Psychology Courses

Key to Course Descriptions.

For Distribution Requirement purposes, all PSY courses are classified as SCIENCE courses.


Students in St. George campus PSY programs will be given first priority to admission for all PSY courses above the 100-level.
Please see the Arts and Science Registration Handbook and Timetable for details.

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First Year Seminar [24S]

First Year Seminar [48S]

Undergraduate seminar that focuses on specific ideas, questions, phenomena or controversies, taught by a regular Faculty member deeply engaged in the discipline. Open only to newly admitted first year students. It may serve as a distribution requirement course; Details here..

Introductory Psychology [36L]

A brief introductory survey of psychology as both a biological and social science. Topics will include learning, perception, motivation, cognition, developmental, and social psychology.
Exclusion: PSY100Y1
Prerequisite: There is no Prerequisite for PSY100H1, however a senior-level high school Calculus course is required to enrol in any Psychology program subsequent to taking PSY100H1.


Note on Prerequisites:

For non-degree, visiting, and transfer students who have taken psychology courses at a university other than the University of Toronto, you must bring a photocopy of your transcript (UTSC) to the Undergraduate Advisor to provide proof that you meet all of the Prerequisites of the course (UTSC) in which you are enrolled. We will not allow you to take any of our courses without the proper Prerequisites. Furthermore, UTSC and UTM students must also have the proper Prerequisites for St. George PSY courses, regardless if they are a Psychology program student at their own campus.

Statistics I [36L, 24T]

Fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics, including population and sampling distributions, simple association, probability, estimation, and hypothesis testing.
Exclusion: ECO220Y1/ECO227Y1/GGR270H1/SOC202H1/300Y1/STA220H1/STA248H1/STA250H1
Prerequisite: PSY100H1/100Y1/UNI250Y1
Recommended Preparation: Grade 12 Calculus

Statistics II [36L, 24T]

Fundamentals of statistical analysis of experimental and observational data including linear models, the analysis of variance, a priori contrasts, post-hoc tests, power analysis and effect size calculations. Students are introduced to Minitab, a statistical computer program, with which they complete much of their course work.
Exclusion: ECO220Y1/ECO227Y1/GGR270Y1/SOC300Y1/ STA221H1/STA250H1/JBS229H1/SOC300H1
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 or equivalent

Introduction to Development [36L]

The developmental approach to the study of behaviour with reference to sensorimotor skills, cognition, socialization, personality, and emotional behaviour.
Prerequisite: PSY100H1/100Y1/UNI250Y1

Introduction to Social Psychology [36L]

Contemporary areas of research in social psychology: social perception, attitudes, inter-personal relations, and group processes.
Prerequisite: PSY100H1/100Y1/UNI250Y1

Personality and Its Transformations [36L]

Theory and research in personality structure and dynamics: the interaction of cultural and biological factors in the development and expression of individual differences.
Prerequisite: PSY100H1/100Y1/UNI250Y1

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology [36L]

A critical survey of concepts, theories, and the state of research in the area of emotionally disturbed persons and therapeutic methods.
Prerequisite: PSY100H1/100Y1/UNI250Y1

Learning and Plasticity [36L]

Concepts, theories, and applications of classical and contemporary learning theories, including classical and operant conditioning. Current theories of the physiological and anatomical basis of learning and memory, including synaptic plasticity, the role of the hippocampus, amygdala, frontal cortex and other brain regions. Theories will be related to a practical understanding and applications such as drug addiction, phobias and other disorders.
Prerequisite: PSY100H1/100Y1/UNI250Y1

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology [36L]

An introduction to research and theory on the neural and cognitive architecture of attention, memory, language, thinking and reasoning.
Prerequisite: PSY100H1/100Y1/UNI250Y1 or registered in the Cognitive Science program

Introduction to Perception [36L]

An introduction to the physiological and psychological bases of vision and audition in humans and lower animals. Visual perception of shape and objects, colour, space, and motion. Auditory perception of simple and complex sounds, and location. Demonstrations supplement the lectures.
Prerequisite: PSY100H1/100Y1/UNI250Y1 or registered in the Cognitive Science program

