PSYCO - Psychology

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Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Science

Below are the courses available from the PSYCO subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, class times, and textbooks.

PSYCO 104 - Basic Psychological Processes View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1/4)

Principles and development of perception, motivation, learning, and thinking and their relationship to the psychological functioning of the individual. Fulfillment of the 1/4 laboratory credit typically entails serving as a research participant, but can be fulfilled through the completion of alternative assignments. The course is a prerequisite to all courses in the department and is normally followed by PSYCO 105. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 105 - Individual and Social Behavior View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1/4)

Introduction to the study of human individuality, personality, and social psychological processes. Some aspects of normal and abnormal human development, psychological assessment and treatment may be reviewed. Fulfillment of the ¼ laboratory credit typically entails serving as a research participant but can be fulfilled through the completion of alternative assignments. Prerequisite: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 212 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Experimental and nonexperimental methods in psychology. Topics covered include philosophy of science, measurement, reliability and validity of methods, measures, and effects; experimental quasi-experimental, and single-subject designs; biases in experimentation; and research ethics. Prerequisites: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100, and PSYCO 105, and STAT 141 or 151. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 223 - Lifespan Developmental Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to biological, cognitive and social aspects of psychological development. Prerequisites: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100, and PSYCO 105 or equivalent. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 239 - Abnormal Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Nature and treatment of psychological disorders, such as cross-disciplinary perspectives and an emphasis on improving understanding of psychopathology in everyday life. Prerequisites: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100, and PSYCO 105. Not open to students with credit in PSYCO 339. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 241 - Social Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A survey of theories and research on the individual in a social context. Prerequisites: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100, and PSYCO 105 or equivalent. Note: PSYCO 241 and SOC 241 may not both be taken for credit. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 258 - Cognitive Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A survey of findings of theoretical issues in the study of cognition, such as perception, attention, knowledge representation, memory, learning, language, reasoning, and problem solving. Prerequisites: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100, and STAT 141 or 151 or SCI 151. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 275 - Brain and Behavior View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to brain mechanisms involved in sensation, perception, movement, motivation, learning, and cognition, as studied in both humans and lower animals. Prerequisites: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 282 - Behavior Modification View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A study of applications of learning principles and laboratory findings to behavior problems in educational, clinical, and social settings, with emphasis on empirical research demonstrating the effectiveness of behavior modification and cognitive/behavioral techniques. Not open to students with credit in PSYCO 281. Prerequisites: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 299 - Research Opportunity Program in Psychology View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 3)(EITHER, 0-0-3)

A credit/no-credit course for supervised participation in a faculty research project. Normally taken after completion of a minimum of *30 but not more than *60. Prerequisites: GPA of 2.5 or higher, PSYCO 104 or SCI 100 and one other PSYCO course; and consent of Department. Specific projects may require additional prerequisites. Project and course information available at ROPP website or Department of Psychology. Prospective enrollees in PSYCO 299 must apply to the Department of Psychology. Note: Application does not guarantee an ROPP position. Credit may be obtained twice. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 300B - Honors Seminar I View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 3-0-0)

A range of conceptual and methodological issues in psychology are considered, and students receive intensive training and practice in both written and oral communications. The seminar meets once a week for the full Fall/Winter period. Restricted to, and required of, third-year students in the Arts Honors Psychology program. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 302 - Special Topics in Psychological Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Review and discussion of special topics or methods in one or more of the areas of contemporary psychology such as experimental, perception, physiological, learning, memory, behavior, quantitative. Prerequisites: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100 and PSYCO 105 and one 200-level Psychology course. Students must check with the Department for the topics for the year and any additional prerequisites. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 303 - History of Ideas in Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Psychological ideas from ancient times to the beginning of cognitive science in the mid 20th century. Prerequisite: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100, PSYCO 105; one 200-level PSYCO offered by the Faculty of Arts; one 200-level PSYCO offered by the Faculty of Science. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 304 - History of Modern Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An overview of the scientific discipline of psychology since the mid-20th century. Prerequisites: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100 and PSYCO 105; one 200-level PSYCO offered by the Faculty of Arts; one 200-level PSYCO offered by the Faculty of Science. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 305 - Special Topics in Psychology I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Review and discussion of special topics or methods in one or more of the areas of contemporary psychology such as developmental, social, personality, cognitive. Prerequisites: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100, and PSYCO 105. Note: Consult with the Department for the specific topic offered each year and any additional prerequisites. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 309B - Honors Seminar I View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 3-0-0)

