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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

Statement on earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

The UCalgary Psychology Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Blog...

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Statement in Support of Iranian Women

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Understanding the refugee job search process: Barriers and recommendations

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Call to Action 80: One Day and Every Day, This Year and Every Year

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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

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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


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: Sheri Madigan, Psychology, in Global News

Study shows COVID had little impact on mental health. The same isn’t true for kids

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In the News: The Conversation Canada

The rise of the irate customer: Post-pandemic rudeness, and the importance of rediscovering patience

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In the News: Tom O’Neill, Psychology, in Calgary Herald

Flexibility key in return to work for businesses post-pandemic

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In the News: Sheri Madigan, Psychology, in The Conversation

Suicide attempts rose among children and adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for girls

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News and announcements

Emergency department visits for attempted suicides rose globally among youth during pandemic

UCalgary-led study represents over 11 million paediatric emergency department visits across 18 countries ...

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UCalgary celebrates students, faculty and staff advocating for positive social change

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Healing power of kindness takes centre stage at free School of Creative and Performing Arts event

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Mental health awareness critical for children on Bell Let’s Talk Day, and every day, says UCalgary researcher

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