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PSYC 2500H: Child Development
A survey course dealing with the theoretical and empirical research bases of child development and child psychology as a scientific discipline. Topics include theories of development, research methods, biological foundations, basic psychological processes in children, cognitive and intellectual development, social and emotional development, and family and peer influences on children’s behaviour. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in PSYC 1020H (102H) and 1030H (103H) (or in PSYC 1010Y or 101). Excludes PSYC 281H, 280.

PSYC 3560H: Family Development
Exposes the student to current life-span developmental theory and research methodology in the area of family relationships. Topics include family-systems theory, attachment theory, Erikson’s psychosocial theory, developmental interaction in the child-rearing years, family life transitions, challenging issues of contemporary parenting. Prerequisite: 8.0 university credits including PSYC 2500H (281H) or 280; OR 60% or higher in 1020H (102H) and 1030H (103H) or in PSYC 1010Y (101) and 4.0 NURS credits. Excludes PSYC 384H.

 PSYC 4531H: Cross-Cultural Psychology and Family Development
The effect of cross-cultural is developing as an important area of research. We will begin with a review of cross-cultural and cultural psychological theoretical frameworks. Then we will consider various bodies of research that explore issues of acculturation emphasizing the family as a whole and various components of the family. Prerequisite: Minimum 65% average in completed PSYC courses; PSYC 3560H (384H); PSYC 3015Y (315) or 333; and at least 1.0 additional 3000-level PSYC credit. (PSYC 3015Y will be accepted as a co-requisite if the student has successfully completed 15.0 university credits). Excludes PSYC 431H.

PSYC - 4120H: Qualitative Research and Analysis
An introduction to contemporary debates and practical strategies of qualitative research focusing on arguments current in critical and feminist theory which underpin Grounded Theory, Interpretive Phenomenology, and various discourse analytical approaches. Students will also gain skills in the use of in-depth interviews, focus groups, narrative analysis, discourse analysis, action, and participatory research. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in PSYC 2018H and 2019H (or in 2016H and 2017H or 215); OR SOCI 3160H (316) or equivalent prerequisites; and 8.0 university credits. Excludes PSYC-SOCI 473H.

PSYC 4720H: Psychology of Evil
Explores the “darker side” of human behaviour and the underlying psychology of these behaviours. Why do we as human beings intentionally harm or diminish others or our environment? Beginning with a discussion of what evil is from a psychological perspective, individual, social, and corporate/institutional evil will be considered. Prerequisite: Minimum 65% average in completed PSYC courses; PSYC 3015Y (315) or 333; PSYC 2700H (272H); and at least 1.0 additional 3000-level PSYC credit. (PSYC 3015Y will be accepted as a co-requisite if the student has successfully completed 15.0 university credits).

PSYC 5016H – Advanced univariate statistics (Graduate Level)

This course provides a detailed examination of univariate statistics, including t-tests, analysis of variance including between-subjects designs, random effects and various mixed designs, multiple comparison and trend analyses, correlation, nonparametric statistics, power, effect size (typically offered in the Fall semester).

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