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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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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 Joshua Bourdage and colleague writing in The Conversation Canada

Employers should use skill-based hiring to find hidden talent and address labour challenges

In the News Marissa Nivison, Sheri Madigan, Psychology, in The Free Press

Active or overscheduled kids? How parents can consider benefits and risks of extracurricular activities

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

Active or overscheduled kids? How parents can consider benefits and risks of extracurricular activities

In the News Sheri Madigan and colleagues writing in The Conversation Canada

Parenting with ADHD: 7 practical tips for success

News and announcements

Appointments - Office of the Dean

The Faculty of Arts announces interim Associate Dean, Research roles

UCalgary students band together for grief support

The Care Corner hopes to streamline processes for people experiencing loss

Happy Holidays from the Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate student designs the faculty’s 2023 holiday card

Prestigious list of highly cited researchers features 15 UCalgary academics

Professors in medicine, engineering, psychology and business recognized in Clarivate Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers list

Campus Mental Health Strategy update brings renewed commitment to well-being and mental health

UCalgary seeks feedback on draft guiding principles and new name

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