Psychology (MA)

Enhance mental health and well-being in your community. Learn techniques and skills to help people solve problems.

Overview

Learn why and how people think and act the way they do and help them improve their daily lives.

Prepare for a career in schools, mental health, or other applied settings, or pursue PhD level studies. Gain hands-on experience with 400 hours in a supervised field placement.

Learn to diagnose and treat mental health as well as use techniques to prevent mental illness and enhance well-being. Observe behavioural patterns that make up normal and abnormal behaviours and how they affect people socially, mentally, and physically.

Limitless research opportunities placements in applied settings and a diverse range of research interests, including cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, educational psychology, forensic psychology, neuroscience, physiological psychology, and social psychology.

Key Features

Apply your knowledge to many areas such as diagnosis, prevention, consult with schools, police, research, personnel issues in organizations.
Help your community by creating supportive environments that encourage mental health and well-being where people live and work.
Flexible degree opens doors to many different career possibilities.

Career Opportunities

Behavior therapist, research analyst, counsellor (addictions, employment, corrections), interviewer, environmental planner, computer consultant, recruitment coordinator, psychometrist, teaching, speech pathology, personnel administrator.

Settings: associations for persons with disabilities, school boards, correctional centres, industries such as Hydro and INCO, mental health centres, social service agencies, chronic psychiatric patients, prison settings, drug addiction, and hospitals.

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Program Details

Faculty Members

Sessional Faculty

  • Blake Dotta
  • Robert Duck
  • Angela Eke
  • Jamie-Lyn Flesch
  • Mark Fraser
  • Garg, Rashmi
  • Susan Graham-Clay
  • Katherine Harper
  • Ryan Kneer
  • Rose-Ann Kozinski
  • Charles Lachance
  • Christian Laforge
  • Robert Lafrenie
  • Matias Mariani
  • Carol McMaster
  • Anna-Liisa Mottonen
  • Annie Pelletier
  • Lucie Sabel
  • Linda St-Pierre
  • Diana Urajnik
  • Ljiljana Vuletic
  • Erin White

The following sessional faculty members are available to co-supervise theses in the Masters Graduate program both the Applied and Experimental Stream.

Bruce Oddson boddson@laurentian.ca

Research interests: Wellbeing, Happiness, and Learning

Diana Urajnik durajnik@laurentian.ca

Research interests: Children’s health and development, with a focus on mental health, health service access and use, family engagement in care, and children’s resilience and outcomes. Her research is also focused on the continuing medical education needs of northern and rural physicians, and the validation of culturally-appropriate tools in education

Blake Dotta bx_dotta@laurentian.ca

Research interests: Neurobiology, Electromagnetics, & Electrophysiology. In general, am concerned with how applied electromagnetic fields affect the brain and developing nerve cells

Kelly Harding kharding@laurentian.ca

Research interests: developmental disability issues, particularly pertaining to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). I employ mixed methods or purely qualitative approaches to study various aspects of developmental disabilities. Presently, I am interested in three programs of research: (1) the professional training of care providers and their knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy working with individuals who have developmental disabilities/FASD; (2) family adaptation to childhood disability; and (3) social constructions of popular culture narratives regarding alcohol use during pregnancy and their implications for health promotion and FASD prevention

The following faculty members are able to supervise Thesis in the Masters Graduate Program.

Chantal Arpin-Cribbie

Chantal Arpin-Cribbie

Department of Psychology
Joël Dickinson

Joël Dickinson

Faculty of Arts
Michael Emond

Michael Emond

Department of Psychology
Reeshma Haji

Reeshma Haji

Department of Psychology
Glenn Legault

Glenn Legault

Department of Psychology
Mélanie Perron

Mélanie Perron

Department of Psychology
Luc Rousseau

Luc Rousseau

Department of Psychology
Josée Turcotte

Josée Turcotte

Department of Psychology
Paul Valliant

Paul Valliant

Department of Psychology
Cynthia Whissell

Cynthia Whissell

Department of Psychology
Run-Min Zhou

Run-Min Zhou

Department of Psychology