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Department of Psychology


5246 Robert C. Brown Hall, (604) 2913354 Tel, (604) 2913427 Fax, www.sfu.ca/psychology

Chair

W.R. Krane BA (Windsor), MA, PhD (York)

Graduate Program Chair

K. Bartholomew BA (S Fraser), PhD (Stan)

Faculty and Areas of Research

see "Department of Psychology". for a complete list of faculty.

B.K. Alexander - psychology of addiction, history of psychology, temperance mentality

K. Bartholomew - adult attachment, abuse in intimate relationships, male same-sex relationships

B.L. Beyerstein - drugs and behavior, brain and behavior, sensation (olfaction), critical appraisal of occult and pseudo-scientific claims

A.R. Blackman - human experimental, perception, driving, risk taking

M.L. Bowman - clinical neuropsychology, health psychology, stress and coping, individual differences

J. Carpendale - social cognitive development, moral development and cognitive development

E.M. Coles - psychopathology, classification and diagnosis, forensic issues

D. Connolly - psychology and law, children and the law, children's autobiographical memory, eyewitness memory

D.N. Cox - behavior therapy, health psychology, sport psychology, psychology and law

C.B. Crawford - Darwinism and human behaviour

C. Fraser - human sexuality, Buddhist psychology, AIDS/HIV, health psychology

R.J. Freeman - neuropsychology, experimental psychopathology, psychosomatics

S.D. Hart - psychology and law, psychopathy, mentally disordered offenders, violence predictions, wife assault, psychological assessment; models of personality and personality disorder

G. Iarocci - developmental psychopathology, autism, development of visual attention and perception, risk and protective factors and cultural identity in the development of first nations children

M. Kimball - history of women in psychology and psychoanalysis

R.F. Koopman - measurement, multivariate methodology, numerical methods

W.R. Krane - multivariate statistics, psychological scaling, psychometric theory

D.L. Krebs - moral developmental, altruism, self-serving cognitive biases, evolution of morality and self-deception

R.G. Ley - forensic psychology (criminal) PTSD adolescent psychopathology and delinquency, psychodynamic psychotherapy

M.D. Maraun - psychometrics and philosophy of science

J.E. Marcia - psychosocial developmental theory, ego identity, psychotherapy

J.J. McDonald - cognitive neuroscience, human electrophysiology, event-related potentials, attention and cross-modal processing

C.G. McFarland - social cognition, social memory, mood and social judgment, social comparison processes

R. Mistlberger - biological rhythms, sleep, feeding, physiological psychology

M.M. Moretti - self, attachment and psychopathology; developmental psychopathology particularly conduct disorder, aggression and violence in girls; systemic intervention; program development and evaluation

R.M. Roesch - psychology and law, including forensic assessment, jail mental health, and competency to stand trial

J.N. Strayer - emotional and social-cognitive development, child psychopathology, empathy, developmental issues in childhood and adulthood; identity-integrity issues and emotional development in adulthood

A.E. Thornton - adult clinical neuropsychology, neurocognitive models of memory and executive functions, encoding and retrieval processes in cognitively impaired patients

W.L. Thornton - neuropsychology of normal and pathological aging, adult neuropsychological assessment, visuospatial attention, decision-making and competence

W. Turnbull - social psychological pragmatics, conversation analysis, theoretical psychology

N.V. Watson - sexual differentiation of the nervous system and the behaviour of human and non-human animals. Hormones and behaviour, apoptosis and neuronal growth, reproductive behaviour, serotonin psychopharmacology, human neuropsychology, neuroethology, psychobiology

B.W.A. Whittlesea - cognition, memory, perception, concept formation, attention

R.D. Wright - visual attention; cognitive neuroscience; intermediate level vision; attention and athletic performance; divided attention, driving and instrument design

A. Young - child psychopathology, anxiety, learning disabilities

Associate Members

R.R. Corrado, Criminology

B.M.F. Galdikas, Archaeology

A. Horvath, Education

M. Jackson, Criminology

J. Martin, Education

R. Steinberg, Counselling Services

D. Weeks, Kinesiology

R.C. Ydenburg, Biological Sciences

The department offers graduate work leading to MA and PhD degrees in experimental psychology, clinical psychology, and law and forensic psychology. Within the experimental and clinical programs, specialization is available in cognitive and biological psychology, developmental psychology, law and forensic psychology, social and personality psychology, and theory and methods. The clinical program also offers specialization certificates in child clinical psychology and clinical forensic psychology. The law and forensic psychology program offers PhD or combined LLB and PhD degrees and is administered jointly with the University of British Columbia.

