Applied Topics in Psychology (PSYCH 470) descriptions

PSYCH 470 ( 0.50 ) LEC

Special Topics in Applied Psychology                                                  

Topics cover practical applications of theory and research in one or more of the six areas of psychology. Consult departmental listings for upcoming topics. Topics may include applications of psychology to health, well-being, law, education, policy analysis, management, marketing, regulation, systems design, community organizing, conflict resolution, and/or communications.

PSYCH 470 was first offered in Fall 2016. 

Prereq: PSYCH 211, 257/257R, 291, 292; PSYCH 207 or 261; PSYCH 238/338 or 253/253R; Level at least 3A Psychology majors or Make-Up Psychology. 
Antireq: PSYCH 391

PSYCH 470 has an antirequisite of PSYCH 391 (Advanced Data Analysis) not because they have equivalent content, but because students who have taken PSYCH 391 should be taking an Honours Seminar instead of PSYCH 470. PSYCH 470 is not a data analysis or statistics course.


Spring 2019 topic: Learning and Decision-making in Young Children.

With so much going on in their environments, how do young children learn about the world around them? In this course, we will explore learning and decision-making during infancy and early childhood. We will consider the ways children learn from their own observations and how they glean information from others. We will explore how children’s memory and executive functions contribute to variation within and across age groups. We will also consider how aspects of their environment affect these outcomes.


Last updated: February 22, 2019