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 John Hoang who won a Faculty of Science Graduate Student Teaching Award.
Department News
Lou OmerzuLou Omerzu has been awarded the Nat Rutter Outstanding Technician of the Year Award. This award honors technicians in science and engineering departments who make exceptional contributions to the University of Alberta. (more)

Danielle CormierCheck out a feature article on one of our 2015/2016 Internship Program in Psychology interns, Danielle Cormier, who is working at Millard Health.

Upcoming Events
Giuseppe IariaThe 29th Annual Royce conference will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2014. Giuseppe Iaria from the University of Calgary will be the keynote speaker. The conference will also feature an invited internal presentation by Sheree Kwong See.

The Brian Harder Honours Day Conference will take place on Friday, April 10. The keynote speaker is the Rt. Hon. A. Kim Campbell, Director of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College, and Canada's 19th Prime Minister. (more)

Teaching of Psychology Brown Bags. Apr 17, 12:00pm, BS-P226. "Community service learning; Textbook chapter term paper; Knowledge representation in cognitive science: Implications for teaching".

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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)