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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.


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:

  • Tim Moore, specializes in law, justice and crime 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;
  • Josée Rivest, an expert in the area of face perception, shapes, and attention in individuals who suffer from cognitive problems;
  • Gerald Young,  an expert in heath, mental health, law, justice and crime, is the editor of the new journal Psychological Injury and Law;
  • Richard Lalonde, whose research interests include prejudice, cultural differences, and identity in Canada; and social psychology, and social psychology;
  • Guy Proulx, specializes in health, mental health, aging, its results and possible treatments;
  • Andrée-Ann Cyr, an expert in learning and memory, cognitive aging, neuroimaging;
  • Stéphanie Marion, specialist in the area of social psychology,  social-cognitive and forensic psychology.
  • Buddhika Bellana, research program aims to develop a mechanistic understanding of what make something “meaningful” and the role of “meaning” in memory and cognition.

Professors Emiritis

  • Anne Russon, an expert in orangutan`s behaviour, travels to Indonesia in Borneo every year to continue her research.
  • Jim Alcock, primary interests, include the psychology of faith and superstition.


Psychology majors are afforded a unique opportunity to engage in various kinds of applied experiences. Students can gain hands-on experience in our on-campus psychology laboratories or through our partnership with the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. The Centre offers practicums and part-time employment for our students.


Psychological training is relevant to professional careers in counselling, clinical settings, correctional settings and hospitals.  It also provides relevant background in many job areas, such as teaching, social work, personnel services, and business.  In Ontario clinical psychologists must have obtained a Ph.D. and fulfilled the requirements of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Careers and Alumni

A graduate, Ann Cavoukian is the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner;

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 Moore, interview, TV CBC on the issue of Truth, Lies, and Confessions

CBC’s The National explores the issue of Truth, Lies, and Confessions, during which Glendon Professor Tim Moore explained why false confessions are so difficult to defend in court. 

Professor Emiriti 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, a student, pursuing a major in Psychology with a minor in Linguistics

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  ››

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Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) Codes
iBA Bilingual: YGG
iBSc Bilingual:  YYJ
iBA Trilingual: YGH (Upper-year entry)
iBSc Trilingual: YYL (Upper-year entry)



Psychology is available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts.

We’re excited to expand our bilingual program offerings with a Bachelor of Science degree option for Psychology. Find out more »

Glendon celebrates its first graduate in science with a Bachelor of Science in psychology, Fatima Zadra. Read more » 

The Glendon Centre for Cognitive Health supports research in neuropsychology with a focus on cognitive aging. The Cognitive Neuropsychology Stream coordinates applied research opportunities between Glendon students and affiliated hospitals and health centres. Find out more »

Award opportunity: Honours B.A/B.Sc. with a Cognitive Neuropsychology Stream designation

Glendon’s on-site research laboratory allows you to apply the concepts you learn in class.

Participate in the annual “Research Day”, hosted by the Psychology Department, where students showcase their projects. 

Research conducted by 4th year thesis students

Psychology Thesis Virtual Posters 2019-2020

The annual York Undergraduate Research Fair offers an opportunity for our students to show and present their experiential project.

Award Winners 2020

First Prize for Best Honours Thesis Elizaveta Selezneva

First Prize for Best Group Project Alaina Thomas, Stacy Chiu, Christopher Lee and Nicole Maina

Past Winners – Undergraduate Research Fair Awards


The Ronald Cohen Scholarship in Psychology is awarded annually to a psychology major with the highest mark in GL PSYC 4240 3.0 Advanced Experimental Design. This award has been established in honour of Ronald Cohen who taught research methodology and other related courses in the Glendon Psychology Department for twenty-five years.

Book Prize

The Departmental Book Prize award is awarded to the graduating Psychology major with the highest grade point average during their years of study.


In the News

Dr. Patrick Cavanagh – How do we know where things are? New study examines visual stabilization.

Dr. Patrick Cavanagh – York University Research Leaders 2020 Magazine. 

Senior researcher and member of the Centre for Vision Research at Glendon and York, Dr. Patrick Cavanagh has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in the Academy Social Science in 2019.  Read more »

Professor Timothy Moore discusses Mr. Big issues with Netherlands law authority. Read more »

Professor Emiriti, Anne Russon is honoured for her outstanding research contributions to the University. Read more »

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 Gerald Young 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, Professor Emiriti, 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, for an honours, double major and major/minor honours program must verify their program enrollment in the honours program before April 30th, 2021. If necessary, students must submit a change of program form to the Office of Academic Services. To submit a change of program form, click here » .


Any current Glendon third year student majoring in psychology who intends to continue into the fourth-year, for a specialized honours program must apply to the department and submit an application by April 30th, 2021. To submit an application form, click here » .



The Cognitive Neuropsychology Stream is part of the BA, iBA and BSc, iBSc Honours program in Psychology. Students may wish to obtain the Cognitive Neuropsychology Stream designation with their Honours degree. In order, to do so, the following courses must constitute a subset of the overall Honours course requirements:

  • GL PSYC 3550 3.00
  • GL PSYC 3555 3.00
  • GL PSYC 3670 3.00
  • GL PSYC 4260 3.00*/6.00
  • GL PSYC 4530 6.00 (formely PSYC 3530 6.00)

*If, GL/PSYC 4260 is taken as a 3.00 credit course; another 3.00 credit course is required at the 3000/4000 level.


Students intending to obtain the Cognitive Neuropsychology Stream designation must declare their intention to do so in their third year when applying for the honours program. To declare the designation, students must add the designation to their program by submitting a change of program form to the Office of Academic Services.  Click here » to submit a program change request. 


      • 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


Psychology BA and iBA, BSc and iBSc Degree requirements 2021-2022
Psychology BA and iBA, BSc and iBSc Degree requirements 2020-2021
Psychology BA and iBA, BSc and iBSc Degree requirements 2019-2020
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



Glendon Campus – Lecture Schedule
Fall/Winter 2021-2022

Course listings in GL/PSYC offered in the psychology department at the Glendon Campus.

Course listings in HH/PSYC offered at the Faculty of Health in the psychology department at the Keele Campus. For information and course permissions at the Keele Campus, send an email to :




Bellana, Buddhika
Cyr, Andrée-Ann
Lalonde, Richard
Marion, Stéphanie
Moore, Timothy (Sabbatical)
Proulx, Guy
Rivest, Josée
Young, Gerald

Professors Emiriti

Alcock, James
Crozier, John
Russon, Anne

Course Directors

Clayton, Holly

Courbasson, Christine

Fiksenbaum, Lisa

Hmamad, Khedidja

Quintin, Geneviève

Wang, Xiaoye Michael 




Josée Rivest
Office: York Hall, COE – A001 
Telephone: 416-736-2100 ext. 88116

Administrative Assistant
Lise Brisebois
Office: York Hall 168
Telephone: 416-487-6738

Centre for Cognitive Health

Guy Proulx
Office: York Hall 123
Telephone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 88151

Associate Director  
Geneviève Quintin
Office: COE, A007
Telephone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 88365

Centre for Vision Research

Senior Researcher 
Patrick Cavanagh
Office: COE, A005
Telephone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 88359