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 Allison Hahn who won a GSA Martha Piper Award!
Department News
Danielle CormierCheck out a feature article on one of our 2015/2016 Internship Program in Psychology interns, Danielle Cormier, who is working at Millard Health.

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)

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)