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


Statement in Support of Iranian Women

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

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Understanding the refugee job search process: Barriers and recommendations

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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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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: Eunice Mingollo, Alumna, Psychology, in The Gauntlet

A partnership between organizations provides free mental health support to post-secondary students

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In the News: Giuseppe Iaria, Psychology, in My McMurray

Canada's 'first-ever' space health research conference launches at UCalgary

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In the News: Giuseppe Iaria, Psychology, in CityNews Winnipeg

Canada's 'first-ever' space health research conference launches at UCalgary

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In the News: David Hodgins, Psychology, in Yahoo! News Canada

Winnipeg police warn of cannabis candy amid Halloween treats

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News and announcements


Dr. Sheri Madigan wins Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research

Prestigious award recognizes Madigan as one of Canada’s preeminent scientists in children’s mental health research...

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Canada’s first space health research symposium launches at UCalgary

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Eyes High postdoc examines how we shift focus from external world to internal world, and back again

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Killam Emerging Research Leader Awards recognize exceptional contributions of early-career faculty

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