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AUPSY101 Basic Psychological Processes Course Page

Description: Introduction to the discipline of Psychology and its methods. The course focuses on the basic principles underlying human behaviour. Topics include the central nervous system, perception, learning, memory, sleep, and dreams.

AUPSY102 Individual and Social Behaviour Course Page

Description: Introduction to the discipline of Psychology and its methods. The course focuses on the study of human development, personality, psychological disorders and their treatment, and social psychology.

AUPSY103 Introduction to Psychology Course Page

Description: The course focuses on the basic principles underlying human behaviour. Topics include the central nervous system, cognition, development, social, and personality, and mental health. AUPSY 103 is classified as a science course.

AUPSY213 Statistical Methods for Psychological Research Course Page

Description: Application of statistical methods to psychological problems. Various experimental and non-experimental methods will be introduced. Topics include the scientific method, quantitative research designs, sampling and measuring techniques, biases in experimentation and ethical issues, measures of central tendency and variability, and tests of statistical hypothesis. Students will become familiar with the American Psychological Association (APA) standards of research and writing. Prerequisite: Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 213, AUSTA 213, 215.

AUPSY220 Personality Course Page

Description: 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.

AUPSY240 Social Psychology Course Page

Description: Survey of theories and research on the individual in a social context. Topics may include self presentation, values/attitudes/beliefs, leadership, group dynamics, interpersonal attraction, and aggression. Prerequisite: AUPSY 102 (2016) or 103.

AUPSY256 Developmental Psychology Course Page

Description: Biological, cognitive, and social aspects of psychological development, with special emphasis on infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Prerequisite: AUPSY 102 (2016) or 103.

AUPSY263 Memory and Cognition Course Page

Description: Introduction to the study of mental processes in memory and cognition. Topics include short- and long-term memory phenomenon, visual attention, consciousness, problem solving and decision making. Prerequisite: AUPSY 101 (2016) or 103.

AUPSY267 Sensory Processes and Perception Course Page

Description: An introduction to the theoretical and experimental issues associated with sensory processes and perceptual experience. Prerequisite: AUPSY 101.

AUPSY275 An Introduction to the Brain and Nervous System Course Page

Description: Introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system, with a special emphasis on the brain. Prerequisite: AUPSY 101 (2016) or 103.

AUPSY303 Sleep, Emotion, and Stress: Physiological Psychology Seminar Course Page

Description: Detailed examination of issues in physiological psychology. The course adopts a seminar style that focuses on discussion, oral presentation, and writing skills. Prerequisites: AUPSY 275 and third-year standing. Note: Open only to a student with a major or minor in Psychology.

AUPSY307 Cognitive Psychology Seminar Course Page

Description: Detailed examination of issues in cognitive psychology. The course adopts a seminar style that focuses on discussion, oral presentation, and writing skills. Prerequisites: AUPSY 263 and third-year standing. Note: Open only to a student with a major in Psychology.

AUPSY313 Advanced Research Design Course Page

Description: 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.

AUPSY338 Intimate Relationships and Human Sexuality Course Page

Description: A survey of research on intimate relationships and human sexuality from individual and interpersonal perspectives. Topics covered may include methods of sexuality/relationship science, attraction, gender identity, sex roles, sexual orientation, sexual attitudes and behavior, and relationship stresses. Prerequisite: AUPSY 240; third-year standing.

AUPSY342 Health Psychology Course Page

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

AUPSY344 Environmental Psychology Course Page

Description: Systematic study of the dynamic interchange between people and their social and physical environmental contexts. Topics include theories of environmental perception, the effects of crowding, the impact of natural/urban settings, the effects of building design and colours, and managing limited resources. Prerequisite: AUPSY 102; third-year standing. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENV 344 and AUPSY 344.

AUPSY346 Community Psychology Course Page

Description: 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. Prerequisite: AUPSY 102 (2016) or 103.

AUPSY348 Industrial and Organizational Psychology Course Page

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

AUPSY363 Social Cognition Course Page

Description: Examination of human cognition in an applied, social context. Topics covered include social judgment, decision-making, person/group perception, autobiographical memory, motivated cognition, and emotion. Prerequisite: AUPSY 240 or 263.

AUPSY369 Principles of Learning Course Page

Description: In-depth examination of classical and operant conditioning. Prerequisites: AUPSY 101 and *3 at a senior level in Psychology.

AUPSY373 Psychology of Language Course Page

Description: Survey of the production and perception of spoken, signed, and written language. Topics include speech perception, speech production, reading, language acquisition, and language origins. Prerequisite: AUPSY 263.

