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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.

    Yu (Karen) Du passed her cadidacy exam by dazzling her examining committee from talking about how different organisms use cues and landmarks in navigating horizontally and vertically through space.

    Check out some journal articles our 3rd year Honours students wrote for their psychology 300/309 course.
    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 spring newsletter for the Women and Children's Health Research Institute (WCHRI) has a brief but excellent piece about Sandra Wiebe's research on physical activity and brain function in 3 to 5 year olds.

    On May 12, the Faculty of Arts held its annual awards presentations at the Faculty Club. Fred Boyko, Katy Chafee, James Farley, Liuba Gonzalez de Armas, Wendy Hoglund and Michael Sharp all won awards. (more)

    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)

    Peter HurdFrom the gritty punk shows of Ottawa to the esteemed lecture theaters of Stockholm University, Dr. Peter Hurd has studied aggression throughout the world. (more)