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

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: Penny Pexman, Lorraine Reggin and Sheri Madigan, Psychology, in Popular Science

Eight summer activity ideas that will boost kids’ brains

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In the News: Penny Paxman, Lorraine Reggin and Sheri Madigan, Psychology, in Big News Network.com

8 summer activities to promote kids' healthy development during COVID-19

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In the News: Emma Climie, Psychology, in UCalgary COVIDcast

Episode 27: Kids Living with ADHD

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In the News: Valerie Pruegger, Psychology, in Calgary Herald

Opinion: What is it going to take before we take real action?

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News and announcements


How I'm spending my summer: Making cross-cultural connections in health care

Social work undergrad Lisa L’Hirondelle collects narratives of Indigenous Peoples' experiences, during her Alberta Innovates research studentship<br /> <br /> ...

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8 summer activities to promote kids’ healthy development during COVID-19

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podcast

Is A Sense Of Direction A Thing?

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Faculty of Arts Awards and Celebration of Excellence 2020

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