Department of Psychology

Why study psychology?

Learn how to discuss and apply psychological theories and research. Acquire the expertise involved in conducting research with human participants and animals. Discover how psychology contributes to a diverse field of disciplines: brain and cognitive science, industrial organizational psychology, social psychology, and more.

You'll develop skills that lead to success in a wide range of graduate studies and professional disciplines.


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


But I live in Canada! Why the former Trump administration’s order banning diversity training matters here too

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But I live in Canada! Why the former Trump administration’s order banning diversity training matters here too

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But I live in Canada! Why the former Trump administration’s order banning diversity training matters here too

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Summer Research Opportunities Programme for BIPOC students

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Future undergrad students

Undergraduate programs

Psychology is the scientific study of brain and behaviour. Psychologists analyze the cognitive, biological, and social bases of how humans think, feel, and behave.

Ashley Ware received a Killam Award for her research

Future grad students

Clinical psychology

Advance your knowledge of the causes, prevention, assessment and treatment of psychological problems, along with the promotion of health and wellness. Our program is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association.

Psychology professor Penny Pexman and her PhD student David Sidhu have written a paper examining what people will infer from the sounds used in different names.

Future grad students

Psychology

Learn specialized training and collect data using scientific methods. Choose to specialize in one of our three exciting research areas.


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Featured publication

Parental Use of “Cry Out” in a Community Sample During the First Year of Infant Life. Giesbrecht, G. F., Letourneau, N., Campbell, T., Hart, M., Thomas, J., & Tomfohr-Madsen, L. (2020). Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.

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In the media


In the News: Kelly Schwartz, Psychology, and Valerie Taylor, Cumming School of Medicine, in CTV News

Despite anxious feelings in teens, it’s not ‘coronophobia,’ experts say

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In the News: David Hodgins, Psychology, in CBC Prince Edward Island

New P.E.I. online casino will draw new players, but could make addictions worse, expert says

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In the News: Kelly Dean Schwartz, Psychology, in Global News

Student study tracks COVID-19 stress levels in classrooms

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In the News: Julia Kam, Psychology, in Forbes

New Science: Why Our Brains Spend 50% Of The Time Mind-Wandering

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News and announcements


Modern medicine integrates Indigenous ways of healing

Traditional Indigenous perspectives on health and wellness explored in Feb. 11 webinar hosted by UCalgary ...

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To mask or not to mask, that is the question — and also the law

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But I live in Canada! Why the former Trump administration’s order banning diversity training matters here too

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Mysteries of the wandering mind

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