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

Summer Research Opportunities Programme for BIPOC students

SROP at UofT...

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Community Feedback Letter

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Finding Power in My Voice: The importance of a Diversified Curriculum

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An Open Letter to the University of Calgary

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Amy Barron

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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


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: Melanie Noel, Psychology, in The Conversation Canada,

Disney, Pixar and Netflix are teaching your children the wrong messages about pain

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In the News: Brae Anne McArthur, Psychology, in Calgary Herald

Psychologist says children's short-term trauma from catching COVID-19 can be overcome

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In the News: Sheri Madigan, Psychology, in CTV News

Sanitizing Santa, isolating elves: parents add pandemic themes to Christmas magic

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In the News: Melanie Noel, Psychology, in Metro UK

Peppa Pig teaching ‘unrealistic portrayals of pain’: Psychologist’s warning to parents

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News and announcements


ArtsCast Episode 6: Unrealistic depictions of pain in children's movies and TV shows

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Disney, Pixar and Netflix are teaching your children the wrong messages about pain

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Class of 2020: Research on cannabis and driving leads to PhD

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Schizophrenia researcher inducted into Royal Society of Canada

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