Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC 1000  Introduction to Psychology (formerly PSYC 1200) (Group C)    
3 credit hours  

Students are introduced to the major areas of psychological science and its applications. Topics include research methods, neuropsychology, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, cognition, language and intelligence, social behaviour, personality, and psychological disorders. Additional topics may include motivation, emotion, stress and health.

PSYC 1100  Introduction to Biological Psychology (formerly PSYC 1210) (Group A)    
3 credit hours  

An overview of the biological foundations of attributes of the brain including consciousness, memory, language, and perception.

PSYC 1120  Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology (formerly PSYC 1220) (Group A)    
3 credit hours  

Students analyze the biological events that shape human behaviour. Topics include evolution and social, sexual, and aggressive behaviour.

PSYC 1310  Introduction to Memory (formerly PSYC 1230) (Group A)    
3 credit hours  

Students review research and theory in memory.

PSYC 1320  Introduction to Learning (formerly PSYC 1235) (Group A)    
3 credit hours  

Students review the fundamental principles of learning and their applications to human behaviour.

PSYC 1400  Introduction to Developmental Psychology (formerly PSYC 1240) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  

Students examine theories of human development across the life span.

PSYC 1510  Introduction to Social Psychology (formerly PSYC 1250) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  

Students are introduced to the study of social behaviour and to contemporary theory and research in the field.

PSYC 1520  Introduction to Personality Psychology (formerly PSYC 1260) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  

Students are introduced to history, concepts, models and methods in personality theory and research.

PSYC 2010  Research Methods in Psychology (formerly PSYC 2340) (Group C)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: six (6) credit hours in PSYC

This course familiarizes students with basic principles of experimental and correlational research design, survey design and construction, reliability, validity, qualitative methods, and research ethics. Classes 3 hrs. and lab 1.5 hrs. a week.

PSYC 2020  Psychological Statistics (formerly PSYC 2350) (Group C)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: PSYC 2010

Statistics with interpretation for the social sciences. Topics will advance areas learned in the prerequisite course and will cover simple and two-way ANOVA, regression, and correlation. Classes 3 hrs. and lab 1.5 hrs. a week.

Note: Students will not receive credit for both PSYC 2020 and any of BIOL 3308, MATH 1216, or GEOG 3326.
PSYC 2110  Sensation and Perception (formerly PSYC 2305) (Group A)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 or PSYC 1100

How do our nervous systems turn light and sound energy into recognition of the things that surround us? Do we always perceive things in the same way or do individual experiences change the way that people experience the world? We will explore these questions, and many others, throughout the term.

PSYC 2120  Biological Origins of Behaviour (formerly PSYC 3307) (Group A)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 or PSYC 1120

Students examine advanced topics in evolutionary psychology including an exploration of the biological origins of emotion, motivation, morality, religion, humor, and language.

PSYC 2300  Cognitive Psychology (formerly PSYC 3355) (Group A)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: one of either PSYC 1000, PSYC 1100, PSYC 1310, or PSYC 1320

A survey of basic perceptual and cognitive processes including attention, sensation, perception, pattern recognition, learning, and memory.

PSYC 2410  Child Development (formerly PSYC 3329) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 or PSYC 1400

A survey of physical, perceptual, cognitive, and social development of the child from infancy to preadolescence.

PSYC 2420  Adolescent Development (formerly PSYC 3332) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 or PSYC 1400

An examination of the biological, cognitive, and personal growth of adolescents. Topics include physical growth patterns, development of interpersonal relationships, cognitive growth, and theories of adolescent development.

PSYC 2430  Longevity and Aging (formerly PSYC 3347) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 or PSYC 1400

An overview of the neuropsychological, physiological, clinical and personological aspects of the later phases of life. Normal and abnormal patterns of aging are examined. Topics include research from neuropsychology, neuroanatomy, personality, clinical psychology, gerontology and geriatrics.

PSYC 2530  Cross-Cultural Psychology (formerly PSYC 3430) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 or PSYC 1510

Students will focus on human psychology across cultures, with the aim of raising understanding of human commonality and diversity. To what extent is social behaviour different or the same across the world? What theories can we use to understand the thoughts, feelings, actions, and beliefs of people across cultures?

