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Queen's University


Faculty of Arts & Science - Courses of Instruction - Psychology
Department of Psychology - Timetable Course Information

Psyc 205: Introduction to Comparative Cognition

The evolution and function of cognition across species, ranging from invertebrates to humans. Topics include perception, attention, associate mechanisms, categorization, decision making and memory. Each will be examined from a comparative and biological perspective. Laboratory exercises complement topics to be covered in the lectures. Enrollment is limited.
70 per cent in PSYC 100.

Psyc 471: Psychopharmacology

The neuropharmacological basis of psychological processes. Topics to be covered include drug actions on neurochemical systems, psychoactive effects of drugs and the neuropharmacological basis of psychiatric disorders.
PSYC 205*, or PSYC 271* and PSYC 370* (or PSYC 272*), and third-year standing.

Psyc 934 Comparative Cognition

An overview of the evolution and function of cognitive processes across species. Topics such as sensory systems, associative mechanisms, memory, categorization, decision making, communication, etc. will be examined from a Behavioural Ecology and Experimental Psychology perspective. Up-to-date research in neuroscience and developmental psychology will complement each topic. Lecture/Seminar 2 hrs.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000