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Major Psychology for Management Students (30 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

Mentor: Professor H. Vough

This Major is comprised of 30 credits, of which 24 are taken in Psychology and 6 are taken in Management.

The Desautels Faculty of Management, in collaboration with the Psychology Department, Faculty of Science, offers programs of study in organizational and consumer psychology leading to the B.Com. degree. These programs concentrate on providing an education in the fundamentals of experimental and social psychology. In view of rapid changes in practical methods and professional techniques employed by managers and professional consultants, broad training in such fundamentals is seen as excellent preparation for graduate school in psychology and management as well as for a successful managerial career.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • PSYC 213 Cognition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : Where do thoughts come from? What is the nature of thought, and how does it arise in the mind and the brain? Cognition is the study of human information processing, and we will explore topics such as memory, attention, categorization, decision making, intelligence, philosophy of mind, and the mind-as computer metaphor.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Jelena Ristic (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 lectures, 1 conference
    • Prerequisite: One previous course in Psychology.
  • PSYC 215 Social Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : The course offers students an overview of the major topics in social psychology. Three levels of analysis are explored beginning with individual processes (e.g., attitudes, attribution), then interpersonal processes (e.g., attraction, communication, love) and finally social influence processes (e.g., conformity, norms, roles, reference groups).

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: John Lydon (Fall) John Lydon (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PSYC 330, MGCR 221 or SOCI 216
  • PSYC 301 Animal Learning & Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : Contemporary and historical research and theory on animal learning approached from a behavioural, cognitive and biological perspective. Classical and instrumental conditioning, cognitive learning, and biological constraints. The status and history of North American behaviourism will be discussed and compared with cognitive and other approaches.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Andrew G Baker (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite(s): PSYC 211 or PSYC 213 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PSYC 211 prior to the 2000-01 academic year
  • PSYC 333 Personality and Social Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : The course builds on and is an extension of Social Psychology (PSYC 215). Traditional approaches to person-situation interactions and a more dynamic approach based on recent research on goals and social cognition.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jennifer Bartz (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 lectures
    • Prerequisite: PSYC 215

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

12 credits selected from:

