Basic concepts and theories involved in the psychology of learning, the analysis of behaviour and behavioural assessment will be discussed in the context of real life problems. Applications of behaviour modification and behaviour therapy will be discussed in terms of problems associated with parenting, development of social skills, education, disabilities, health and other issues. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: PSYC 2011 Learning and Memory) Monday Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:20AM Avard Dixon G12.
This course will provide an introduction to the psychology of health, including the ways in which thoughts, emotions, and behavior influence ones health. This course will cover both current research and theory in health psychology. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Avard Dixon G12.
This lecture and laboratory course provides the student with advanced analytic and design tools necessary to interpret the research of others and to conduct original research. Lectures will be supplemented by labs in which students will have an opportunity to practice their skills in answering questions of practical and theoretical interest. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Crabtree 223.
This course explores principles of pharmacology, neural transmission, behavioural assessment of drug effects, theories of addiction, tolerance, and dependence as a conceptual introduction to behavioural pharmacology. It discusses specific psychopharmacologic issues pertaining to alcohol, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, opiates, psychomotor stimulants, caffeine, tobacco, hallucinogens, and antipsychotic drugs. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: PSYC 2111) Monday Wednesday and Friday 12:30 to 1:20PM Sir James Dunn Building 108.
This course examines the relationship between psychology and the legal system. Topics include: police psychology, eyewitness testimony, jury decision-making, risk-assessment in legal situations, violent offenders, and psychopaths. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 1.5 Hours) (Exclusion: PSYC 3991 Forensic Psychology) Monday Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:20AM Barclay 021.
This course examines human sexuality from a multidisciplinary perspective. Topics include physiology and anatomy, sexual behavior, sexual orientation, reproduction, sexual health, and sexual problems and solutions. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 9:50AM Avard Dixon G12.
This course explores the emerging discipline of social neuroscience with a focus on the interaction between environment, behavior, and biology. Methods covered include research in social psychology, neuroendocrinology, neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI, PET), and neurophysiology (e.g., EEG). Topics covered include emotion, behavioral regulation, motivational systems, perceptions of self and others, social hierarchies, and social learning.
This research seminar in psychoneuroimmunology examines how interactions among behaviour, the nervous system, and the immune system influence health. The broad focus is on relationships among brain, behaviour, and immunity from a life-span perspective and on the implications for disease management within various areas of behavioural medicine.(Format: Seminar 3 Hours) (Exclusion: PSYC 4501 Advanced Topics in Health Psychology) Thursday 1:00 to 3:50PM Sir James Dunn Building 104.
This course presents an in-depth examination of theory and research pertinent to a topic of current interest in the field of Personality. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) Tuesday 1:00 to 3:50PM Sir James Dunn Building 406.
This course permits senior students, under the direction of faculty members, to pursue their interest in areas not covered, or not covered in depth, by other courses through a program of independent study. [Note 1: Permission of the Department/Program Advisor. Students must obtain consent of an instructor who is willing to be a supervisor and must register for the course prior to the last day for change of registration in the term during which the course is being taken. Note 2: A program on Independent Study cannot duplicate subject matter covered through regular course offerings. Note 3: Students may register for PSYC 4950/51 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Independent Study)
This course permits senior students, under the direction of faculty members, to pursue their interest in areas not covered, or not covered in depth, by other courses through a program of independent study. [Note 1: Permission of the Department/Program Advisor. Students must obtain consent of an instructor who is willing to be a supervisor and must register for the course prior to the last day for change of registration in the term during which the course is being taken. Note 2: A program on Independent Study cannot duplicate subject matter covered through regular course offerings. Note 3: Students may register for PSYC 4950/51 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Independent Study)