First Year Seminars in Psychology

First-year seminar (FYSM) courses are capped at 30 students and provide an opportunity for you to discuss and research topics of interest in a core subject area.

The seminars are designed to assist you in acquiring and refining the skills that are necessary for success, while also helping to smooth the transition to university life.

FYSMs are available to all incoming 1st-year BA, Bachelor of Cognitive Science, and Bachelor of Global and International Studies students. Note that you can only take one credit in FYSM courses.

For more information, please head to Carleton’s FYSM page. For details on Psychology-themed FYSMs, please see below.

Course Term Instructor
FYSM 1310 B: Psychology of Violence Fall-Winter Bezo, Brent
FYSM 1310 C: Introduction to Neuropsychiatry Fall-Winter Madularu, Dan
FYSM 1310 D: Health and Well-Being Fall-Winter Burns, Rachel
FYSM 1310 E: Close Relationships Fall-Winter Harasymchuk, Cheryl
FYSM 1310 F: Emerging Adulthood and Beyond Fall-Winter Menard, Lisa
FYSM 1310 G: Psychology of Success

How Do You Define Success

Fall-Winter Bowker, Anne & Sorley, Matthew
FYSM 1310 H: Psychological Disorders and Mental Health Fall-Winter Waddington Lamont, Elaine
FYSM 1310 J: Creativity, Play, and Imagination in the Workplace Fall-Winter Blouin-Hudon, Eve-Marie
FYSM 1310 K – Procrastination and Motivation Fall-Winter Pychyl, Timothy
FYSM 1400 A: Cognition: A Scientific Exploration of the Mind Fall-Winter Verger, Dean
FYSM 1508 A: Stress, Coping & Well-Being Fall-Winter Guler-Edwards, Ayca
FYSM 1508 B: Stress, Coping & Well-Being Fall-Winter Guler-Edwards, Ayca

Every effort is made to ensure accuracy.

However, the course list and information that appears on the individual course pages (e.g., designated instructor, evaluation criteria and instructor statements) are subject to change. Updates will be posted as necessary. Please keep this in mind when making registration decisions.