Psychology (PSYC)

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Psychology (PSYC) Faculty

Psychology (PSYC) Faculty

Chair
K. Franklin
Emeritus Professors
Albert S. Bregman; M.A.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Yale)
Virginia I. Douglas; B.A.(Qu.), M.A., M.S.W., Ph.D.(Mich.)
Wallace E. Lambert; M.A.(Colgate), Ph.D.(N. Carolina), F.R.S.C.
A.A.J. Marley; B.Sc.(Birm.), Ph.D.(Penn.)
Ronald Melzack; M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.), F.R.S.C. (E.P. Taylor Emeritus Professor of Psychology)
Peter M. Milner; B.Sc.(Leeds), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Professors
Frances E. Aboud; B.A.(Tor.), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Mark Baldwin; B.A.(Tor.), M.A., Ph.D.(Wat.)
Irving M. Binik; B.A.(NYU), B.H.L.(Jewish Theological Seminary), M.A., Ph.D.(Penn.)
Blaine Ditto; B.S.(Iowa), Ph.D.(Ind.)
Keith B.J. Franklin; B.A., M.A.(Auck.), Ph.D.(Lond.)
Fred H. Genesee; B.A.(W. Ont.), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Richard F. Koestner; B.A., Ph.D.(Roch.)
John Lydon; B.A.(Notre Dame), M.A., Ph.D.(Wat.)
Jeffrey S. Mogil; B.Sc.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Calif.-LA) (E.P. Taylor Professor of Psychology and Canada Research Chair in Genetics of Pain)
Debbie S. Moskowitz; B.S.(Kirkland), M.A., Ph.D.(Conn.)
Yuriko Oshima-Takane; B.A., M.A.(Tokyo), Ph.D.(McG.)
David J. Ostry; B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D.(Tor.)
Caroline Palmer; B.Sc.(Mich.), M.Sc.(Rutg.), Ph.D.(C’nell) (Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuropsychology of Performance)
Michael Petrides; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Lond.), Ph.D.(Cant.) (joint appoint. with Neurology and Neurosurgery)
Robert O. Pihl; B.A.(Lawrence), Ph.D.(Ariz.)
Barbara B. Sherwin; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(C'dia) (James McGill Professor, CIHR Distinguished Scientist)
Thomas R. Shultz; B.A.(Minn.), Ph.D.(Yale)
Michael J.L. Sullivan; B.A.(McG.), M.A., Ph.D.(C'dia)
Yoshio Takane; B.L., M.A.(Tokyo), Ph.D.(N. Carolina)
Donald M. Taylor; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(W. Ont.)
Norman M. White; B.A.(McG.), M.S., Ph.D.(Pitt.)
David C. Zuroff; B.A.(Harv.), M.A., Ph.D.(Conn.)
Associate Professors
A.G. Baker; B.A.(Br. Col.), M.A., Ph.D.(Dal.)
Evan S. Balaban; B.A.(Mich. St.), Ph.D.(Rockefeller)
Baerbel Knaeuper; Dipl., Dr. phil.(U. of Mannheim), Dr. phil. habil.(Free Univ., Berlin)
Daniel J. Levitin; A.B.(Stan.), M.S., Ph.D.(Ore.) (FCAR/FQRNT Strategic Professor, Bell Professor of Psychology and E-Commerce)
Morton J. Mendelson; B.Sc.(McG.), A.M., Ph.D.(Harv.)
Karim Nader; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Tor.) (William Dawson Scholar and Alfred Sloan Fellow, CIHR New Investigator)
Gillian A. O'Driscoll; B.A.(Welles.), M.A., Ph.D.(Harv.) (William Dawson Scholar)
Maria Pompeiano; M.D., Ph.D.(Pisa)
Debra Titone; B.A.(NY), M.A., Ph.D.(SUNY, Binghamton) (Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience of Language and Memory)
Zeev Rosberger; B.Sc.(McG.), M.A., Ph.D.(C'dia) (part-time)
Assistant Professors
Ian F. Bradley; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Wat.) (part-time)
Yogita Chudusama; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Cardiff Univ.)
Melanie Dirks; B.A.(McM.), M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.(Yale)
Heungsun Hwang; B.A.(Chung-Ang Univ.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Kristine Onishi; B.A.(Brown), M.A., Ph.D.(Ill.)
Jelena Ristic; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Br. Col.)
Hsiu-Ting Yu; B.S.(Taiwan), M.S., M.A., Ph.D.(Ill.-Urbana-Champaign)
Lecturers
Rhonda Amsel; B.Sc., M.Sc.(McG.)
Paola Carvajal; B.Sc.(C'dia), M.A.(McG.)
Associate Members
Clinical Research Institute of Montreal: Terrance J. Coderre
Douglas Hospital: Howard Steiger
Montreal Neurological Institute: Lesley Fellows, Marilyn Jones-Gotman, Daniel Guitton, Brenda Milner, Edward Ruthazer, Wayne Sossin, Viviane Sziklas, Robert Zatorre
Psychiatry: Frances Abbott, Marco Leyton, Amir Raz
Vision Research Unit (Ophthalmology): Curtis Baker, Robert Hess, Frederick A.A. Kingdom, Kathleen Mullen
Music Faculty: Stephen McAdams
Affiliate Members
David Dunkley; B.Sc.(Tor.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Lisa Koski; B.S.(Tor.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Adjunct Professors
M. Bruck; B.A.(Wheaton), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
S. Burstein; B.Sc.(McG.), M.A., Ph.D.(Wat.)
P. Delise; B.Sc., M.Ps., Ph.D.(Montr.)
P. Gregoire; B.A.(College St. Marie), B.Ph., L.Ph., Ph.D.(Montr.)
Z. Pleszewski; M.A., Ph.D.(Poznan)
D. Sookman; B.A.(McG.), M.A.(Guelph), Ph.D.(C’dia)
P. Zelazo; B.A.(Amer. Int'l. Coll.), M.S.(N. Carolina), Ph.D.(Wat.)
Part-time Appointments
Jessey Bernstein; B.A.(McG.), M.A., Ph.D.(Roch.)
Elizabeth Foley; B.A.(Tor.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Judith LeGallais; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Zbigniew Pleszewski; M.A., Ph.D.(Poznan)
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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Minor Psychology (24 credits)

