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

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


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: Joshua Bourdage and Eden-Raye Lukacik, Psychology, in Conversation Canada

How to land a job when companies have shifted to virtual hiring

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In the News: Jonathan Stea, Psychology, in MedPage Today

Op-Ed: Why Anti-Psychiatry Now Fails and Harms

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In the News: Keith Dobson, Psychology, in Vice

Canada Has Largely Held COVID-19 At Bay—But Winter Is Coming

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In the News: Sheri Madigan, Psychology, on CTV News

Coping with going back to school

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News and announcements

How to land a job when companies have shifted to virtual hiring

Companies are increasingly turning to virtual hiring methods, including interviews that don’t involve human interaction, write Joshua Bourdage and Eden-Raye Lukacik, Faculty of Arts, and colleague in ...

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Scholar Strike message from the EDI committee

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How to help your child cope with the transition back to school during COVID-19

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Family mental health crisis: Parental depression, anxiety during COVID-19 will affect kids too

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