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April 24, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Psychology



Psychology at Laurier Brantford

Psychology involves the scientific study of behaviour and experience, including thinking, feeling and action. We study psychology to answer a number of questions about human behaviour — for example, how we learn a language, how memory works, why some people crave narcotics or how we can promote healthy child development. 

Students drawn to psychology typically have an intrinsic interest in people and their relationships. Some want to become clinicians or other types of hands-on helpers, and see psychology as a good educational foundation for careers in education or social work. Others are interested in the biological aspects of psychology and want to pursue advanced training in behavioural neurosciences

You can also study Psychology at Laurier's Waterloo campus

Program highlights 

  • Psychology students participate in Community Service-Learning (CSL), a mandatory component of developmental psychology courses. CSL involves the placement of undergraduate students into service organizations within the community, such as a soup kitchen, a psychiatric ward in a hospital, facilities for children with developmental problems, neighbourhood associations, a Special Olympics chapter, daycare and preschool centres, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, retirement homes and elder care facilities, located in Brantford. This is a great way for students to get real-world experience
  • Our professors are, quite simply, among the best you will find anywhere — most of them accomplished researchers  — we are able to offer a wide range of courses to give you the education you need as you pursue your goals. We actively promote excellence in teaching.

Courses offered 

Popular courses

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Personality

Admission requirements 

4U Requirements IB Requirements  Admission Range

English at 60%

One of 3U Functions & Relations, 3M Functions or any 4U mathematics at 60%

HL or SL English at 4;

HL or SL Mathematic at 4 

 Average in top 6 4U & M courses - mid to high 70's

IB Minimum score: 28  

Careers 

What will you have learned after four years of psychology? Depending on the particular program that you have selected, you can learn computer skills, analytic skills, writing skills and presentation skills. You can learn how to design an experiment, how to interview, and how to write essays and reports. You will learn organizational skills and people skills through group work.

Psychology majors often find employment in government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and a plethora of other areas in the private sector and government. With further education, psychology graduates can pursue careers in law, teaching, policing, human relations, the media, public relations, counselling, speech-language pathology or social work.

Faculty experience

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Dr. Sybil Geldart is Associate Professor of Psychology at the Brantford campus, and teaches courses in child development, infant perception, and facial aesthetics.  Her research explores perceptions in everyday life.  Stemming from her dissertation work, a primary research focus is the development of the perception of facial attractiveness.  Her secondary area of research examines organizational safety practices and employee perceptions of how work organization impacts mental health. Dr. Geldart currently serves as Associate Editor of the journal European Review of Applied Psychology.