PSYC 2540  Positive Psychology (formerly PSYC 4489)(Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 or PSYC 1510 or PSYC 1520

A comprehensive series of presentations covering the application of “positive” psychological concepts and principles to personal growth and well-being. Topics include communication, relationships, support, and authenticity.

PSYC 2550  The Psychology of Gender (formerly PSYC 3348) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 or PSYC 1510

An introduction to the psychological concept of gender as it relates to behavioural, emotional, and cognitive development. Theories as to the sources of gender differences and similarities will be reviewed and discussed in relation to the impact of gender roles on intimate relationships, family, work, and physical and mental health.

PSYC 2570  Community Psychology (formerly PSYC 4497) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 or PSYC 1510

A review of the theoretical and empirical foundations of community psychology. The course explores the development of psychosocial environments, methods of assessing community characteristics and their relevance to mental health, and perspectives in community development and social change. Students will be introduced to applied psychology in relation to consultation, epidemiology, and prevention methods.

PSYC 2580  Environmental Psychology (formerly PSYC 4418) (Group A)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 or PSYC 1510

The study of behaviour in its relation to the environment. Topics include personal space, crowding, the city, architectural design, and behaviour.

PSYC 2610  Psychopathology: History and Theories (formerly PSYC 3335) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 or PSYC 1520

A focus on the essentials of history, theories of etiology, assessment, diagnosis and methods of treatment.

PSYC 3110  Cognitive Neuroscience (formerly PSYC 3310) (Group A)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: PSYC 1000, and either PSYC 1100, or PSYC 1310, and PSYC 2300

A review of the empirical research and theory in cognitive neuroscience, a sub-discipline of psychology that concerns the linkage between mind and brain. Students will be exposed to topics concerning the neural bases of sensation, object recognition, action, emotion, memory, language, attention, and executive control. Classes 3 hrs. a week and lab 3 hrs a week.

PSYC 3120  Ethology (formerly PSYC 4407) (Group A)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: nine (9) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000 and either one of PSYC 1120 or PSYC 2120

Introductory study of the principles of early and modern ethology. Topics include instinct and learning, communication, navigation, and behavioural genetics. Classes 3 hrs. a week.

PSYC 3130  Drugs and Behaviour (formerly PSYC 3349) (Group A)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: nine (9) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000 and PSYC 1100

Effects of psychoactive drugs on normal and abnormal behaviour and on consciousness. Explanations are in terms of brain functioning. Discussion of methods used in the study of drug effects on animals and humans.

PSYC 3140  Health Psychology (formerly PSYC 4490) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: nine (9) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000 and PSYC 1100

An examination of the psychological factors involved in health, illness, and treatment. Topics include health research methods, health promotion, modification of health behaviours, stress, coping, social support, and personality.

PSYC 3160  Human Sexual Behaviour (formerly PSYC 3429) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: nine (9) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000

Students are introduced to the study of human sexuality. While the primary emphasis is on psychological issues pertaining to human sexual behaviour, cultural, biological and historical perspectives are also considered. Students examine empirical research and theory covering a broad range of human sexuality issues.

PSYC 3200  Industrial & Organizational Psychology (formerly PSYC 3327) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: nine (9) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000

Introduction to methods and problems in industrial/organizational psychology. Representative topics will be drawn from the area of organizational behaviour, personnel psychology, human factors, and consumer behaviour.

PSYC 3210  Occupational Health Psychology (formerly PSYC 3392) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: nine (9) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000

This course examines current issues pertinent in occupational health psychology including workplace stress, violence in the workplace, and occupational safety. In addition to these content areas, the course will consider relevant legislation, preventive strategies, and the management of occupational health and safety issues in today’s workplaces.

PSYC 3220  Human Factors and Performance (formerly PSYC 3309) (Group A)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: PSYC 1000, and either PSYC 1310, or PSYC 1320, and PSYC 2300

An examination of human performance in technological environments including the design of tools, systems, and environments.

PSYC 3230  Psychology of Leadership (formerly PSYC 3393) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: nine (9) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000 and PSYC 3200

An examination of leadership theories in the context of organizational systems, Special topics include, but are not limited to, women and leadership, team leadership, and leadership ethics. Practical applications are considered with respect to leadership in organizations.

