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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 Derek Chapman, Psychology, in Psychology Today

The Persistent Appeal of the Myers-Briggs Personality Test

In the News Keith Dobson, Psychology, in CityNews

Fall time change can cause worsening mental health: expert

In the News Andrew Kim, Psychology, in CTV News

NHL suspension sparks call for gambling as mental health concern

In the News Michael Antle, Psychology, in CTV News

A public health concern': Should Canadians stop turning back the clocks?

In the News Sheri Madigan, Psychology, in CTV News

Parenting Tips

In the News Sheri Madigan, Psychology, in The Winnipeg Free Press

How children’s secure attachment sets the stage for positive well-being

News and announcements

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

How to build a neurodiversity-inclusive campus

Researchers aim to improve academic success of autistic students by examining mental health experiences

Killam Scholarship winners are redefining knowledge and solutions that will change the future of health research

Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship empowers winners to amplify research

Prof explores the importance of healthy relationships for community wellness

Deinera Exner-Cortens discusses her research on fostering healthy relationships and the creation of spaces for belonging

2023 Faculty of Arts Killam Award winners

Congratulations to the Killam Award winners from the Faculty of Arts

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