Physiological Psychology I [36L]

Provides students with a solid background into the biological basis of behaviour. Animal and human research topics including: functional neuroanatomy, neural signalling, sensory and motor control, motivational systems, and hormones, and emotions..
Exclusion: NRS201H1, HMB204H1 FOR 20081 and HMB200H1 fROM 20091 onwards
Prerequisite: PSY100H1/100Y1/UNI250Y1 or enrolled in the Cognitive Science program

Research Opportunity Program

Credit course for supervised participation in faculty research project. Details here.


History of Psychology [36L]

Philosophical predecessors and early development of modern psychology; schools of thought and shifting areas of theory and research. History and philosophy of science, in general. Current systems and theories.
Prerequisite: One full course or equivalent in the PSY200- or 300-series

Individual Projects [TBA]

An intensive laboratory or applied research project under the supervision of a staff member. Will be approved by the Department only when the student and staff member can show that the project is academically demanding and uniquely suitable for the individual student in terms of the rest of the student’s program. Note: Projects spread out over the full academic year are still only worth a half credit.
Prerequisite: PSY202H1 (or equivalent) and appropriate background for the proposed work

The Treatment of Psychological Data [36L]

This course emphasizes advanced use of the SAS statistical computer program package for the treatment of psychological data collected in laboratory and field studies. Students analyze sets of data and interpret results. Various methods of ensuring the trustworthiness and accuracy of analysis are discussed.
Prerequisite: PSY202H1 (or equivalent)

Research Specialization: Practicum [36L]

Research specialists learn about the research opportunities within our department, and develop their skills in the areas of critical thinking, writing and oral presentation. Students also conduct a pre-thesis research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Restricted to Research Specialists.
Prerequisite: PSY202H1 (or equivalent), PSY 3*9H1 (PSY lab course)

Social Development [36L]

Theory and research in social attachment, aggression, morality, imitation and identification, altruism, and parental discipline, with discussion of methodological issues.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY210H1/PSY220H1

Cognitive Development [36L]

Examines the developmental of knowledge in fundamental domains such as spatial perception, navigation, object perception, number, language, and theory of mind. Emphasis is placed on current experimental findings, and on how they address centuries-old debates surrounding the origin and nature of human knowledge.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY210H1/PSY270H1/UNI250Y1

Psychology of Aging [36L]

Age changes in sensory and perceptual processes, motor skill, learning, memory, and personality. Theory, methodological problems, social, cultural, and environmental influences which shape behaviour and attitudes to and by the elderly.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY210H1

Moral Development        [36L]

Examination of cognitive-developmental, psychoanalytic, sociobiological, behaviouristic and cultural-anthropological approaches to moral development. Issues covered include definitions of morality, the relationship between moral judgement and action, gender differences and commonalities, and the role of culture in moral development.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY210H1

Language Acquisition [36L]

Infants’ abilities at birth, prelinguistic development, the first words, phonological, syntactic and semantic development. Social variables influencing development of language, bilingualism, models of development, language play. (Given by the Departments of Linguistics and Psychology)
Prerequisite: One full course equivalent at the 200+ level in JAL/JUP/LIN/PSL/PSY/UNI Cognitive Science

Perceptual Development [36L]

The course examines human perceptual development during the first 2-3 years of life. Vision and audition are emphasized. Some topics are: pattern and colour vision, depth perception, infant speech perception.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY280H1
Recommended preparation: PSY210H1

Aging and Social Cognition        [36L]

Examines theory and research in the social cognitive aspect of aging. Topics range from impression formation and causal attributions to perceptions of control and emotions.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY220H1

Developmental Laboratory [36L]

Provides an overview of developmental psychology methods. The class conducts an original research project, including design, data collection and analysis, and a written report.
Prerequisite: PSY202H1 (or equivalent), PSY210H1; PSY Specialist or departmental approval

Social Psychology: Attitudes [36L]

