Rebecca Purc-Stephenson, PhD

Associate Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences

Fall Term 2020 (1730)

AUPSY 491 - Directed Reading

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area of psychology as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Notes: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course. AUPSY 491 is classified as a science course.

LECTURE 1A01 (173088059)

AUPSY 492 - Directed Reading

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area of psychology as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Notes: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course. AUPSY 492 is classified as an arts course.

LECTURE 1A01 (173087999)

AUPSY 497 - Individual Study I

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Literature review and proposal (including an oral report) for fourth-year thesis. Prerequisites: AUPSY 313, fourth-year standing, and consent of the Instructor. Notes: Admission to AUPSY 497 normally requires a grade point average of at least 3.5. An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course. The course is intended for a student planning to pursue graduate studies in Psychology. AUPSY 497 is to be followed by AUPSY 499.

LECTURE 1A03 (173087534)

AUPSY 313 - Advanced Research Design

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

In this course, students will continue to build upon their existing knowledge of quantitative research design. Some topics include: The role of theory in psychological research, critical thinking, advanced topics in quantitative design, including the analysis of variance. Prerequisites: AUPSY 213.

LECTURE 1A01 (173078730)
2020-09-21 - 2020-12-09
MWF 14:00 - 15:00 (TBD)


AUPSY 220 - Personality

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introductory survey including representative theoretical points of view and research relevant to the major problems of the study of personality. Prerequisite: AUPSY 102 (2016) or 103.

LECTURE 1A01 (173083738)
2020-09-21 - 2020-12-09
MWF 11:00 - 12:00 (TBD)


AUMGT 340 - Organizational Behaviour

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study of individuals and groups in an organizational setting. The course will help the student develop an understanding of the organizational behaviour concepts and the interaction between individual determinants of behaviour and group dynamics. Prerequisite: AUMGT 200.

LECTURE 1A02 (173087445)

AUPSY 348 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An overview of theories and research relevant to understanding human behaviour in the workplace. Prerequisite: AUPSY 240.

LECTURE 1A02 (173087444)

Winter Term 2021 (1740)

AUPSY 499 - Individual Study II

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Fourth-year thesis research, report, and oral presentation. Prerequisite: AUPSY 497. Note: Admission to AUPSY 499 normally requires a grade point average of at least 3.5. An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

LECTURE 1B03 (174045670)

AUPSY 488 - Forensic Psychology

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examination of the psychology of criminal behaviour and the legal system. Topics include theories of criminal behaviour, jury selection and decision-making, police interrogations and confessions, eyewitness testimony, and risk assessment and offender intervention programs. Prerequisite: AUPSY 240. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 488 and AUCRI 488.

LECTURE 1B01 (174043209)
2021-01-25 - 2021-04-19
MWF 09:45 - 10:45 (AU LIB 2 103)


AUPSY 346 - Community Psychology

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examination of the theories, approaches, and values behind social intervention intended to ameliorate, or prevent, psychological difficulty. Examples of community change are drawn from a Canadian context whenever possible. Prerequisites: AUPSY 102 (2016) or 103; AUPSY 213.

LECTURE 3B01 (174043200)
2021-01-04 - 2021-01-20
MTWHF 09:00 - 12:00 (AU LIB 2 102)


AUPSY 342 - Health Psychology

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An overview of theory, research and practice of health psychology and behavioural medicine. Prerequisite: AUPSY 220 or 240.

LECTURE 1B01 (174043202)
2021-01-25 - 2021-04-19
MW 12:15 - 13:45 (AU H 090)