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Graduate Studies Programs of Study Psychology


Psychology
Head
Beninger, R.J.
 
Associate Head
Lindsay, R.C.L.
 
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Munhall, K.G.
 
Professor
Beninger, R.J., Craig, W.M., Dringenberg, H.C., Fabrigar, L.R., Fekken, G.C., Flanagan, J.R.,  Harkness, K.L.1, Holden, R.R.1, Johnsrude, I., Lederman, S.J., Lindsay, R.C.L., MacLean, A.W., Mewhort, D.J.K., Minnes, P.M.3, Munhall, K.G., Olmstead, M.C., Sabbagh, M.2, Troje, N.
 
Associate Professor
Bowie, C., Castelhano, M.2, Chivers, M., Fitneva, S.A.Hollenstein, T., L.R., Jacobson, J.A.2, Ji, L.2, Kelley, E.A., Kuhlmeier, V.A., MacDonald, T.K., Menard, J., Parker, P., Pukall, C.F., Tripp, D.A., Wilson, D.E. 
 
Assistant Professor
Booij, L.
 
Professor Emeritus
Berry, J.W., Cuddy, L.L.Donald, M.W., Frost, B.J., Gekoski, W.L.Knapper, C.K.Knox, V.J., Lederman, S.J.,Marshall, W.L., Muir, D.W., Murray, D.J., Peters, R.Dev, Quinsey, V.L., Weisman, R.G., Wilde, G.J.S., Zamble, E.
 
Adjunct Professor
Atkinson, J.
 
Adjunct Associate Professor
Harris, G.T., Rice, M.
 
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Altrows, I.,  Buell, K., Condra, M., Cotton, D.H.G., Davidson, J., Harrison, A.D., Howell-Moneta, A., Kilik, L., Irwin, J., Looman, J., Marcotte, G., Meyers, S., McKim, W., Phillips, S., Rivera, M., Rossy, N., Rowe, R., Singh, G., Wasson, C., Wilson, J., Valsangkar-Smyth, M., Vetere, C., Villeneuve, D.
 
Cross-Appointed
Barling, J., Brodt, S.E., Browese, R., Cooper, W., Jones, J., Kirby, J.R., Kisilevsky, B., Milev, R.,  Montgomerie, R., Munoz, D.P., Paré, M., Ratcliffe, L.M., Raver, J., Robertson, R.M., Upitis, R.B., Wade-Woolley, L.
 
1 On Leave January 1, 2014-July 1, 2014
2 On Leave July 1, 2013-July 1, 2014
3 On Leave July 1, 2013-January 1, 2014
 

Mission Statement
The mission of the graduate program in psychology is to build on the strength of its students, faculty, and staff in providing an internationally renowned program that is known for: the excellence and integrity of its faculty, students, and training; the innovation and value of its research, scholarship, and skill development; and the fostering of leadership in the delivery of service to the community, to the field of psychology, and to society.
Objectives The graduate program will be an integrated, organized structure that: develops scientific, critical thinking, and communication skills; promotes freedom of inquiry and expression; attracts high quality students to Queen's University; trains students in skills relevant for employment in a variety of psychological contexts, such as academic, government, and private sector settings; develops leaders in the discipline of psychology in both scientific and applied contexts; achieves an appropriate balance between research and applied components of psychology; responds flexibly to meet the changing needs of students and the profession; promotes professional and scientific responsibility and integrity; provides an environment that respects the equal dignity of all persons and the right to freedom from harassment, intimidation, and discrimination.
Departmental Facilities

Humphrey Hall and the adjacent Craine building contain most of the laboratory, teaching, and technical facilities of the Department of Psychology, facilities for the study of perception and action, including laboratories for the study of optical flow, pattern vision, psychoacoustics and auditory psychophysics, tactile psychophysics and haptic perception, full-body motion, speech synthesis, music perception, eye-hand coordination, facial animation, and human factors relating to teleoperation, and virtual reality. Behavioral neuroscience facilities include multi- and single-unit recordings, intracerebral microdialysis, and image analysis, as well as laboratories for studying animal learning and cognition, avian and insect navigation, and birdsong. There is a human sleep laboratory, and laboratories for the study of human memory, decision and categorization phenomena, and reading processes. There are extensive facilities for research in developmental psychology, from infancy through old age, including laboratories for studying infant perception, language acquisition, lying, aggression and victimization. There are facilities for computer-administered experiments in personality, social interaction and influence, and social judgement, as well as eyewitness identification and jury decision-making.  Research facilities are also available through various community hospitals, federal penitentiaries in the Kingston area, and through other community health-based institutions.

The Department of Psychology also maintains computing resources of varying sizes and configurations located in laboratories. It houses a teaching laboratory for applied statistics in a computing environment. The Department is affiliated with the High-Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory, Canada’s largest academic high-performance computing facility, operated by a consortium of four universities (Queen's, Royal Military College, Ottawa, and Carleton). The Department provides training in parallel computing applied to behavioural phenomena. It also has facilities for the computational modeling of cognitive processes.