A Minor program in Psychology is available to students registered in any B.Sc. program other than Psychology. This program is intended to complement a student's primary field of study by providing a focused introduction to specialized topics in psychology.

A separate Minor Concentration exists for students registered in a program in the Faculty of Arts.

The Minor program for Science students requires the completion of 24 credits, of which no more than 6 may overlap with the primary program. All courses in the Minor program must be passed with a minimum grade of C. A prerequisite to the program is PSYC 204 or equivalent.

Complementary Courses (24 credits)

at least 3, but no more than 6, credits selected from:

PSYC 211 (3) Introductory Behavioural Neuroscience
PSYC 212 (3) Perception
PSYC 213 (3) Cognition
PSYC 215 (3) Social Psychology

18-21 credits selected from Psychology courses at the 300-level or above.

Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Liberal Program - Core Science Component Psychology (45 credits)

This Core Science Component Psychology requires the completion of 45 credits in Psychology, all of which need to be passed with a minimum grade of C. A prerequisite to the program is PSYC 100 or equivalent. Students completing a Liberal Program with a Core Science Component Psychology must also complete at least one Breadth component in a second area.

Recommended Background

It is expected that most students who enter the Liberal Program in Psychology will have taken introductory psychology, biology and statistics at the collegial level. Recommended CEGEP courses include Psychology 350-101 or 350-102 or equivalent, Biology CEGEP objective 00UK, 00XU or equivalent, Statistics (Mathematics) 201-307 or 201-337 or equivalent. Students must obtain a minimum grade of 75% in their CEGEP level statistics course to be exempt from PSYC 204. In the first year those students who have not taken the recommended collegial level statistics course, or those who have obtained a grade below 75%, must take Psychology PSYC 204. Those who have not taken the recommended collegial level biology must take BIOL 111 or BIOL 112, and those who have not taken Introductory Psychology in CEGEP must take PSYC 100.