Application and Admission Requirements

Applicants, admitted only in the fall semester, must submit all supporting documentation in one complete package (completed application form, statement of purpose, one copy of official transcripts of all post secondary course work, three academic letters of reference, and the $55 application fee). Graduate Record Examinations (general sections) and TOEFL scores can be submitted separately. Incomplete application packages will not be accepted. The department reserves the right to admit only those for whom research space and appropriate faculty supervisors are available. Applicants to the Simon Fraser University/University of British Columbia program in law and forensic psychology should refer to that description for application information.

Application as Special Student

Admission requirements for special students are outlined in the Graduate General Regulations (page 298). Special student applications must be submitted to the department's graduate program assistant. Students seeking admission as a special student must obtain written permission from the instructor of each course they wish to take, and submit it, along with transcripts of previous university work, no later than ONE month prior to the semester in which they plan to undertake the proposed course of study. Special students taking psychology graduate courses must obtain a minimum B- grade in each course taken in order to be admitted as a special student in subsequent semesters.

Satisfactory Performance

The progress of each student is assessed at least once a year. A course grade of less than B is considered unsatisfactory. Any student who obtains a grade of less than B in two or more courses may be required to withdraw from the program.

MA Thesis

Students are required to present a written thesis proposal to their supervisory committee before the end of their fourth semester in the program. After the thesis has been submitted, an oral defence will be scheduled. Students are expected to have completed their MA thesis by the end of their second year in the program. For further information and regulations, see "Graduate General Regulations".

PhD Dissertation

Before starting dissertation research, the candidate presents a formal evaluation proposal. The candidate must present a dissertation proposal before the end of the third program year, and is expected to complete the PhD dissertation within four years of program entrance. The completed dissertation will be defended in oral examination. Judgment will be made by an examining committee. For further information and regulations, see "Graduate General Regulations".

Supervisory Committees

For the MA thesis, students establish a supervisory committee before the end of their first program semester. The MA supervisory committee will consist of at least two Department of Psychology faculty, one of whom will be the senior supervisor and committee chair. Other faculty outside the department who are considered necessary by the student and senior supervisor may serve on the committee. The PhD supervisory committee should be established by the end of the first semester following PhD program admission. Students choose a Department of Psychology faculty member as the senior supervisor and chair of the PhD supervisory committee and two or more additional members. At least one of the additional members must be from the Department of Psychology. One committee member must act as advisor to measurement and design aspects of the dissertation research.

Program in Experimental Psychology

This program provides specialized training in: cognitive and biological psychology, developmental psychology, law and forensic psychology, social and personality psychology, and theory and methods.

Degree Requirements

Students admitted to the MA program must achieve satisfactory performance in PSYC 824, 910, 911, two breadth courses, and a minimum of two area courses, and to complete an MA thesis (PSYC 898). PhD program students must complete two offerings of PSYC 715, a minimum of two area courses, comprehensive examinations, and a doctoral dissertation. The required courses and comprehensive exams must be completed within two years of PhD program entrance. In addition, students must participate in area research seminars (PSYC 913, 914, 916, 917 or 918) during their MA and PhD programs and to complete the requirements of their area of specialization.

Experimental Area Requirements
Cognitive and Biological Area

area course 1*

area course 2*

area course 3*

area course 4*

Additional Requirements

PSYC 913-1.5 Research Seminar

*area courses are determined for each student individually and may include courses both from within and outside the department.