AUPSY377 Human Neuropsychology Course Page

Description: Study of changes in mood, motivation, perception, attention, memory, and cognition, as revealed by structural alterations in the human brain. Prerequisite: AUPSY 275 or consent of the instructor.

AUPSY391 Directed Reading Course Page

Description: 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 391 is classified as a science course; AUPSY 392 is classified as an arts course.

AUPSY392 Directed Reading Course Page

Description: 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 391 is classified as a science course; AUPSY 392 is classified as an arts course.

AUPSY393 RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Course Page
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AUPSY393A Research Experience Course Page

Description: Collection and analysis of data as part of faculty-led research in a peer-based context. Prerequisite: AUPSY 213 and consent of the instructor.

AUPSY393B Research Experience Course Page

Description: Collection and analysis of data as part of faculty-led research in a peer-based context. Prerequisite: AUPSY 213 and consent of the instructor.

AUPSY408 History and Systems of Psychology Course Page

Description: Survey of major theoretical approaches to psychology, especially in the last two centuries, emphasizing the historical antecedents and contemporary significance of each. Prerequisites: One of AUPSY 101 (2016), 102 (2016), or 103, and fourth year standing. Notes: Open only to a student with a major in Psychology. AUPSY 408 is classified as an arts course. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 408 or AUPSY 409.

AUPSY409 History and Systems of Psychology Course Page

Description: Survey of major theoretical approaches to psychology, especially in the last two centuries, emphasizing the historical antecedents and contemporary significance of each. Prerequisites: One of AUPSY 101 (2016), 102 (2016), or 103, and fourth year standing. Notes: Open only to a student with a major in Psychology. AUPSY 409 is classified as a science course. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 408 or AUPSY 409.

AUPSY426 Psychology of Religion Course Page

Description: An in-depth examination of psychological theories and research examining religious thought and behaviour. Topics may include spirituality, religious fundamentalism, religiosity, guilt, forgiveness, morality, mysticism, religious coping and health, conversion, religious socialization, ritual. Prerequisites: One of AUPSY 220, 240; third year standing.

AUPSY441 Emotion Course Page

Description: A survey of theory and research on affect and emotion science. Topics covered may include the history of emotion research, measurement and classification of specific emotions, neurobiology of emotions, cognitive and cultural influences, consequences of emotions/moods, and disorders of emotion. Prerequisite: AUPSY 240 or 275; third year standing.

AUPSY442 Psychology in a Cultural Context Course Page

Description: An examination of cultural differences in psychological processes such as perception, memory, motivation, emotion, values, language, interpersonal relationships and the implications of these differences for cultural interactions. Prerequisites: One of AUPSY 220, 240; third year standing.

AUPSY448 Political Psychology Course Page

Description: An examination of psychological theory and research applied to the political realm. Topics covered may include psychological methods applied to political thought/action, political attitudes, political values and orientations, voter behavior, effects of political campaigning, intergroup relations, motivating collective political movements, and the psychology of terrorism. Prerequisite: AUPSY 102; third year standing; one of AUPSY 240 or AUPSY 220 is highly recommended. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 448 and AUPOL 494.

AUPSY471 Language Acquisition Course Page

Description: In-depth look at the language acquisition process from birth through the preschool years. The stages of language development are discussed, as well as theoretical issues such as the role of the environment versus genetic predisposition. Prerequisite: AUPSY 373.

AUPSY477 The Neurobiology of Learning, Memory, and Addiction Course Page

Description: Investigation of the neural mechanisms that underlie learning, memory, and addiction. Prerequisite: AUPSY 275.

AUPSY483 Psychological Disorders Course Page

Description: Advanced-level course that focuses on the research related to the etiology, classification, assessment, and treatment of a variety of psychological disorders in children and adults (e.g., anxiety, addictions, depression, schizophrenia, and personality disorders). A student becomes acquainted with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Prerequisite: AUPSY 275. AUPSY 486 is highly recommended.

AUPSY486 Clinical and Counselling Psychology Course Page

Description: Overview of the major approaches to counselling, providing the foundation for the counselling process. The student is involved in a variety of experiences in order to understand the basic concepts of each approach. Issues within the counselling profession such as ethical behaviour and career opportunities are also covered. Prerequisites: AUPSY 220 or 256; *3 in 300 level Psychology. AUPSY 331 or AUPSY 346 is highly recommended.

AUPSY488 Forensic Psychology Course Page

Description: 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.

AUPSY491 Directed Reading Course Page

Description: 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.

AUPSY492 Directed Reading Course Page

Description: 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.

AUPSY497 Individual Study I Course Page

Description: 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.

AUPSY499 Individual Study II Course Page

Description: 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.