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    Department of Psychology
    Welcome
    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.

    Announcements
    Visit our new Courses Related to Psychology area for information about courses and course selections.

    Freya Fang successfully completed her candidacy exam. Congratulations Freya on a job well done. Freya is supervised by Nancy Galambos.
    Why Psychology?
    Find out why the study of psychology is so important and why it might be the field for you. (more)

    Department News
    Nancy galambosThe London School of Economics published an invited blog post by Nancy Galambos and Harvey Krahn, based on research they did with former Psychology graduate student, Andrea Howard. Also, the longitudinal happiness research by Nancy Galambos, current Psychology graduate student Freya Fang, and colleagues was recently featured in Scientific American MIND and Reader’s Digest (page 59).

    The Inter-departmental Science Students Society held their Instructor Appreciation Night dinner.  ISSS Instructor Awards are especially meaningful because instructors are nominated and selected by students. Of the 17 award winners, nine are from our department! They include Elena Nicoladis, Karsten Loepelmann, Blaine Mullins, Geoff Hollis, Taka Masuda, Crystal MacLellan, Michele Moscicki, Erik Faucher and Jessica Tomory.

    Shichen FangPhD student, Freya Fang, appeared on the Global Morning Show, with Harvey Krahn, discussing research regarding the mid-life crisis myth for which Freya did the analysis and was published as second author.

    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
    Done KuikenDon Kuiken is a unique figure in the U of A’s Psychology Department – an innovator in research that bridges the areas of dreaming, aesthetics, and phenomenological psychology. (more)

    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)