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Psychology Courses Not Offered

PSYB50H3 Sensation and Perception

The processes underlying perception.

Stimuli for the human senses, especially light and sound; receptors and sensory pathways with emphasis on vision and audition; sensitivity; colour; spatial and temporal resolution; contrast; depth; form; speech perception. The teaching method will be lectures and practical sessions requiring some written reports.
Three hours of lecture per week.
Exclusion: PSY280
Prerequisite: PSYA01Y
T.B.A.

PSYC21H3 Advanced Developmental Psychology

An examination of selected issues pertaining to adult development, particularly during early and middle adulthood.

Examples of topics which may be considered: adaptation to parenthood, work-related functioning, continuity versus change in adulthood. Teaching method: lectures, discussion.

Exclusion: PSY313

Prerequisite: PSYB07H, PSYB20H plus one additional B-level half-course in PSY

K. K. Dion

PLIC24H3 Developmental Psycholinguistics

Descriptions of children's pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar at various stages of learning their first language. Theories of the linguistic knowledge and cognitive processes that underlie and develop along with language learning.

Exclusion: JLP315H

Prerequisite: One F.C.E. in LIN and one F.C.E. in PSY

R. Smyth

PSYC33H3 Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

An examination of the therapeutic methods used to improve the capacity of a brain damaged individual to process and use incoming information, enhancing functioning in everyday life. Students will be introduced to methods that aim to restore cognitive functions by compensatory techniques. Neuropsychological rehabilitation problems caused by deficits in attention, visual processing, language, memory, reasoning/problem solving, and executive functioning will be stressed. Lectures and demonstrations. Students in the Behaviour Disorders stream of the Co-op Program in Psychology and Its Applications will have priority for entry to the course.

Prerequisite: [PSYC31H or PSYC32H] & PSYB57H

T.B.A.

PSYC56H3 Psychology of Music

Studies the perceptual and cognitive processing involved in musical perception and performance.

This class acquaints students with the basic concepts and issues involved in the understanding of musical passages. Topics will include discussion of the physical and psychological dimensions of sound, elementary music theory, pitch perception and melodic organization, the perception of rhythm and time, musical memory, musical performance, and emotion and meaning in music.

Prerequisite: PSYA01Y and PSYB07H, and a PSYB50- series half-course.

M. Schmuckler

PSYC58H3 Experimental Psychology Microcomputer Laboratory

This laboratory course emphasizes the use of microcomputers in preparing, controlling, and analyzing experiments. Students will learn a programming language and will have considerable "hands-on" experience with laboratory microcomputers. The aim is to develop the skills necessary to program experiments in psychology, with particular emphasis on research in cognition.

The teaching method will consist of lectures on the programming language. No previous computer experience is expected or required.

One three-hour lecture per week.

Limited enrolment: 20

Exclusions: (PSY306), and any course in Computer Science with the exception of CSCA02.

Prerequisites: PSYB01H & PSYB07H (or equivalent)

D. Bors

PSYD20H3 Current Topics in Developmental Psychology

An intensive examination of selected issues and research problems in developmental psychology.

The specific content will vary from year to year with the interests of both instructor and students. Lectures, discussions, and oral presentations by students.
Two hours of lecture per week.
Limited enrolment: 20
Exclusion: PSY410
Prerequisites: PSYC21H or PLIC24H (JLPC24) or PSYB20H plus one C-level half-course in PSY

M. Schmuckler

PSYD34H3 Human Intelligence

Part I of this course reviews the classical theories as well as past research strategies and findings in the field of human intelligence. Part II examines current work in the area. Part III critically considers the concept of heritability, how it is estimated, and its application to the investigation of individual and group differences on IQ tests.

Two hours of lecture per week.

Limited enrolment: 20

Prerequisites: PSYB01H & PSYB07H. PSYC08H also recommended.

T.B.A.

PSYD58H3 The Scientific Study of Conscious and Unconscious Influences

This course focuses on empirical attempts to distinguish between conscious and unconscious processes, and to better understand the manner in which they combine to affect performance. The course will begin with a brief history of experiments studying conscious and unconscious influences, and will then shift to a detailed examination of more current approaches. Topics covered will include subliminal perception, conscious versus unconscious memory, and models of the relation between conscious and unconscious influences.
Two hours of lecture per week.
Limited enrolment: 20
Prerequisites: PSYB57H and at least one
C-level course in Psychology
S. Joordens

PSYD59H3 Computational Models of Memory

Focuses on how the computer has recently become a tool for proposing explicit models of the representations and processes underlying human memory. This course will trace the development of these models, and will emphasize the strengths and weaknesses of the computational approach. Topics covered will include such issues as neural network models and the debate concerning whether human cognition relies on local or distributed representations.

Limited enrolment: 20

Prerequisite: PSYB57H and PSYC58H or permission of the instructor

S. Joordens

PSYD95H3 Psychology and Its Applications, Advanced Seminar

Students will undertake library research relating to their work experience, make classroom presentations, and submit a written paper.

Enrolment in this course is limited to students in the Specialist (Co-operative) Program in Psychology and Its Applications.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the two required work terms and associated work term reports.

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