Students registered in a Bachelor of Arts program in another department may pursue the Minor Concentration Psychology. This Minor concentration is expandable for students who may wish to transfer into the Major Concentration Psychology at a later date.
Students are required to complete a course in Introductory Psychology either at the collegial or freshman level. Students who have not previously completed CEGEP Psychology 350-101 or 350-102 or equivalent are required to complete PSYC 100 during the first year of study at McGill.
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
Psychology : Introduction to the scientific study of mind and behavior, including basic concepts and methods in psychology while also highlighting the relevance of psychology to everyday life; attachment, aggression, depression, parenting and personality change.
Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013
Instructors: Jens Pruessner (Fall) Jens Pruessner (Summer)
2 lectures; 1 conference
Restriction: Not open to students who have passed an Introductory Psychology course in CEGEP: 350-101 or 350-102 or equivalent
Complementary Courses (18 credits)
6 credits selected from:
PSYC 204 Introduction to Psychological Statistics (3 credits)
Psychology : The statistical analysis of research data; frequency distributions; graphic representation; measures of central tendency and variability; elementary sampling theory and tests of significance.
Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013
Instructors: Rhonda N Amsel (Fall) David J Ostry (Winter) Mohammad Darainy (Summer)
Fall and Winter
Restriction: Not open to students who have passed a CEGEP statistics course(s) with a minimum grade of 75%: Mathematics 201-307 or 201-337 or equivalent or the combination of Quantitative Methods 300 with Mathematics 300
You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.
PSYC 211 Introductory Behavioural Neuroscience (3 credits)
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)
PSYC 212 Perception (3 credits)
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)
2 lectures; 1 conference
PSYC 213 Cognition (3 credits)
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) Sean Hutchins (Summer)
2 lectures, 1 conference
Prerequisite: One previous course in Psychology.
PSYC 215 Social Psychology (3 credits)
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)
12 credits in Psychology at the 300 level or above.