Intensive study of social attitudes and opinions development, description, measurement, modification, and organization.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY220H1

Cross-Cultural Psychology [36L]

Human beings develop within local systems of meaning that define what is good and bad, true and false, sacred and profane, beautiful and ugly, significant and insignificant. These inherited systems of meaning - or cultures - define where we stand as persons in relation to others and provide the grounding for what we come to feel, think, and desire as individuals. This course examines the cultural determination of mindful behaviour.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY220H1, PSY230H1/PSY240H1

Intergroup Relations [36L]

An in-depth examination of theories and research in intergroup relations; includes topics like stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY220H1

Sex Roles and Behaviour [36L]

The effect of sex-role expectations on how men and women behave and perceive the world: theories of sex-role development, physiological and cultural determinants of sex differences, power relationships between men and women.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY210H1/PSY220H1/PSY230H1

Social Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships [36L]

This course focuses on the social psychology of interpersonal relationships between and among individuals, especially romantic or close relationships and friendships. It surveys what social psychologists have learned about the development, maintenance, disruption or dissolution of personal relationships, as well as current social psychological theories of interpersonal relationships.
Exclusion: PSY420H1 taken in 2002-2003 ONLY
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY220H1

Self-Consciousness [36L]

The distinguishing feature of our species is the reflexivity of our consciousness - the ability to conceive of and interpret ourselves and our experiences. All our higher symbolic capabilities rest upon this foundation. The aim of this multidisciplinary course is to trace out a variety of interpretive frames through which we may look at and better understand self-awareness.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY220H1, PSY230H1/PSY240H1

Social Cognition [36L]

An examination of theory and research on how we make sense of ourselves and our social world. Topics covered include goals, mood, memory, hypothesis testing, counterfactual thinking, stereotypes, and culture.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY220H1

Psychology of the Mass Media [36L]

This multidisciplinary course examines how we come to know ourselves and our world, and to feel, judge, and act through the simulative “mediation” of mass communication. The intent is to provide students with greater understanding of the highly commodified symbolic environment that surrounds them and to which they continually respond and react as audience.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY220H1, PSY230H1/PSY240H1

Psychology and the Law [36L]

This course deals with psychological issues in the law, with particular reference to criminal law. It focuses mainly on research that has been done on pretrial publicity, eyewitness testimony, rules of evidence, and other factors that might affect jury decisions.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY220H1

Social Psychology Laboratory [36L]

Illustrates major methodologies within social psychology, such as attitude measurement, observation of small groups, and experiments.
Prerequisite: PSY202H1 (or equivalent), PSY220H1; PSY Specialist or departmental approval

Psychometrics [36L]

Concepts and methods for the measurement of abilities, interests and personality: reliability, validity, interpretation of test scores, norms, observational methods, structured tests, interview, projective techniques. Ethical problems in assessment. Not a course in test administration.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent) (or equivalent)
Recommended preparation: PSY202H1 (or equivalent)

Social Psychology of Emotion [36L]

An in-depth review of the role of emotion in human psychology, with an emphasis on the links between emotion and cognition. Topics include theories of emotion, emotional regulation, expression and experience, the role of emotion in decision-making, and the relationship between emotion, motivation and behaviour.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY230H1

Organizational Behaviour [36L]

An analysis of the individual, group, and institutional structures and processes that influence behaviour within organizations. Topics include motivation, leadership, communication, school of management theories, group processes and team work, supervision, and organizational culture.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY220H1
Exclusion: MGT262H1, RSM260H1, WDW260H1

Health Psychology [36L]

Examines research evidence concerning the impact of psychological factors on physical health and illness.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY230H1/PSY240H1

Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief [36L]

Culture appears to have a narrative structure. Animal learning and neuropsychological theory helps us understand how narratives might regulate emotion. Threat of broadscale emotional dysregulation motivates individuals to protect their cultures.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY230H1/PSY240H1

Environmental Psychology [36L]