Required Course (3 credits)

PSYC 204 (3) Introduction to Psychological Statistics

Complementary Courses (42 credits)

9 credits from:

PSYC 211 (3) Introductory Behavioural Neuroscience
PSYC 212 (3) Perception
PSYC 213 (3) Cognition
PSYC 215 (3) Social Psychology

List A

6 credits in Psychology from List A (Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognition and Quantitive Methods).

* Advising Notes Regarding PSYC 308 and NSCI 201:

PSYC 308 is not currently offered but can be substituted with the equivalent course NSCI 201.

In all cases, PSYC 308 and NSCI 201 should be considered interchangeable with respect to prerequisite, exemption, etc., requirements.

Students who have taken PSYC 308 should not take NSCI 201.

NSCI 201* (3) Introduction to Neuroscience 2
PSYC 301 (3) Animal Learning & Theory
PSYC 310 (3) Human Intelligence
PSYC 311 (3) Human Cognition and the Brain
PSYC 315 (3) Computational Psychology
PSYC 317 (3) Genes and Behaviour
PSYC 318 (3) Behavioural Neuroscience 2
PSYC 329 (3) Introduction to Auditory Cognition
PSYC 340 (3) Psychology of Language
PSYC 341 (3) The Psychology of Bilingualism
PSYC 342 (3) Hormones and Behaviour
PSYC 352 (3) Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
PSYC 353 (3) Laboratory in Human Perception
PSYC 403 (3) Modern Psychology in Historical Perspective
PSYC 406 (3) Psychological Tests
PSYC 410 (3) Special Topics in Neuropsychology
PSYC 413 (3) Cognitive Development
PSYC 427 (3) Sensorimotor Behaviour
PSYC 451 (3) Human Factors Research and Techniques
PSYC 470 (3) Memory and Brain
PSYC 501 (3) Auditory Perception
PSYC 502 (3) Psychoneuroendocrinology
PSYC 505 (3) The Psychology of Pain
PSYC 510 (3) Statistical Analysis of Tests
PSYC 514 (3) Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
PSYC 522 (3) Neurochemistry and Behaviour
PSYC 526 (3) Advances in Visual Perception
PSYC 529 (3) Music Cognition
PSYC 531 (3) Structural Equation Models
PSYC 532 (3) Cognitive Science
PSYC 536 (3) Correlational Techniques
PSYC 537 (3) Advanced Seminar in Psychology of Language
PSYC 541 (3) Multilevel Modelling
PSYC 545 (3) Topics in Language Acquisition
PSYC 561 (3) Methods: Developmental Psycholinguistics
PSYC 562 (3) Measurement of Psychological Processes

List B

6 credits in Psychology from List B (Social, Health and Developmental Psychology).

PSYC 304 (3) Child Development
PSYC 316 (3) Psychology of Deafness
PSYC 331 (3) Inter-Group Relations
PSYC 332 (3) Introduction to Personality
PSYC 333 (3) Personality and Social Psychology
PSYC 337 (3) Introduction: Abnormal Psychology 1
PSYC 338 (3) Introduction: Abnormal Psychology 2
PSYC 343 (3) Language Learning in Children
PSYC 351 (3) Research Methods in Social Psychology
PSYC 408 (3) Principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
PSYC 409 (3) Positive Psychology
PSYC 412 (3) Developmental Psychopathology
PSYC 414 (3) Social Development
PSYC 416 (3) Topics in Child Development
PSYC 429 (3) Health Psychology
PSYC 436 (3) Human Sexuality and Its Problems
PSYC 471 (3) Human Motivation
PSYC 473 (3) Social Cognition and the Self
PSYC 474 (3) Interpersonal Relationships
PSYC 483 (3) Seminar in Experimental Psychopathology
PSYC 491D1 (3) Advanced Study: Behavioural Disorders
PSYC 491D2 (3) Advanced Study: Behavioural Disorders
PSYC 507 (3) Emotions, Stress, and Illness
PSYC 511 (3) Infant Competence
PSYC 512 (3) Advanced Personality Seminar
PSYC 528 (3) Vulnerability to Depression
PSYC 530 (3) Applied Topics in Deafness
PSYC 533 (3) International Health Psychology
PSYC 535 (3) Advanced Topics in Social Psychology

