University of Alberta

Faculty of Arts Faculty of Science

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 Allison Hahn who won an Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize and also to Mantou Lou who was awarded a Taiwan Studies Research Grant.
Department News
Kim CampbellFormer Prime Minister Kim Campbell recently spoke at the Brian Harder Honors Day Conference about "Psychology: What Leaders Need to Know". (video)

Anthony SinghalAnthony Singhal won this year's (well, 2014's) Faculty of Science Kathleen W. Klawe Prize for Excellence in Teaching of Large Classes. Watch for his name on the Teaching Honour Roll outside 1-440 CCIS.

Upcoming Events
Presentation. Apr 24, 9:00am, BS-P226. "Culture and Decision: cross-cultural similarities and variations in resource allocation between european canadians and east asians".

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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
Cor BaerveldtCor Baerveldt is a cultural psychologist trying to understand what sets human psychology apart from the psychology of other animals. To this end his work focuses on the normative structure of human conduct, as embodied in language, ritual and other forms of stylized embodied expression. A particular focus of interest in his work is the creative or generative nature of human behaviour. (more)

Academic Profile
Kyle MathewsonFrom his early undergraduate days at Grant MacEwan Community College, to his faculty position at the University of Alberta, Kyle Mathewson seems to have found his rhythm in Edmonton. (more)

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