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.

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Congratulations to Elliot Ludvig, Marcia Spetch, and Chris Madan for having their recent research featured in APA’s Peeps online newsletter!
Department News
Roger DixonRoger Dixon is the lead on a basic science research team tasked with discovering and validating biological markers of early changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. (more)

Exploring Humour and the Connection between Reading and Empathy. Dr. Raymond Mar, an associate professor at York University, and his research group study the psychology of literature and its relation to the development of social cognition (e.g. empathy). (more)

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
Jeremy CaplanJeremy Caplan and his Computational Memory Lab study human verbal memory behaviour and its basis in cognitive and neural processes. They take several approaches to research, including mathematical modeling, measures of behaviour in the cognitive psychology tradition, and measures of brain activity, which includes electroencephalography (event-related potentials and oscillations) and functional magnetic resonance imaging. (more)