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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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Explore our programs

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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.

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 Sheri Madigan and Marissa Nivison writing in The Conversation Canada

Is attachment theory actually important for romantic relationships?

In the News Emiko Muraki and Penny Pexman writing in The Conversation Canada

NYT Connections: Tips to improve your game through the science of semantic memory

In the News Keith Dobson, Psychology, in The National Post

Is 'bed rotting' self-care or laziness? What to know about this Gen Z trend

In the News Amelia Austin, Gina Dimitropoulos, Sheri Madigan and colleague writing in The Conversation Canada

Spotting the signs of disordered eating in youth: Tips for parents and caregivers

News and announcements

A slam dunk for knowledge translation at UCalgary

2024 Postdoc Research Slam celebrates breadth of research through plain language competition

Newly opened drop-in and substance-free space a safe haven

1st on-campus recovery-friendly dedicated space in Alberta opens at UCalgary for students, faculty and staff

Wellness Classroom Visits reach over 20,000 students

In-class presentations provide students with mental health strategies

Appointments - Office of the Dean

The Faculty of Arts announces interim Associate Dean, Research roles

UCalgary students band together for grief support

The Care Corner hopes to streamline processes for people experiencing loss

Graduating students at convocation.

Giving Day 2024

You don’t have to be on campus to support students or be a scientist to advance research breakthroughs — your Giving Day support makes it happen!

All eligible gifts made April 4-18 will be matched, up to $2,500 per gift, while matching funds last.

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