  • PSYC 211 Introductory Behavioural Neuroscience (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : An introduction to contemporary research on the relationship between brain and behaviour. Topics include learning, memory and cognition, brain damage and neuroplasticity, emotion and motivation, and drug addiction and brain reward circuits. Much of the evidence will be drawn from the experimental literature on research with animals.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Yogita Chudasama (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 lectures
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 111, 112 or 115, PSYC 100 or equivalent
  • PSYC 212 Perception (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : Perception is the organization of sensory input into a representation of the environment. Topics include: survey of sensory coding mechanisms (visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, gustatory), object recognition, spatial localization, perceptual constancies and higher level influences.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Evan Balaban (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 lectures; 1 conference
  • PSYC 310 Intelligence (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : Introduction to the evolution and assessment of intelligence. Emphasizes measurement and correlates of the human intellect and the role of environment and heredity in social and race differences in intellectual and adaptive functioning. Evolution of intelligence in vertebrates and other intelligences including practical and emotional intelligence will be covered.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Andrew G Baker (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 lectures
    • Prerequisites: PSYC 204 or equivalent; one of PSYC 211, PSYC 212, PSYC 213, PSYC 215 or one of BIOL 111, BIOL 112, BIOL 115; or permission of instructor.
  • PSYC 328 Health Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : A survey of major issues in health psychology: historical perspective; health effects of stress and stress management; pain mechanisms and management; prevention and management of chronic diseases, hypertension, coronary heart disease, cancer, and immunological disorders. Behaviour change strategies for smoking, weight regulation, physical inactivity, and sexual risk behaviour.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Blaine Ditto (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 lectures
    • Prerequisite: One of PSYC 211, PSYC 212, PSYC 213, PSYC 215, or permission of instructor.
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken PSYC 429. Available only to U2 and above.
  • PSYC 331 Inter-Group Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : The course focuses on the social psychology of societal groups such as racial minorities, aboriginal groups and women. The ideological biases of current theories is first established. This is followed by a review of current theories and finally current controversies are explored including new forms of racism and affirmative action.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Donald M Taylor (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 lectures
    • Prerequisite: PSYC 215
  • PSYC 332 Introduction to Personality (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : This course examines some of the major theories of personality, e.g., those of Freud, Rogers, and Bandura. Empirical research inspired by these theories will also be examined. Topics include the nature of human motivation, the role of the self-concept, and the consistency and stability of personality.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Richard Koestner (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisite: PSYC 100
  • PSYC 340 Psychology of Language (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : A survey of issues in psycholinguistics, focusing on the nature and processing of language (e.g., how we understand speech sounds, words, sentences, and discourse). Also surveyed: language and thought, the biological foundations of language, and first language acquisition.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Debra Ann Titone (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: PSYC 212 or PSYC 213.
  • PSYC 341 The Psychology of Bilingualism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : This course will examine issues in bilingualism, including second language acquisition in children and adults, critical period hypothesis, cognitive consequences and correlates of bilingualism, social psychological aspects of bilingualism, and bilingual education.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Fred H Genesee (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 lectures
    • Prerequisites: Introductory Psychology, and PSYC 340 or introduction to linguistics; or permission of instructor
  • PSYC 351 Research Methods in Social Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : Designed to introduce students to the issues, strategies, and applications of various research methodologies in social psychology. Through demonstrations, exercises, and pilot studies, students will gain experience with lab and field methods using both correlational and experimental procedures. Classic and contemporary approaches will be examined.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Mark W Baldwin (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 1 hour lecture, 6 hour lab and/or field work
    • Prerequisite: PSYC 215. Pre-/Co-requisite: PSYC 305.
    • Restriction: U2 level and above. Requires departmental approval.
    • Students will be admitted on the basis of a written application on forms available from the Department (Room N7/9). Applications must be submitted by August 1st
  • PSYC 352 Cognitive Psychology Laboratory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : Introduction to research methods and experimental techniques in cognitive psychology for exploring topics such as attention, memory, categorization, reasoning, and language processing.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Kristine Onishi (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 1 hour lecture, weekly lab
    • Prerequisite: PSYC 213 and PYSC 305.
    • Corequisite: PSYC 305 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Requires departmental approval.
    • Students will be admitted on the basis of a written application on forms available from the Department (Room N7/9). Applications must be submitted by first day of class
  • PSYC 403 Modern Psychology in Historical Perspective (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : A survey of the scientific and ideological influences on psychology from its philosophical beginnings through the period of the schools to its modern situation.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Zbigniew Pleszewski (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 lectures
  • PSYC 406 Psychological Tests (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : An introduction to the theory and practice of psychological measurement in health, educational, clinical and industrial/organizational settings. Attention to procedures for developing and validating tests and questionnaires. Techniques include: intelligence tests, projective tests, questionnaires, structured interviews, rating scales, and behavioural/performance tests.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jennifer Coelho (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 lectures
    • Prerequisite: PSYC 204 or equivalent
  • PSYC 408 Principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : An introduction to the theory, research and practice of cognitive behaviour therapy. The experimental approach to understanding human behaviour is used to follow basic principles of learning and their clinical application. Certain psychiatric disorders such as alcoholism and depression are highlighted to illustrate how a behaviour therapist conceptualizes problems and formulates treatments.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • 2 lectures
    • Prerequisites: PSYC 337 and PSYC 211 or permission of instructor
  • PSYC 451 Human Factors Research and Techniques (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : The application of psychology to the analysis and design of systems and products to increase efficiency and reduce the probability and risk of human error. Topics include: workload and vigilance, control-display relationships, task analysis, and workstation design.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • 2 lectures; 1 lab
    • Prerequisites: PSYC 204, PSYC 211, PSYC 212, PSYC 213, PSYC 215 and PSYC 305 or permission of instructor
  • PSYC 471 Human Motivation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : The course is designed to explore questions such as "Why do people often fail to reach their personal goals?" Current goal-based and need-based theories of human motivation will be reviewed. The instructor will highlight the relevance of motivation research to the domains of education, sports and management.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Richard Koestner (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lectures
    • Prerequisite: PSYC 215
  • PSYC 473 Social Cognition and the Self (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : This course examines the social psychological literature emphasizing a) social cognition - how people think about and make sense of their social experiences; and b) self theory - how people create and maintain a sense of identity. These frameworks will be applied to social psychological topics including close relationships, attitudes and self-esteem.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Mark W Baldwin (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 lectures
    • Prerequisites: PSYC 215 and PSYC 333 or PSYC 331 or PSYC 474
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PSYC 411
  • PSYC 474 Interpersonal Relationships (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : Psychological science approach to interpersonal relationships. Organized in terms of the development of relationships, focusing first on impression formation as a platform for the development of relationships. Then we focus on close relationships, examining interpersonal constructs (intimacy, trust, commitment) and reconsidering social cognitive constructs (attributions, schemas) in an interpersonal context.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: PSYC 215, PSYC 204, and PSYC 333 or permission of instructor
  • PSYC 535 Advanced Topics in Social Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : Classic and contemporary readings in a specific content area within social psychology will be assigned in order to examine the sub-area in depth. The focus will vary depending upon the specialty area of the instructor. These areas include interpersonal relationships, intergroup relations, the self, and social cognition.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Donald M Taylor, Jennifer Bartz (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: PSYC 215; and PSYC 333 or PSYC 351 or PSYC 380.
    • Restriction: Departmental permission required.
    • Restriction: Graduate Students, enrolment limited