Developmental Area

PSYC 750-5 Proseminar in Developmental Psychology (area course 1)

PSYC 950-5 Seminar in Developmental Psychology (I) (area course 2)

PSYC 944-5 Seminar in Psychopathology (area course 3)

PSYC 950-5 Seminar in Developmental Psychology (II) (area course 4)

Additional Requirements

PSYC 950-5 Seminar in Developmental Psychology (III)*

PSYC 819-3 Ethics and Professional Issues

PSYC 914-1.5 Research Seminar

As well, students must complete an additional PSYC 950 in each year past year four.

*to be taken in year four

Law and Forensic Psychology Area

PSYC 790-5 Proseminar in Law and Psychology (area course 1)

PSYC 815-3 Mental Health Law and Policy (area course 2)

PSYC 810-3 Seminar in Social Psychology and Law (area course 3)

PSYC 990-3 Seminar in Law and Psychology (I) (area course 4)

Additional Requirements

PSYC 990-3 Seminar in Law and Psychology (II)

PSYC 897-3 Research Project in Law and Psychology/Forensic Psychology

PSYC 892-3 Research/Policy Practicum in Law and Psychology

PSYC 916-1.5 Research Seminar

Social and Personality Area

PSYC 760-5 Proseminar in Social Psychology (I) (area course 1)

PSYC 760-5 Proseminar in Social Psychology (II) (area course 2)

PSYC 960-5 Seminar in Social Psychology (I) (area course 3)

PSYC 960-5 Seminar in Social Psychology (II) (area course 4)

Additional Requirements

PSYC 819-3 Ethics and Professional Issues

PSYC 917-1.5 Research Seminar

As well, students must complete an additional PSYC 960 in each year past year four.

Theory and Methods Area

area course 1*

area course 2*

area course 3*

area course 4*

Additional Requirement

PSYC 918-1.5 Research Seminar

*area courses are determined for each student individually and may include courses both from within and outside the department.

As well, students will typically be required to take more than four area courses.

Program in Clinical Psychology

This PhD program, accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association, is based on clinical training and provides specialized training in the same areas as the experimental program and offers specialization certificates in child clinical psychology and clinical forensic psychology.

Degree Requirements

MA students must complete satisfactorily the following: PSYC 744, 819, 820/821, 822/823, 824, 880 (Practicum), 910, 911, 898 and two area courses. PhD students must complete two PSYC 715 courses, two breadth courses, and a minimum of two area courses. Students will not be permitted to register in PhD course work beyond the fall semester of the third program year until the MA thesis is complete. Students must enroll in PSYC 825 (ongoing clinical training) at least two out of three semesters or any semester in which they are involved in the Clinical Psychology Centre. In addition, students must participate in area research seminars (PSYC 913, 914, 916, 917 or 918) during their MA and PhD programs and to complete their area of specialization requirements. Students must successfully defend their dissertation proposals before applying for internship.

Clinical Specialization Certificate Requirements
Developmental Area: Child Clinical Stream

PSYC 750-5 Proseminar in Developmental Psychology (area course 1)

PSYC 830/831-3/2 Practicum in Child Evaluation and Treatment Formulation (area course 2)

PSYC 944-5 Seminar in Psychopathology (area course 3)

PSYC 807-5 Advanced Topics in Intervention (Child Therapy) (area course 4)

Additional Requirements

PSYC 807-5 Advanced Topics in Intervention (Systemic Therapy)

PSYC 914-1.5 Research Seminar

Law and Forensic Psychology Area: Clinical Forensic Stream

PSYC 790-3 Proseminar in Law and Psychology (area course 1)

PSYC 815-3 Mental Health Law and Policy (area course 2)

PSYC 835-3 Special Topics in Civil Forensic Psychology (area course 3)

PSYC 836-3 Special Topics in Criminal Forensic Psychology (area course 4)

Additional Requirements

PSYC 897-3 Research Project in Law and Psychology/Forensic Psychology

PSYC 890-3 Practicum in Clinical Forensic Psychology

PSYC 916-1.5 Research Seminar

SFU/UBC Program in Law and Forensic Psychology

The Simon Fraser University/University of British Columbia (SFU/UBC) Program in Law and Forensic Psychology offers the option of completing either a PhD or a joint LLB/PhD degree. Students in both the PhD and LLB/PhD streams specialize in either experimental psychology and law, or in clinical forensic psychology. The program is operated cooperatively between Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia.

