Our Psychology program offers courses beginning with cognition, human development and personality, and extending to behavioural data analysis and psychological testing and measurement.
COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITS
PSYC 101 Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology (3)
PSYC 102 Intro to Developmental, Social, Personality, & Clinical Psychology (3)
PSYC 217 Thinking Clearly about Psychology (3)
PSYC 218 Analysis of Behavioural Data (3)
Introduces behavioural data analysis; the use of inferential statistics in psychology and conceptual interpretation of data; experimental design (laboratory, field research methods); presentation of data analyses in reports.
Transfers to: UBC PSYC 218, SFU PSYC 210, UNBC PSYC 200 level, and UVic PSYC 200 level.
PSYC 223 Psychological Tests and Measurement (3)
Introduction to the theory and practice of psychological measurement including: test administration, scoring, interpretation, reliability and validity, and application of tests of intelligence, abilities, personality, and interests in health, educational, clinical, and industrial/organizational psychology.
Transfers to: UBC, SFU, UNBC PSYC 200 level, and UVic.
PSYC 241 Abnormal Psychology (3)
This course covers historical and contemporary models and epidemiology of deviant behaviour with emphasis on the psychological factors that contribute to its etiology and treatment. This course introduces an overview of the biological, psychoanalytic, cognitive, behavioural and psycho-social paradigms of maladaptive behavior in children and adult.
Transfers to: UBC Psyc 308A, SFU Psyc 241, and UVic Psyc 200 level (1.5).
PSYC 260 Social Psychology (3)
The course description is: This course introduces theories, research findings, and research methods as well as issues and problems encountered in the study of people as social beings. It addresses the scientific investigation of human cognition and behaviour in social contexts by examining topics such as self-concept, social influence processes (e.g., conformity, compliance, and obedience), altruism, interpersonal attraction, aggression, attribution theories, attitude formation and attitude change, and leadership.
Transfers to: UBC Psyc 308A, SFU Psyc 260, and UVic Psyc 200 level (1.5).