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

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

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

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Why Academia Needs to Consider the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community

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Treaty 7 and Land Acknowledgements for Settlers: Part 2

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Treaty 7 and Land Acknowledgements for Settlers: Part 1

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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: Michael Antle, Psychology, in The Calgary Herald

We can ditch changing clocks in referendum, but then which time do we use?

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In the News: Michael Antle, Psychology, in Global News

Psychology professor favours permanent standard time in daylight saving debate

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In the News: Kelly Dean Schwartz, Psychology, in The Calgary Herald

Students faced anxiety, but remained resilient in pandemic: U of C study

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In the News: Keith Dobson, Psychology, in Toronto Star

Alberta COVID cases continue to fall, province set to fully reopen as planned

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News and announcements

Five tips to avoid COVID-19 misinformation online

Jonathan N. Stea, UCalgary professor and member of new social media movement, outlines how to exercise critical thinking during pandemic...

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2021 Celebration of Teaching honours virtual connections

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Faculty of Arts Awards and Celebration of Excellence 2021

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Why it’s difficult for children to understand sarcasm

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