Laboratories

Department of Psychology

Brain and Cognitive Science

We are interested in the mental processes and brain structures that are involved in movement, perception, learning, memory and understanding language. We study how these capabilities emerge during infancy, how they change as the brain matures and ages, and how they are affected when the brain is injured. Our goal is to understand behaviour and cognition at the level of neurons, networks of neurons and cognitive systems.


Brain Dynamics Lab

Dr. Andrea Protzner

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Chronobiology Lab

Dr. Mike Antle

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Cognition and Emotion Lab

Dr. Christopher Sears

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Cognitive Development Laboratory

Dr. Suzanne Hala

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Cognitive Ergonomics Research Laboratory

Dr. Jeff Caird

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Determinants of Child Development Lab

Dr. Sheri Madigan

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Language and Cognitive Development Laboratory

Dr. Susan Graham

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Language Processing Laboratory

Dr. Penny Pexman

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Neural Development and Plasticity Lab

Dr. Richard Dyck

NeuroLab

Dr. Giuseppe Iaria

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Speech Development Lab

Dr. Suzanne Curtin

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Substance Use and Gambling Laboratory

Dr. Dan McGrath

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Brain Injury Research in Children Laboratory (BIRCh)

Dr. Keith Yeates

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Internal Attention Lab

Dr. Julia Kam

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Neural Circuits and Behaviour Lab

Dr. Derya Sargin

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Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Industrial-Organizational Psychology is concerned with individual behaviour, the behaviour of groups and the relationships of organization-wide variables to individuals and groups in work settings. Research in Industrial-Organizational Psychology includes, but is not limited to: job analysis and evaluation, selection, training and performance appraisal of personnel, the structure and context of organizations, organizational culture, organizational change, career development, motivation, job satisfaction, and team dynamics.


Healthcare Human Factors and Simulation Laboratory

Dr. Jeff Caird

Cognitive Ergonomics Research Laboratory

Dr. Jeff Caird

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Organizational Behaviour and Influence Lab

Dr. Josh Bourdage

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Recruitment and Selection Lab

Dr. Derek Chapman

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Individual and Team Performance Laboratory

Dr. Thomas O'Neill

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Social and Theoretical Psychology

The faculty members with research interests in Social and Theoretical Psychology share an interest in social and cultural relations as well as foundational and philosophical questions in psychology. Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives and methodologies, including experimental and quantitative designs, qualitative research informed by postmodernist thought, and historical and archival approaches, we study topics in the areas of interpersonal relationships, social cognition, justice motivation, reactions to victimization, discourse analysis, the psychology of gender, and the history of psychology.


Intergroup Relations Lab

Dr. Cara MacInnis

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Mental Health Lab

Dr. Andrew Szeto

Relationships Lab

Dr. Susan Boon

Social Relations Lab

Dr. John Ellard and Dr. Susan Boon

Healthy Relationships Promotion Team (HOPE) Lab

Dr. Deinera Exner

Moral Psychology Lab

Dr. John Ellard

Social Emotional Assets (SEA) Lab

Dr. Kathleen Hughes

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Clinical Research

From aging body and mind to early development of language and cognition, our Clinical Psychology research labs explore a wide-range of contemporary psychological issues.


Addictive Behaviours Laboratory

Dr. David Hodgins

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Behavioural Medicine Laboratory

Dr. Tavis Campbell

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Brain Dynamics Lab

Dr. Andrea Protzner

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Depression Research Laboratory

Dr. Keith Dobson

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Eating Behaviours Laboratory

Dr. Kristin von Ranson

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Healthy Aging Lab

Dr. Candace Konnert

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Healthy Family Lab

Dr. Lianne Tomfohr

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Language and Cognitive Development Laboratory

Dr. Susan Graham

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Neurocognitive Disorders Lab

Dr. Brandy Callahan

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Brain Injury Research in Children (BIRCh) Lab

Dr. Keith Yeates

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Healthy Relationships Promotion Team (HOPE) Lab

Dr. Deinera Exner

ABC Pain Research Laboratory

Dr. Melanie Noel

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