The Psychology department has a dedicated faculty with diverse backgrounds and scholarly interests. We take pride in quality teaching and commitment to student success. We offer the most comprehensive and diverse University Transfer program in Psychology in the Lower Mainland.
We are committed to meeting the needs of students for flexible course offerings.We offer a diverse program with a breadth of courses that vary from neuroscience and cognitive psychology to research methods and analysis to developmental and social psychology to creativity and leadership psychology. In addition to the diversity of courses offered, there are other opportunities for extending your educational experience. Some students may work with faculty on research projects via the student work assistance program or faculty research grants. We also regularly award a scholarship, the Psychology 2320 Research Paper Scholarship (Allen Cup), and the Norm Carsley Memorial Bursary.
The psychology department offers courses in traditional, mixed-mode, and online course formats.
Traditional courses are those that have 3 to 4 hours of scheduled face-to-face class meeting time per week. This is the format most students are familiar with. Students are expected to attend all classes. Traditional instruction provides students with the benefit of regular face-to-face interactions with the instructor and other students.
Mixed-mode courses, also known as hybrid or blended courses, meet face-to-face for two hours per week combined with an additional two hours of online learning. This means that a significant portion of the learning is done independently using online materials. This combines the benefits of online instruction, such as flexible scheduling and frequent feedback, while maintaining the benefits of face-to-face interactions with instructors and other students. For more information on mixed-mode courses, we recommend students read the following website: http://www4.uwm.edu/ltc/hybrid/about_hybrid/. Students are expected to attend all classes.
Online courses are those in which all of the instruction, communication, and assessment are done online. Online instruction has many benefits, such as flexible scheduling and frequent feedback. Students who are self-motivated and self-disciplined tend to do best in the online learning environment. Students can take the course “from a distance” without having to come to campus.
Regardless of the format, all our courses require independent learning done outside of the classroom, such as reading assigned material and completing assignments. In addition, all students are expected to be able to access online content, such as information posted on our online learning management system Desire2Learn, and respond to emails sent to their myLangara accounts.
We are a dynamic faculty of 15 members with a variety of backgrounds in research methods, industrial/organizational psychology, clinical psychology, abnormal psychology, counselling psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, exercise and sport psychology, health psychology, and biopsychology. Faculty remain current in their areas of specialty, hold memberships to various scholarly and professional organizations and publish their work in professional psychology journals and at local, national and international conferences.
We value the opportunity to get to know our students well and are proud of our success in mentoring students toward their educational goals. We look forward to meeting you in the classroom!