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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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HONORS SPECIALIZATION
SPECIALIZATION
MAJOR
MINOR
Honors Specialization in Psychology

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 in Psychology

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 in Psychology

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
    Associate Professor Professor, Psychology
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Psychology Department

Tenure-stream

  • Dr. Christine Tsang, Chair, Associate Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 260, Rm V119, ctsang33@uwo.ca
  • Dr. Irene Cheung, Associate Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 225, Rm V117, icheung5@uwo.ca
  • Dr. Tara Dumas, Associate Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 236, Rm V121, tdumas2@uwo.ca (On Sabbatical July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)
  • Dr. Stephen Van Hedger, Assistant Professor, 519.438.7224, ext. 223, Rm V118, svanhedg@uwo.ca

Program Sessional and Per Course Instructors  

Professors Emeriti

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.

2021 - 2022 Courses
Course Instructor View Course Outlines
PSY 1000 – Intro to Psychology Gorman 550
PSY 1001E – Laboratory Upgrade Department 551
PSY 1100E – Method/General Psychology Department 550 / 551
PSY 2115B – Intro Sensation & Perception Quinlan 550
PSY 2180E – Method/Theory in Cognition Hessels 550
PSY 2221A – Intro to Biol Basis of Behavior Quinlan 550
PSY 2330A – Intro to Health Psychology Gorman 550
PSY 2480E – Basic Princ – Development Tsang 550
PSY 2550A – Intro Personality Theory & Res Feher 550
PSY 2750E – Theories and Methods of Cognitive Neuroscience Van Hedger 550
PSY 2780E – Social Psychology Cheung 550
PSY 2830A – Research in Psychology Hessels 550
PSY 3222G – Intro to Neuroimaging Research Quinlan 550
PSY 3227A – Neuropsychology Hoshooley 550
PSY 3227B – Neuropsychology Hoshooley 550
PSY 3450F – Development during Infancy Chiarella 550
PSY 3696G – Dynamics in Mentorship in Psych Cheung 550
PSY 3722G – Persuasion Theory & Research Gorman 550
PSY 3726F – Personal Relationships Cheung 550
PSY 3830F – Comp & Research in Psych Hessels 550
PSY 3830G – Comp & Research in Psych Hessels 550 / 551
PSY 3950F – History of Psychology Tsang / van Tol 550
PSY 4880E – Honors Thesis Cheung / Tsang / Van Hedger 550

 

2020 - 2021 Courses
Course Instructor View Course Outline
PSYCH 1000 – Introduction to Psychology Quinlan 550 
PSYCH 1001E – Laboratory Upgrade Department 550-559
PSYCH 1100E – Method/General Psychology Department 550
PSYCH 1100E – Method/General Psychology Department 551
PSYCH 2115A – Intro Sensation & Perception Van Hedger 550
PSYCH 2180E – Method/Theory in Cognition Hessels 550
PSYCH 2221A – Intro Biological Basis of Behavior Quinlan 550
PSYCH 2280E – Method/Theory in Learning & Motivation Cole 550
PSYCH 2330A – Intro to Health Psychology Dumas 550 
PSYCH 2480E – Basic Principles in Development Tsang 550 
PSYCH 2550A – Intro Personality Theory & Research Feher 550 
PSYCH 2830A – Research in Psychology Dumas 550
PSYCH 2830A – Research in Psychology Gorman 551

 

Course Instructor View Course Outline
PSYCH 3115G – Sensation, Perception Research Quinlan 550
PSYCH 3227B – Neuropsychology Quinlan 550
PSYCH 3304G – Human, Learning Behavior Mod. Cole 550
PSYCH 3350G – Adolescent Risk Behavior Dumas 550
PSYCH 3450F – Development During Infancy Chiarella 550
PSYCH 3696G – Dynamics in Mentorship in Psychology Cheung / Tsang 550
PSYCH 3722G – Persuasion Theory & Research Gorman 550
PSYCH 3726F – Personal Relationships Cheung 550
PSYCH 3760G – SEL TOPICS – Music Cognition Van Hedger 550
PSYCH 3830F – Comp & Research in Psychology Hessels 551
PSYCH 3830G – Comp & Research in Psychology Hessels 550
PSYCH 3830G – Comp & Research in Psychology Hessels 551