A range of conceptual and methodological issues in psychology are considered, and students receive intensive training and practice in both written and oral communications. The seminar meets once a week for the full Fall/Winter period. Pre-requisite: A committed Thesis Supervisor and approval of the Psychology Honors Advisors. Restricted to, and required of, third-year students in the Science Honors Psychology program. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 323 - Infant and Child Development View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Biological, cognitive and social aspects of psychological development during the period from infancy to childhood. Prerequisite: PSYCO 223. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 325 - Applied Research in Developmental Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Integration of developmental theories and research with an emphasis on practical approaches to support healthy development. Students volunteer with a local agency to work with infants, children, or adolescents. May be offered as a Community-Service Learning course. Prerequisite: PSYCO 223. [Faculty of Arts].


PSYCO 327 - Adolescent Development View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Biological, cognitive, and social aspects of development that occur during the period from early to late adolescence. Prerequisite: PSYCO 223. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 329 - Adult Development and Aging View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Overview of physical, psychological, and sociocultural realities of aging. This course may be offered as a Community Service-Learning course. Prerequisite: PSYCO 223. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 333 - Personality Theory View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An in-depth treatment of psychological theories of personality. Prerequisites: PSYCO 223, 239, or 241. Note: Not open to students with credit in PSYCO 233 or PSYCO 305 Topic: Personality. [Faculty of Arts].


PSYCO 335 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The study of the profession of clinical psychology, including topics such as case studies to examine diagnosis and assessment, judgement and decision making, and psychotherapeutic and community interventions. Prerequisite: PSYCO 239. Not open to students with credit in PSYCO 435. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 341 - Cultural Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study of cultural variations in psychological processes such as self-perception, cognition, emotion, and motivation. The course also introduces the issues of cultural evolution and multiculturalism. Prerequisites: one of PSYCO 223, 241, or 258. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 342 - Social Influence View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to research on social influence, including theory and empirical research on conformity, compliance, and obedience. Prerequisites: PSYCO 241 or SOC 241. Note: Not open to students with credit in PSYCO 305 Topic: Social Influence. [Faculty of Arts].


PSYCO 344 - Intercultural Communication View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Review of theory and research on communication processes in intercultural social interactions. Prerequisites: PSYCO 105. Note: Not open to students with previous credit in PSYCO 405 Topic: Intercultural Communications [Faculty of Arts].


PSYCO 347 - Interpersonal Relationships View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A general overview of research and theory in the domain of relationships, based on classic and contemporary findings from the social psychological literature. Most of the course content will focus on adult romantic relationships. Prerequisites: PSYCO 241 or SOC 241. Note: Not open to students with credit in HECOL 210 or PSYCO 305 Topic: Interpersonal Relationships. [Faculty of Arts].


PSYCO 350 - Human Memory View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the study of human memory. Topics include verbal learning and interference theory, the short-term/long-term memory distinction, semantic memory, working memory, sensory memory, autobiographical memory, amnesia, and implicit memory. The emphasis will be on developing coherent theoretical accounts of the evidence. Prerequisite: PSYCO 258. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 351 - Spatial Cognition View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course will survey research on how people learn and remember spatial information, and navigate their environments. Topics may include neurology, individual differences, cultural and cross-species comparisons. Prerequisites: One of: PSYCO 258, 267 or 275. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 354 - Foundations of Cognitive Science View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the theories and research practices of cognitive science by examining contributions of cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and neuroscience to a variety of research areas. Prerequisites: STAT 141 or 151 or SCI 151 and PSYCO 258. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 356 - Research Methods in Cognition View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

A detailed examination of some of the common methods used for investigating cognitive processes. Topics include response time methods, priming paradigms, tachistoscopic presentation techniques, reading time measurement, and the use of recognition and recall tests. The focus of the course will be on the application of these methods to current theories and issues in cognitive psychology. Laboratories will provide students with first-hand experience at applying these methods to research problems. Prerequisite: PSYCO 258. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 357 - Language Processing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A survey of theories and research on the production and comprehension of spoken and written language. Topics include speech perception, printed word recognition, sentence production and comprehension, discourse processing, reading, language development, and language pathologies. The focus will be on the processing mechanisms implicated by findings in the area. Prerequisite: PSYCO 258. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 367 - Perception View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to theoretical and experimental issues associated with sensory and perceptual experience. Prerequisites: PSYCO 275 or 258. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 371 - The Neurobiology of Learning and Memory View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the neural basis of learning and memory. The course begins with a review of the historical background, experimental methods, and principles of neurobiology. Learning and memory are then analyzed at different levels of biological organization, including molecular, cellular, neural circuit, neural system, and behavioral levels. Prerequisite: PSYCO 275. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 372 - Behavior in Relation to Genetics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of the influence of genetic variations on behavioral differences in infra-human and human populations. Prerequisites: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100 and PSYCO 105 and STAT 141 or 151 or SCI 151 and BIOL 207. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 375 - Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Brain basis of human cognition studied using a diverse range of techniques, with a focus on measures of brain activity such as functional neuroimaging and electrophysiology and on experimental findings in neurologically intact participants. Topics include perception, motor control, attention, memory, language, emotion, and development/aging. Prerequisite: PSYCO 275.


