Honours Thesis in Psychology

Honours Thesis – PSY4276

Eligibility criteria

Honours B.A. with specialization in Psychology

  1. Completion of the courses PSY2106/2506, PSY2116/2516 and PSY2174/2574
  2. Completion of the course PSY3307/3707 (Note: this course may be taken concurrently with the Thesis). (It is recommended to register to PSY4130 in 4th year)
  3. Have completed a minimum of 81 credits after the winter 2020 trimester.
  4. Have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 8.0 after the winter 2020 trimester.

* The Thesis may be replaced by 6 optional PSY course units at the 4000-level.

PLEASE NOTE: No exception will be granted

Honours B.Sc. with Specialization in Psychology

  • Completion of the courses PSY2106/2506, PSY2116/2516, PSY2174/2574
  • Completion of the course PSY3307/3707 (Note: this course may be taken concurrently with the Thesis).
  • Completion of all 1st and 2nd year science courses.
  • Have completed a minimum of 81 credits after the winter 2020 trimester.
  • The Thesis may be replaced by 6 optional PSY course units at the 4000-level.
  • Have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 8.0 after the winter 2020 trimester.

Registration procedure

  • Registration is not accessible through your student center. Please submit a Modification/Cancellation of Enrolment form through the online form portal. You have until June 30th 2020 to submit you enrolment form for registration to the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Finding an Honours Thesis supervisor

The current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has created very challenging conditions for the Honours thesis seminar.   In 2020-2021, this will affect our capacity to conduct laboratory studies, to recruit participants (ex., children, clinical populations), and to access research settings like hospitals.  For these reasons, the number of Honours thesis that we can supervise will be considerably reduced.  You will find below the list of full-time professors who are available to supervise 4th year undergraduate honours thesis students.  This list also includes cross-appointed faculty members, emeritus professors, and clinical professors who have been approved.  In order to be able to monitor and ensure a training of high quality, only professors appearing on this list will be authorised to supervise honours thesis.  The maximum number of Honours theses that a professor can supervise in 2020-2021 appears in italics. Once the maximum number of students that we can supervise in 2020-2021 is achieved, that is 90, students will not be able to register anymore.  

Please note, that the students that are officially registered will have until August 14th to find a supervisor and to communicate the name of their supervisor to the Honours thesis Coordinator, Luc Pelletier (luc.pelletier@uOttawa.ca) .  The students should include their supervisor in their message so that they can confirm that have agreed to supervise their Honours thesis.

Students who are not successful in finding an Honours Thesis supervisor by August 14th will have to withdraw from the Thesis.

Finding an Honours Thesis supervisor should be done only when all eligibility criteria are fulfilled. 

  • Consult the list of Honours Thesis supervisors for 2020-2021
  • Approach the professor(s) who have an area of research that interests you, by communicating with them via e-mail, to ask for an appointment. During that meeting, you will have to establish the modalities and the research to begin. This approach is normally done starting in June.

Additional Information – Brightspace

When you are registered to the course, you will have access to Brightspace developed for the Honours Thesis in Psychology.

Award for the best Honours thesis in French - 2019

Les effets des influences inconscientes sur le maintien et la manipulation de chiffres dans une tâche de mémoire de travail
Kim Thériault
Supervisors:
Dr. Sylvain Gagnon and Fatou Sarr

Award for the Best Honours thesis in English - 2019

Three Types of Spatial Anxiety and Spatial Ability: Mediators of Gender Differences in Math and Spatial Anxiety 
Véronic Delage 
Supervisor: Dr. Erin Maloney 

Honours Thesis Coordinator

Luc Pelletier, PhD
School of Psychology
University of Ottawa
Vanier Hall
136 Jean-Jacques Lussier
Room 5027
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 Canada
Tel: 613-562-5800 (7503)
Luc.Pelletier@uOttawa.ca

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