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


Not “Fresh off the Boat”: An EDI Committee Blog Post Series

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

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Statement on Anti-Asian Racism

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But I live in Canada! Why the former Trump administration’s order banning diversity training matters here too-Part 3: Debunking the arguments

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But I live in Canada! Why the former Trump administration’s order banning diversity training matters here too-Part 2: How does it affect me?

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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: Nicole Racine, Psychology, in CBC

The pandemic & the mental-health burdens borne by youth

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In the News: Penny Pexman, Psychology, in Design TAXI

How ‘Spiky’ Or ‘Round’ Your Name Sounds Might Affect How People Judge You

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In the News: Penny Pexman, Psychology, in BBC Future

What the sound of your name says about you

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In the News: Jonathan N. Stea, Psychology, in Sudbury.com (original story in The Conversation)

How you can use social media to help debunk COVID-19 misinformation

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News and announcements


Students harness social media for harm-reduction initiative

The Liam Project focuses on educating and destigmatizing the narrative around substance use and addiction in youth...

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Undergrads conduct reconciliatory research with Indigenous communities

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First-ever SU Mental Health Award recognizes leaders in mental health awareness

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2021 Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Awards winners announced

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