PSYCO 377 - Human Neuropsychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Brain basis of cognition viewed through the lens of patients with brain damage. Topics include mood, motivation, perception, motor control, attention, memory, language, assessment and rehabilitation. Prerequisite: PSYCO 275. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 381 - Principles of Learning View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Principles and processes of learning including a consideration of classical conditioning, instrumental learning, and memory. Research involving non-human animals will be emphasized. Prerequisites: STAT 141 or 151 or SCI 151 and PSYCO 281 or 282. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 390B - Honors Thesis I: Research Apprenticeship View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 0-0-6)

Under the direction of a Faculty member, students pursue a topic of interest leading to the development of a thesis proposal and, during their fourth year, the thesis research. The work normally involves both directed readings and empirical research experience. Restricted to, and required of, third-year students in the Honors Psychology program. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 391 - Evolutionary Theory in Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

An introduction to evolutionary psychology; the course will examine the application of evolutionary theory to the field of psychology. Prerequisites: two 200-level PSYCO courses.


PSYCO 396 - Individual Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-3)

A course designed to allow the senior undergraduate student the opportunity to pursue a supervised research project in greater depth than the classroom structure permits. Directed research done under the supervision of an academic member of the Psychology Department. Successful completion of this course requires a formal research proposal or report, lab notes, and/or essay. Normally for students in their third year of study. Cannot be taken more than twice. Prerequisites: a 200-level PSYCO course and consent of the Department. Specific projects may require additional prerequisites. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 398 - Individual Study I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-3)

A course designed to allow the senior undergraduate student the opportunity to pursue a supervised research project in greater depth than the classroom structure permits. Directed research done under the supervision of an academic member of the Psychology Department. Successful completion of this course requires a formal research proposal or report, lab notes, and/or essay. Normally for students in their third year of study. Cannot be taken more than twice. Prerequisite: a 200-level PSYCO course and consent of the Department. Specific projects may require additional prerequisites. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 399B - Honors Thesis I: Research Apprenticeship View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 0-0-6)

Under the direction of a Faculty member, students pursue a topic of interest leading to the development of a thesis proposal and, during their fourth year, the thesis research. The work normally involves both directed readings and empirical research experience. Restricted to, and required of, third-year students in the Arts Honors Psychology program. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 400B - Honors Seminar II View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 3-0-0)

A continuation of PSYCO 300, with an emphasis on the development of professional skills. Topics include the new information technologies, the publication process, ethical issues, and the application of research findings to real-world problems. The seminar meets once a week for the full Fall/Winter period. Prerequisite: PSYCO 300. Restricted to, and required of, fourth-year students in the Arts Honors Psychology program. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 403 - Recent Advances in Experimental Psychology: Models and Theories View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Discussion of advanced concepts and theories developed by selected fields within experimental psychology. The course will examine the relation between theory and data in these fields. Prerequisites: STAT 141 or 151 or SCI 151 and a 300-level PSYCO course. Students must check with the Department for the topics for the year and any additional prerequisites. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 405 - Special Topics in Psychology II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Review and discussion of special theoretical or methodological topics, or a novel or emerging research areas in contemporary psychology. Prerequisites: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100, and PSYCO 105, and STAT 141 or 151. Note: Consult with the Department for the specific topic offered each year and any additional prerequisites. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 409B - Honors Seminar II View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 3-0-0)

A continuation of PSYCO 309, with an emphasis on the development of professional skills. Topics include the new information technologies, the publication process, ethical issues, and the application of research findings to real-world problems. The seminar meets once a week for the full Fall/Winter period. Prerequisite: PSYCO 309 and a committed Thesis Supervisor and approval of the Psychology Honors Advisor. Restricted to, and required of, fourth-year students in the Science Honors Psychology program. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 413 - Design and Analysis of Experiments in Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

