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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.


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 Deinera Exner-Cortens, Psychology, in Player FM

What are schools doing to help youth mental health?

In the News Keith Dobson, Psychology, in

Dr. Keith Dobson honoured with Officer of the Order of Canada

In the News Audrey-Ann Deneault in The Conversation Canada

Engage, Educate and Empower: The 3 Es to discuss climate change with children

In the News Sheri Madigan, Psychology, in CTV News

What does the latest research say about the 'Academic Summer slide?'

In the News Keith Dobson, Psychology, in Calgary Herald

Seven exceptional residents of southern Alberta among Order of Canada recipients

In the News Sheri Madigan, Psychology, in The Conversation

What to do if your child is struggling: Steps caregivers can take to help kids and teens with their mental health

News and announcements

Empowering change with UCalgary's Mental Wellbeing and Resilience certificate

Credential leverages experiential learning and community partnerships for student growth and innovation

Little Red Reading House now part of University of Calgary

Exciting new partnership promotes literacy and literacy research across the city

4 UCalgary postdocs awarded prestigious Banting Fellowships

Scholars set to advance research that will help improve Canadians’ quality of life

A record 7 UCalgary scholars named Fellows of Royal Society of Canada

Faculty members recognized for notable scholarly, scientific or artistic advancements

UCalgary-partnered national conference addresses key topics in mental health and well-being on post-secondary campuses

Collaborations for Change aims to innovate change through partnerships and knowledge translation

Children’s IQ not diminished by concussion, study finds

UCalgary-led study, published in the medical journal Pediatrics, can reduce parental fears

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