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Presentation on theme: "WELCOME TO THE 2014-2015 PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS ORIENTATION SESSION."— Presentation transcript:


2 Welcome by the Head, Dr. Jan Cioe Introduction of Program Advisors & Unit Assistant Introduction of Faculty members Opportunities to volunteer for psychological research Introduction of Psychology Course Union Information about CPA Nature of program B.A. / B.Sc. Course Prerequisites Majors / Honours Honours as preparation for Graduate Studies Honours as preparation for Graduate Studies Honours Program with a Specialization in Forensics Honours Program with a Specialization in Forensics Calendar / Degree Navigator General Question Period DR. JAN CIOE Agenda

3 Welcome from the Head A few words of welcome from the current leader of the Psychology Department, who exemplifies the concept of a smaller campus where more personal contact is possible between students and faculty through an intimate learning environment.


5 Program Advisors: Linda Hatt Advisor and Articulation Linda Allan Senior Undergraduate Advisor

6 Support Staff Initial contact person for Psychology.... Marla MacDonald ASC 286 PHONE: 250-807-9528 EMAIL:

7 Support Staff Initial contact person for Psychology Graduate Program.... Marlis Wecels ASC 167A PHONE: 250-807-8241 EMAIL:


9 MICHAEL WOODWORTH Hon.B.A. (Victoria), M.Sc. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Dalhousie), R.Psych. Office: ASC 205 Phone: (250) 807-8731 Email: Director of Clinical Training RESEARCH: psychopathy; violent offending; deception detection; computer-mediated communication; assessment and treatment of forensic populations; memory and psychiatric issues primarily within a legal context CURRENT TEACHING: forensic psychology; ethics and professional standards in clinical psychology [g]

10 SUSAN WELLS B.A. (Pennsylvania State), MSW (SUNY, Albany), Ph.D. (Southern California) Office: ASC 453 Phone: (250) 807-8163 Email: RESEARCH: investigates the possible causes of overrepresentation of African American children in the United States’ out-of-home care; re-entry into out-of- home care after reunification with family; stability of out-of-home care placements; explores child welfare case types to identify characteristics that more closely represent the complexity of cases seen in the field CURRENT TEACHING: program evaluation [JOINT APPOINTMENT WITH SOCIAL WORK: child welfare services and policy; research methods (g)]

11 ZACH WALSH Hon.B.A. (U. of Winnipeg), M.S. (Rosalind Franklin U), Ph.D. (Rosalind Franklin U), R.Psych. Office: ASC 206 Phone: (250) 807-9373 Email: RESEARCH: psychopathy; substance abuse; addictions; borderline personality disorder; criminal violence; intimate partner violence; socioeconomic status; neighbourhood factors; normal personality; affective dysregulation; attentional biases; the interrelated roles of personality, substance use and sociodemographic factors in predicting different classes of violent behavior; the affective and cognitive factors that subserve antisocial behavior in general TEACHING: introduction to psychology; research methods and statistics; drugs and behaviour; psychological interventions [g]

12 CAROLYN SZOSTAK, [on leave from 2014.01-07] Hon.B.A. (Carlton), M.A. (Carleton), Ph.D. (UBC) Office: ART 324 Phone: (250) 807-8736 Email: RESEARCH: Media and mental health stigma; how mental health/disorders are portrayed in different genres of television (dramas, comedies, talk shows, etc.) and how these depictions influence people’s attitudes and behaviours; the role of media in combating stigmatizing attitudes about mental health disorders and suicide; adjustment to university. CURRENT TEACHING: psychopathology; counseling interviewing

13 JANICE SNYDER B.Sc. (Alberta, Lakehead), Ph.D. (Alberta) Office: ART 318 Phone: (250) 807-8733 Email: RESEARCH: role of attentional orienting in navigation, visual search, and reading readiness with an emphasis on determining the neural correlates underlying these abilities; explores the mechanisms and neural substrates of "selective attention" that allow for coherent behaviour in a visually complex world CURRENT TEACHING: introductory psychology; cognition; visual perception

14 BARBARA RUTHERFORD B.P.E. (Alberta), M.Sc. (Alberta), Ph.D. (Auckland) ACTING DEAN, IKBSAS Office: ASC Phone: (250) Email: RESEARCH: communication between the hemispheres of the brain during reading in people with and without a reading disability such as dyslexia; developmental trends in hemispheric specialization for reading NOT CURRENTLY TEACHING: [memory; cognitive processes; biopsychology]

15 STEPHEN PORTER B.Sc. (Acadia), M.A. (UBC), PhD. (UBC), R.Psych. Office: ASC 204 Phone: (250) 807-9129 Email: RESEARCH: psychology and law; legal decision-making; forensic aspects of memory/PTSD; deception detection; criminal behaviour; psychopathic personality; examines the criminal activity of psychopathic offenders, the accuracy of memory for traumatic events and behavioural cues to deception CURRENT TEACHING: forensic psychology; psychopathy & violence [g]; psychopathology [g]