Provides the background necessary to design and analyze data in any area of experimental psychology and prepares students to conduct original research. Topics include sampling distributions and hypothesis testing; issues in and analysis of between-subjects, within-subjects, and mixed designs; trend analysis; planned and post hoc comparisons; fixed and random effects factors; and efficiency and power of various experimental designs. Prerequisite: STAT 141 or 151 or SCI 151 and any 300-level PSYCO. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 415 - Qualitative Methods in Sociocultural Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-2)

The assumptions that inform the design of qualitative research in sociocultural psychology; the procedures for gathering meaningful information through interviews, conversation, observed interaction, and textual archives; and the analysis of such information. Prerequisites: STAT 141 or 151, and PSYCO 212, and one of PSYCO 223, 233, 241, or 341. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 421 - Advanced Topics in Human Development View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An in-depth review and analysis of research in an area of human development. Prerequisites: STAT 141 or 151 or SCI 151, and PSYCO 323 or PSYCO 327 or PSYCO 329. Note: Consult with the Department for the specific topic offered each year and any additional prerequisites. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 423 - Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An in-depth review and analysis of research in an area of developmental psychology. Prerequisites: STAT 141 or 151, and PSYCO 323 or PSYCO 327 or 329. Note: Consult with the Department for the specific topic offered each year and any additional prerequisites. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 431 - Theory and Practice of Psychometrics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

The nature of psychological tests: some practical work in administration, scoring and interpretation of tests. Prerequisites: STAT 141 or 151 and PSYCO 333 or 335. [Faculty of Arts].


PSYCO 432 - Psychological Studies of Dreaming View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An overview of dream studies, including the psychology of dreaming, dreaming and cognition, personality and dreaming, therapeutic dream use, and dreams in art and culture. Prerequisite: one of PSYCO 223, 233, 241, 333, or 341. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 436 - Psychology of Self-Estrangement View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Basic description of self-deception and self-estrangement in psychoanalytic and existential humanistic theories. Discussion of basic determinants of self-deception and, alternatively, self-awareness, as well as considerations of the methods of inquiry appropriate to the area. Prerequisite: One of PSYCO 223, 233, 241, 333, or 341. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 440 - Advanced Topics in Culture and Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisites: PSYCO 341 or PSYCO 343 [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 441 - Advanced Cultural Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

In-depth review of the theoretical and methodological bases of cultural psychology, with a focus on specific topics or issues in cultural psychology. Prerequisite: one of PSYCO 341, 342, 343, 344, or 347. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 443 - Social Cognition View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Advanced treatment of topics in the study of how we think about the world of persons and events. Topics may include the role of categories, schemas, theories, and heuristics in social cognition, factors underlying the stereotyping of persons and groups, and the question of motivated bias in social perception. Prerequisites: STAT 141 or 151 and PSYCO 241. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 445 - Social Psychology and Cinema View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The purpose of this course is to use a combination of social psychological theory, research and feature length films to explore the psychological determinants of important forms of human social behavior. Topics include the existential realities of the human condition, aggression, obedience, prejudice, attraction, and relationships. Prerequisites: One of STAT 141 or 151 or PSYCO 212, and one of PSYCO 333, 342, 343, or 347. PSYCO 212 is strongly recommended. Note: Not open to students with credit in PSYCO 405 Topic: Studies of Self Through Cinema. [Faculty of Arts].


PSYCO 447 - Self and Identity View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Review of theory and research on the self, primarily from a social psychological perspective. Prerequisites: One of STAT 141 or 151 or PSYCO 212, and one of PSYCO 342 or PSYCO 347. PSYCO 212 is strongly recommended. Note: Not open to students with credit in PSYCO 405 Topic: Self and Identity. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 452 - Minds and Machines View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Computational models are playing an increasingly important role in cognitive psychology. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the theoretical background for using such models, as well as some hands-on experience. Students will learn about the history of these models in cognitive psychology, how one might characterize good and bad models, and how cognitive psychologists attempt to experimentally validate their models. Prerequisite: PSYCO 354. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 455 - Speech Perception View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Overview of the historical development and current issues in the investigation of speech perception. Prerequisite: PSYCO 357 or LING 205. Note: Not open to students with credit in PSYCO 405 Topic: Speech Perception or LING 455. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 457 - Embodied Cognitive Science View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Introduction to theory and practice of embodied cognitive science, focusing on phenomena that emerge from agent-environment, including how even simple agents can produce apparently complex behavior. Prerequisites: STAT 141 or 151 or SCI 151, PSYCO 354 and one other 300-level psychology course. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 458 - Advanced Topics in Cognition View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

