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

Understanding the refugee job search process: Barriers and recommendations

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

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Call to Action 80: One Day and Every Day, This Year and Every Year

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What You Can Do as a Settler Canadian on National Truth and Reconciliation Day

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

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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: The Conversation Canada

5 ways students can foster positive mental health at university

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In the News: Melanie Noel, Psychology, City News

University of Calgary research aims to tackle the needle fear in young kids

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In the News: Penny Pexman, Psychology, in MSN Canada

How children grasp language

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In the News: Brae Anne McArthur, Psychology, in City News

Calgary's Wood's Homes distress calls at all-time high

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News and announcements

What are the Odds?

New federal rules allowing faster-paced online sports betting are changing the game. A clinical psychology professor says we need to know when to walk away (and when to run)...

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New work-integrated learning initiative opens doors for neurodiverse students

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UCalgary Psychology Clinic to launch free therapy program for Black community members

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Dr. Aoife Mac Namara appointed dean of UCalgary’s Faculty of Arts

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