Current Courses

PSYC1106 – Introduction to Psychology I

This course emphasizes scientifically-based biological and environmental explanations of human and animal behaviour. The course topics will focus on:

the Grand Psychology Theories, the Scientific Method,
Brain Structure and Function, Developmental Psychology,
Perception and our Senses, 3 dominant Learning Theories,
Human Personality Structures Select Psychological Disorders

In the lab, students participate in “hands on” experience in the scientific method of psychology.
Most Recent Syllabus: Intro to Psychology I – PSYC 1106

Course Readings: see Blackboard for full list of materials and readings
A partial list of readings can be found here at NOBA.

PSYC1107 – Introduction to Psychology II

This course builds on Introduction to Psychology I. We will examine ideas and findings focused on:

States of Consciousness Memory
Thinking, Language, & Intelligence Emotion & Motivation
Social Psychology (interpersonal influence & relationships) Mind-Body Connection (Health Psychology)
more Psychological Disorders Treating Psychological Disorders

In the lab, students will further develop their statistical and writing skills.
Most Recent Syllabus: Intro to Psychology II – PSYC 1107

Course Readings: see Blackboard for full list of materials and readings
A partial list of readings can be found here at NOBA.

 

PSYC 3007 – Science of Mind Reading

In this course, you will evaluate the psychological factors that support accurate mental state inferences of:

people’s thoughts and feelings (states),
people’s general tendencies (traits), and
lie detection.

In class, you will participate in article summaries and evaluations which highlight state detection, trait detection, and lie detection. 
Most Recent Syllabus: PSYC 3007

Course Readings: see Blackboard for full list of materials and readings
A partial list of readings can be found here.

 

PSYC 4105 – Senior Empirical Thesis

In this course, students conduct an empirical investigation of a research problem in psychology under the supervision of a Psychology Faculty member. After discussion and approval of faculty advisor, students identify their research topic.

During the course, students engage in

novel, psychological research investigations, demonstrate competence in research design,
develop scientific oral presentation skills, & write a final in a style suitable for a journal.

Procedures and Prerequisites:
Students must submit an Individualized Course Supervision Contract to the Chair of the Department by February 15 prior to the academic year when the course will be taken. Once this has been approved, they need to register through Webadvisor for the course.

This course is restricted to students in their fourth-year of the Honours Psychology program. They also must have achieved a minimum grade of 70% in PSYC 3356 or CHFS 3035. Approval of the discipline is required prior to registration.

My Other Previous Nipissing University Courses 

PSYC 2616 – Theories of Personality

PSYC 4005 – Systems and Theories in Psychology