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

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

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

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An Open Letter to the University of Calgary

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Anti-racist statement

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Finding diversity in the cracks: A mentorship moment for pause and reflection

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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

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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: Valerie Pruegger, Psychology, in Calgary Herald

Opinion: What is it going to take before we take real action?

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In the News: Linda Carlson, Psychology, in Conversation Canada

7 mental health coping tips for life in the time of COVID-19

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In the News: Cara MacInnis, Psychology, in UCalgary COVIDcast

Episode 25: Psychology of the Pandemic

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In the News: Emily Cameron, Psychology, in The New York Times

Experts Fear Increase in Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

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News and announcements


Is A Sense Of Direction A Thing?

Podcast Media Interview with Dr. Giuseppe Iaria...

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Faculty of Arts Awards and Celebration of Excellence 2020

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The new social etiquette in a COVID-19 world: Part 1

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COVID-19 researchers probe link between sleep and the greater good

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