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


But I live in Canada! Why the former Trump administration’s order banning diversity training matters here too

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But I live in Canada! Why the former Trump administration’s order banning diversity training matters here too

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But I live in Canada! Why the former Trump administration’s order banning diversity training matters here too

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Summer Research Opportunities Programme for BIPOC students

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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 (post-doctoral associate), Psychology, in 660 News

Maternal mental health sees decline in Alberta: report

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In the News: Sheri Madigan, Nicole Racine, Psychology, in CTV News

Mothers' anxiety and depression nearly doubled due to pandemic: Canadian study

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In the News: Deinera Exner-Cortens, Psychology, in The Calgary Herald

One in three youth experience adolescent dating violence: study

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In the News: Deinera Exner-Cortens, Psychology, in The Calgary Herald

One in three youth experience adolescent dating violence: study

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News and announcements


UCalgary researcher studies link between ADHD and accelerated cognitive aging

Brandy Callahan hopes results will inform dementia prevention programs in the future<br /> ...

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COVID-19 stress toll is a family affair: 4 ways to support mothers’ mental health

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COVID-19 sees rise of maternal mental health difficulties

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One in three Canadian youth experiences adolescent dating violence: study

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