Financial Assistance Federal, Provincial, and University fellowships, scholarships, and bursaries are available. In addition, a number of Departmental assistantships are offered in return for tutorial or research services to the Department. Inquiries regarding eligibility and other information about financial aid should be addressed to the Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Department of Psychology.
Fields of Research Research is at present being carried out in the following areas: brain function; neuroplasticity; behavioral neuroscience; psychopharmacology; evolutionary psychology; animal learning and behavior; sleep; psychophysics; motor control and action; visual perception and physiology; auditory perception; tactile and haptic perception; multimodal perception; sensory interfaces for teleoperation and virtual-reality systems; perceptual learning; psychology of music; cognitive neuroscience; cognitive processes; computational modelling of basic cognitive processes; decision and classification; memory; psychology of reading; letter and word identification; language learning; psycholinguistics; cognitive development; infant development; developmental disabilities; early experience; aging; social cognition; attitudes; psychometrics; clinical assessment; behaviour analysis; health psychology; child and adult mental health; intervention; rehabilitation; parenting; addiction; eating disorders; psychology and the law; delinquency; eyewitness psychology.
Programs of Study
Applicants are accepted under the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. The Department requires applicants to have written the Graduate Record Examination.
Four programs are offered: Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science; Clinical; Developmental; and Social-Personality.
MASTER OF SCIENCE

The master's program normally extends over two calendar years. For students with an honours degree in psychology the requirements for the master's program are: PSYC-801*, PSYC-802* and PSYC-899 (thesis to be completed by the end of the second year in the program), plus the following program-specific requirements:

Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science

The master's program normally extends over two calendar years. For students with an honours degree in psychology the requirements for the master's program are: PSYC-801*, PSYC-802*, PSYC-899 (thesis to be completed by the end of the second year in the program), and two of PSYC-811*, PSYC-812*, PSYC-907* and PSYC-908*. Students take two additional full (i.e., four half*) courses selected in consultation with the supervisor and the Program Chair. Students in the Behavioural Neuroscience stream are encouraged to take courses from the following list (PSYC-833*, PSYC-931*, PSYC-932*, PSYC-934*, and PSYC-935*). Students in the Behavioural Neuroscience stream also take QACS-799. Students in the Cognition & Perception stream are encouraged to take courses from the following list (PSYC-921*, PSYC-930*, and PSYC-965*). Additional courses frequently taken include PSYC-825*, PSYC-917*, and PSYC-970*. Graduate courses offered by Departments other than Psychology also may be taken to meet the program requirements with the permission of the supervisor and program chair.

Clinical

Over two years, students take PSYC-805*, PSYC-806*,PSYC-809*, PSYC-827*, PSYC-829*, PSYC-838*, PSYC-839*, PSYC-847* and in M.Sc.2, one of  PSYC-878* or PSYC-910*.

Developmental

Two statistics courses: PSYC-801*, PSYC-802*

Two of the following proseminars: PSYC-841*, PSYC-851*, PSYC-852*

One Devel. Theory Cours: PSYC-842*or PSYC-843*

Normally, One Cognitive Devel. Course: PSYC-853*, PSYC-854*, or PSYC-855*

Normally, One Social Devel. Course: PSYC-856*, PSYC-857*, or PSYC-859*

Social-Personality

In each of the two academic years, students normally take two courses from PSYC-846*, PSYC-942*, PSYC-943*, PSYC-944*, PSYC-945*, PSYC-946*, PSYC-947*, PSYC-948*, PSYC-979*, PSYC-980*, PSYC-981*, and PSYC-982* selected in consultation with the student's supervisor and the Program Chair. In the second year of the program, students also take either PSYC-940* or PSYC-941*.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

The requirements for the program are: PSYC-999, the Comprehensive Examination required by the specific program, and:

Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science

The doctoral program in Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science may be completed in two years of study by students with a master's degree in psychology. Typically, however, students require more time to complete the doctoral program.

The requirements for the program are: PSYC-999, two of PSYC-811*, PSYC-812*, PSYC-907*, and PSYC-908* and the Comprehensive Examination required by the specific program. Graduate students in the BBCS program are encouraged to participate in the Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science Research Seminar even after completing PSYC-811*,PSYC-812*, PSYC-907*, and PSYC-908* for as long as they are registered full time in the program.

Clinical 

Students take PSYC-989*, PSYC-990*, PSYC-991*, PSYC-992* and PSYC-993; and at least one of PSYC-951*, PSYC-952*, PSYC-974* or PSYC-957*; and oneof PSYC-878* or PSYC-910*. Students take three additional half courses from those offered in the Department or, with permission of the Chair of the Clinical program and the Departmental Coordinator of Graduate Studies, from courses offered in other departments.

Developmental

One of the following: PSYC-841*, PSYC-851*, PSYC-852*.

Two of the following: PSYC-842*, PSYC-843*, PSYC-853*, PSYC-854*, PSYC-855*, PSYC-856*, PSYC-857*, PSYC-859*.

Social-Personality

Ph.D. students take either PSYC-940* or PSYC-941* (normally in the first year of the program); one course from PSYC-846*, PSYC-942*, PSYC-943*, PSYC-944*, PSYC-945*, PSYC-946*, PSYC-947*, PSYC-948*, PSYC-979*, PSYC-980*, PSYC-981*, and PSYC-982*; and two additional courses either from the list or selected in consultation with the student's supervisor and the Program Chair.

Social-Personality Ph.D. students who do not have a Master's degree in Social Psychology take either PSYC-940* or PSYC-941* (normally in the first year of the program) and three courses from PSYC-846*, PSYC-942*, PSYC-943*, PSYC-944*, PSYC-945*, PSYC-946*, PSYC-947*, PSYC-948*, PSYC-979*,PSYC-980 *, PSYC-981*, and PSYC-982*.

Professional and Ethical Behaviour Students are expected to act in a professional and ethical manner in accordance with the current Standards of Professional Conduct (College of Psychologists of Ontario) and the Canadian Psychological Association Code of Ethics. It is very important, therefore, that students be familiar with these documents and clarify any concerns they have with their supervisor. A failure to show professional and ethical behaviour may provide grounds for dismissal.
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