15 credits in Psychology at the 300-level or above.

6 credits in Psychology at the 400 or 500-level.

Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Psychology (54 credits)

Students majoring in Psychology must obtain a minimum grade of C in all 54 credits of the program. A grade lower than C may be made up by taking another equivalent course (if there is one), by successfully repeating the course, or by successfully writing a supplemental examination (if there is one).

Recommended Background

It is expected that most students who enter the Major Program in Psychology will have taken introductory psychology, biology and statistics at the collegial level. Recommended CEGEP courses include Psychology 350-101 or 350-102 or equivalent, Biology CEGEP objective 00UK, 00XU or equivalent, Statistics (Mathematics) 201-307 or 201-337 or equivalent. Students must obtain a minimum grade of 75% in their CEGEP level statistics course. In the first year those students who have not taken the recommended collegial level statistics course, or those who have obtained a grade below 75%, must take Psychology PSYC 204. Those who have not taken the recommended collegial level biology must take BIOL 111 or BIOL 112, and those who have not taken Introductory Psychology in college must take PSYC 100.

U1 Required Courses (12 credits)

Note: PSYC 100 may be taken as a corequisite with these basic courses.

PSYC 211 (3) Introductory Behavioural Neuroscience
PSYC 212 (3) Perception
PSYC 213 (3) Cognition
PSYC 215 (3) Social Psychology

U1 or U2 Required Course (3 credits)

PSYC 305 (3) Statistics for Experimental Design

Complementary Courses (39 credits)

List A

6 credits in Psychology from List A (Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognition and Quantitive Methods).

* Advising Notes Regarding PSYC 308 and NSCI 201:

PSYC 308 is not currently offered but can be substituted with the equivalent course NSCI 201.

In all cases, PSYC 308 and NSCI 201 should be considered interchangeable with respect to prerequisite, exemption, etc., requirements.

Students who have taken PSYC 308 should not take NSCI 201.

NSCI 201* (3) Introduction to Neuroscience 2
PSYC 301 (3) Animal Learning & Theory
PSYC 310 (3) Human Intelligence
PSYC 311 (3) Human Cognition and the Brain
PSYC 315 (3) Computational Psychology
PSYC 317 (3) Genes and Behaviour
PSYC 318 (3) Behavioural Neuroscience 2
PSYC 329 (3) Introduction to Auditory Cognition
PSYC 340 (3) Psychology of Language
PSYC 341 (3) The Psychology of Bilingualism
PSYC 342 (3) Hormones and Behaviour
PSYC 352 (3) Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
PSYC 353 (3) Laboratory in Human Perception
PSYC 403 (3) Modern Psychology in Historical Perspective
PSYC 406 (3) Psychological Tests
PSYC 410 (3) Special Topics in Neuropsychology
PSYC 413 (3) Cognitive Development
PSYC 427 (3) Sensorimotor Behaviour
PSYC 451 (3) Human Factors Research and Techniques
PSYC 470 (3) Memory and Brain
PSYC 501 (3) Auditory Perception
PSYC 502 (3) Psychoneuroendocrinology
PSYC 505 (3) The Psychology of Pain
PSYC 510 (3) Statistical Analysis of Tests
PSYC 514 (3) Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
PSYC 522 (3) Neurochemistry and Behaviour
PSYC 526 (3) Advances in Visual Perception
PSYC 529 (3) Music Cognition
PSYC 531 (3) Structural Equation Models
PSYC 532 (3) Cognitive Science
PSYC 536 (3) Correlational Techniques
PSYC 537 (3) Advanced Seminar in Psychology of Language
PSYC 541 (3) Multilevel Modelling
PSYC 545 (3) Topics in Language Acquisition
PSYC 561 (3) Methods: Developmental Psycholinguistics
PSYC 562 (3) Measurement of Psychological Processes

