2006-2007 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Cognitive Neuropsychology (CGNR)

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 complementary 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.

Minor (Honours Program)

(May not 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*2360 [0.50] Introductory Research Methods
PSYC*2390 [0.50] Principles of Sensation and Perception
PSYC*2410 [0.50] Behavioural Neuroscience I
PSYC*2650 [0.50] Cognitive Psychology
PSYC*3330 [0.50] Memory
PSYC*3340 [0.50] Psycholinguistics
PSYC*3410 [0.50] Behavioural Neuroscience II
PSYC*4600 [0.50] Cognitive Neuroscience
One of:
PSYC*2010 [0.50] Quantification in Psychology
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
0.50 additional credits in Psychology

Note: Courses designated with (H) in Section XII--Course Descriptions are Honours level courses requiring for registration a cumulative average of at least 70% in all course attempts in Psychology.