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

Understanding the refugee job search process: Barriers and recommendations

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

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

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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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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: The Conversation Canada

Concussion is more than sports injuries: Who’s at risk and how Canadian researchers are seeking better diagnostics and treatments

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In the News: David Hodgins, Psychology, in The Walrus Magazine

Who Loses as Online Betting Takes over Sports?

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In the News: Dr. Keith Dobson, Psychology, in CTV News

Canadian doctors, psychiatrists don't recommend routine adult anxiety screening

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In the News: Audrey-Ann Deneault, Lorraine Reggin, Penny Pexman, Sheri Madigan, Susan Graham, Psychology, in CityNews

Caregivers can help build children’s emerging language skills

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News and announcements

Post-secondary leaders reflect on creating healthy environments for working and learning

Healthy boundaries, classroom integration and leading with empathy round out latest Summer Wellness Series discussion ...

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Two UCalgary faculty members named to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

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How media consumption impacts your daily train of thought

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Appointment of Vice-Dean, Faculty of Arts

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