In depth examination of one or more topics in cognitive psychology. Topics may include knowledge representation, visual cognition, memory, learning, decision making, language, reasoning and problem-solving. Prerequisites: one of PSYCO 350, 354, 356, 357, or 365. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 459 - Human Aging: Cognitive Processes View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A survey of the sensory, perceptual, memory, and cognitive changes in normal aging. Topics may include the relationship of psychological, environmental, social and health factors to cognitive processes. Prerequisites: PSYCO 258 and a 300-level Psychology course. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 471 - Neurophysiology: Theory, Methods, and Analysis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A survey of theory, methods, and analysis of various neurophysiological techniques utilized in brain-behaviour research. The dynamics of in vivo recordings will be extensively covered. Prerequisites: One of PSYCO 371, 375, 377 or PMCOL 371. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 473 - Advanced Topics in Neuroscience View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Covers in depth examination of one or more topics in neuroscience. Prerequisite: Students must check with the Department website for the topics for the year and any additional prerequisites.


PSYCO 478 - Behavior and Brain Chemistry View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The influence of environmental and genetic factors on the relationship between chemistry of the brain and the behavior of humans and animals. Prerequisite: PSYCO 371, 375, or 377. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 485 - Theory in Learning and Comparative Cognition View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A theoretical analysis of topics such as Pavlovian conditioning, instrumental learning, working memory, timing, concept learning, and order and numerical competence. Also discussed will be the purposes and nature of theories and the historical development of theory in learning and comparative cognition. Prerequisite: PSYCO 381. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 490B - Honors Thesis II: Thesis Research View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 0-0-6)

Under the direction of a faculty member, students conduct an empirical research project culminating in the Honors Thesis. Prerequisite: PSYCO 399. Restricted to, and required of, fourth-year students in the Arts Honors psychology program. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 491 - Topics in Evolutionary Theory in Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

An in-depth review and analysis of theory and research on specific advanced topics in the field of evolutionary psychology. Prerequisite: PSYCO 391.


PSYCO 494 - Human Factors and Ergonomics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Scientific knowledge about human behaviours, abilities, limitations, and other characteristics applied to design and use are examined in a range of contexts, from the operation of everyday things to extraordinary systems failures. Prerequisites: A 300-level PSYCO course. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 496 - Individual Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-3)

A course designed to allow the senior undergraduate student the opportunity to pursue a research topic in greater depth than the classroom structure permits. This pursuit may take the form of directed reading, library research, and/or laboratory experience. A formal paper, research proposal, research report, annotated bibliography, lab notes, and/or essay is required. Cannot be taken more than twice. Prerequisite: A 300-level psychology course and consent of Department. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 498 - Individual Study II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-3)

A course intended to allow the senior undergraduate student the opportunity to pursue a research topic in greater depth than the classroom structure permits. This pursuit may take the form of directed reading, library research, and/or laboratory experience. A formal paper, research proposal, research report, annotated bibliography, lab notes, and/or essay is required. Cannot be taken more than twice. Prerequisites: A 300-level psychology course and consent of Department. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 499B - Honors Thesis II: Thesis Research View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 0-0-6)

Under the direction of a faculty member, students conduct an empirical research project culminating in the Honors Thesis. Prerequisite: PSYCO 390. Restricted to, and required of, fourth-year students in the Science Honors psychology program. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 502 - Professional and Ethical Issues View Available Classes

★ 2 (fi 4)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

[Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 505 - Conference Course in Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

[Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 521 - Developmental Concepts and Theories View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

[Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 522 - Developmental Methods: Design and Data View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

[Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 523 - Developmental Methods: Application View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: PSYCO 522 or permission of Instructor. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 531 - Design and Analysis in Psychological Research I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-1)

[Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 532 - Design and Analysis in Psychological Research II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-1)

Prerequisite: PSYCO 531 or equivalent. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 541 - Advanced Social and Cultural Psychology I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

[Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 542 - Advanced Social and Cultural Psychology II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

[Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 543 - Advanced Cultural Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

In-depth review of the theoretical and methodological bases of cultural psychology, with a focus on specific topics or issues in cultural psychology. Prerequisite: None. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 560 - Memory and Cognition View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

[Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 561 - Advanced Learning and Comparative Cognition View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

[Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 574B - Advanced Topics in Neuroscience View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 0-1.5S-0)

[Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 576 - Cognitive Neuroscience View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department. [Faculty of Science]


PSYCO 600 - Individual Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

[Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 622 - Topics in Developmental Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

[Faculty of Arts]


PSYCO 631 - Topics in Quantitative Methods View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: PSYCO 532 or permission of Instructor. [Faculty of Science]