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.

Congratula​tions to Jenna Congdon who just won a Master's NSERC.
Department News
MFred Colbourneinister of State for Science and Technology, Ed Rickford, announced that several U of A professors were selected to become Canada Research Chairs and Fred Colbourne is now a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair. (more)

Graduate awards
Our graduate students are successful in winning major awards (over $10,000). In 2012, the Psychology Department was first across campus for per capita Tri-Council Master's awards (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC). (more)

Researcher Highlight
Norman BrownNorman Brown studies real-world cognition. Broadly speaking, research in this area is concerned with understanding how we learn about the world we live in, what we learn about it, and how we use this knowledge. (more)