Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Second-year psychology courses

 

PSYC 2040: Introduction to Biological Psychology
PSYC 2050: Drugs and Behaviour
PSYC 2100: Analysis of Psychological Data
PSYC 2110: Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 2120: Introduction to Personality
PSYC 2130: Introduction to Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence
PSYC 2160: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 2210: Introduction to Cognition
PSYC 2220: Introduction to Social Psychology
PSYC 2230: Introduction to Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging
PSYC 2300: Human Sexuality
PSYC 2910: Research Apprenticeship


PSYC2040 Introduction to Biological Psychology (3,0,0)Thompson Rivers University

PSYC 2040 Introduction to Biological Psychology (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students consider the relationship between psychological and biological processes. The anatomy of the brain and neutral activity as well as the endocrine system is examined as it relates to the sensory and motor abilities, learning and memory, language, motivation, states of consciousness and sexual behaviour. Research methods of studying the brain are also discussed.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1110 and PSYC 1210, or permission of the instructor
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PSYC2050 Drugs and Behaviour (3,0,0)Thompson Rivers University

PSYC 2050 Drugs and Behaviour (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course surveys topics related to drugs and behaviour. Basic mechanisms of pharmacology and the nervous system are introduced in the context of psychoactive drugs. Students discuss the historical and cultural influences that have shaped the roles played by drugs and addiction in Canadian society. Impacts of drug use and abuse on society and the individual are emphasized.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1110 and PSYC 1210 or permission of the instructor
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PSYC2100 Analysis of Psychological Data (2,0,2)Thompson Rivers University

PSYC 2100 Analysis of Psychological Data (2,0,2)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students are provided with a conceptual and practical introduction to types of data analysis most commonly used in psychology. Topics include descriptive statistics, correlation, t-tests, chi-square, and ANOVA. This is a required course for students intending to major in Psychology and recommended for students intending to take Psychology courses numbered in the 3000's or 4000's.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1110 and PSYC 1210 or permission of the instructor
Note: Students may normally receive credit for only one of the following: BIOL 3000, BUEC 2320, MATH 1200, PSYC 2100, SOCI 2710, SOCI 3710, STAT 1200, STAT 2000
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PSYC2110 Introduction to Research Methods (3,0,1)Thompson Rivers University

PSYC 2110 Introduction to Research Methods (3,0,1)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students are introduced to the procedures and designs used in psychological research and the critical evaluation of research. Topics include the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to research, including non-experimental, experimental, and quasi-experimental designs; research ethics; measurement; validity of methods; control of extraneous influences; and the drawing of valid conclusions from empirical evidence. This is a required course for students majoring in psychology.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1110 and PSYC 1210 or permission of the instructor
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PSYC2120 Introduction to Personality (2,1,0)Thompson Rivers University

PSYC 2120 Introduction to Personality (2,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students examine the major theories of personality formation, including psychodynamic, cognitive, humanistic, and behavioural approaches. Students are provided an opportunity to relate this material to personal growth and development.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1110 and PSYC 1210 or permission of the instructor
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PSYC2130 Introduction to Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence (2,1,0)Thompson Rivers University

PSYC 2130 Introduction to Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence (2,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students explore the developmental process from conception to adolescence. Theoretical perspectives and research data are examined as they relate to physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of development.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1110 and PSYC 1210 or permission of the instructor
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PSYC2160 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3,0,0)Thompson Rivers University

PSYC 2160 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Participants examine psychopathology from historical, contemporary and cross cultural perspectives. Students consider evolving models and issues including biological, psychological, and social behavioural approaches to assessment, causes, and treatment of a wide range of disordered behaviours.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1110 and PSYC 1210 or permission of the instructor
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PSYC2210 Introduction to Cognition (3,0,1)Thompson Rivers University

PSYC 2210 Introduction to Cognition (3,0,1)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is a detailed introduction to empirical and theoretical aspects in the following core areas of psychology: human memory, perception, attention, language, and thinking.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1110 and PSYC 1210 or permission of the instructor. PSYC 2110 recommended.
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PSYC2220 Introduction to Social Psychology (2,1,0)Thompson Rivers University

PSYC 2220 Introduction to Social Psychology (2,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students examine the effects of social environment on human behaviour, attitudes, and personality. Specifically, the topics considered include theories and methods of social psychology, social perceptions, affiliation, attraction and love, aggression and violence, prejudice and discrimination, cooperation and altruism, attitude change, group behaviours, and conformity and social influence.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1110 and PSYC 1210 or permission of the instructor
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PSYC2230 Introduction to Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging (2,1,0)Thompson Rivers University

PSYC 2230 Introduction to Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging (2,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is an inquiry into the developmental changes from adolescence onwards with an emphasis on adolescent adjustment, adult maturity and growth, middle age, retirement, old age, dying and death. Current research is examined as it relates to physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development.
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PSYC2300 Human Sexuality (3,0,0)Thompson Rivers University

PSYC 2300 Human Sexuality (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students examine the full range of sexual attitudes and behaviours as seen in contemporary society. Frank and open discussions in both lecture and small group format is stressed.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1110 and PSYC 1210 or permission of the instructor
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PSYC2910 Research Apprenticeship (0,3,0)Thompson Rivers University

PSYC 2910 Research Apprenticeship (0,3,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students learn about psychological research by conducting research with a faculty supervisor. Following an apprenticeship model, students engage in collecting data, reviewing the literature, entering and analyzing data, and writing a scientific report.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1110 or 1111
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