16 BRIAN O’CONNOR H.B.Sc. (St. F.X.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (U. Victoria) Office: ART 330 Phone: (250) 807-9636 Email: RESEARCH: statistics; methods; normal and abnormal personality; interpersonal behaviour; psychopathology; writes software for statistical procedures CURRENT TEACHING: advanced statistics & research methods [also g]; interpersonal behaviour & psychopathology

17 CYNTHIA MATHIESON B.A. (MacMurray), M.A. (Northern Arizona), B.A. Hon. (U. Ottawa), M.Sc. & Ph.D. (U. Calgary) PROVOST Office: Phone: Email: RESEARCH: identity theory; narrative and thematic analyses; health psychology; women's health; provide an understanding of identity and its narrative as well as the barriers to health care NOT CURRENTLY TEACHING: [community psychology; history of psychology; health psychology]

18 MAYA LIBBEN B.Sc. (U of A), PhD (McGill) Office: ASC 284 Phone: (250) 807- 9026 Email: RESEARCH: cognitive neuroscience; psychopathology; schizophrenia; psycholinguistics; bilingualism; transitive inference; figurative language processing; eating disorders; uses behavioural and neurophysiological methods to examine language, attention and memory in clinical and non-clinical populations CURRENT TEACHING: introductory psychology; psychopathology

19 MARVIN KRANK B.A. (Indiana), Ph.D. (McMaster) Office: ART 334 Phone: (250) 807-8773 Email: RESEARCH: development of substance abuse in adolescence; vulnerabilities related to social learning; cognitive models that differentiate implicit (unconscious) from explicit memories; the relative role of automatic associations versus executive control;social experiences, dispositions, memories, and thoughts that predict transitions to substance use and to substance abuse. CURRENT TEACHING: learning; psychometrics & test evaluation [also g]; addiction; biopsychology

20 SUSAN HOLTZMAN B.Sc. (McMaster), M.A. (UBC), Ph.D. (UBC), R.Psych. Office: ASC 283 Phone: (250) 807-8730 Email: RESEARCH: health psychology; adjustment to chronic illness; stress and coping; close relationships; caregiving; depression; chronic pain; organ transplantation; daily process methodologies; pathways through which the social environment can influence physical and emotional well-being in healthy and chronically ill populations CURRENT TEACHING: introductory psychology; health psychology; psychological assessment [g]

21 MARK HOLDER B.A. (SFU), Ph.D. (Berkeley) [on leave from 2014.01-07] Office: ART 320 Phone: (250) 807-8728 Email: RESEARCH: positive psychology and the science of happiness; research has four main thrusts: 1) the predictors (e.g., temperament, spirituality, and social) of happiness in children; 2) strategies and programs to promote well-being; 3) the biological basis of happiness; and 4) developing new measures of happiness CURRENT TEACHING: introductory psychology; behavioural neuroscience; positive psychology]

22 LINDA HATT B.Sc. (Oklahoma), M.Sc. (Alberta), Ph.D. (Alberta) Office: ART 327 Phone: (250) 807-9323 Email: RESEARCH: health psychology; pain management; experimental analysis of behavior CURRENT TEACHING: health psychology; personality; history and theories of Psychology / contemporary theories [g]

23 LIANE GABORA Hon.B.Sc (UWO), M.Sc. (Queens), Ph.D. (Free University of Brussels) Office: ART 336 Phone: (250) 807-9849 Email: RESEARCH: creativity; concepts, especially how they combine and adapt to new contexts; origins of modern cognition; cultural evolution; computer models of the above CURRENT TEACHING: CURRENTLY ON MEDICAL LEAVE - psychology of creativity

24 PAUL GABIAS B.A., Ph.D. (NYU), LL.D. (Victoria) Office: ART 228 Phone: (250) 807-9383 Email: RESEARCH: interface between visual and haptic perception; the comprehension and production of haptic pictures by the blind; health and adjustment; increases our understanding of perceptual, cognitive, and social aspects blindness CURRENT TEACHING: introductory psychology; non-visual perception; psychology of touch; psychological aspects of advocacy

25 PAUL G. DAVIES B.A. (Simon Fraser), M.Sc. (Western Washington), Ph.D. [Waterloo] Postdoctoral Work [Stanford] Office: ART 327 Phone: (250) 807-8727 Email: RESEARCH: The focus of my research is intergroup relations; specifically, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. One program of research examines diverse forms of social identity threat, and a second examines how perceived stereotypicality can influence the levels of prejudice and discrimination that target stigmatized individuals. The majority of my research is applied to business and law enforcement contexts. CURRENT TEACHING –Introductory psychology; social psychology

