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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Units Undergraduate Programs and Courses Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Associate Professor and Chair G. Hayman
Professors J.L. Jamieson,
  M.J. Stones
Associate Professors M. Bedard (Public Health),
  R.B. Davis,
  G. Hayman,
  D.S. Mazmanian,
  K. Oinonen,
E.P. Rawana,
  M.L. Stroink,
  J. Tan,
  M.F. Wesner
Assistant Professors R.G. Klein,
  T. Kondzielewski (Psychology/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  K.A. Maranzan
Adjunct Professors M. Donaghy,
  S. Donaghy,
J.M. Haggarty (NOSM),
  P. Johnson,
  M.A. Katzman,
L. Maxfield,
M.A. Mountain,
F.R. Schmidt,
  S. Sellick,
  E.S. St-Pierre,
  M. Vermani,
P.A. Voros
Professors Emeriti of Psychology K.A. Allan,
  E. Bauman,
  M. Dilley,
  N. Ginsburg,
  H.N. McLeod,
  W.T. Melnyk,
  C.T. Netley,
  K.P. Satinder
Lecturer   A. Stibbards (Psychology/Interdisciplinary Studies)

Psychology refers to both the science and profession concerned with understanding and influencing the thoughts, feelings and behaviour of individuals.

Different psychologists are often people with very different interests and abilities. For example, one particular psychologist may have been trained as a practitioner, work in a mental health clinic, and spend most of his or her time interpreting psychological tests and doing psychotherapy. Another psychologist may have been trained both as a scientist and a practitioner and work for a management consulting firm, consulting with clients in regard to organization development, executive selection, and career planning. A third psychologist may have been trained as a scientist and spend most of his or her working time in a research laboratory doing research with either humans or animals. This wide diversity among different psychologists is reflected by the fact that at Lakehead University students may begin their training as psychologists either with an Arts or Science Degree.

Psychologists are concerned with a multitude of questions. How do we perceive? How do we learn? How do we think? What motivates us? What developmental stages do we go through? How do individuals differ from one another? How is each and every individual unique? How are we influenced by our social and physical environments? How do biological factors influence us? How do drugs influence us? What abnormalities can occur in regard to thinking, feeling and behaving? And, what can we and what should we do about these abnormalities?

What virtually all psychologists have in common is that through their work, whatever it may be, they hope to make a positive contribution to human welfare. Studying psychology at Lakehead University, through either the introductory course or other courses, should prove to be a beneficial and satisfying experience for anyone. The more a person knows and understands about thinking, feeling and behaving, the better he or she will be able to appreciate and cope with the complex world in which we live!

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

See Requirements for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Programs in the Admission Requirements section of this Calendar.

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

See the University Regulations section and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Regulations section of this Calendar for conditions to enter, proceed in, and graduate from these programs.

Note 1:
Core Course Requirements:
For the 3-year BA and BSc programs, two FCEs (full course equivalents) must be completed from the psychology core groups, one from either core groups A or B, and one from either core groups C or D. For the 4-year Psychology programs, four FCEs must be selected from the core groups, one from each of groups A, B, C and D. It is recommended that all students take a range of core area courses in their studies.

Note 2:
Other Requirements:
(a) Minimum overall average in all psychology courses consists of: 60% for the Major in Psychology BA and BSc degrees; 70% for the Honours BA and Honours BSc in Psychology degrees; and 80% for the Specialized Honours in Psychology HBA and HBSc degrees.
(b) Minimum and maximum number of psychology courses:
5 and 8 FCEs for three year Major in Psychology BA and BSc degrees; 9 and 13 for four year Major in Psychology BA and BSc degrees, and for Honours BA and Honours BSc in Psychology degrees; 11 and 13 for Specialized Honours in Psychology HBA and HBSc degrees.
(c) Required courses for all programs:
1100 and 2101 are required for all programs. Students who have taken an introductory statistics course from another department may receive permission to be exempt from 2101, in which case another psychology course must be taken in place of an elective.

Note 3:
Second, third and fourth year Psychology courses are not open to first year students. Fourth year courses are normally open only to third and fourth year students. Exceptions must be approved by the Department.

Note 4:
Elective courses may be chosen from any degree-level course in the University, provided the prerequisites are met. Science electives may be chosen from any degree-level course designated as a Science course in a BSc or Honours BSc program (including BES, HBES, HBESc, HBScF, BEng, BScN, HBK), or by consultation with the Department of Psychology.