 

Course Instructor View Course Outline
PSYCH 4880E – Honors Thesis Cheung 550
PSYCH 4880E – Honors Thesis Cole 550
PSYCH 4880E – Honors Thesis Dumas 550
PSYCH 4880E – Honors Thesis Tsang 550
PSYCH 4880E – Honors Thesis Van Hedger 550
2019 - 2020 Courses
Course Section Instructor Course Outline

PSY 1000 Introduction to Psychology

550

Course Outline

PSY 1001E Laboratory Upgrade

550-559

Course Outline

PSY 1100E Method and Theory in General Psychology

550

DEPT

Course Outline

PSY 1100E  Method and Theory in General Psychology 551 DEPT Course Outline
PSY 1100E Method and Theory in General Psychology 553-561 DEPT Course Outline

PSY 2115A Intro to Sensation and Perception

550

Quinlan

Course Outline

PSY 2180E Method and Theory in Cognition 550 Hessels Course Outline

PSY 2221A Introduction to Biological Basis of Behaviour

550

Quinlan

Course Outline

PSY 2280E Method and Theory in Learning and Motivation

550

Cole

Course Outline

PSY 2330A  Intro to Health Psychology 550 Dumas Course Outline

PSY 2480E Developmental Psychology: Basic Principles

550

Tsang

Course Outline

PSY 2550B Personality Theory and Research

550

Feher / Vernon

Course Outline

PSY 2780E Selected Basic Problems in Social Psychology

550

Gorman

Course Outline

PSY 2830A Research in Psychology 550 Dumas Course Outline

 

PSY 3222G  Intro to Neuroimaging Research 550 Quinlan Course Outline

PSY 3227A Neuropsychology

550

Hoshooley

Course Outline

PSY 3227B  Neuropsychology 550 Hoshooley Course Outline

PSY 3350G Adolescent Risk Behaviour

550

Dumas

Course Outline

PSY 3450F Development During Infancy

550

Chiarella

Course Outline

PSY 3696G Dynamics in Mentorship in Psychology 550 Tsang Course Outline
PSY 3722F  Persuasion Theory and Research Gorman Course Outline

PSY 3830F Computers and Research in Psychology

Hessels

Course Outline

PSY 3830G Computers and Research in Psychology Hessels Course Outline
PSY 3950F  History of Psychology Cole Course Outline

PSY 4880E Honors Thesis

550

Cole / Dumas / Tsang

Course Outline

2018 - 2019 Courses

PSY 1000 Introduction to Psychology

Quinlan

View course outline

PSY 1001 Laboratory Upgrade

TBD

View course outline

PSY 1100E Method and Theory in General Psychology

DEPT

View course outline

 

PSY 2115A Sensation and Perception

Quinlan

View course outline

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

PSY 2221A Introduction to Biological Basis of Behaviour

Quinlan

View course outline

PSY 2280E Method and Theory in Learning and Motivation

Cole

View course outline

PSY 2480E Developmental Psychology: Basic Principles

Tsang

View course outline

PSY 2550A Personality Theory and Research

Feher/Vernon

View course outline

PSY 2760G Research in Sensational Data

 Quinlan

View course outline

PSY 2780E Selected Basic Problems in Social Psychology

Cheung

View course outline

PSY 2830A Research in Psychology

Hessels

View course outline

 

PSY 3227A/B Neuropsychology: Brain Injury Treatment

Hoshooley

View course outline

PSY 3304G Human Learning Behavior Modification

Cole

View course outline

PSY 3350G Adolescent Risk Behaviour

Dumas

View course outline

PSY 3450F Development During Infancy

Tsang

View course outline

PSY 3726F Personal Relationships

Cheung

View course outline

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

PSY 3830F/G Computers and Research in Psychology

Hessels

View course outline

 

PSY 4880E Honors Thesis

Tsang

View course outline

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