List B

6 credits in Psychology from List B (Social, Health and Developmental Psychology).

PSYC 304 (3) Child Development
PSYC 316 (3) Psychology of Deafness
PSYC 331 (3) Inter-Group Relations
PSYC 332 (3) Introduction to Personality
PSYC 333 (3) Personality and Social Psychology
PSYC 337 (3) Introduction: Abnormal Psychology 1
PSYC 338 (3) Introduction: Abnormal Psychology 2
PSYC 343 (3) Language Learning in Children
PSYC 351 (3) Research Methods in Social Psychology
PSYC 408 (3) Principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
PSYC 409 (3) Positive Psychology
PSYC 412 (3) Developmental Psychopathology
PSYC 414 (3) Social Development
PSYC 416 (3) Topics in Child Development
PSYC 429 (3) Health Psychology
PSYC 436 (3) Human Sexuality and Its Problems
PSYC 471 (3) Human Motivation
PSYC 473 (3) Social Cognition and the Self
PSYC 474 (3) Interpersonal Relationships
PSYC 483 (3) Seminar in Experimental Psychopathology
PSYC 491D1 (3) Advanced Study: Behavioural Disorders
PSYC 491D2 (3) Advanced Study: Behavioural Disorders
PSYC 507 (3) Emotions, Stress, and Illness
PSYC 511 (3) Infant Competence
PSYC 512 (3) Advanced Personality Seminar
PSYC 528 (3) Vulnerability to Depression
PSYC 530 (3) Applied Topics in Deafness
PSYC 533 (3) International Health Psychology
PSYC 535 (3) Advanced Topics in Social Psychology

6 credits at the 300-level or above.

9 credits in Psychology at the 400 or 500-level.

12 credits at the 300-level or above in any of the following disciplines: Psychology (PSYC), Anatomy and Cell Biology (ANAT), Biology (BIOL), Biochemistry (BIOC), Chemistry (CHEM), Computer Science (COMP), Mathematics (MATH), Physiology (PHGY), Psychiatry (PSYT).

Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Psychology (60 credits)

Honours in Psychology prepares students for graduate study, and so emphasizes practice in the research techniques which are used in graduate school and professionally later on. Students are accepted into Honours at the beginning of their U2 year, and the two-year sequence of Honours courses continues through U3.

Recommended Background

It is expected that most students who enter the Honours Program in Psychology will have taken introductory psychology, biology and statistics at the collegial level. Recommended CEGEP courses include Psychology 350-101 or 350-102 or equivalent, Biology CEGEP objective 00UK, 00XU or equivalent, Statistics (Mathematics) 201-307 or 201-337 or equivalent. Students must obtain a minimum grade of 75% in their CEGEP level statistics course. In the first year those students who have not taken the recommended collegial level statistics course, or those who have obtained a grade below 75%, must take Psychology PSYC 204. Those who have not taken the recommended collegial level biology must take BIOL 111 or BIOL 112, and those who have not taken Introductory Psychology in CEGEP must take PSYC 100.

Program Prerequisites

Admission to Honours is selective. Students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better are eligible to apply however, since enrolment is limited, the usual GPA for admission to this program is 3.50. Students must complete 27 graded credits in their U1 academic year to be eligible to apply to the Honours Program.