All regular MA and PhD requirements of the graduate studies faculties and the psychology departments must be met. Students admitted to the LLB/PhD stream complete the requirements for both an LLB in law and a PhD in law and forensic psychology.

The PhD is awarded by the university in which the student is registered for the PhD, although students may take courses from either department. The LLB is awarded by UBS's Faculty of Law, and students must satisfy all requirements for that degree.

Applications, regardless of whether applying to the PhD option or to the LLB/PhD option, are made directly to the director, SFU/UBC Program in Law and Forensic Psychology, Department of Psychology, 8888 University Drive, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6. Students must submit all supporting documentation in one complete package (completed application form, statement of purpose, one copy of official transcripts of all post secondary course work, three academic letters of reference, and the application fee). GREs (general) and LSAT scores can be submitted separately. The application fee for the PhD option is $75. The fee for LLB/PhD option applicants whose transcripts are exclusively from BC post secondary institutions is $110. Applicants, any or all of whose transcripts are from institutions outside of BC, must submit a $130 fee. Students indicate to which psychology department they wish to apply, and with which faculty member they prefer. Admission to the clinical forensic stream must be approved by the respective clinical program to which the student has applied. To be admitted into the LLB/PhD joint degree program, applicants also must be deemed acceptable by the Faculty of Law at UBC.

Program continuance is conditional upon a high performance standard as determined by an annual review of students. A student may be permitted to complete either an LLB, MA, or PhD alone.

Program Faculty

E.M. Coles, PhD - Associate Professor of Psychology, SFU

D. Cox, PhD - Associate Professor of Psychology, SFU

D.G. Dutton, PhD - Professor of Psychology, UBC

I. Grant, BA, LLB, LLM - Associate Professor of Law, UBC

R.D. Hare, PhD - Professor Emeritus of Psychology, UBC

S.D. Hart, PhD - Associate Professor of Psychology, SFU

M. MacCrimmon, BSc, LLB, Dip Law - Professor of Law, UBC

J. Mosoff, BA, MA, LLB, LLM - Assistant Professor of Law, UBC

R.M. Roesch, PhD - Professor of Psychology, SFU

A. Sheppard, BA, LLB, LLM, Professor of Law, UBC

J.C. Yuille, PhD - Professor of Psychology, UBC

Graduate Courses

PSYC 600-5 Biological Bases of Behavior
PSYC 601-5 Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior
PSYC 602-5 Developmental andSocial Bases of Behavior
PSYC 603-5 Individual Differences
PSYC 700-5 Professional Issues in Psychology
PSYC 705-5 Proseminar in History and Systems
PSYC 715-1.5 Proseminar in Measurement
PSYC 720-5 Proseminar in Learning
PSYC 725-5 Proseminar in Cognition
PSYC 730-5 Proseminar in Perception
PSYC 740-5 Proseminar in Motivation
PSYC 744-5 Proseminar in Psychopathology
PSYC 750-5 Proseminar in Developmental Psychology
PSYC 760-5 Proseminar in Social Psychology
PSYC 770-5 Proseminar in Personality
PSYC 780-5 Proseminar in Physiological Psychology
PSYC 785-5 Proseminar in Animal Behavior
PSYC 790-3 Proseminar in Law and Psychology
PSYC 804-3 Seminar in Evaluation
PSYC 806-5 Advanced Topics in Assessment

Prerequisite: PSYC 820, 821, 822, 823, 824, or permission of the instructor.

PSYC 807-5 Advanced Topics in Intervention

Prerequisite: PSYC 820, 821, 822, 823, 824, or permission of the instructor.

PSYC 808-5 Advanced Topics in Evaluation

Prerequisite: PSYC 820, 821, 822, 823, 824, or permission of the instructor.

PSYC 809-5 Advanced Topics in Applied Psychology

Prerequisite: PSYC 820, 821, 822, 823, 824, or permission of the instructor.

PSYC 810-3 Seminar in Social Psychology and Law

Prerequisite: PSYC 790.

PSYC 815-3 Mental Health Law and Policy

Prerequisite: PSYC 790.