An examination of the interrelationship of humans and their natural and built environments, focusing on psychological and sociocultural factors. Topics include: the self in relation to nature; the perception of environmental change; the effects of natural and built environments on stress and psychological health; understanding consumerism and environmentalism; and the relationship between individuals’ experience (i.e., cognitions, emotions, and values) and action relating to environmental issues.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY220H1, or enrolled in the Environment and Behaviour Minor Program

Positive Psychology        [36L]

A review of the field of positive psychology, which is the study of fulfillment and personal growth. The focus is on empirical research regarding the development of healthy, productive, and resilient individuals. Topics include: subjective well-being, optimism, flow experiences, self-control and emotional intelligence, social support and empathy.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY220H1/PSY230H1/PSY240H1

Advanced Personality Psychology [36L]

This course covers major topics in personality psychology including prominent theories and current research in the area. Theoretical frameworks will be integrated with specific applications in primary sources. Specific topics may include personality structure, personality development, psychodynamic approaches, genetic methodology, and emotion regulation.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY230H1

Individual Differences Laboratory [36P]

Introduction to methods involved in individual differences or personality research. Group and individual projects focus on assessment of individual difference characteristics and on experimentation including such characteristics.
Prerequisite: PSY202H1 (or equivalent), PSY230H1/PSY240H1; PSY Specialist or departmental approval

Psychopathologies of Childhood [36L]

This course focuses on cognitive and neuropsychological aspects of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders in children from clinical and theoretical perspectives.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY210H1/PSY240H1, one further PSY200/300-series full course or equivalent

Cognition and Psychopathology [24S, 12T]

Work in psychological disorders has increasingly used the theories and methodologies of cognitive psychology to guide research. This course will examine accounts of clinical disorders informed by cognitive experimental psychology, with emphasis on recent work in affective disorders.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY240H1/PSY270H1

Theories of Psychopathology and Psychotherapy [36L]

Examines various theories of how personality functioning may become impaired and corresponding psychotherapeutic interventions. Emphasis on empirical assessment of personality dysfunction and therapy effectiveness.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY230H1/PSY240H1

Animal Cognition [36L]

The study of memory, representation, concept learning, and other cognitive processes in non-human animals.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY260H1

Thinking and Reasoning        [36L]

Problem-solving as a model of directed thinking; conceptual behaviour and mental representation; induction, deduction and learning; probabilistic reasoning; creative thinking and complex problem solving.
Prerequisite: PSY270H1/UNI250Y1

Higher Cognitive Processes [36L]

This course covers selected topics pertaining to higher cognitive processes including expertise, consciousness, creativity, and human and artificial intelligence.
Prerequisite: PSY270H1/PSY370H1/UNI250Y1

Human Memory [36L]

Current theories and data on human memory: processes involved in encoding, storage, and retrieval.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY270H1/UNI250Y1

Social Cognitive Neuroscience [36L]

Social cognitive neuroscience is an emerging interdisciplinary field that seeks to integrate theories of social psychology and cognitive neuroscience to understand behavior at three fundamentally interrelated levels of analysis (social, cognitive, and neural). Topics such as self-regulation, cooperation, attitudes, and prejudice will be examined.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY220H1, PSY270H1/PSY290H1
Recommended Preparation: PSY326H1

Psychology of Language        [36L]

Human and other animal communication, structure of human language, word meaning and semantic memory, psychological studies of syntax, bilingualism, language and thought, language errors and disorders. (Given by the Departments of Linguistics and Psychology)
Prerequisite: ONE 200-series full course or equivalent in JAL/JUP/LIN/PSY/PSL/UNI Cognitive Science

Attention and Performance        [36L]

Visual attention; attentional selection for object recognition, feature integration, and action; movements of attention; eye-hand coordination, eye movements, limb movements. Models of attention and motor control.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY270H1/PSY280H1/UNI250Y1

Engineering Psychology [36L]