Students must complete the following courses in their U1 year to be eligible to apply to the Honours Program: PSYC 204, PSYC 211, PSYC 212, PSYC 213 and PSYC 215. Students are advised to complete PSYC 305 in their U1 year. Once in the Honours Program, the student must obtain a GPA of 3.00 in the U2 year in order to continue in the program for U3. Honours students are encouraged to take at least 27 graded credits per academic year. This is also usually the minimum number of credits required to be eligible for fellowships and awards.

U1 Required Courses (12 credits)

Note: PSYC 100 may be taken as a corequisite with these basic courses.

PSYC 211 (3) Introductory Behavioural Neuroscience
PSYC 212 (3) Perception
PSYC 213 (3) Cognition
PSYC 215 (3) Social Psychology

U1 or U2 Required Course (3 credits)

PSYC 305 (3) Statistics for Experimental Design

U2 Required Courses (9 credits)

PSYC 380D1 (4.5) Honours Research Project Seminar
PSYC 380D2 (4.5) Honours Research Project Seminar

U3 Required Course (3 credits)

PSYC 482 (3) Advanced Honours Seminar

Complementary Courses (33 credits)

12 credits to be selected from the list below and any Psychology course at the 500-level.

PSYC 403 (3) Modern Psychology in Historical Perspective
PSYC 483 (3) Seminar in Experimental Psychopathology
PSYC 495 (6) Psychology Research Project 2
PSYC 496 (6) Senior Honours Research 1
PSYC 497 (6) Senior Honours Research 2
PSYC 498D1 (4.5) Senior Honours Research
PSYC 498D2 (4.5) Senior Honours Research

List A

6 credits in Psychology from List A (Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognition and Quantitive Methods).

* Advising Notes Regarding PSYC 308 and NSCI 201:

PSYC 308 is not currently offered but can be substituted with the equivalent course NSCI 201.

In all cases, PSYC 308 and NSCI 201 should be considered interchangeable with respect to prerequisite, exemption, etc., requirements.

Students who have taken PSYC 308 should not take NSCI 201.

NSCI 201* (3) Introduction to Neuroscience 2
PSYC 301 (3) Animal Learning & Theory
PSYC 310 (3) Human Intelligence
PSYC 311 (3) Human Cognition and the Brain
PSYC 315 (3) Computational Psychology
PSYC 317 (3) Genes and Behaviour
PSYC 318 (3) Behavioural Neuroscience 2
PSYC 329 (3) Introduction to Auditory Cognition
PSYC 340 (3) Psychology of Language
PSYC 341 (3) The Psychology of Bilingualism
PSYC 342 (3) Hormones and Behaviour
PSYC 352 (3) Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
PSYC 353 (3) Laboratory in Human Perception
PSYC 403 (3) Modern Psychology in Historical Perspective
PSYC 406 (3) Psychological Tests
PSYC 410 (3) Special Topics in Neuropsychology
PSYC 413 (3) Cognitive Development
PSYC 427 (3) Sensorimotor Behaviour
PSYC 451 (3) Human Factors Research and Techniques
PSYC 470 (3) Memory and Brain
PSYC 501 (3) Auditory Perception
PSYC 502 (3) Psychoneuroendocrinology
PSYC 505 (3) The Psychology of Pain
PSYC 510 (3) Statistical Analysis of Tests
PSYC 514 (3) Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
PSYC 522 (3) Neurochemistry and Behaviour
PSYC 526 (3) Advances in Visual Perception
PSYC 529 (3) Music Cognition
PSYC 531 (3) Structural Equation Models
PSYC 532 (3) Cognitive Science
PSYC 536 (3) Correlational Techniques
PSYC 537 (3) Advanced Seminar in Psychology of Language
PSYC 541 (3) Multilevel Modelling
PSYC 545 (3) Topics in Language Acquisition
PSYC 561 (3) Methods: Developmental Psycholinguistics
PSYC 562 (3) Measurement of Psychological Processes

List B

6 credits in Psychology from List B (Social, Health and Developmental Psychology)

