Dr. Bagby teaches Abnormal Psychology Seminar (PSY440) and Current Topics in Abnormal Psychology (PSYD33H3).

The goal of these courses is to expose students to mental disorders in greater detail than is offered in introductory abnormal courses, with particular emphasis on research issues.  Classes are conducted in seminar style and students are expected to have read the assigned material prior to class, and to engage in class discussion.

Dr. Bagby also supervises undergraduate students for their Honors Thesis in Psychology (PSYD98), but is not currently accepting students.

Students interested in enrolling with Professor Bagby as a supervisor should email the Lab Manager, Nayani Ramakrishnan (bagbylab@gmail.com) and attach a cover letter and a copy of their unofficial transcripts.

For more information about these courses, please refer to the academic course calendar and UTSC Psychology website.



Dr. Bagby teaches Psychological Assessment (CPS1701H) and Psychopathology (CPS1601H).

Psychological Assessment is intended to introduce students to the adult assessment of personality and psychopathology. Topics to be covered include structured clinical interviewing, multi-scale self-report inventories, and performance-based (i.e., projective) measures. Students will become familiar with the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the measures that are commonly used in these domains and will practice integrating test results and writing assessment reports.

Psychopathology provides a survey of major categories of psychopathology across the lifespan with an emphasis on criteria for the diagnosis of mental disorders. Different perspectives on the etiology and maintenance of psychopathology are discussed, including cognitive, behavioural, biological, genetic, interpersonal and sociocultural. Important consideration will be given to issues of diversity, broadly defined to include age, class, disability, ethnicity, sex, religion, and sexual identity, and the ways in which these factors may influence the expression, course and clinical presentation of mental disorders.

Dr. Bagby is not currently accepting new Master’s degree applications from prospective graduate students in the Psychological Clinical Science program at UTSC. Please email Dr. Bagby  if you are interested in graduate studies at UTSC in the Clinical Laboratory for Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychodiagnostics.

Consult the University of Toronto’s Graduate Department of Psychology website for more information about admissions procedures and deadlines.