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Department of Psychology
Whether you want to participate in a wide-ranging liberal arts program at the crossroads of the Arts and Sciences, gain basic background for a mental health career, or contribute to advanced study and research, we are the place to explore your potential, broaden your horizons, and develop your skills. We are committed to: (a) providing an outstanding learning environment; (b) building a vibrant research community; and (c) participating in the University's aspirations to become one of the world's leading academic institutions.

Visit our new Courses Related to Psychology area for information about courses and course selections.

Congratulat​ions to Lauren Guillette who won a BBSRC Anniversary Future Leader Fellowship and to Andy Iwaniuk (a former post-doctoral fellow) for being inducted into the Royal Society of Canada for recognition of extraordinary young academics.
Department News
Exploring Humour and the Connection between Reading and Empathy. Dr. Raymond Mar, an associate professor at York University, and his research group study the psychology of literature and its relation to the development of social cognition (e.g. empathy). (more)

Check out Marcia Spetch's latest research featured on the Faculty of Science News titled "Playing the Odds - pigeons and people take more risk when the rewards are higher".

Graduate awards
Psychology graduate students are successful in winning scholarships and awards in competitions ranging from national and provincial to institutional and departmental. (more)

Researcher Highlight
Jeremy CaplanJeremy Caplan and his Computational Memory Lab study human verbal memory behaviour and its basis in cognitive and neural processes. They take several approaches to research, including mathematical modeling, measures of behaviour in the cognitive psychology tradition, and measures of brain activity, which includes electroencephalography (event-related potentials and oscillations) and functional magnetic resonance imaging. (more)

Turkey Challenge
turkeyThe Gay Bisanz Memorial Turkey Challenge will run Nov 19 - Dec 3 in support of the CBC Turkey Drive for the Edmonton Food Bank.
2013 Pie-A-Prof rankings.