PSYC 819-3 Ethics and Professional Issues

Prerequisite: graduate program standing. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

PSYC 820-6 Seminar in Individual Assessment
PSYC 821-4 Practicum in Individual Assessment

Prerequisite: PSYC 880 (Practicum); registration in PSYC 820, graduate standing in the clinical program, or permission of the instructor.

PSYC 822-6 Seminar in Intervention
PSYC 823-4 Practicum in Intervention

Prerequisite: PSYC 880 (Practicum), registration in PSYC 822, graduate standing in the clinical program, or permission of the instructor. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

PSYC 824-3 Research Issues in Psychology

Prerequisite: PSYC 910, 911 or permission of the instructor.

PSYC 825-2 Intervention

Clinical practicum course. Prerequisite: admission to the clinical program. PSYC 820, 821, 822, 823 and 880. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

PSYC 830-3 Seminar in Child Evaluation and Treatment Formulation

Prerequisite: PSYC 750, 820.

PSYC 831-2 Practicum in Child Evaluation and Treatment Formulation

Prerequisite: PSYC 750, 820. Corequisite: PSYC 830.

PSYC 835-3 Special Topics in Civil Forensic Psychology

Prerequisite: PSYC 790, 815.

PSYC 836-3 Special Topics in Criminal Forensic Psychology

Prerequisite: PSYC 790, 815.

PSYC 880-3 Practicum

Full-time clinical work for four months in an approved setting. Prerequisite: PSYC 744, 770, 820, 821, 910, 911. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

PSYC 886-9 Internship

Full-time clinical work for 12 months in an approved setting. Prerequisite: equivalent of the MA clinical program, three PhD level courses, successful completion of the PhD comprehensive examinations, and successful defense of the PhD research proposal. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Registration in PSYC 886 must be continued for a total of three consecutive semesters.

PSYC 890-3 Practicum in Clinical Forensic Psychology

Prerequisite: PSYC 790, 835 or 836.

PSYC 892-3 Research/Policy Practicum in Law and Psychology

Prerequisite: PSYC 790.

PSYC 897-3 Research Project in Law and Psychology/Forensic Psychology

Prerequisite: PSYC 790.

PSYC 898-0 MA Thesis
PSYC 899-0 PhD Thesis
PSYC 905-5 Seminar in History
PSYC 910-3 Research Design I: Experiments

Reviews the basic logic of controlled experimentation, and focuses on analysis of variance designs commonly used in psychological research. Particular emphasis is given to the relative merits of the several designs when there are multiple research questions to be answered.

PSYC 911-3 Research Design II: Research Studies

Focuses on multivariate regression and correlation models. Deals with ways of answering questions when direct experimental manipulation is not feasible, and emphasizes new applications.

PSYC 912-1.5 Research Seminar
PSYC 913-1.5 Research Seminar
PSYC 914-1.5 Research Seminar
PSYC 915-5 Seminar in Measurement
PSYC 916-1.5 Research Seminar
PSYC 917-1.5 Research Seminar
PSYC 918-1.5 Research Seminar

Research seminars are designed specifically to enable graduate students in Psychology to plan, execute, and analyse research including that leading to MA and PhD degrees. The seminars will provide directions for future research, critical discussion of pending designs, aid in resolving problems in ongoing studies, and alternative interpretations of results of completed projects. The research seminar courses are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

PSYC 920-5 Seminar in Learning
PSYC 925-5 Seminar in Cognitive Processes
PSYC 930-5 Seminar in Perception
PSYC 935-5 Seminar in Sensation
PSYC 940-5 Seminar in Motivation-Emotion
PSYC 944-5 Seminar in Psychopathology
PSYC 950-5 Seminar in Developmental Psychology
PSYC 960-5 Seminar in Social Psychology
PSYC 965-5 Seminar in Psycholinguistics
PSYC 970-5 Seminar in Personality
PSYC 980-5 Seminar in Biological Psychology
PSYC 985-5 Seminar in Animal Behavior
PSYC 990-3 Seminar in Law and Psychology

Prerequisite: PSYC 790.

PSYC 997-3 Directed Studies
PSYC 999-0 PhD Comprehensive Examination


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