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

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

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: Penny Pexman, Psychology, in MSN Canada

How children grasp language

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In the News: Brae Anne McArthur, Psychology, in City News

Calgary's Wood's Homes distress calls at all-time high

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In the News: Penny Pexman, Psychology, in BayToday.ca

Why children learn how to say ‘spoon’ before ‘sky’

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In the News: Penny Pexman, Emiko Muraki, Psychology, in Yahoo! News Canada

Why children learn how to say 'spoon' before 'sky'

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News and announcements


Faculty of Arts Awards and Celebration of Excellence 2022

Honouring our best and brightest...

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Nursing student takes top spot in 2022 UCalgary Three Minute Thesis competition

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Study finds link between high density of fracking operations and increased risk of adverse birth outcomes

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Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series kicks off March 24

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