PSYC 3321  Behavioural Analysis and Change (formerly PSYC 3386) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: nine (9) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000 and PSYC 1320

A review of the principles, procedures, and empirical and theoretical underpinnings of behaviour modification.

PSYC 3410  Typical and Atypical Development (formerly PSYC 4420) (Group A)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: nine (9) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000 and either one of PSYC 2410 or PSYC 2420

This course will examine the biological, psychological, and social impact of various types of acquired and developmental disabilities. This course is divided into three parts: (1) review genetic and environmental factors associated with developmental disabilities; (2) review of the physiological aspects of various types of acquired and developmental disabilities and the outcome; and (3) address the historical, political, ethical issues dealing with persons with disabilities in Canada.

PSYC 3510  Group Dynamics and Intergroup Relations (formerly PSYC 3317) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: nine (9) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000 and PSYC 1510.

An examination of key topics in social psychology of group dynamics and intergroup relations. These include conceptualizations of groups and group behaviour, the roots and consequences of prejudice and stereotyping, theories of intergroup relations, social identity, and responses to discrimination.

PSYC 3530  Political Psychology (formerly PSYC 3431) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: nine (9) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000 and PSYC 1510

Students explore several key approaches to understanding the psychology of political behaviour and the psychological origins of political beliefs and actions from a variety of perspectives.

PSYC 3570  Leadership in Communities (formerly PSYC 3441) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: nine (9) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000 and PSYC 2570

Students explore the application of leadership research and principles to the process of leading positive change in the world. Students examine their leadership strengths, and identify areas for growth and development, while beginning to apply their evolving leadership skills to a real life issue of interest to them.

PSYC 3610  Psychopathology: Specific Disorders (formerly PSYC 3336) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: nine (9) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000 and PSYC 2610

A course which focuses on the description, etiology, diagnosis and treatment of specific disorders.

PSYC 3710  Psychology and Law (formerly PSYC 3320) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: nine (9) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000 and either PSYC 1310 or PSYC 1510.

Students are introduced to the psychological science relevant to legal procedures, including the reliability of eyewitness testimony, the role of experts in the courts, subject apprehension and interview, deception-detection, and jury decision making.

PSYC 3720  Forensic Psychology (formerly PSYC 3338) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: nine (9) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000 and either PSYC 1520 or PSYC 2610

A review of psychological methods, research and theory that is applied to legal system tasks; an introduction to forensic assessment, and treatment in a legal context.

PSYC 3826  Special Topics in Psychology    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: nine (9) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000

Courses on selected psychological topics.

PSYC 4010  Directed Research in Psychology (formerly PSYC 4445) (Group C)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000 and PSYC 2020

Research experience for advanced students on problems in psychology. Students must secure the consent of a member of the Department to supervise their work before attempting to register for the course. Classes and labs 6 hrs. a week.

PSYC 4020  Advanced Statistics (formerly PSYC 4401) (Group C)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000, and PSYC 2020

The application and interpretation of factorial analysis of variance, repeated measures designs, multiple regression, and various correlation techniques for the social sciences. Classes 3 hrs. and lab 3 hrs. a week.

PSYC 4030  Psychological Measurement (formerly PSYC 4441) (Group C)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000 and PSYC 2020

A review of the nature and use of psychological tests with an emphasis on norms, the interpretation of test scores, test reliability, and test validity.

PSYC 4040  History of Psychology (formerly PSYC 4421) (Group C)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000 and PSYC 2020

An examination of the origins and development of modern psychology.

PSYC 4050  Honours Seminar (formerly PSYC 4500) (Group C)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: at least forty-two (42) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000 and PSYC 2020 and admission to honours program.

This is a seminar designed for honours students. It reviews the current state of theory and research in psychology and prepares honours students for study in graduate and professional programs related to psychology. Extensive reading, oral presentations, and reports or projects will be required.

PSYC 4060  Honours Thesis (formerly PSYC 4549) (Group C)    
6 credit hours  
Prerequisite: at least forty-two (42) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000 and PSYC 2020 and admission to honours program.

A research project in psychology that will serve as the basis for a written thesis. Honours students must secure the consent of a member of the Department to supervise their work before attempting to register for the course. Classes and lab 6 hrs. a week. 2 semesters.

