Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and experience. Within our program, you can examine a variety of fields and viewpoints, including child development, sensation, perception, animal behaviour, social psychology, abnormal psychology, and more.
Why Psychology at Glendon?
- Our professors are actively involved in almost all areas of psychology, providing our students with the opportunity to explore a wide variety of topics.
- Faculty members include:
- Anne Russon, an expert in orangutan and gorilla behaviour, who travels to Borneo every year to continue her research;
- Tim Moore, who, at a recent Criminal Lawyers’ Association meeting, identified several problems with the justice system that can result in false confessions and thereby put innocent people at risk of being convicted of crimes they did not commit;
- Jim Alcock, whose primary interests include the psychology of faith and superstition;
- Josée Rivest, a specialist in the area of perception, who often invites students to participate in her research studies;
- Gerald Young, editor of the new journal Psychological Injury and Law;
- Richard Lalonde, whose research interests include prejudice, cultural differences, and identity in Canada; and
- Guy Proulx, an expert on aging, its results and possible treatments.
- You can gain hands-on experience in our on-campus perception psychology laboratory, or through our partnership with the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, which offers work placements and part-time employment opportunities to our students.
- Each year, the department hosts special events, including Primates Day and Research Day, where students and professors showcase their projects in fairs and presentations.
- Students are able to get to know and interact with professors directly and informally thanks to our small class sizes.
- Psychology is available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts.
Careers and Alumni
Glendon graduates are successful in various fields.
Dr. Ann Cavoukian is the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner; Gabrielle Bouhenic is now a medical doctor; and Michelle Peterson is a professor at the University of Toronto.
Our students have a high success rate in graduate school admissions.
Graduates also work in counselling, teaching, social work, human resources, business, and various health professions. As well, some students pursue careers in law and medicine.
Professor Anne Russon is a prominent primatologist who specializes in understanding great ape intelligence and is dedicated to saving orangutans, the world’s red apes.
Ana combined her interest in culture, human behaviour, and languages by pursuing a major in Psychology with a minor in Linguistics and Language Studies at Glendon. She’s thrilled to be completing the 2nd semester of her 3rd year in the Netherlands.
Read more about her journey here ››
The Glendon Centre for Cognitive Health
The Glendon Centre for Cognitive Health supports research in neuropsychology with a focus on cognitive aging. Find out more »
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Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) Codes
iBA Bilingual: YGG
iBSc Bilingual: YYG
iBA Trilingual: YGH (Upper-year entry)
iBSc Trilingual: YYL (Upper-year entry)
We’re excited to expand our bilingual program offerings for September 2015 with our brand-new Bachelor of Science degree option for Psychology. Find out more »
The Cognitive Neuropsychology Concentration coordinates applied research opportunities between Glendon students and affiliated hospitals and health centres.
Psychology is available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts.
Glendon’s on-site research laboratory allows you to apply the concepts you learn in class.
Participate in the annual “Primates Day” and bi-annual “Research Day”, hosted by the Psychology Department.
Glendon Psychology Professors also teach in the Graduate Program in Psychology at the Keele campus.
The R.L. Cohen Scholarship in Psychology is awarded annually to a psychology major with the highest mark in PSYC 4240, Advanced Experimental Design.
In the News
Professor Timothy Moore testifies as a memory expert in a high-profile provincial court case. Read more »
Professor Gerald Young receives the Canadian Psychological Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award—the highest level of achievement in the field. Read more »
Glendon psychologist elected as Fellow of the American Psychological Association. More details »
Professor Timothy Moore comments on police interrogation tactics on CBC’s 5th Estate’s show The Interrogation Room »
Glendon psychologist Anne Russon shares her research with The New York Times. She has also been recently seen in The New Yorker.
The Introductory Course with course number Psyc 2510 and the course number Psyc 2530 Statistics I are open to incoming first, second and third year students. Those courses with course numbers Psyc 2520, 2531 and Psyc 3525 are normally open to second and third year psychology major students who have the prerequisites. All of these are “core courses” and are offered in French and English. Those with a course number in the 3000’s and some in the 4000’s are elective courses and are normally open to second, third and fourth year psychology majors who have the prerequisites. About two-thirds of the elective courses offered in psychology are taught in English with the other third being taught in French.
The Honours Thesis (Psyc 4000) is limited to fourth year psychology specialized honours students with a strong academic record and the approval of the department.
The Individual Studies course (Psyc 4100) is open to third and fourth year psychology majors who have the prerequisites. These courses are conducted on a one-to-one basis between the students and the instructor.
The Senior Seminar (Psyc 4230) is mandatory for all Honours students who are admitted into fourth year. Its primary purpose is to further develop writing and oral presentation skills.
The Applied Research Practicum (Psyc 4260) is limited to majors with the prerequisites and the approval of the department. These placements are intended for students who seek research experience in health-care settings.
Some courses in psychology are “cross-listed” with courses in other disciplines, or in the multidisciplinary program in General Education (e.g., Social Science or Natural Science). A student may take a “cross-listed” course and have it count as both a psychology course and a General Education requirement.
Any current Glendon third year student majoring in psychology who intends to continue into the fourth year honours program must submit an application to the department. All applications must be received by April 30th, 2018. Click hereto submit an application.
PSYCHOLOGY OFFERS THE FOLLOWING DEGREE TYPES:
- Specialized Honours BA/iBA
- Honours BA/iBA
- Honours Double Major BA/iBA
- Honours Major/Minor BA/iBA
- Bachelor BA/iBA
- Specialized Honours BSc/iBSc
- Honours BSc/iBSc
- Honours Double Major BSc/iBSc
- Honours Major/Minor BSc/iBSc
- Bachelor BSc/iBSc
STUDENTS MUST FOLLOW THE UNDERGRADUATE CALENDAR REQUIREMENTS FOR THE YEAR THEY ENTERED OR SWITCHED INTO THEIR PROGRAM. ACCESS DETAILED PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS BELOW:
Psychology BA and iBA, BSc and iBSc Degree requirements 2018-2019
Psychology BA and IBA, BSc and iBSc Degree requirements 2017-2018
Psychology BA and iBA, BSc and iBSc Degree requirements 2016-2017
Psychology BA and iBA, BSc and iBSc Degree requirements 2015-2016
Psychology BA and iBA Degree requirements 2014-2015
Psychology BA and iBA Degree requirements 2013-2014
Psychology BA and iBA Degree requirements 2012-2013
Psychology BA and iBA Degree requirements 2011-2012
Psychology BA and iBA Degree requirements 2010-2011
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Centre for Cognitive Health
Office: York Hall 123
Telephone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 88151
Office: COE, A007
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Office: COE, A007
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Centre for Vision Research
Office: COE, A005
Telephone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 88359