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

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

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

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What You Can Do as a Settler Canadian on National Truth and Reconciliation Day

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Returning to School: Equity and Inclusion Considerations for Students and Teachers

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New EDI Scan of Psychology Programs at U15 Universities

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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.

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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: Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen, Anna MacKinnon, Elisabeth Bailin Xie, Psychology, in The Conversation Canada

Screaming into the void? Us too. Coping tips for stressed-out families in the COVID-19 pandemic

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In the News: Penny Pexman, Psychology, in The Conversation Canadaa

The Wordle craze: Why do we love puzzles, and are they good for our brains?

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In the News: Jonathan N. Stea, Psychology, in National Post

Doctors demand Spotify change policy on COVID-19 misinformation after controversial Joe Rogan episode

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In the News: Nicole Racine, Psychology, in CityNews

Cyberbullying trends change as kids shift to online learning: Calgary constable

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News and announcements

Elder explores the connection between reconciliation and climate change

Elder Teaching Series welcomes Dr. Betty Bastien of the Blackfoot Confederacy on Jan. 27...

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Susan Graham named Scientific Director of the Azrieli Accelerator

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Making our homes safer: Researchers work to own cancer by ridding Canadian houses of dangerous radon gas

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Wellness teams harness digital tools to better connect students to mental health services

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