Best University For Psychology?

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Subject: Best University For Psychology?
Which is the best university when it comes to psychology?
[24-07-2006,03:34]
Anonymous
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york, uoft, mcgill in that order
[24-07-2006,03:42]
Anonymous
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I think UofT, then McGill, then Waterloo.

"The Psychology Department at U of T is the oldest in North America, having been established by J. Mark Baldwin, the noted developmental psychologist, in 1891. The focus of the entire department has always been research, for which it is highly regarded. Although there is no general clinical program, links to research hospitals and research institutes (e.g., the Addiction Research Foundation, the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, the Institute of Child Study, and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) - as well as to other university departments - provide opportunities for students to engage in clinical and applied research.

The faculty, about 60 regular faculty and 20 cross-appointed faculty, are internationally recognized for their research scholarship. Their areas of expertise cover all of the major areas of research in psychology. At present, there are about 70 students in the graduate psychology program, with about 15-25 new students admitted annually. Our students are the very best, coming from premier undergraduate programs around the world. Once here, they join a close-knit group of researchers. When they leave, they are highly competitive on the job market, with recent graduates on faculty at Harvard, Yale, McGill, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Illinois, to name only a few.

The department provides excellent research facilities. The entire department is linked to the university computer system by our own SGI computer, with numerous IBM-compatible and Macintosh microcomputers in departmental space and in individual labs. Well equipped labs in all major areas of psychology are readily available to students. There is a full-time shop for the construction of research apparatus from simple boxes to complex electronic devices. With established ties to hospitals in the city, access to patient populations is facilitated. In all, the Department of Psychology is a great place to do research."


[24-07-2006,03:54]
Anonymous
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York is the best in this field. We all know that. But go to UofT or McGill to have your grad studies.

Conclusions:
York------>undergrad
McGill---->grad

p.s. go to Montreal to experience a different life in another city.

[24-07-2006,04:04]
Anonymous
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^ No offense, but where did York come from?

I say go to UofT or McGill for undergrad and Michigan, Yale, or Stanford for grad studies.

[24-07-2006,04:06]
Anonymous
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ubc if u are in the west
[24-07-2006,04:18]
Anonymous
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^ true.
[24-07-2006,04:22]
Anonymous
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"York------>undergrad
McGill---->grad"

agreed

[24-07-2006,04:36]
Anonymous
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McGill has the only Psychology Professor in Canada that is a member of PNAS.
[24-07-2006,11:16]
Anonymous
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The Department of Psychology at McGill University is among the oldest in the world. The first psychology course was taught at McGill in 1850 by W. T. Leach (Ph.D. Edinburgh). The first psychological laboratory was established in 1910 by William Dunlop Tait, and the Department was founded in 1922. Donald Hebb became Chair in 1948 and ushered in an era of intellectual and curricular expansion.

Today, the faculty and students maintain a broad, integrated approach to the scientific study of human behaviour, creating a collegial and collaborative research environment that emphasizes diverse approaches and interdisciplinarity. Research spans all of contemporary psychology and includes neuroscience, mathematical/quantitative psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology, cognition, perception, personality, psycholinguistics, development, and health psychology.

Affiliated research centers include more than half a dozen area hospitals, the Montreal Neurological Institute, the McGill Vision Center, the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the McGill Pain Center, McGill Cognitive Science, Center for Research in Language, Mind and Brain, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media, Mind and Technology.

Research facilities include behavioural and psychophysical testing laboratories, EEG, motion capture, histology, and animal behaviour laboratories. Distinguished faculty members of the department have included Dalbir Bindra, George Ferguson, Donald O. Hebb, Wally Lambert, John MacNamara, Ronald Melzack, Brenda Milner, Peter Milner and James Olds.

[24-07-2006,11:25]
Anonymous
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for psychology go to uoft
[24-07-2006,13:23]
Anonymous
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uoft or mcgill
[24-07-2006,14:52]
Anonymous



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