PSYC 4070  Readings in Contemporary Psychology (formerly PSYC 4470)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000 and PSYC 2020

This course is designed for advanced students who wish to apply their psychological knowledge through critical analyses of psychological writings. Students use current, popular (science-based) books to stimulate debate, discussion, evaluation, and critical analyses of contemporary psychological issues and themes from a variety of area of psychology. Students synthesize, analyze, and evaluate popular psychological literature, while reflecting on their learning process; leading and manage a group discussion; become familiar with the scientific study of contemporary psychological issues; and communicate scientific principles related to psychological issues.

PSYC 4080  Seminar in Psychology (formerly PSYC 4446) (Group C)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000 and PSYC 2020

A seminar for advanced students on specialty areas in psychology. Extensive reading, oral presentations, and written reports or projects will ordinarily be required.

PSYC 4110  Psychophysics and Perception (formerly PSYC 4415) (Group A)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000, PSYC 2020, PSYC 2110 and PSYC 3110

Psychophysics is the study of the mathematical relationship between psychological perception and the physical world. In this methodology course students receive a grounding in psychophysical experiment methodology and data analysis techniques. Topics include the philosophies of psychophysics, the Weber/Fechner Laws, Signal Detection Theory, and Stevens’ Power Law.

PSYC 4120  Advanced Cognitive Neuroscience (formerly PSYC 4411) (Group A)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000, PSYC 2020 and PSYC 3110

A seminar on contemporary cognitive neuroscience research and theory. Topics may include any of the following: perception, attention, consciousness, executive control, decision-making, memory, emotion, social neuroscience, neuroeconomics, neurolaw, and applied neuroscience.

PSYC 4130  Prevention and Treatment of Addictions (formerly PSYC 3351) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000, PSYC 2020 and PSYC 3130

An introduction to the field of addictions including the full continuum from low harmful involvement to chemical dependency and problem gambling, including a review of the major perspectives or models used to conceptualize addiction problems. The strategic process related to planning, delivering, and evaluating addiction-related prevention and treatment programs and services will also be reviewed.

PSYC 4140  Human Neuropsychology (formerly PSYC 4410) (Group A)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000, PSYC 2020 and PSYC 3110

Background to the clinical understanding of brain-behavioural relations will be provided with special emphasis on higher cortical functions. An introduction to neuropsychological testing and its role in the assessment of neurobehavioural pathology. Classes 3 hrs. and lab 3 hrs. a week.

PSYC 4160  Advanced Human Sexual Behaviour (formerly PSYC 4329) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000, PSYC 2020 and PSYC 3160

This course is designed to build upon topics introduced in PSYC 3829 (Human Sexual Behaviour). Students critically explore selected issues in human sexual behaviour.

PSYC 4210  The Psychology of Organizational Development (formerly PSYC 4425) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000, PSYC 2020, and either one of PSYC 3200 or MGMT 2383

An examination of strategies designed to improve organizational effectiveness using behavioural science knowledge. Attention will be devoted to understanding factors that influence the success of organizational change initiatives and the process of change.

PSYC 4220  Personnel Training and Development (formerly PSYC 4426) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000, PSYC 2020, and either one of PSYC 3200 or MGMT 2383

Intensive examination of topics related to training and systematic organizational development. Emphasis is on application of psychological concepts and principles of learning in the contexts of needs assessment, curriculum development, transfer of training, and evaluation.

PSYC 4230  Organizational Psychology (formerly PSYC 4427) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000, PSYC 2020, and either one of PSYC 3200 or MGMT 2383

Extended coverage of topics in organizational behaviour with an emphasis on the application of psychological concepts to problems encountered in work environments. Topics may include the structure and climate of organizational environments, leadership, communication, motivation and decision-making.

PSYC 4240  Personnel Psychology (formerly PSYC 4428) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000, PSYC 2020, and either one of PSYC 3200 or MGMT 2383

Extended coverage of topics in personnel psychology with an emphasis on the application of psychological concepts to problems encountered in work environments. Topics may include job analysis, recruitment and selection, training and performance, performance evaluation, industrial relations, and occupational health and safety.

PSYC 4310  Thinking and Reasoning (formerly PSYC 4413) (Group A)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000, PSYC 2010, PSYC 2020, and PSYC 2300

An examination of higher-order cognitive processes including problem solving, concept formation, knowledge representation, language, reasoning, decision making, creativity and intelligence. Information-processing and connectionist models will be reviewed. Classes 3 hrs. and lab 3 hrs. a week.

