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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.

    Congratulations to Nigel Mantou Lou who passed his candidacy exam. Mantou is supervised by Kim Noels. 
    Why Psychology?
    Find out why the study of psychology is so important and why it might be the field for you. (more)

    Department News
    The Inter-departmental Science Students Society held their Instructor Appreciation Night dinner.  ISSS Instructor Awards are especially meaningful because instructors are nominated and selected by students. Of the 17 award winners, nine are from our department! They include Elena Nicoladis, Karsten Loepelmann, Blaine Mullins, Geoff Hollis, Taka Masuda, Crystal MacLellan, Michele Moscicki, Erik Faucher and Jessica Tomory.

    Shichen FangPhD student, Freya Fang, appeared on the Global Morning Show, with Harvey Krahn, discussing research regarding the mid-life crisis myth for which Freya did the analysis and was published as second author.

    Nancy Galambos A 25-year longitudinal study by Nancy Galambos, Harvey Krahn (Sociology), Matt Johnson (Human Ecology) and their team is featured in Arts News titled "Up, not down: the rise (and rise) of happiness".

    Upcoming Events
    Teaching of Psychology Brown Bags. Feb 12, 12:00pm, BS-P226. "The Stress Busting Workbook / Engaging students with simple lectures / TBA".

    Cognition Seminar. Feb 12, 3:00pm, BS-P319N. "The Structure and Content of Autobiographical Events".

    Department Seminar. Feb 26, 3:30pm, BS-P226. "Text is text and language is speech (and sign): The coming multimodal, interactional revolution in linguistics".

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

    Graduate Opportunities
    A list of graduate student positions currently being offered.

    Academic Profile
    Done KuikenDon Kuiken is a unique figure in the U of A’s Psychology Department – an innovator in research that bridges the areas of dreaming, aesthetics, and phenomenological psychology. (more)

    Anthony SinghalOn the Road to Awareness: Anthony Singhal takes the wheel in driving research and mindfulness therapy collaboration. (more)