The application of our knowledge of human information processing capabilities to improve human-machine systems design in a number of engineering environments including aviation, computer software, human-computer interaction, and nuclear power plants.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY270H1/PSY280H1/UNI250Y1
Recommended preparation: PSY202H1 (or equivalent)

Memory and Learning Laboratory [36P]

Exercises and demonstrations, followed by experiments done jointly with other members of the class, and a final individual research project, in the broad area of human learning and memory.
Prerequisite: PSY202H1 (or equivalent), PSY270H1/UNI250Y1; PSY specialist or departmental approval

Vision Science [36L]

Integrates psychology, neuroscience, and computer science approaches to the study of vision science. Topics include: spatial vision; perception of objects, function, and category; motion perception; visual attention, memory, and imagery; and consciousness. Demonstrations/in-class experiments supplement lectures and readings. Important class for psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience students.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent)/MAT135Y1, PSY280H1

Perception Laboratory        [36L]

Examination of issues and methods in perception research. Students conduct supervised research projects, and read, critique, and write research articles.
Prerequisite: PSY202H1 (or equivalent), PSY280H1; PSY Specialist or departmental approval

Behavioural Genetics [36L]

An examination of how genes contribute to the production of behaviour, either as structural elements or direct participants in behavioural regulation. Covers molecular genetics, natural selection and genetic methods followed by specific examples of congenic disorders that affect behaviour and studies of “normal” behaviours in human and animal models.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY290H1/NRS201H1

Neurobiology of Learning and Memory [36L]

Understanding the complexities of how the mammalian nervous system acquires and stores information and how it transforms this information into appropriate behavior is fundamentally important to our understanding of both animal and human behavior. This course explores empirical and theoretical contributions to our understanding of the neural basis of learning and memory.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY290H1/NRS201H1

Cognitive Neuroscience [36L]

The use of higher cortical functions to study cognitive processes in humans and other primates. Some topics to be covered: hemispheric specialization, emotion and the cerebral hemispheres, organization of language after brain damage, amnesia, aging.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY270H1/PSY290H1/NRS201H1

Physiology and Psychology of Emotion [36L]

The role of brain and body in expression and experience of emotion in humans, considered theoretically and through the experimental, physiological and clinical literatures.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY270H1/PSY290H1/NRS201H1

Neurochemical Basis of Behaviour [36L]

The functional relevance of neurotransmitters, with particular emphasis on their role in mediating behaviour.
Prerequisite: PSY201H1 (or equivalent), PSY290H1/NRS201H1
Exclusion: P CL 475Y1

Biological Rhythms (formerly JZP326H1) [26L, 12T]

Daily, monthly, annual and other rhythms and methods of measuring them. Behavioural and physiological aspects of biological clocks. The importance of rhythms in experimental design, in research on brain function, in affective disorders, and the use animals make of rhythms in migration and other behaviours.
Prerequisite: BIO150Y1/PSY100H1/Y1, one full or TWO 200-series half-courses in the Sciences
Exclusion: JZP326H1

Psychobiology Laboratory [36L]

An introduction to surgical and experimental methods and research issues in physiological psychology, including anatomical and neurobiological methods and behavioural and genetic analysis. Concentration on innate and learned mechanisms that influence the display of specific behaviours.
Exclusion: HMB310H1/NRS302H1
Prerequisite: PSY202H1 (or equivalent), PSY290H1; PSY specialist or departmental approval

400-Series Courses

Research Specialization: Thesis [TBA]

An individual project done under the direction of a staff member. Lecture and seminar presentations of proposals in the Fall Session.
Prerequisite: Enrolment in PSY Research Specialist program, PSY309H1, PSY3*9H1 (PSY lab course)

Psychology Seminar [24S]

Examination in depth of specific topics in psychology at the graduate level. These seminars vary from year to year in terms of the number given, the topics, and the restrictions on enrollment. Students must get prior consent from the instructor of the graduate seminar they are interested in taking and submit this consent in writing to the department at which time you will be enrolled for undergraduate credit. Consult the Undergraduate Advisor for more details.