PSYC 4412  Behaviour Problems of Children (formerly PSYC 4450) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000, PSYC 2020 and PSYC 2410

A review of emotional and behavioural problems exhibited by children, including a survey of classification systems, assessment, and treatment.

PSYC 4440  Children’s Peer Relationships (formerly PSYC 4335) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000, PSYC 2020 and one of either PSYC 2410 or PSYC 2420

In this seminar, students consider on contemporary theory and research on peer relationships during childhood and adolescence. Topics include, but are not limited to: peer status and social goals, friendship and cliques, social withdrawal and peer rejection, bullying and psychosocial adjustment.

PSYC 4510  Interpersonal Relationships (formerly PSYC 4417) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000, PSYC 1510 and PSYC 2020

Intensive coverage of aspects of interpersonal behaviour. Topics will include relationship development and maintenance, friendships, sibling relationships, liking and loving, social and cultural influences on interpersonal relationships, sexuality, and gender differences in interpersonal relationships, including dating behaviours and attitudes.

PSYC 4520  Advanced Personality (formerly PSYC 4434) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000, PSYC 1510, and PSYC 2020

Examination of selected theories of personality through intuitive, rational, historical, and empirical methods.

PSYC 4550  Romantic Relationships (formerly PSYC 4326) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000, PSYC 1510 and PSYC 2020

This course includes an extended coverage of topics in intimate relationships with an emphasis on maintenance and well-being in ongoing romantic relationships. Topics include intimacy, sexual intimacy, sexual well-being, relationship identification, attachment, and commitment.

PSYC 4590  Attitudes and Persuasion (formerly PSYC 4432) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000, PSYC 1510, and PSYC 2020

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to attitude and persuasion research. Particular attention will be given to reviewing the various theoretical perspectives that have been proposed as explanations for the psychological processes underlying persuasion.

PSYC 4610  Counselling and Psychotherapy I (formerly PSYC 4436) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000, PSYC 2020, and PSYC 3610

A review of theory, method, and practice in counselling and psychotherapy.

PSYC 4611  Counselling and Psychotherapy II (formerly PSYC 4456) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: PSYC 4610

Extended study of selected theories and related techniques. Course work may involve supervised, simulated practice in dyads or small groups.

PSYC 4670  Applied Sport Psychology (formerly PSYC 3360) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000 and PSYC 2020

An examination of sport psychology as applied to performance enhancement, anxiety control, and psychologically healthy lifestyles. This course emphasizes the application of sport psychology to improve the quality of sport and life experiences.

PSYC 4710  Advanced Psychology and Law (formerly PSYC 4443) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000, PSYC 2020 and PSYC 3710

A closer examination of the research on several topics in the area of psychology and law that may include eyewitness testimony, children in the courts, police selection and procedures, workplace harassment and discrimination, jury decision-making, and alternative dispute resolution.

PSYC 4720  Advanced Forensic Psychology (formerly PSYC 4438) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC including PSYC 1000, PSYC 2020, and PSYC 3720

A review of research on assessment tools, intervention effectiveness and epidemiology of criminal behaviour; the application of such research in forensic assessment, and treatment in a legal context.

PSYC 4730  Offenders and Victims (formerly PSYC 4201) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000, PSYC 2020, and either one of PSYC 3710 or PSYC 3720

Students examine the psychology of criminal offenders and victims of crime. Students explore the etiology and impact of various criminal behaviours, especially violent crimes (e.g., domestic assault, sexual assault, and homicide). Case studies, theory, and empirical research related to offenders and victims are examined.

PSYC 4740  Sexual Offending (formerly PSYC 4202) (Group B)    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000, PSYC 2020, and either one of PSYC 3710 or PSYC 3720

Students study an extended coverage of the empirical literature on sexual offending from a psychological perspective with an emphasis on dispelling common myths and stereotypes. Topics include theories and typologies of sexual violence, assessment and treatment, prevention, and community reintegration.

PSYC 4826  Special Topics in Psychology    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000 and PSYC 2020
PSYC 4876  Directed Study in Psychology    
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: twenty-four (24) credit hours in PSYC, including PSYC 1000 and PSYC 2020