PSYC 304 (3) Child Development
PSYC 316 (3) Psychology of Deafness
PSYC 331 (3) Inter-Group Relations
PSYC 332 (3) Introduction to Personality
PSYC 333 (3) Personality and Social Psychology
PSYC 337 (3) Introduction: Abnormal Psychology 1
PSYC 338 (3) Introduction: Abnormal Psychology 2
PSYC 343 (3) Language Learning in Children
PSYC 351 (3) Research Methods in Social Psychology
PSYC 408 (3) Principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
PSYC 409 (3) Positive Psychology
PSYC 412 (3) Developmental Psychopathology
PSYC 414 (3) Social Development
PSYC 416 (3) Topics in Child Development
PSYC 429 (3) Health Psychology
PSYC 436 (3) Human Sexuality and Its Problems
PSYC 471 (3) Human Motivation
PSYC 473 (3) Social Cognition and the Self
PSYC 474 (3) Interpersonal Relationships
PSYC 483 (3) Seminar in Experimental Psychopathology
PSYC 491D1 (3) Advanced Study: Behavioural Disorders
PSYC 491D2 (3) Advanced Study: Behavioural Disorders
PSYC 507 (3) Emotions, Stress, and Illness
PSYC 511 (3) Infant Competence
PSYC 512 (3) Advanced Personality Seminar
PSYC 528 (3) Vulnerability to Depression
PSYC 530 (3) Applied Topics in Deafness
PSYC 533 (3) International Health Psychology
PSYC 535 (3) Advanced Topics in Social Psychology

9 credits at the 300 level or above selected from:

Anatomy and Cell Biology (ANAT), Biochemistry (BIOC), Biology (BIOL), Chemistry (CHEM), Computer Science (COMP), Mathematics (MATH), Physiology (PHGY), Psychiatry (PYST), Psychology (PSYC).

Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Admission Requirements to the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Psychology

Admission Requirements to the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Psychology

Applications can be obtained from the Undergraduate Office of the Department of Psychology, Room N7/9A, Stewart Biology Building. The applications must be completed and returned to the Undergraduate Office by August 1 for September admission. Candidates will be advised of the Department's decision via email before classes begin in September.

Students should note that awarding of the Honours degree will depend on both cumulative grade point average and a minimum grade of B on PSYC 380D1/PSYC 380D2, PSYC 482. “First Class Honours” is awarded to students who obtain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and a minimum CGPA of 3.50 and a minimum grade of A- in the required honours courses, namely PSYC 380D1/PSYC 380D2, PSYC 482. “Honours” is awarded to students with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 and a minimum program GPA of 3.00 and a minimum grade of B in the required honours courses, namely PSYC 380D1/PSYC 380D2, PSYC 482. Moreover, the awarding of the Honours degree normally requires completion of two full years of study, U2 and U3, in the Honours Program. Students with particularly strong academic records may be admitted for the U3 year only on the basis of their marks and research experience. These students must complete all honours program requirements.

For more information, see Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Psychology (60 credits).

Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Psychology (PSYC)

Location

Location

  • Stewart Biology Building, Room W8/1
  • 1205 avenue Docteur Penfield
  • Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1B1
  • Telephone: 514-398-6100
  • Fax: 514-398-4896
  • Email: info [at] psych [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Website: www.psych.mcgill.ca

About Psychology

About Psychology

The Department of Psychology offers programs in both Arts and Science. All B.A. programs in Psychology can be found under Faculty of Arts > Psychology (PSYC).

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. It is both a social and a biological science. As a social science, psychology studies social interactions. As a biological science, it regards humans as the product of evolution and so studies them in biological perspective, comparing and contrasting human behaviour with that of other species.

The data of psychology are collected within the psychological laboratory by the use of experimental methods in the study of behaviour, and outside the laboratory by systematic observation of the behaviour of humans and animals. The aim is to formulate general principles of perception, learning, motivation, cognition and social psychology that are relevant to different aspects of human life. Experimentation, laboratory techniques, observational procedures, measurement, and statistical methods are important tools of the psychologist.

