Welcome to the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo

Our faculty are internationally renowned and our graduate and undergraduate programs are consistently ranked among the top departments in Canada. Our department conducts high-impact research in each of the six major subdivisions of psychology listed below.

  1. Sep. 29, 2020Psychology Alumnus elected to Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars

    Congratulations to Gordon Pennycook, who graduated with a PhD in Psychology from University of Waterloo in 2016 and who was recently elected to the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars.  Dr. Pennycook who is an expert on reasoning and decision making, is Assistant Professor at University of Regina.  

  2. Sep. 28, 2020How COVID stress can turn to anger

    If you find yourself wanting to strangle people in the grocery store lately you are not alone!  Dr. Christine Purdon was interviewed by the Toronto Sun recently about how dealing with the stress of COVID can cause an increase in anger and what we can do to deal with those feelings.

  3. Sep. 15, 2020Q and A with the experts: kids' mental health and back to school

    Dr. Dillon Browne talks to the Daily Bulletin about what "back-to-school" looks like for kids this fall.

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  1. Nov. 6, 2020PhD Oral Defense - Daniel Todorovic

    Daniel Todorovic's thesis is entitled: "Choosing what to read out loud while studying: The role of agency in production."

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Waterloo PhD defenses are being held remotely and are only open to the committee members, candidate, and the candidate's invited guests.

  2. Nov. 20, 2020PhD Oral Defense - Tiffany Doan

    Tiffany Doan's thesis is entitled: "Children use probability to infer other people’s emotions."

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Waterloo PhD defenses are being held remotely and are only open to the committee members, candidate, and the candidate's invited guests.

  3. Nov. 23, 2020 PhD Oral Defense - Jessica Dupasquier

    Jessica Dupasquier's thesis is entitled: "Does caring for yourself lead to seeking care from others? Investigating the relationship between self-compassion and interpersonal emotion regulation."

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Waterloo PhD defenses are being held remotely and are only open to the committee members, candidate, and the candidate's invited guests.

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