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

Returning to School: Equity and Inclusion Considerations for Students and Teachers

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

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New EDI Scan of Psychology Programs at U15 Universities

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One Year Later: An Open Letter to the University of Calgary

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Why Academia Needs to Consider the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community

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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

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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: David Hodgins, Psychology, in CTV News

Heading to a casino? There are new guidelines to help minimize your gambling risks

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

World’s First Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines: Helping People in Canada Make Informed Decisions

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In the News: Audrey-Ann Deneault, Sheri Madigan, Psychology, in Channel NewsAsia

Why some kids experience separation anxiety in returning to school

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In the News: Audrey-Ann Deneault, Sheri Madigan, Psychology, in Fatherly

How Parents Can Help with Children’s Back-to-School Fears

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News and announcements

Explore how you can support yourself and your community while adjusting to return-to-campus change

Dr. Keith Dobson answers key questions about mental health and self-care for UCalgary students and faculty...

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Faculty of Arts takes the lead with 2021 Royal Society of Canada inductions

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Does my child have separation anxiety? How parents can help with children’s back-to-school fears

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

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