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Health (HH) – Psychology

Location: 292 Behavioural Sciences Building, Tel.: 416-736-5117
Chair: S. MacDonald
Undergraduate Program Director: S. Murtha
CIHR Canada Research Chairs: J.D. Crawford, G. Flett, J. Katz, G. Zoidl
Distinguished Research Professors: E. Bialystok, D. Pepler, S.G. Shanker, M.J. Steinbach
Professors: L. Angus, J. Bebko, E. Bialystok, J. Connolly, J.D. Crawford, R. Cribble, S.J. Fleming, G. Flett, M.L. Friendly, V. Goel, C. Green, L. Harris, R.W. Heinrichs, J.D. Katz, R. Lalonde, M. Legerstee, D. Pepler, R. Schuller, S.G. Shanker, M.J. Steinbach, W. Struthers, T. Teo, D. Wiesenthal, L. Wilcox, F.E. Wilkinson, M. Wintre, G. Zoidl
Professors Emeriti: J. Blake, W.H. Coons, K. Danziger, M. Eagle, R.E. Fancher, J. Gaito, L. Greenberg, E. Greenglass, I.P. Howard, P.K. Kaiser, P.M. Kohn, C.H. Lay, R. Okada, H. Ono, J. Pascual-Leone, S. Pyke, D. Regan, D. Rennie, I. Silverman, P. Stager
Associate Professors: S. Adler, Y. Bohr, N.J. Cepeda, J. Check, M. Desrocher, J. Eastwood, J. Elder, D. Flora, J. Goldberg, K. Grasse, K. Hoffman, M. Hynie, J. Irvine, J. Johnson, K. Kawakami, S.E. MacDonald, D. McCann, I. McGregor, J. Mills, M. Mongrain, R. Muller, R. Murray, S. Murtha, N.W. Park, A. Perry, R. Pillai Riddell, D.W. Reid, J. Rich, R.S. Rosenbaum, E. Ross, A. Rutherford, R. Sheese, J. Steele, J. Steeves, M. Toplak, K. Trobst, H. Westra
Associate Professors Emeriti: L.R. Boulter, R. Deutsch, H. Doan, P.A. Herzberg, J.M. Katz, K. Koenig, B. Kohn, I. Kusyszyn, C.J. Marino, W.E. Northover, J. Stewart, S. Toukmanian, P. Waxer, F. Weizmann, N. Wiener, M. Ziegler, M.T. Zivian
Assistant Professors: J.F. DeSouza, K. Fergus, R. Mar, M. Pettit, A. Pos, J. Rawana, C. Till, G. Turner, J. Weiss
Special Assistant Professor: D. Goodman

The Department of Psychology offers a curriculum which begins with a broad introductory survey of the various areas of enquiry within the discipline of psychology and the various applications of psychological knowledge.

The intermediate level of the curriculum then provides choice from a wide range of courses which pursue selected areas of psychology in greater depth. Insofar as possible, courses are offered in multiple sections with alternative formats so that students may select the format which most nearly meets their needs.

At the advanced level, courses are typically offered in relatively small seminars. Students are encouraged to select a wide range of courses and a high degree of flexibility is possible within the programs offered. It is the intention of the Department of Psychology to serve the needs of students whose interests in the discipline range from curiosity to commitment.

For specific program requirements please consult the Faculty of Health Programs of Study section.

Admission to all 2000-, 3000- and 4000-level courses in psychology (with the exception of HH/PSYC 2020 6.00, HH/PSYC 2021 3.00 and HH/PSYC 2022 3.00) is conditional upon satisfactory completion of Introduction to Psychology, HH/PSYC 1010 6.00. Further, students must obtain a minimum grade of C (4.00) in HH/PSYC 1010 6.00 to be permitted to continue as a major or minor in psychology as well as to take psychology courses for which HH/PSYC 1010 6.00 is a prerequisite. Courses in psychology normally meet for at least three hours a week, for one term (three credits - course numbers end in “3.00”) or for two terms (six credits - course numbers end in “6.00”). Most of the courses listed below are offered in more than one section. Students cannot obtain credit for two sections of the same course, except for independent study courses.

Some 3000- and 4000-level courses may require HH/PSYC 2020 6.00 (or equivalent) as a prerequisite. Students should note that the material taught in this course may be important for them in their chosen career or in graduate work. Students might also consider taking HH/PSYC 3010 3.00 as preparation for work in the final academic session.

Students in all psychology courses are encouraged to learn about psychological research by participating as subjects in research projects conducted under the supervision of the Department of Psychology.

Not all of the courses listed below will necessarily be offered in any given year or term. For details of courses to be offered, please consult the psychology supplemental calendar.

4000-Level Courses

Note for Health students: to be eligible to enrol in 4000-level psychology courses, students must be in an Honours program and have completed at least 84 credits. Further, all 4000-level psychology courses have the following general prerequisites:

  • HH/PSYC 1010 6.00 with a minimum grade of C;
  • HH/PSYC 2030 3.00;
  • one of HH/PSYC 2021 3.00, HH/PSYC 2020 6.00.

Some 4000-level psychology courses may have prerequisites in addition to the general prerequisites listed above.

Psychology is offered by the Faculties of Glendon and Health.