University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs

Cognitive Neuropsychology

Department of Psychology, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

Ellis and Young (1988) defined cognitive psychology as the "study of those mental processes which underlie and make possible our everyday ability to recognize familiar objects and people, to find our way around in the world, to speak, read and write, and to plan and execute actions, to think, make decisions and remember." They proposed two complimentary aims in the study of cognitive neuropsychology:

  1. To explain the patterns of impaired and intact cognitive performance seen in brain-injured patients in terms of damage to one or more of the components of a theory or model of normal cognitive functioning.
  2. To draw conclusions about normal, intact cognitive processes from the patterns of impaired and intact capabilities seen in brain-injured patients.

The Minor program in Cognitive Neuropsychology is targeted for students seeking to broaden their knowledge beyond their major area of study. It may be of particular interest to students specializing in biology or computer science. A Minor in cognitive neuropsychology will prove valuable to students seeking careers in research and medicine.

Honours Program Minor

(Not to be taken in combination with a Psychology Honours Major)

A minimum of 6.00 credits is required, including:

PSYC*1100 [0.50] Principles of Behaviour
PSYC*1200 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour
PSYC*2390 [0.50] Principles of Sensation and Perception
PSYC*2410 [0.50] Behavioural Basis of Neuroscience, I
PSYC*2650 [0.50] Introduction to Cognitive Processes
PSYC*2010 [0.50] Quantification in Psychology
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
PSYC*2360 [0.50] Introductory Research Methods
PSYC*3330 [0.50] Human Memory
PSYC*3340 [0.50] Psycholinguistics
PSYC*3410 [0.50] Behavioural Basis of Neuroscience II
PSYC*4400 [0.50] Cognitive Neuropsychology Seminar

0.50 additional credit in Psychology

1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Arts -- B.A.

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