Psychology Seminar [24S]

Examination in depth of specific topics in psychology at the graduate level. These seminars vary from year to year in terms of the number given, the topics, and the restrictions on enrollment. Students must get prior consent from the instructor of the graduate seminar they are interested in taking and submit this consent in writing to the department at which time you will be enrolled for undergraduate credit. Consult the Undergraduate Advisor for more details.

Psychology Seminar [24S]

Examination in depth of specific topics in psychology at the graduate level. These seminars vary from year to year in terms of the number given, the topics, and the restrictions on enrollment. Students must get prior consent from the instructor of the graduate seminar they are interested in taking and submit this consent in writing to the department at which time you will be enrolled for undergraduate credit. Consult the Undergraduate Advisor for more details.

Research Specialization: Theoretical Foundations [24S]

This seminar addresses the central theoretical issues that structure contemporary research in each of the major areas of psychology. The aim is to provide an informal overview of the field as a whole.
Prerequisite: Enrolment in the PSY Research Specialist program, PSY309H1

Developmental Psychology Seminar [24S]

Examination in depth of a limited topic within developmental psychology. Content in any given year depends on instructor.
Prerequisite: PSY202H1 (or equivalent), PSY210H1; PSY Specialist or permission of department

Social Psychology Seminar [24S]

Examination in depth of a limited topic within social psychology. Content in any given year depends on instructor.
Prerequisite: PSY202H1 (or equivalent), PSY220H1; PSY Specialist or permission of department

Personality Seminar [24S]

Examination in depth of a limited topic within the area of personality. Content in any given year depends on instructor.
Prerequisite: PSY202H1 (or equivalent), PSY230H1/PSY240H1, PSY Specialist or permission of department

Abnormal Psychology Seminar [24S]

Examination in depth of a limited topic within abnormal psychology. Content in any given year depends on instructor.
Prerequisite: PSY202H1 (or equivalent), PSY230H1/PSY240H1, PSY Specialist or permission of department

Learning Seminar [24S]

Examination in depth of a limited topic in learning. Content in any given year depends on instructor.
Prerequisite: PSY260H1; an additioNAL 300-level half-course in the 350-, 360-, or 370-series or permission of instructor; PSY Specialist or permission of department

Memory Seminar [24S]

Examination in depth of limited topics within the area of memory. Content in any given year depends on instructor.
Prerequisite: PSY270H1/UNI250Y1, PSY Specialist or permission of department

Advanced Psycholinguistics        [24S]

Seminar in advanced topics in psycholinguistics. Content varies from year to year. (Given by the Departments of Linguistics and Psychology)
Prerequisite: JLP374H1, LIN322H1/LIN331H1

Cognition Seminar [24S]

Examination in depth of a limited topic in cognition. Content in any given year depends on instructor. Prerequisite: (PSY270H1/PSY280H1), (PSY371H1/PSY375H1/PSY380H1), PSY Specialist or permission of department

Seminar in Vision Science [24S]

An in-depth examination of current issues in vision science (e.g. perceptual organization, object and face recognition, motion perception). Emphasis is on the psychological perspective, but integrates physiological and computational perspectives as well. Content in any given year depends on instructor.
Prerequisite: PSY270H1, PSY280H1, PSY 37*H/38*H, PSY393H1, PSY Specialist or permission of department

Brain Activity & Behaviour Seminar [39S]

The relationship between behaviour and the activity of neurons; examples from sensory, motor, motivational, and higher cortical systems. Electrical stimulation and recording techniques.
Prerequisite: PSY202H1 (or equivalent), PSY290H1/NRS201H1

Advanced Topics in Biological Rhythms (formerly JZP428H1) [24S]

Circadian rhythms with emphasis on non-photic entrainment and phase shifting of rhythms by behaviour (e.g., social interactions, or becoming active). Properties and physiological mechanisms for non-photic effects and comparisons with those for photic effects. Seminars and readings of original papers. Emphasis on basic principles, but possible applications will also be discussed.
Prerequisite: JZP326H1/PSY397H1
Exclusion: JZP428H1