Psychology

maryellenTogether, the students, faculty, and staff of the Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba have developed an outstanding learning and research environment.  We teach thousands of students in our vibrant undergraduate program, and also have a thriving graduate program in which more than 125 students are working toward advanced degrees in seven different areas of specialization.

The supervised psychotherapy that clinical psychology students provide to clients contributes to the advancement of the necessary psychological bases that allow people to express and pursue their rights and interests. This work occurs both within the university at the psychological service center, as well as at a great many clinical sites throughout Manitoba, Canada, and the U.S. where our students receive training on external practica and internship. Particularly noteworthy in this regard is the fact that our students often work primarily with socially and financially disadvantaged populations (e.g., aboriginal peoples, chronically mentally ill, etc.), who need the most support in dealing with oppression and advocating for their rights and interests.

For more information, including registration details, contact the Psychology department.

Psychology of Women (PSYC 2390)

A critical re-examination of existing assumptions about women in the light of contemporary research. Psychology as a discipline and a methodology for investigating human behaviour will be stressed.

Psychology of Sex Differences (PSYC 2400)

Course explores the relationship between: human behaviour, physiology, and sex roles for males and females in our society.

Cross-cultural Social Psychology (PSYC 4410)

Cross-cultural psychology is the critical and comparative study of the linkages between cultural norms and thoughts, feeling and behaviour. This course focuses on Cross-cultural Social Psychology. Therefore the assigned readings deal with topics that Social Psychology, in general, examines.

Psychology of Health and Aging (PSYC 4556/7192)

This course considers how adults adapt to the challenges of aging and the accompanying health problems. Seminar discussions will focus on selected psychological theories and related empirical literature regarding belief systems that operate in the face of health- and age-related challenges.

Community Mental Health (PSYC 4620)

A seminar covering contemporary issues in community mental health and their relation to psychological services. Topics include the history of the community mental health movement, de-institutionalization as a social policy, the etiology and epidemiology of mental disorders, recognition of and response to mental disorders, mental health systems, community-based mental health services, and prevention of mental disorders.

Intergroup Relations (PSYC 4660/7660)

This course examines intergroup relations from a social psychological perspective. Key topics include sources of prejudice and discrimination, the “target’s” perspective, and strategies for reducing prejudice and discrimination.

 

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