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Welcome to Advanced Topics in Cognition (Psyc 4201)! 

In this seminar, we will be focusing on the psychology of concepts and categories. The ability to learn and use categories is often thought to be a characteristic of intelligent behaviour. Concepts and categories allows us to use past experience to quickly assess and act upon new situations and objects. In this course, we will begin by reviewing the major theoretical approaches to category learning and the psychology of concepts. We will then use this theoretical foundation to explore the seemingly complex categorization behaviour in both human and non-human animals.

Welcome to Personality! 

This course will provide an introduction to personality as an enduring, organized pattern of thinking, feeling, and behaving. The course will examine key theorists and broader perspectives on personality, as well as the measurement of personality from those perspectives. Examples of perspectives may include dispositional, biological, psychoanalytic, learning, and phenomenological.

We meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:30 to 1:20 in Avard-Dixon 118.

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)
This course examines selected topics of current theoretical interest in the study of social behaviour. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) Monday and Wednesday 3:00 to 4:20PM Hart Hall 101.
This course places the problems and concepts of contemporary psychology in a historical context by surveying the philosophical roots of pyschological research and clinical practice. It covers the development of psychology from antiquity to the present. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 to 5:20PM Avard Dixon G12.
This course introduces selected principles, research findings, and theories of psychology considered relevant to teaching and learning. Topics include: human development and learning, including developmental changes; motivational and learning processes; exceptionalities and other individual differences; dynamics of social groups; and the evaluation of teaching and learning. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Avard Dixon G12.
This course systematically reviews psychological theories and research findings about gender. Topics include biological effects on gender development, gender roles, health and reproduction, personality and social interaction, work, sexuality, gendered violence, and mental health. It also considers the ways that race, ethnicity, class, physical ability, sexual orientation, and age modify womens and mens experience. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: PSYC 2501; any version of PSYC 3511 previously offered with a different title) Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 9:50AM Avard Dixon 118.
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 Crabtree 223.
This course examines how physical energy is translated into sensory information and processed into our perceptions of the world around us. It explores the psychophysics and neural coding of each of our senses as well as the higher order processes of attention and cognition. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 1.5 Hour) (Exclusion: PSYC 3121 Sensation and Perception) Monday Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 10:20AM Sir James Dunn Building 108.
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 history and principles of psychological testing. It is concerned with the logic of test construction and the problems associated with attempts to quantify and assess human abilities and characteristics. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 12:50PM Crabtree 223.
This course introduces the field of health psychology, a term that is often used interchangeably with behavioural medicine or medical psychology. The course focuses on the biopsychosocial model of health, specifically on how biological, psychological, and social factors interact to influence health and illness. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Avard Dixon 118.
This course is an overview of social, cognitive, and biological development during infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Topics include: the development of perception, memory, emotions, and family relationships; puberty, identity, peer groups, and adolescent sexuality. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: PSYC 2401; PSYC 2411) Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 to 2:20PM Barclay 02.
This course introduces the field of social psychology. Topics include: social cognition, attitudes, prejudice and discrimination, interpersonal attraction, social influence, helping and aggression, and group processes. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 1 Hour) (Exclusion: PSYC 3081) Monday Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 10:20AM Flemington 116.
This course discusses the basic concepts and theories involved in the psychology of learning, the analysis of behaviour and behavioural assessment in the context of real life problems. Topics include: applications of behaviour modification and behaviour therapy in terms of problems associated with parenting, development of social skills, education, disabilities, and health. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: PSYC 2011 Learning and Memory) Monday Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:20AM Sir James Dunn Building 108.
This course covers the research process from the development of simple and complex research designs to statistical analyses of the data collected. Topics include: analysis of variance, correlation analysis, and nonparametric approaches. It also introduces a statistical software package. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 1 Hour) (Exclusion: PSYC 2101 Research Design and Analysis) Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 12:50PM Sir James Dunn Building 113.
This course introduces the concepts, problems, and methods of modern scientific psychology. Topics include: attitudes, stereotyping and other aspects of social psychology, developmental psychology, intelligence, aspects of cognition and language, personality, and the psychology of abnormal behaviour. [Note: PSYC 1001 and 1011 may be taken in either order; neither is a prerequisite to the other. ](Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 8:30 to 9:20AM Crabtree M14.
This course introduces the concepts, problems, and methods of modern scientific psychology. Topics include neuroanatomy and other aspects of the biological bases of psychological processes, learning, motivation, sensation, perception, aspects of cognition, memory, and language. [Note: PSYC 1001 and 1011 may be taken in either order; neither is a prerequisite to the other.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Natural Science-b) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Crabtree M14.