Psychology Minor

Psychology Minor

Psychology Minor

  1. Students who choose the Psychology minor must register and complete ICSP 112 Introduction to Psychology as well as 4 additional psychology courses to complete the Psychology minor
  2. Alternative courses can be substituted to complete the minor if approved by the Program Director and Chair of the division




ICSP 112

Introduction to Psychology
Human behaviour and mental functioning. The nervous system, consciousness, psychoactive drugs, sensation and perception, psychogenetics, life-span development, thinking, memory, language, conditioning and learning, motivation, personality, and stress

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 250

History and Systems of Psychology
The historical development of psychology. Philosophical perspectives. The social and political implications of psychological perspectives

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 251

Introduction to Developmental Psychology I
The life-span perspective of individual human development from conception through infancy and childhood to adolescence; processes of physical, cognitive, and psychological growth, including language and social development; child abuse and childhood psychopathology

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 252

Introduction to Developmental Psychology II
An introduction to the life-span perspective of individual human development from adolescence through adulthood to old age. The processes of physical, cognitive, and psychological growth and change, including sexuality, adult relationships, social development, and issues related to aging

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 253

Introduction to Social Psychology

Social cognition and social perception. Attribution. Attitudes. Socialization, self-esteem and the self-concept. Social behaviour. Interpersonal attraction. Conformity and obedience. Aggression. Altruism. Group processes. Collective decision making. Leadership

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 254

Theories of Personality
Diverse views of human nature. The analysis of personality. Basic qualities and dispositions. Characteristic ways of behaving. Theoretical approaches to human personality. Trait theory. The determinants of behaviour. Psychodynamic and cognitive approaches

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 255

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
The definition, assessment, and classification of abnormal behaviour. Historical approaches to the understanding and treatment of abnormal behaviour. Psychotherapies and biological treatments

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 256

Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Work-related attitudes. Social influences at work. Job satisfaction. Work groups. Matching workers with jobs

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 257

Educational Psychology
An introduction to the study of human learning in the educational context; motivation, learning mechanisms, knowledge structures and intelligence, measurement and evaluation as related to teaching processes

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 258

Cross-Cultural Psychology
The role of culture in the study of behaviour. Psycho-social development, social behaviour, personality and cognition in cross-cultural perspective. Theoretical and methodological issues

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 350

Evolutionary Psychology
An introduction to evolutionary psychology; behavioral strategies as a means of evolutionary survival; sex and reproduction; child rearing; conflict and aggression; cooperation; status, prestige and social dominance

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 351

Introduction to the Freudian and Psychodynamic Traditions
The work of Sigmund Freud and his successors; Freud’s theories; criticisms; Jung; Adler; later neo-Freudians

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 352

Prosocial and Antisocial Behaviour
The psychological and anthropological understanding of prosocial and antisocial behaviours; altruism and helping; aggression and violence; theoretical approaches and debates

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 353

Clinical Psychology
The use of psychological assessment methods and psychotherapeutic approaches in the treatment of individuals with psychological problems; theoretical approaches and issues

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 354

Psychological testing
Introduce the field of psychological assessment and testing, explore the history, roles, and issues involved in the field of psychological assessment, cover principles of psychometrics and statistics, the applications of assessment in various contexts as well as an examination of particular tests, such as the Rorschach, WAIS, and MMPI

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 355

Drug Use and Behavior
An analysis of the psychology of drug use and addiction; types of psychoactive drugs, their use, and neurological impact

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 356

Psychology of Emotion
The experience of emotion; English biological, developmental, social and cognitive aspects of emotion; specific emotions in psychological perspective: happiness, sadness, fear, anger, shame, guilt, disgust, love, empathy/sympathy

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 357

Psychology of Motivation
The definition, assessment, and classification of theories related to the psychology of motivation. Theories of the psychology of motivation in the fields of cognition, neuropsychology, behavioural studies and emotions

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 358

Psychology of Economics
An introduction to different conceptual and empirical models related to preferences; choice heuristics; motivation; social influence; decision making; spending behavior; perception and emotions of different economic actors

4 (4-0-8)

ICSP 359

Foundations of Counseling Skills
An overview of the basic concepts; history; process of counseling; skills in CBT; mechanisms of change; and applications of the major schools of counseling and psychotherapy

4 (4-0-8)

Total Credits Required 20 credits


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