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

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

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

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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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New EDI Scan of Psychology Programs at U15 Universities

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Amy Barron

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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: Michael Antle, Psychology, in Toronto Star

Was Alberta right to say ‘no’ to permanent daylight-saving time? Some experts say yes — and that other provinces are making the wrong choice

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In the News: Nicole Racine, Psychology, in CBC News

Pediatricians in training hit Calgary schools to raise awareness about mental health

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In the News: Deinera Exner-Cortens, Psychology, National Post

Adolescent dating violence affects 1 in 3, but murky policies mean most adults don't know how to help

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In the News: Kathryn Birnie, Psychology, CBC News

6 tips for preparing your child for a COVID-19 test

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News and announcements

Adam Murry asks undergrads: What are you hoping to accomplish in the real world?

Winner of Killam Undergraduate Mentorship Award encourages students to ask and answer their own research questions<br /> <br /> ...

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Social supports and interventions can decrease developmental disadvantages in children

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Exceptional scholars celebrated with prestigious Killam Awards

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Not as good as we want, not as bad as we’ve heard: Teen mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

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