. General insight into a number of classical disciplines including neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, electrophysiology, neurochemistry. Lectures, 2 hours per week, lab, 3 hours alternating weeks. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHSC, HLSC, NEUR and WKHL majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisite: PSYC 2F36 or permission of the instructor. PSYC 3F97 Personality Assessment and Research Issues in the general areas of individual social development, interpersonal communication, person perception, friendship formation, personality change, implicit personality theory, schizophrenia, neurosis, marital, individual and group therapy, perception of the environment, professional training and role playing. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3P11 Theories in Developmental Psychology (also offered as CHYS 3P11) Theories in developmental psychology and recent controversies and evidence. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHYS (single or combined) and CHYS BA/BEd majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisite: PSYC 2F12 or CHYS 2F10. PSYC 3P18 Adolescent Development Theories and methods of life span development as they apply to the special issues that emerge during adolescence. Topics include thinking processes, identity formation, physiological change, sexuality and sex roles, family and peer relationships, schooling, vocational choices and moral development. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHSC, HLSC and WKHL majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3P23 Psychology of Parenting (also offered as CHYS 3P23) Determinants, varieties and consequences of parenting. Focus on psychological research findings in contemporary parenting/parenthood issues. Topics include the transition to parenthood, different styles of parenting, dualcareer parents and abusive parents. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHYS (single or combined) and CHYS BA/BEd majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisite: PSYC 2F12 or CHYS 2F10. PSYC 3P27 Psychology of the Exceptional Child Integration of theoretical, experimental and clinical approaches to the development of the child with special needs, such as the child who is developmentally delayed or perceptually handicapped. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisite: PSYC 2F12 or CHYS 2F10 or permission of the instructor. PSYC 3P30 Critical Thinking in Psychology Development of scientific thinking and discovery procedures in psychology. The design of experiments and quasi-experiments. Control of variables, statistical power and alternative sources of data. Critical analysis of typical examples of contemporary psychological research. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and NEUR majors with either a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90 and permission of the department. Prerequisite: PSYC 2F23. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in PSYC 3F40. PSYC 3P33 Psychology of Intergroup Behaviour (also offered as COMM 3P33)
Social psychological theories and research in the area of intergroup relations and intergroup conflict. Topics include realistic conflict theory, social identity theory, social exchange, relative deprivation and research on intergroup perceptions and attitudes. Current issues/controversies and implications for the resolution of intergroup conflict. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and COMM (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3P34 Psychology of Human Sexuality Introduction to the psychological study of human sexuality. Psychological methods, along with developmental, social/personality, cognitive, and neuropsychological approaches are applied to different issues in human sexuality, including sexual differentiation, gender identity and sexual orientation, attraction and love, patterns of sexual behaviour, sexual dysfunctions, sex differences in sexual behaviour, erotica and pornography, sexual coercion and paraphilias, and sexually transmitted diseases. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3P36 Applied Social Psychology Theories, research and practice of social psychology as applied to specific areas of personal and social concern, including physical and mental health, law, commerce, environment, communication and gerontology. Methods of conducting applied research, assessing public opinion and evaluating program efficacy. Consideration of Lewin's proposition that "there is nothing so practical as a good theory". Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3P39 Computer Data Analysis Applications of computers to management and analysis of data, including data entry, statistical procedures and interpretation of output, using SPSS. Lectures/lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and NEUR majors with a minimum 75 percent major average until date specified in BIRT guide. After that date open to PSYC (single or combined) and NEUR majors. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisite: PSYC 2F23. Note: not open to students with credit in PSYC 3F40 prior to 1999. PSYC 3P41 Psychological Research I Research methods in several areas of psychology; emphasis on developing the student's capacity to evaluate literature and write a research proposal. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (empirical thesis) Co-op students. Prerequisite: PSYC 2F23. Co-requisite: PSYC 3P39. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned credit in PSYC 3F40 and 3P30. PSYC 3P42 Psychological Research II Research methods in several areas of psychology; emphasis on research design, data acquisition, and writing an APA report.
Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (empirical thesis) Co-op students. Prerequisite: PSYC 3P41. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned credit in PSYC 3F40 and 3P30. PSYC 3P45 Comparative Psychology I Introduction to comparative psychology; an emphasis will be placed on the similarity and differences of behaviour patterns across several species (including humans). Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and NEUR majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in PSYC 3F45. PSYC 3P47 Comparative Psychology II Advanced topics in comparative psychology; an in depth study of individual species behaviour as well as the study of instincts and aggression across species lines. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and NEUR majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisite: PSYC 3P45 Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in PSYC 3F45. PSYC 3P48 Directed Studies I Topics, readings and/or research chosen in consultation with a faculty member who is willing to supervise the student. Restriction: permission of the department. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3P49 Directed Studies II Topic, readings and/or research chosen in consultation with a faculty member who is willing to supervise the student. Restriction: permission of the department. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3P54 Psychology of Western Consciousness Attention, memory, hemispheric laterality and language are examined from a general systems theory perspective. Topics include altered states of consciousness, lucid dreams, self concepts and the effects of stress on consciousness. Western approaches to consciousness are contrasted and integrated with American Indian shamanistic techniques for altering consciousness. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3P55 Psychology of Eastern Consciousness Asian psychology approached from a Buddhist perspective; the history, evolution, and migration of Buddhism. Topics include meditation, Taoism, Zen Buddhism, Sufism and Western applications such as biofeedback and therapy. Eastern approaches to consciousness are contrasted and integrated with Western psychology by examining attention, memory and language. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3P68 Sleep and Wakefulness Functions, mechanisms, rhythms, physiology and psychology of sleep contrasted with counterparts during wakefulness. Current issues in sleep research. Lectures/seminar, lab, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and NEUR majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90.
PSYC 3P74 Psychology of Computers in Education (also offered as CHYS 3P74) Uses of computers in education in light of current theories of child development. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHYS (single or combined) and CHYS BA/BEd majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisites: PSYC 1F90; one of PSYC 2F23, MATH 1F92 or, for combined CHYS/SOCI majors, SOCI 2F10 (may be taken concurrently). Note: this is not a computer programming course. PSYC 3P80 Psychology of Interpersonal Behaviour (also offered as COMM 3P80) Social psychology of interpersonal attraction and relationships, as studied through experimental, correlational and longitudinal designs. Reinforcement, exchange, attributional, equity and balance models. Levels of relationships. Aspects of the maintenance and dissolution of relationships and of interpersonal psychopathology. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and COMM (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Note: PSYC 2F30 recommended. PSYC 3P88 Words in the Mind (also offered as COMM 3P88) Focus is on the mental lexicon, including basic components, vocabulary, theories of meaning, metaphors and meaning, and selecting and recognizing words in communication. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and COMM (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisite: one of PSYC 1F90, COMM 1F90 or LING 1F94 or permission of the instructor. PSYC 3P92 Drugs and Behaviour Basic principles of drug action and the effects of psychoactive drugs on behaviour and experience. Focus on recreational drugs and the use of drugs in psychiatry. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHSC, HLSC, NEUR and WKHL majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3P93 Infant Development Development of infants from the prenatal period through the second year of life. Topics include perception, cognition, attachment and social development; at-risk infants and infant intervention programs. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisite: PSYC 2F12 or CHYS 2F10 or permission of the instructor. PSYC 3P94 Psychology of Aging Focus on theories and methods of life span development as applied to the special issues that emerge during late adulthood; how physiological, social and cognitive factors interact as individuals cope with the tasks of later years. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHYS (single or combined), CHSC, HLSC, NEUR and WKHL majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3P95 Stress Stress as related to occupations, environments, life events; methods of appraisal, ways of coping and consequences for health. Three current approaches: stimulus, process, response. Cognitive, emotional and behavioural factors. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) CHSC, HLSC majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3P96 Human Psychophysiology Concepts related to acquisition and analysis of bioelectrical signals recorded from the brain, papillary system, skeletomuscular system, cardiovascular system, electrodermal system and respiratory system. Applications to health and human factors include arousal, attention, emotion, stress, immunology, lie detection and brain injury. Lectures, lab, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), and NEUR majors until the date specified in the BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3P97 Bases of Neuropsychopharmacology (also offered as NEUR 3P97) Mechanisms of drug action and classification of psychoactive agents. Elements of pharmacokinetics (drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination) and a review of the major groups of psychoactive agents including hypnotics, analgesics, anxiolytics, antidepressants, psychostimulants and neuroleptics. Emphasis on mechanisms and consequences of drug action on selected neurotransmitter systems (dopaminergic, cholinergic, sero-tonergic). Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHSC, HLSC, NEUR and WKHL majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3P98 Introduction to Human Neuropsychology (also offered as NEUR 3P98) Focus is on brain function as indicated through an examination of clinical syndromes that result from brain damage. Topics include disorders of memory, language, attention and problem solving.
Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHSC, HLSC, NEUR and WKHL majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits and 1.0 PSYC credit above PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3P99 Cognitive Neuropsychology Theories and research methods in cognitive neuropsychology, focussing on the investigation of brain models of information processing. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHSC, HLSC, NEUR and WKHL majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisite: one of PSYC 2F36, 3P68, 3P98 or permission of the instructor. PSYC 3Q90 Consciousness and Society (also offered as PHIL 3Q90) Psychoanalytic approaches to modern clinical pathologies of narcissism, transpersonal psychologies of meditation and consciousness, and socio-cultural approaches to radical salvation movements are used to examine both the nature and history of religious-mystical experience and the repeated appearance of mystical movements and gnostic cults throughout the 20th-century. Emphasis on the personal, social, and political conflicts associated with these phenomena. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and PHIL (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3Q91 Second Language Acquisition and Learning (also offered as LING 3Q91) Theories of second- or subsequent-language learning. Topics include psychological aspects of language learning (behaviourism, cognitivism, humanism), language and culture, contrastive analysis, error analysis, interlanguage. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. PSYC 3Q92 Methodology in Second Language Instruction (also offered as LING 3Q92) Approaches to teaching and learning, and their influence on classroom methods. Overview of methods from the Greeks to the modern era. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: PSYC 3Q91. PSYC 3Q93 Conflict, Contradictions and Development (also offered as CHYS 3Q93) Conflict in early human development including the understanding of the causes, management and outcomes of conflicts. Emphasis on cognitive and social strategies used to resolve conflicts. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHYS (single or combined) and CHYS BA/BEd majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 2F12 or CHYS 2F10 or permission of the instructor. PSYC 3Q94 Advanced Topics in Social Development (also offered as CHYS 3Q94) Social competence, aggression, friendship and other topics in social development from a variety of developmental perspectives. Methodological and training issues relevant to the study of social development. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHYS (single or combined) and CHYS BA/BEd majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisite: PSYC 2F12 or CHYS 2F10 or permission of the instructor. PSYC 3Q95 Theories of Personality: Freud and Jung (also offered as PHIL 3Q95) Major clinically derived theories of personality with special attention to their bases in case study/life history methodology; focus on Freud and Jung and their continuing relevance for current personality, developmental and transpersonal psychology. The possibly unique relation of "depth psychology" to numinous experience (mysticism, creativity, psychosis). Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and PHIL (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3Q96 Theories of Personality: Developments in Psychodynamic and Transpersonal Psychology (also offered as PHIL 3Q96) Major developments in the psychoanalytic tradition (Kohut, Winnicott, Klein) as they relate to analogous developments within transpersonal and Jungian approaches to "higher" states of consciousness. The conflicts and congruences between these perspectives illustrated by selected life histories (Melanie Klein, Wilhelm Reich, G. Gurdjieff). Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and PHIL (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90. PSYC 3Q98 Neural Mechanisms of Behaviour Brain control of motivated behaviour in animals and humans. Functions of the limbic system and behaviour. Neural circuitries involved in initiation of orientation, locomotion and vocalization in animals. Neural mechanisms of translation of motivational limbic signals into behavioural motor acts. Mechanisms of vocal communication. Vocalization and speech. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and NEUR majors until the date specified in the BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisite: PSYC 2F36 or permission of the instructor. PSYC 3Q99 Media: Fantasy and Reality (also offered as COMM 3Q99) Media images and reality, the role of absorption as well as other personality and cognitive aspects of the experience of reality vs. fantasy, virtual reality, computer effects and images. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and COMM (single or combined) majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Prerequisite: PSYC 1F90 or COMM 1F90 or permission of the instructor. PSYC 4F11 Applications and Theories of Human Development Integration of classical and contemporary theories of human development, focussing on the connection between theory and application, including analysis of social policies and practice. Designed to facilitate students' critical thinking about psychological research and theory building. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and CHYS (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits. PSYC 4F50 Introduction to Clinical Psychology Issues in assessment techniques, major theories of psychotherapy and research findings concerning treatment strategies for specific disorders. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHSC, HLSC and WKHL majors with a minimum 13.5 overall credits. PSYC 4F90 Literature Review Thesis Review of the research and theory in a focussed area or problem in psychology. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisites: PSYC 3P30 and 3P39. Note: topics may be selected from a list assigned by the course coordinator or chosen in consultation with a faculty supervisor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in PSYC 4F92. PSYC 4F91 Empirical Research Thesis Research project carried out with a faculty supervisor whose permission must be obtained prior to registration. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors with approval to year 4 (honours) and permission of the department. Prerequisites: PSYC 3F40 or PSYC 3P41 and 3P42; PSYC 3P39. PSYC 4P10 Advanced Directed Studies I Topic, readings and/or research chosen in consultation with a faculty member who is willing to supervise the student. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and NEUR majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits and permission of the department. PSYC 4P11 Advanced Directed Studies II Topic, readings and/or research activity chosen in consultation with a faculty member who is willing to supervise the student.
Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and NEUR majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits and permission of the department. PSYC 4P21 Psychology of Addictive Behaviour Theory and research on substance use. Focus on psychopharmacological, cognitive, psychodynamic and social psychological models and on longitudinal research. Implications for treatment and prevention. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHSC, HLSC, NEUR and WKHL majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 3P92. PSYC 4P22 Advanced Seminar in Human Memory Historic and current ideas about memory and the implication these have for our approach to memory in research, medical and legal contexts as revealed through such topics as: tip of the tongue, hypnosis and memory, eyewitness testimony and various memory disorders (e.g. psychogenic, childhood amnesia etc.) Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and NEUR majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits. PSYC 4P31 Treatment Alternatives for Children and Adolescents: Dynamic Therapies (also offered as CHYS 4P31) Theoretical background, research and evaluation of current therapeutic approaches to emotionally and behaviourally disturbed children and adolescents. Topics include play therapies, non-directive, expressive and Gestalt approaches; group methods, use of modelling, goal setting and evaluation methods. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and CHYS (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 2F12 or CHYS 2F10. Note: students participate in a practicum placement. PSYC 4P32 Treatment Alternatives for Children and Adolescents: Cognitive and Behavioural Approaches (also offered as CHYS 4P32) Behavioural theory and techniques; social skills training, cognitive theories, contingency management and relaxation. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and CHYS (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 2F12 or CHYS 2F10. Note: students participate in a practicum placement. PSYC 4P44 The Social Psychology of Justice Social psychological research and theories, including equity theory and relative deprivation, in relation to the concept of justice. The application of social psychology to the legal system will also be explored, especially with regard to eyewitness testimony, jury decision making and dispute resolution. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors with a minimum 13.5 overall credits. PSYC 4P45 Community Psychology Community psychology as conceptualized in the past 20 years. Emphasis on the interplay between community psychology, deinstitu-tionalization and the community mental health movements. The contemporary drive for consumer involvement in the development and provision of service will be a major perspective. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week, plus field work. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHSC (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits. PSYC 4P47 Contemporary Approaches to Consciousness (also offered as PHIL 4P47) Cognitive, philosophical, neuropsychological, physical and phenomenological perspectives on consciousness will be explored, including the work of James, Sperry, Gibson, Penrose, Wittgenstein, Husserl and Heidegger and research on metaphor and self-organizing natural systems. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) and PHIL (single or combined) majors with approval to year 4 (honours). PSYC 4P48 Qualitative Methods Nature and role of qualitative research methodology in psychology in relation to the variety of research functions psychologists perform in the community. Various formal theories with emphasis on program evaluation and action research strategies in the community. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits. PSYC 4P56 Maturation and Development (also offered as CHYS 4P56) Influences of brain physiology and maturation on psychological develop-ment and vice versa; the role of heredity in understanding human development. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined), CHYS (single or combined), NEUR and CHYS BA/BEd majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or 3.0 PSYC credits above PSYC 1F90. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in PSYC (CHYS) 3P56. PSYC 4P92 History of Psychology Historical development of different orientations to psychology. Topics include philosophical and physiological influences in psychology, intro-spectionism; functionalism, behaviou-rism, Gestalt theory, psychoanalysis. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors with approval to year 4. Prerequisite: one of PSYC 3F40, 3P30, PSYC 3P41 and 3P42. PSYC 4P93 Honours Seminar Survey of issues in various areas of Psychology. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors with approval to year 4 (honours). PSYC 4P94 Thesis Seminar Empirical research thesis students undertake a detailed study of research relevant to the topic of their honours thesis. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Co-requisite: PSYC 4F91. PSYC 4V80-4V82 Special Topics in Applied, Clinical and Health Psychology Structure and content of course varies. 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Note: a description of upcoming course offering(s) will be posted by April in the Department and in the Psychology Major's Manual. PSYC 4V83-4V85 Special Topics in Cognition Structure and content of course varies. 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Note: a description of upcoming course offering(s) will be posted by April in the Department and in the Psychology Major's Manual. PSYC 4V86-4V88 Special Topics in Neuropsychology, Physiological, and Comparative Psychology (also offered as NEUR 4V86-4V88) Structure and content of course varies. 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Note: a description of upcoming course offering(s) will be posted by April in the Department and in the Psychology Major's Manual. PSYC 4V89-4V91 Special Topics in Development Structure and content of course varies. 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Note: a description of upcoming course offering(s) will be posted by April in the Department and in the Psychology Major's Manual. PSYC 4V92-4V94 Special Topics in Methodology Structure and content of course varies. 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Note: a description of upcoming course offering(s) will be posted by April in the Department and in the Psychology Major's Manual. PSYC 4V95-4V97 Special Topics and Personality and Social Psychology Structure and content of course varies. 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PSYC (single or combined) majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Note: a description of upcoming course offering(s) will be posted by April in the Department and in the Psychology Major's Manual.