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Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychology is a dynamic, exciting field of study that examines phenomena related to human perception and action, memory and cognition, thinking and intelligence, social relationships and emotions, the brain and behaviour, motivation, development—just to name a few!

The Psychology Program at Huron offers four B.A. modules of study, with heavy focus on basic foundational research knowledge in Psychology.  Our emphasis on research skill development starts in the first year and continues throughout the program. Core research courses focus on the scholarly study of Psychology in various subfields (Learning and Motivation, Cognition, Developmental and Social), with supplementary elective courses in many diverse topics such as Neuropsychology, Theories of Personality, Health Psychology, Persuasion, Biopsychology, Infancy, and Behaviour Modification, among many others.

Psychology Brochure

Alumni

 

Psychology at Huron focuses on the development of core research skills, and this emphasis on research skill development starts in the first year and continues in all upper year core research courses.

Read how our alumni have used their Psychology degrees to establish meaningful careers.

  • I decided to study French because I wanted something that would set me apart from others when I graduated
    Julia Smith BA'18
    BA, French and Psychology
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  • When you have a Philosophy degree, you can do anything you want with it. I feel pretty strongly about a Liberal Arts education
    Dave Beeston, BA'01
    Executive Vice President, Boston Red Sox
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Program Options

Huron's Psychology program includes basic courses in cognitive psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, animal learning and psychological research methods and statistics. Students will develop a fundamental understanding of the discipline of Psychology and human behaviour, while developing critical research design skills that will form a strong basis for any career.

Huron's Psychology Department offers three different modules of study and a combined Ivey HBA and Huron PSY degree. Explore which modules you're most interested in and prepare for an exciting journey where you'll learn to better understand human behaviour and motivate people through Leadership with Heart.

Honors Specialization
Specialization
Major
Minor

Honors Specialization Module in Psychology (recommended for students planning on going to graduate school in Psychology, e.g., PhD in Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, etc.)

Learn more about the following Honors Specialization options in Psychology:

Honors Specialization
Honors Specialization in Psychology/HBA

Major Module in Psychology (recommended for students planning on a professional graduate degree, e.g., MBA, medical school, dentistry, law, education, etc.)
 

Learn more about the Psychology major.

Minor Module in Psychology (recommended for students who wish to dabble in a few Psychology courses, but major in another program of study)

Learn more about the Psychology minor.

Professors

Faculty members in Psychology are experts in their fields of study and are committed to their roles as teachers and researchers.  The Faculty of Psychology is dedicated to providing you with personalized mentorship to help you achieve your academic and career goals. 

Get to know the scholars who are going to help you develop the sound knowledge and implementable skills to become a Leader with Heart who can contribute significant value to any transformational conversation and workplace.

  • Psychologists are interested in how experiences can shape behaviour. Teachers are interested in how to optimize learning for students. One of the best things about being a professor at Huron is that I get to be both a psychologist AND a teacher
    Christine Tsang, PhD
    Chair, Psychology
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  • My teaching focuses on how the social environment influences human behaviours from a psychological perspective. Some courses that I teach include social psychology, psychology of persuasion, and personal relationships
    Irene Cheung, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Psychology
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Psychology Department

Full-Time Faculty 

Part-Time Faculty 

Psychology Courses

Psychology at Huron offers undergraduate courses across a range of subdisciplines in Psychology, from social psychology and cognitive psychology to animal learning and adolescent risk behaviour. Many courses in our program include active research components to develop students’ research and writing skills.

By engaging with Huron's Psychology Department, you'll have the opportunity to take part in complex conversations and research that will help you look at the world from a completely different and far more well-informed perspective. Participate in eye-opening research, community engagement projects and laboratories to get closer to answering the big questions.

2018-2019 Psychology Courses

PSY 1000 Introduction to Psychology

Quinlan

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PSY 1001 Laboratory Upgrade

TBD

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PSY 1100E Method and Theory in General Psychology

DEPT

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PSY 2115A Sensation and Perception

Quinlan

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PSY 2180E Method and Theory in Cognition Hessels View course outline

PSY 2221A Introduction to Biological Basis of Behaviour

Quinlan

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PSY 2280E Method and Theory in Learning and Motivation

Cole

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PSY 2480E Developmental Psychology: Basic Principles

Tsang

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PSY 2550A Personality Theory and Research

Feher/Vernon

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PSY 2760G Research in Sensational Data

 Quinlan

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PSY 2780E Selected Basic Problems in Social Psychology

Cheung

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PSY 2830A Research in Psychology

Hessels

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PSY 3227A/B Neuropsychology: Brain Injury Treatment

Hoshooley

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PSY 3304G Human Learning Behavior Modification

Cole

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PSY 3350G Adolescent Risk Behaviour

Dumas

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PSY 3450F Development During Infancy

Tsang

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PSY 3726F Personal Relationships

Cheung

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PSY 3760G Special Topics in Psychology Cheung/Tsang View course outline

PSY 3830F/G Computers and Research in Psychology

Hessels

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PSY 4880E Honors Thesis

Tsang

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2017-2018 Psychology Courses
Course Instructor Course Outline

PSY 1000 Introduction to Psychology

D. Quinlan

Course Outline

PSY 1001 Laboratory Upgrade

Dept.

Course Outline

PSY 1100E Method and Theory in General Psychology

Dept.

Course Outline

 

Course Instructor Course Outline

PSY 2115B Sensation and Perception

D. Quinlan

Course Outline

PSY 2180E Method and Theory in Cognition

S. Hessels

Course Outline

PSY 2221A Introduction to Biological Basis of Behaviour

D. Quinlan

Course Outline

PSY 2280E Method and Theory in Learning and Motivation

M. Cole

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PSY 2330A Introduction to Health Psychology

T. Dumas

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PSY 2550A Personality Theory and Research

Vernon &
Giammarco

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PSY 2780E Selected Basic Problems in Social Psychology

I. Cheung

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PSY 2830A Research in Psychology

T. Dumas

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Course Instructor Course Outline

PSY 3227F Neuropsychology: Brain Injury Treatment

J.Hoshooley

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PSY 3227G Neuropsychology: Brain Injury Treatment

J.Hoshooley

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PSY 3350G Adolescent Risk Behavior

T. Dumas

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PSY 3450G Development During Infancy

C. Tsang

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PSY 3722F Persuasion Theory and Research

I. Cheung

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PSY 3760G Special Topics

C. Tsang
I. Cheung

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PSY 3830F Computers and Research in Psychology

S. Hessels

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PSY 3830G Computers and Research in Psychology

S. Hessels

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PSY 3950F History of Psychology

M. Cole

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PSY 4880E Honors Thesis

Dept.

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Key Contacts

Christine Tsang, PhD

Chair, Psychology
510.519.438.7224 ext.260
ctsang33huron.uwo.ca
V119

Geoff Read, PhD

Dean, Arts and Social Sciences & Associate Professor, History
519.438.7224 ext. 222
gread4huron.uwo.ca
A106

Kathy Mazur-Spitzig

Program Assistant
519.438.7224 ext. 231
ksmazurhuron.uwo.ca

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Monday - Friday

Sherry Wells-Foster, MA

Coordinator, Dean's Office
519.438.7224 ext. 281
sherry.fosteruwo.ca
A106

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                  Monday - Friday

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