26 LINDA ALLAN, B.A. (McMaster), M.A. (Guelph) Office: ART 328 Phone: (250) 807-8729 Email: RESEARCH: ageist attitudes and beliefs in different populations; the mitigation of ageist attitudes and behaviour; ageist treatment of the elderly; cognitive ageing; a cross sectional comparison of adults’ and university undergraduates’ attitudes and knowledge about elderly persons CURRENT TEACHING: child and adulthood & aging

27 JAN CIOE Hon. B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (UWO), M.Phil. (Cantab) Ph.D. (UWO), R.Psych. Office: ASC 285 Phone: (250) 807-8732 Home: (250) 763-1225 Email: UNIT HEAD, Psychology, IKBSAS RESEARCH: human sexuality; forensic psychology; recovery of function from cortical lesions CURRENT TEACHING: research methods and statistics; human sexuality

28 HARRY MILLER [Adjunct] B.A. (Alberta), MEd (Alberta), Ph.D. (Ohio State University) Office: TBA Phone: 250-862-4220 Email: RESEARCH: assessment of memory with traumatic brain injury; peripheral vascular disease and cognition; emotional function post stroke; effects of alcohol use on recovery from brain injury. CURRENT TEACHING: neuroscience of cognition

29 TARA CARPENTER [Sessional] Hon. BA [Dalhousie], MA [UBCO] Danica Patton [Sessional] – Biopsychology of Behaviour & Sleep and Rhythms Andrea Klassen [Sessional] – Abnormal Child Psychology Office: ART323 Phone: 250-807-9507 Email:

30 Opportunities to volunteer for psychological research

31 Psychology Course Union Helping students make the most of their UBC Okanagan Campus experience...

32 INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND -Dakota and Shirley -CPA Campus Representatives -Email: -UBC Okanagan Informational Page: -Facebook Group Page: Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) at UBCO

33 OVERVIEW OF THE CPA Objectives of the CPA: 1)Improve the health and wealth of Canadians 2)Promote excellence and innovation in psychological research, education and practice 3)Promote the advancement, development, dissemination, and application of psychological knowledge 4)Provide high quality services to members of the CPA

34 UBC (OKANAGAN CAMPUS) AND THE CPA Faculty Representative Dr. Jan Cioe Undergraduate Campus Representative Dakota Broadfoot Graduate Campus Representative Shirley Hutchinson

35 BECOMING INVOLVED WITH THE CPA What are the benefits? -Great volunteering opportunity -Many opportunities to become involved in specialized areas (e.g., Criminal Justice Psychology, Clinical Psychology) -Opportunity to either present at, or attend the annual CPA convention -Access to CPA Journals/Newspapers/Publications -Student Price Card -Annual Convention (e.g., presentations, networking, workshops, student awards, job opportunities and travel) – Vancouver 2014

36 BECOMING INVOLVED WITH THE CPA For Students: - Must be a psychology student with proof of enrolment - Membership: $62.00* (subject to rate change each year) - All members can purchase access to a variety of CPA Special Interest Groups (for an additional cost)

37 Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology General B.A. with a concentration in Psychology Bachelor of Arts Honours with a Specialization in Forensic Psychology Bachelor of Science Major in Psychology Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology Bachelor of Science Honours with a Specialization in Forensic Psychology A minor in Psychology can be taken in combination with any B.A. or B.Sc. Major or Honours Degree

38 Course prerequisites for Psychology Courses



41 KEY RESOURCE: ACADEMIC CALENDAR All the details about the University rules and regulations including the specific requirements for our degrees and programs


43 Degree Navigator Simple Step-by-Step Instructions

44 Log onto your CWL

45 Logging on: Student Services Centre

46 Start Page

47 Select the Degree

48 Select Report / BA: Completed[ ✔ ], Not yet [×] Select UBC Report for BSc & Arts report for BA

49 BSc / Completed[ ✔ ], Not yet [×]

50 BA requirements

51 BSc requirements

52 BSC REQUIREMENTS Arts Requirement: Student must complete at least 18 credits of Arts course credits, including 6 credits of first-year English and at least 12 other credits in Arts courses that are recognized for credit toward the B.A. degree. Note: PSYO courses are NOT Arts courses for B.Sc. Psychology students.

53 Psych requirements

54 The second-year courses are often prerequisites for upper-level (third- and fourth-year) courses in the discipline. Students are strongly advised to consider what upper-level courses are of interest to ensure that they have the proper prerequisites.

55 Unused / Invalid

56 Search degrees

57 - your transferred courses will NOT show up on this version unless your permanent record has been changed

58 Arts Report

59 In the Arts Report you will see the details of Lists A & B

60 Degree Navigator Demos  to get to the Demos in your SSC account  click on Need Help? / Video Tutorials / Degree Navigator Tutorials+

61  age=viewlets Degree Navigator Demos

62 PSYCHOLOGY MEET AND GREET …. Meet the faculty, students, and staff from the Psychology Department Tuesday, September 23 rd, 2014 4:00 p.m. ARTS ATRIUM Refreshments and conversation provided!!



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