New courses and special topics

  • PSYC 191 - Introduction to Indigenous Mental Health and Healing – Dr Emily Haigh
    Fall 2022 – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 1:30 – 2:20 pm
    This course will draw from Canadian Indigenous perspectives to explore mental health and healing. Topics will consider some of the important historical and contemporary influences on the mental health of Indigenous People in Canada, including traditional forms and modalities of healing, the impact of colonialism on traditional healing, decolonizing approaches to mental health services, and community healing and restoration.
  • PSYC 387: Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination - Dr. Maria Iankilevitch
    Fall 2022 – Monday & Wednesday 4:30 – 5:50 pm
    Examines theoretical and empirical approaches to studying stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination from a social psychological perspective. Considers intergroup attitudes and discrimination from the perspective of both the perceivers and the targets. Strategies for improving intergroup relations are also considered.
  • PSYC 391: Memory and Aging - Dr. Jordana Wynn & Dr. Tarek Amer
    Fall 2022 – Monday & Wednesday 4:00 – 5:20 pm
    Overview of research examining age-related changes in memory. Topics include theories of cognitive aging, tests of memory function, and neural correlates of memory.
  • PSYC 391: How the Mind Makes Meaning - Dr. Daniel Bub
    Spring 2023 – Monday & Thursday 10:00 – 11:20 am
    The purpose of this course is to introduce a variety of different approaches to the question of how we derive the meaning of words, objects and human intentions. The course is based on experimental evidence from cognitive psychology and neuroscience.

  • PSYC 491: Seeing and Remembering in Old Age - Dr. Tarek Amer & Dr. Jordana Wynn
    Spring 2023 – Monday & Wednesday 4:30 – 5:50 pm
    Linking research examining age-related changes in visual attention and memory, this seminar course will interrogate how older adults' memories are shaped by changes in visual attention and exploration.

  • PSYC 491: Psychology of Immigration - Dr. Nigel Mantou Lou
    Spring 2023 – 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 - Forensic Psychology – Dr. Jody Bain
    Spring 2023 – Monday & Thursday 11:30 am – 12:50 pm
    Topics covered in this course will include but not be limited to: victimizers and victims, anger management, violence and violent offenders, abuse and sexual offenders, juvenile offenders, male offenders, female offenders, mental health, mental handicap, and dual diagnoses.  Crime, deviance, and justice issues will be examined.