Psychology Graduate Courses and Timetables

Psychology Graduate Students are encouraged to visit the Program Information page and Research Areas pages for MSc and PhD degree and course requirements.

Previous course listings are available here.

Graduate Courses

2022-2023 Timetables

Fall 2022 Timetable / Winter 2023 Timetable

Fall 2022 Courses

Fall 2022 Courses


Course Title





Introduction to Data Management and Linear Modeling Using R

Dr. John Sakaluk

Thu 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

SSC 3018
SSC 3024


Fundamental Issues in Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience

Dr. Paul Minda

Tue 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WIRB 1110


Neuroimaging of Cognition

Dr. Jody Culham

Mon 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Thu 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

WIRB 1110


CDBS Proseminar

Dr. Ryan Stevenson

Tue 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

WIRB 1110


Psychotherapy Approaches

Dr. David Dozois

Tue 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

WH 20F


Psychometric Measurement Modeling

Dr. John Sakaluk

Wed 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

WIRB 1160


Experimental Design, Data Analysis, and Sample Size Calculation

Dr. Paul Tremblay

Wed 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

SSC 7405/09


Research Methods in I/O Psychology Dr. John Meyer Tue 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM SSC 8438/40


Systematic and Scoping Review Methods

Dr. Blair Evans

Wed 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WIRB 1130


Advanced Topics in the Psychology of Gender

Dr. Rachel Calogero

Wed 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WH 36


Lifespan Psychopathology I: Concepts & Internalizing Disorders

Dr. Lindsay Bodell

Mon 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WH 20F

Winter 2023 Courses

Winter 2023 Courses
Course Course Title Instructor Day/Time Classroom
PSYCHOL 9040B Scientific Computing Dr. Paul Gribble Mon 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Tue 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
WIRB 1110
PSYCHOL 9102B Knowledge Representation in the Human Mind and Brain Dr. Ken McRae Wed 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM WIRB 1110
PSYCHOL 9221B Introduction to Neural Networks (LEC) Dr. Marieke Mur Tue 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM   Thu 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM WIRB 1160
PSYCHOL 9542B Multilevel Modeling                Dr. Paul Tremblay Thu 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM SSC 7405/09
PSYCHOL 9552B Regression and Factor Analysis Methods                 Dr. Paul Tremblay Wed 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM SSC 5220
PSYCHOL 9556B Longitudinal Methods Dr. Paul Tremblay Tue 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM SSC 7405/09
PSYCHOL 9623B Work Groups and Teams in Organizations Dr. Natalie Allen Tue 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM SSC 8438/40
PSYCHOL 9723B Romantic relationship development Dr. Samantha Joel Wed 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM SSC 7405/09
PSYCHOL 9903B Lifespan Psychopathology II: Externalizing & Other Disorders Dr. Jesus Chavarria Mon 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM WH 20F

Area-Specific Seminars

Area-specific Seminars*
Seminar Title Instructor Day/Time Classroom
Clinical Proseminar Dr. David Dozois Thu 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM WH 20F
Cognitive, Developmental and Brain Sciences (CDBS) Research Seminar Dr. Stefan Köhler Fri 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM WIRB 1170
Social, Personality and Developmental (SPDP) Seminar Dr. Paul Tremblay Fri 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM SSC 3022
* New for September 2022, seminars will not be offered as courses. Students in the CSP, CDBS, and SPDP training streams will have the seminar requirement added to their transcript as a milestone. Details on this new process and any questions will be addressed at the annual Orientation and Welcome Back event on Tuesday, September 6th (time to be announced soon).

Clinical Practica and Residency

For more information regarding enrolling in clinical practica and residency, click here
Practicum course outline

Course Selection

First-year graduate students should meet with their supervisor(s) to choose courses and plan for any first-year milestones.

Upper year graduate students should consult with their supervisory committee to develop a plan of study that is mutually agreed upon by all.

Students can learn of program requirements online:

Course Registration and Deadlines

Please reference the list of important dates on the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website for enrollment deadlines.   

Comprehensive Examinations

Comprehensive exams are for PhD students, only. The goal of the comprehensive examination is to provide breadth and depth. Students complete an in-depth study in their subfield of psychology, by working outside their specific thesis topic. It should be possible to complete the exam (including any preparatory study) in one semester

Course Feedback

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With your feedback, you contribute to the quality of courses and instruction, by letting us know what is working well and identifying areas for improvement. Also, since student feedback is considered in regular faculty review, including promotion and tenure decisions, it helps the Western community acknowledge outstanding teaching and courses

When the feedback period opens for the term, you will receive emails from the Course Feedback team encouraging you to participate by accessing the student questionnaire through links on OWL and your Student Centre. The Department of Psychology is proud of students’ past participation. In Winter 2018, over 84% of graduate students provided the Department with feedback, well above the university-wide participation level of 58%.

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