Psychology has many interdisciplinary aspects. The study of psychological problems often involves knowledge drawn from other disciplines such as biology, physiology, linguistics, sociology, philosophy, and mathematics. For this reason a student with varied interests can frequently find a place for these in psychology.

Psychology is a young science so that explanations of the processes underlying observed phenomena are often theoretical and speculative. The major objectives of psychological study are to reduce the discrepancy between theory and fact and to provide better answers about why humans think and behave as they do.

Although a number of undergraduate courses in psychology have applied implications, applied training is not the purpose of the undergraduate curriculum. Its purpose is to introduce the student to an understanding of the basic core of psychological knowledge, theory, and method, regardless of questions of practical application.

The B.Sc. or B.A. with a Major or Honours degree in psychology is not a professional qualification. It does not qualify the individual to carry on professional work in psychology. In the Province of Quebec the minimum requirement for membership in the Order of Psychologists, the professional association governing the work of psychologists in the province, is a doctoral degree. All students planning to practise in the Province of Quebec will be examined on their proficiency in French before being admitted to the professional association. Undergraduate courses in psychology may prove of considerable value to students planning careers in professional fields other than psychology. These include but are not restricted to medicine, education, social work, human communication sciences, or business and industry.

Students who are interested in psychology as a career must pursue graduate studies. Persons who hold graduate degrees in psychology, usually the Ph.D., may find employment in universities, research institutes, hospitals, community agencies, government departments, large corporations, or may act as self-employed consultants. At the graduate level, psychology has many specialized branches including social psychology, physiological psychology, experimental psychology, clinical psychology, child psychology, industrial psychology, community psychology, educational psychology, and others.

Requirements for admission to graduate studies in psychology vary from one university to another and from one country to another. Nonetheless, both the Honours and Major degrees in psychology may qualify the student for admission to many graduate schools, provided that sufficiently high grades are obtained and, in some cases, that research experience has been obtained. During the U2 year, undergraduate students are strongly advised to verify the admission requirements of various graduate programs. This is to ensure that sufficient time is available for students to complete all necessary requirements for admission to their preferred graduate programs.

The essential differences between the Honours and the Major program are an emphasis on research methodology courses and practice in the Honours program, and that higher academic standards are required of Honours students. Honours students also have an opportunity to work in small groups closely with staff members.

Information Meetings for New Students

Information Meetings for New Students

All new students entering the Psychology undergraduate program are required to attend an Information Meeting prior to registration. Students who have been accepted into a Bachelor of Science program in Psychology must attend one of these meetings. Newly admitted students from CEGEPs should attend the information session on Tuesday, June 15th at 11:30 a.m. in room N2/2 in the Stewart Biology Building. There will be an identical information session on Monday, August 23rd at 2:30 p.m. in room N2/2 in the Stewart Biology Building for all other students and for any CEGEP students who could not attend the earlier meeting. Students accepted into a Bachelor of Arts program must attend a different information meeting. (For details, see Faculty of Arts > Psychology (PSYC).) At this meeting, Paola Carvajal, the academic adviser, will explain the requirements of the Department's programs. Incoming students will have an opportunity to ask questions and receive advice on how to plan their courses. After this meeting, students will make appointments for individual advising sessions and fill out their Study Plan form for registration.

Entering students must bring their letter of acceptance and a copy of their collegial transcript(s). They will also need access to this publication and a preliminary Class Schedule before their individual advising session. Students will also find the Psychology Department Handbook helpful. It contains more detailed descriptions of psychology courses and provides guidelines for how students might pursue particular areas of interest. The Handbook is available on the Department website: www.psych.mcgill.ca/ugrad/ugradm.htm.

Students entering the Psychology program in January are strongly encouraged to visit the academic adviser, Paola Carvajal, in early December to clarify their course selections.

Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)