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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 Juana Park for passing her candidacy exam with flying colours. She sat at the HEAD of the table and displayed her learning of the BODY of knowledge she had garnered on figurative language, like metaphors and idioms.
    Why Psychology?
    Find out why the study of psychology is so important and why it might be the field for you. (more)

    Department News
    Douglas BrucePsychology Alumni Douglas Bruce is featured in the Faculty of Arts alumni blog in an article titled "Sports Hall of Fame recipient found open doors at the U of A". (more)

    Sandra WiebeSandra Wiebe was interviewed for an article in Parents Canada on parenting toddlers titled "Dealing with the clingy toddler". (more)

    Upcoming Events
    Teaching of Psychology Brown Bags. Oct 16, 12:00pm, BS-P226. "Team teaching / Getting intro students thinking about problem representation / TBA".

    Presentation. Oct 19, 6:00pm, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy L1-490. "Leadership, Influence and Psychology". (more)

    Sociocultural Group. Oct 23, 12:00pm, BS-P226. "TBA".

    >> Event Calendar <<
    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
    Taka Masuda Differences across cultures and how individuals’ psychological processing is influenced by culture has been garnering attention and emerging as a hot topic in the research community, Dr. Takahiko Masuda, who has spent many years exploring the subject, is at the forefront of this field. (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)