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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 Justine Smith (BA, Psychology) for winning the Douglas E. Smith Medal in Arts and to Jasmine Nathoo (BA Honours, Psychology) for winning the Alison White/ Faculty of Arts Honours Prize!
    Why Psychology?
    Find out why the study of psychology is so important and why it might be the field for you. (more)

    Department News
    Shraddha / RogerCongratulations to Shraddha Sapkota (PhD student in Neuroscience) and Roger Dixon for the recent media attention on their groundbreaking Alzheimers Disease research!  Links to their research can be found on CNN, the Edmonton Journal and the Faculty of Science News.

    Kyle MathewsonKyle Mathewson has developed new technologies relevant to wearables – all to help him study the human brain in the real world. What does that mean for the mobile industry? (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)

    Researcher Highlight
    Fred ColbourneDr. Fred Colbourne is a Canada Research Chair in Intracerebral Hemorrhagic Stroke. His research uses animal models of stroke, especially intracerebral hemorrhagic, to study mechanisms of injury and repair, and to develop and evaluate experimental therapies that lessen cell death and promote functional recovery. (more)

    Academic Profile
    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)

    Alinda FriedmanSince her academic beginnings at SUNY in Stony Brook, New York, Dr. Alinda Friedman has had a remarkable career. (more)