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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 David Hodgins, Psychology, in Mirage.News

Canada Funds Indigenous-Led Substance Use Intervention Study

In the News Rebecca Barry, Psychology, in Medscape

Most Homeless People Have Mental Health Disorders

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

News and announcements

Seven UCalgary graduate students win 2024 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

PhD students receive national award for their innovative research and extraordinary leadership

Five UCalgary faculty members named 2024 Killam Annual Professors

Scholars internationally recognized for research excellence, community engagement and mentorship across disciplines

One year in, The Summit transforms mental health care for youth in Calgary

Every patient has an opportunity to improve the outcome for the next young person to walk in the front door

UCalgary graduate students transform complex research into compelling stories

The national Storytellers Challenge named two UCalgary graduate students as top 20 finalists with one securing a spot among the distinguished final five winners

Dr. Keith Dobson, PhD, Awarded Order of Canada Medallion

Dr. Dobson, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Psychology was honoured for contributions to mental health research and advocacy

Addictions research receives $4M boost to improve practice and policy across the country

CIHR funding recognizes 'value add' of Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse

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Congratulations Faculty of Arts Class of 2024!

Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors!
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