New courses and special topics

  • PSYC 491 A01: Psychology of Immigration - Dr. Nigel Mantou Lou
    Spring 2024 – Monday 4:00 – 6:50 pm
    The goal of this course is to have students understand migrants’ diverse experiences, with the focus on psychological theories and research in social, cultural, developmental, and educational psychology.
  • PSYC 491 A02: Neuropsychology, Neuroimaging and Aging - Dr. Jodie Gawryluk
    Spring 2024 – TWF 11:30 – 12:30 pm
    Come learn about the cognitive neuroscience of aging! In this course you will learn about ways to measure changes in brain structure and function during healthy aging and in age-related brain disorders. At the end of the course you will have a better understanding of magnetic resonance imaging and conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.
  • PSYC 491 A01: Advanced Special Topics in Psychology - Dr. Ronald Porter
    Summer 2024 - M-F 14:30 – 16:20 pm
    This course provides student with an understanding of the social psychological factors inherent in sport, exercise health, with a focus on participants, group processes, enhancing performance, and improving health and wellbeing.
  • PSYC 574A/492: Event-related Potentials (ERPs) in Cognitive Neuroscience - Dr. Jim Tanaka
    Summer 2024 - M-F 12:30 – 14:20 pm

    This class will be a theoretical and technical introduction to event-related potential research.  As a research-based course, we will explore  the neural correlates of reinforcement learning and object categorization. In the first week, students will read selected chapters from Steve Luck’s ”Introduction to the Event-Related Technique.” Next, students will be trained in the Brain & Cognition EEG Lab where they will learn basic methods for acquiring electrophysiological data.  In the lab, students will become familiar with the software routines used to filter and analyze EEG brain waves.  The class is open to both graduate and undergraduate students and is limited to 12 students.  Enrolment is by instructor permission and Interested students should contact Jim Tanaka (