Psychology

Enhance mental health and well-being in your community. Learn techniques and skills to help people solve problems.

Overview

Learn why and how people think and act the way they do and help them improve their daily lives.

The program in Psychology provides a solid foundation in the scientific study of human behaviour, and the related psychological, social, and biological processes. 

Students may select courses addressing topics such as child development, learning, cognition, memory, motivation, intelligence, personality, emotion, mental health, social psychology and psychological functioning across cultures.

They are trained in quantitative research methods and learn to conduct research using observation, experimentation and statistical analysis. Students have the option of obtaining a Certificate in Social Research Methods and may take advantage of volunteer opportunities in research laboratories. A Bachelor of Science program in Psychology is also available. The Faculty of Health offers a limited-enrolment program in Sport Psychology.

Key Features

Diagnosis, prevention, consult with schools, police, research, personnel issues in organizations
Help your community by creating supportive environments that encourage mental health and well-being where people live and work.
Flexible degree opens doors to many different career possibilities.

Career Opportunities

Behavior therapist, research analyst, counsellor (addictions, employment, corrections), interviewer, environmental planner, computer consultant, recruitment coordinator, psychometrist, teaching, speech pathology, personnel administrator.

Settings: associations for persons with disabilities, school boards, correctional centres, industries such as Hydro and INCO, mental health centres, social service agencies, chronic psychiatric patients, prison settings, drug addiction, and hospitals.

Krista Paquette

As a psychology student at Laurentian, I have been lucky enough to align myself with like-minded individuals who can appreciate the art of the human mind. I love being a member of such a collaborative atmosphere, where there are ample opportunities to expand my learning.

As a student, the psychology department has granted me the unique experience of participating in research studies to aid in my learning and assist in the progression of graduate students’ throughout their degree. Along with this, each and every professor has provided me with an outstanding introduction into the psychology program and was always more than willing to work with me to better understand the course content.

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