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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

Today is Red Dress Day: What Action Will You Take?

The UCalgary Psychology Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Blog

Statement on earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

The UCalgary Psychology Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Blog

Statement in Support of Iranian Women

The UCalgary Psychology Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Blog

Understanding the refugee job search process: Barriers and recommendations

The UCalgary Psychology Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Blog

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

The UCalgary Psychology Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Blog

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

The UCalgary Psychology Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Blog

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Explore our programs

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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

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.

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 Michael Boyes, Psychology, in Livewire Calgary

Alberta government puts new restrictions in place around cell phone usage in schools

In the News David Hodgins, Psychology, in Mirage.News

Canada Funds Indigenous-Led Substance Use Intervention Study

In the News Rebecca Barry, Psychology, in Medscape

Most Homeless People Have Mental Health Disorders

In the News Sheri Madigan and Marissa Nivison writing in The Conversation Canada

Is attachment theory actually important for romantic relationships?

News and announcements

Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation commits $9.9M to support next chapter of Owerko Centre

Positioned within Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute at UCalgary, Owerko Centre has been advancing research in neurodevelopment and child mental health since 2015

UCalgary team develops global online hub for adverse childhood experiences research

ACEs Hub website helps inform policy and health decisions

Department of Psychology rankings show excellence in the discipline

‘Dreamy’ research among work gaining acclaim for UCalgary

Project aimed at improving well-being of Black children and youth in Canada receives federal funding

Researchers Bukola Salami, Jack Lucas and Sheri Madigan to collaborate with public, not-for-profit and international research sectors

UCalgary study shows stress is significant predictor of GPA for first-year engineering students

Researchers say personal resilience and institutional programs can help mental health and grades

Seven UCalgary graduate students win 2024 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

PhD students receive national award for their innovative research and extraordinary leadership

Embedded Certificate in Geographic Information Science, University of Calgary, Faculty of Arts, Department of Geography

Embedded Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS)

Learn to apply technological solutions to solve a wide range of real-world issues. All courses in this embedded certificate program integrate hands-on experience.

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