Have you ever wondered where your dreams come from and what they mean? What triggers your bad and good moods? What exactly the term "mental illness" means? What intelligence is? Whether we use all our brain or only 10 percent, as some claim? How humans are alike and how we differ? If we are shaped more by our genetic inheritance or by the environment we grow up in? How we select our mates?
Then you'll be interested to know that it's the scientific discipline of Psychology that investigates and attempts to answer these types of questions.
Contemporary psychology is defined as the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. Behavior is anything an organism does that can be observed and recorded. Mental processes are internal, subjective experiences, and include sensations, perceptions, dreams, thoughts, beliefs, expectations and feelings. The mental processes are inferred from observable behaviour.
Psychological science is a fascinating and useful discipline that has relevance for all students regardless of their chosen field of study.
Learn about all of the credentials we offer:
- Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology
- Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology - Honours
- Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology
- Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology - Pre-Bachelor's
- Graduate Diploma in Psychosocial Rehabilitation
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Useful Resources & Checklists
- Bachelor's Degree in Applied Psychology Flowchart
- Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology Checklist
- Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology Checklist
- Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology Honours Checklist
- Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology - Honours Application
- Course Plan for Minor in Psychology
- Psychology Transfer Course Plan for SFU
- Psychology Transfer Course Plan for TRU
- Psychology Transfer Course Plan for UBC
Program Advisor and General Enquiries: Patti Roos
Chair of Psychology and Social Sciences: Dr. Nina Di Pietro
Coordinator of the BA-Applied Psychology programs: Dr. Shelley Moore
Coordinator of the Service Learning Program: Dr. Karyn Audet
Coordinator of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation program: Dr. Regina Casey
Coordinator of Pathways in Psychology (a contact for students in an Associate of Arts program or for students hoping to enter the Bachelor of Arts program): Dr. Joseph Thompson