AND 6 credits taken in one of the following two options:

Organizational Psychology Option

6 credits selected from:

  • INDR 294 Introduction to Labour-Management Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Industrial Relations : An introduction to labour-management relations, the structure, function and government of labour unions, labour legislation, the collective bargaining process, and the public interest in industrial relations.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate, Richard Guerin (Fall) Chantal Westgate, Richard Guerin (Winter) Richard Guerin (Summer)

  • ORGB 321 Leadership (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Leadership theories provide students with opportunities to assess and work on improving their leadership skills. Topics include: the ability to know oneself as a leader, to formulate a vision, to have the courage to lead, to lead creatively, and to lead effectively with others.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: only BCom students require MGCR 222.
  • ORGB 325 Negotiations and Conflict Resolution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : A conceptual framework to guide participants through negotiation and conflict resolution process.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Jay Hewlin (Winter) Jay Hewlin (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open only to U2 and U3 students.
    • Prerequisites: MGCR 222
  • ORGB 380 Cross Cultural Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Addresses dilemmas and opportunities that managers experience in international, multicultural environments. Development of conceptual knowledge and behavioural skills (e.g. bridging skills, communication, tolerance of ambiguity, cognitive complexity) relevant to the interaction of different cultures in business and organizational settings, using several methods including research, case studies and experiential learning.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate (Fall) Chantal Westgate (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open only to U2 and U3 students
  • ORGB 409 Organizational Research Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Field research in organizational behaviour.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
  • ORGB 420 Managing Organizational Teams (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Theory, research, and applications. Principles of team processes and effectiveness in organizational settings, specifically the theoretical developments and empirical findings of group dynamics and team effectiveness, and practical strategies and skills for successful management of organizational teams.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Garrfield Du Couturier-Nichol, Ann Brosseau (Winter) Zina Suissa (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for I.C.B.
  • ORGB 421 Managing Organizational Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Organizational change theory and techniques are examined with an emphasis on techno-structural interventions such as Quality-of-Work-Life approaches. Through simulations and case-studies, the course explores initiatives in organizational change, primarily in contemporary Canadian organizations. It also includes opportunities for "hands-on" experience in work and organization redesign.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Elizabeth Campbell (Fall) Robert E Saggers, Lloyd Bartlett (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
    • Continuing Studies: this course cannot be taken for credit if ORGB 522 was already completed
  • ORGB 423 Human Resources Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Issues involved in personnel administration. Topics include: human resource planning, job analysis, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance appraisal, organization development and change, issues in compensation and benefits, and labour-management relations.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Lisa Cohen, Elisabeth Kutter, Chantal Westgate (Fall) Elisabeth Kutter (Winter) Elisabeth Kutter (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
    • Requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • ORGB 434 Topics in Organizational Behaviour 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : This is an advanced course for students with a special interest in Organizational Behaviour. Topics will be selected from current issues or themes in literature.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222

OR

Consumer Psychology Option

6 credits selected from:

  • MRKT 451 Marketing Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Marketing : Theoretical techniques and procedures common in marketing research. Topics include: research design, sampling, questionnaire design, coding, tabulating, data analysis (including statistical techniques). Specialized topics may encompass advertising, motivation and product research; forecasting and location theory.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Steven Letovsky, Myung-Soo Jo (Fall) Min Ha Hwang (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 352 and MGCR 271
  • MRKT 452 Consumer Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Marketing : A study of basic factors influencing consumer behaviour. Attention is focused on psychological, sociological and economic variables including motivation, learning, attitude, personality, small groups, social class, demographic factors and culture, to analyze their effects on purchasing behaviour.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Ashesh Mukherjee, Paul Mirshak, Elana Michelle Cooperberg (Fall) David Lewis Moscovitz, Elana Michelle Cooperberg (Winter) Charles Royce (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 352
  • MRKT 453 Advertising Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Marketing : Surveys advertising and promotion in Canadian context. Examines activities as they relate to advertisers, the advertising agency and media. Stresses advertising by objectives as the approach to developing strategy and tactics. Real examples from current campaigns are the focal point of class discussions.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Mary Dellar (Fall) Mary Dellar, Steven Letovsky (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MRKT 452
    • Prerequisite (Continuing Studies): MGCR 352; MRKT 452 or Departmental approval
    • Note: Continuing Studies section-check Calendar
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