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 Michelle Yeung who was awarded a Faculty of Science Dissertation Award.
Department News
Just as winter classes were concluding, the Psychology students in the Honours program came together in one event, the Brian Harder Honours Day Conference, to showcase the projects they have been working on for the whole year. (more)

Kim CampbellFormer Prime Minister Kim Campbell recently spoke at the Brian Harder Honors Day Conference about "Psychology: What Leaders Need to Know". (video)

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
Cor BaerveldtCor Baerveldt is a cultural psychologist trying to understand what sets human psychology apart from the psychology of other animals. To this end his work focuses on the normative structure of human conduct, as embodied in language, ritual and other forms of stylized embodied expression. A particular focus of interest in his work is the creative or generative nature of human behaviour. (more)

Academic Profile
Tom SpaldingAs an undergraduate at a Missouri college, Dr. Thomas Spalding figured he’d study political science. But just one semester into his program, his faculty advisor passed away due to brain injuries he had sustained in a mugging several years before. (more)

Jeff Bisanz Attending an inner-city high school in the Detroit area gave Dr. Jeff Bisanz an education in poverty and racism. “I wound up knowing a lot about [social issues] and wondering what could be done,” he says. (more)