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 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
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)

Shez KassamShez Kassam, a fourth year BSc Specialization Psychology student, was recently featured in a Faculty of Science Contours article "Winning more than awards: the journey of an undergrad". (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
Chris WestburyOne of the hallmarks of a successful researcher is the ability to contribute to one's field with innovative findings that will prompt further investigations. Dr. Chris Westbury has, and continues to accomplish this feat through his multi-disciplinary, and global approach to his study of psycholinguistics. (more)

Elena NicoladisFrom an interest in the motivations of speaking a second language to a full-fledged devotion in uncovering the nuts and bolts of language, gesture and thought, Elena Nicoladis (‘95 PhD) reveals the workings of a Renaissance psycholinguist. (more)