Courses for AY 2017-2018

This page lists the courses in the Psychology major planned for the academic year. For more details on each course, please see the full list of Psychology courses.

Colour key:
Pre-requisite for Psychology Major
Capstone (required for major only)
Core psychology course: Highly recommended for those interested in a practitioners Master’s degree (e.g. clinical psychology, educational psychology).* 

Semester 1
YSS2201, Understanding Behaviour and Cognition* (2 sections), Asplund
YSS2216, Statistics and Research Methods for Psychology, Keng
YSS3203, Behavioral Economics, Riambau (Economics course, cross-listed in Psychology)
YSS3219, Developmental Psychology, Cheung
YSC3235, Animal Behaviour, Johns (Life Sciences course, cross-listed in Psychology)
YSS3259, The Human Condition: Psychology & Health in Literature, Ickovics
YSS3260, Community Health Assessment and Improvement, Ickovics
YSS4221, Moral Development, Powell
YSS4102, Psychology Capstone Project

Semester 2
YSS2201, Understanding Behaviour and Cognition*, Liu
YSS2207, Introduction to Social Psychology (2 sections), O’Keefe
YSS3267, Lab in Cognitive Psychology, Asplund
YSS3214, Abnormal Psychology, Keng
YSS3263, Emotions and Politics, Tarnopolsky (PPE course, cross-listed in Psychology)
YSS3266, Social and Behavioural Foundations of Health, Ickovics
YSS4230, Psychology of Mindfulness, Keng
YSS4231, Parenting and Child Development, Cheung
YSS4102, Psychology Capstone Project


*It’s wise to: Take a course in each of the core psychology areas (social, developmental, abnormal, cognitive, and biological). Take more psychology courses than the major requires (>6 electives).

*Understanding Behaviour and Cognition will be renamed Introduction to Psychology beginning August 2020.