- Faculty and Staff List
T.M. Alloway, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
K.R. Blankstein, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
M. Daneman, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
A.S. Fleming, B.Sc., Ph.D.
G.W. Kraemer, B.A.,B.Sc., MS., Ph.D.
G. Moraglia, M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.
M.K. Pichora-Fuller, B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.
P. Pliner, B.S., Ph.D.
J. Polivy, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.
E.M. Reingold, M.A., Ph.D.
E.G. Schellenberg, B.Sc., Ph.D.
B. Schneider, B.A., Ph.D.
M.L. Smith, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
S.E. Trehub, B.Com., M.A., Ph.D.
J.P. Andersen, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.
B. Beston, B.Sc., Ph.D.
E.N. Carlson, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
C.G. Chambers, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
J.M. Chung, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
N.A.S. Farb, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
K. Fukuda, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
R.T. Gerlai, M.Sc., Ph.D.
D.J. Graham, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
M.M. Holmes, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
E.A. Impett, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.
E.K. Johnson, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
S.B. Kamenetsky, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
T. Malti, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D., Habil.
L.J. Martin, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
D.A. Monks, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.
S. Ronfard, B.A., M.Sc., Ed.M., Ed.D.
U. Schimmack, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
J.E. Stellar, B.A., Ph.D.
D. Urbszat, B.Sc., LL.B., M.A., Ph.D.
C. Vanden Bosch der Nederlanden, B.A, M.A., Ph.D
D. VanderLaan, B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.
B.A., Wolfe, B.A., Ph.D.
I. Zovkic, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Room 4092, Deerfield Hall
Associate Chair - Teaching
Professor B. Beston
Room 4010, Deerfield Hall
Room 4094, Deerfield Hall
Psychology is the science that examines the structure and function of behaviour in humans and animals. It is concerned with the processes by which behaviour is acquired, maintained, and developed through adaptive interaction with the physical and social aspects of the environment. Emphasis is on the genetic, physiological, sensory, cognitive, developmental, and social structures that mediate behaviour.
Among the topics covered by Psychology courses are life-span developmental changes in behaviour, modes of sensing, perceiving and responding to the environment, language and cognition, the origins and implications of drives, motives, conflicts and emotions, and the wide variety of individual and species differences that are produced by differences in genetic background, physiology and past experience.
Psychological science strives to achieve the highest levels of rigor and objectivity in its study of behaviour by relying upon an extensive array of scientific methodologies and instrumentation. Because Psychology is concerned with the behaviour of all organisms, the study of animal behaviour constitutes an important part of many Psychology courses. An intensive examination of empirical research findings is paramount in the Psychology curriculum.
Students who are interested in Psychology as a career must be prepared for several years of graduate study. Persons who hold a PhD in Psychology find employment in universities, research institutes, educational organizations, hospitals and clinics, government agencies, research and development units in industry, data science fields, and as self-employed professionals. The BSc with a concentration in Psychology is not in itself a professional qualification. People holding bachelor's degrees in Psychology typically find employment in business, technical, educational or social-service areas. Formal or on-the-job training is usually required. Generally undergraduate courses in Psychology may be valuable to students planning professional careers in medicine, law, nursing and education, for example, and to anyone who wishes to acquire the fundamentals of modern society's understanding of behaviour.
Further information is available from the Undergraduate Director.
Students should also review the Degree Requirements section prior to selecting courses
Program website: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/psychology