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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.

    Jenna Congdon was given a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from the Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology (CCDP). This award recognizes outstanding teaching assistants. Congratulations, Jenna!

    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
    Lou Omerzu retirementCongratulations to Lou Omerzu who will retire on June 30, 2016 after 44 years of outstanding service to the Department of Psychology and University (more).

    Michele Moscicki was named by the Faculty of Science as the "Instructor of the Month" for April! Congratulations, Michele, and many thanks for your effort and expertise in providing great learning experiences for our students.

    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
    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)

    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)