Psychology Saint John

For more information on graduate courses offered by the Department of Psychology on the Saint John campus, please contact a program assistant.

Course NumberCourse NameDescriptionCredit Hours
PSYC6005 Principles of Psychological Science This course provides an overview of research methods in psychology. The first part of the course concerns general research methods and professional issues. The second part covers specific research methods relevant to areas of psychology available on both UNB campuses. Possible topics include: field research, industrial/organizational, psychophysics and signal detection, operant and classical conditioning, cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, developmental psychology, and applied research. The actual topics covered will be tailored to the needs and interests of students enrolled in the course. This course is offered alternating years on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses.Prerequisites: None. 3 ch
PSYC6013 Advanced Statistics and Research Design I The first part of this course will focus on reviewing the principles of research design and research methods. This includes the logic and principles of hypothesis testing, different types of research (nonexperimental research, experiments and surveys), research designs, and the basic foundations of measurement theory (not necessarily in that order). After a brief examination of descriptive statistics, we will go on to simple correlation, bivariate regression, and finally, the most general “univariate” technique, multiple regression. Required course.
Prerequisites: None.
3 ch
PSYC6014 Advanced Statistics and Research Design II The first part of this course will continue on from PSYC 6013 with an emphasis on statistical analysis of relationships between variables. Within the context of multiple regression we will also examine techniques such as t-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Required course.Prerequisites: None. 3 ch
PSYC6033 Special Topics I A reading course intended to provide an in-depth analysis of current theory, research and its applications in a specific area of psychology. Topics will be tailored to the interests of the student.Prerequisites: None. 3 ch
PSYC6034 Special Topics II A reading course intended to provide an in-depth analysis of current theory, research and its applications in a specific area of psychology. Topics will be tailored to the interests of the student. Prerequisites: None. 3 ch
PSYC6101 Ethical Standards for Psychologists This course will examine ethical standards for psychologists involved in research, teaching, and applied work based on the most recent version of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists. The course uses a problem-based learning approach in which students research relevant issues and then use the ethical standards to resolve ethical dilemmas. Class meetings will involve little or no lecturing but much discussion, informed by research and the Code of Ethics. Required Course.Prerequisites: None. 1.5 ch
PSYC6103 Proseminar I: Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behaviour Recent research and thinking on cognitive and emotional aspects of behavior are explored through journal articles with special attention paid to appropriate offerings in Psychological Review, Psychological Bulletin, and to the comprehensive review and commentary exchange articles in Brain and Behavior. Required Course.Prerequisites: None. 3 ch
PSYC6203 Proseminar II: Biological Bases of Behaviour This course highlights some of the most recent developments in behavioural brain research. Topics may include various aspects of cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, psychopharmacology, behavior genetics, and neuroimaging. Required course.

3 ch
PSYC6303 Proseminar III: Social Bases of Behaviour This course examines various aspects of the causes, development, and maintenance of social behavior. Required course.Prerequisites: None. 3 ch
PSYC6403 Proseminar IV: Individual Differences This course is concerned with understanding the major sources of variation in human behaviour, with an emphasis on biological, cognitive, development, personality, cultural/ethnicity, and gender-based differences. Research methodology for the study of individual differences will also be discussed. Required course.Prerequisites: None. 3 ch
PSYC6503 Topics in Experimental Psychology I Students are required to design and conduct an original research study. 3 ch
PSYC6504 Topics in Experimental Psychology II Students are required to design and conduct an original research study.Prerequisites: None. 3 ch
PSYC6997 Master Thesis cr