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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 Teresa Mejia, who just successfully defended her Master's thesis! Teresa has been a student in Wendy Hoglund's lab, and will go on to work outside of the University. 
    Why Psychology?
    Find out why the study of psychology is so important and why it might be the field for you. (more)

    Department News
    Chris SturdyResearch by Chris Sturdy and Allison Hahn on vocal learning in songbirds is featured on the AAAS's EurekAlert! news service. (more)

    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)

    Upcoming Events
    Teaching of Psychology Brown Bags. Nov 27, 12:00pm, BS-P226. "Incorporating research into undergraduate courses Part 1 and 2 / Making undergraduates feel old".

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    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
    Chris WestburyOne of the hallmarks of a successful researcher is the ability to contribute to one's field with innovative findings that will prompt further investigations. Dr. Chris Westbury has, and continues to accomplish this feat through his multi-disciplinary, and global approach to his study of psycholinguistics. (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)