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. May 2, 2022UW Psychology's Dr. Geoffrey Fong's research team publishes study suggesting more than a million smokers likely to quit after U.S bans menthol in cigarettes

    “Our study confirms that Canada’s menthol cigarette ban led to substantial public health benefits,” said Geoffrey T. Fong, professor of psychology and public health sciences at the University of Waterloo and lead author of the study. “Smoking is the number one preventable cause of death and disease in Canada, the United States, and globally. ” Fong is also senior investigator at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and principal investigator of the ITC Project.

  2. Apr. 5, 2022New study published by UW Psych Professor Dr. Geoffrey Fong, and the ITC shows tobacco users want bold approaches to end smoking

    A substantial number of Canadian smokers, vapers, and recent ex-smokers support innovative policies that could help drive further declines in overall smoking rates, according to a new report from UW Psych Professor, Dr. Geoffrey Fong and the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Project at the University of Waterloo.

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  3. Mar. 21, 2022UW Developmental Psychology Grad Student McLennon Wilson recipient of the 2021 Warren Ober Award for Outstanding Teaching by Graduate Student within the Faculty of Arts

    Congrats to UW Psychology Grad student McLennon Wilson for receiving the 2021 Warren Ober Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Grad Student within the Faculty of Arts at UW. McLennon- this is a true testament to the outstanding quality of your teaching, talent and dedication. Excellent work.

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  1. May 17, 2022PhD Oral Defence - Emma Green

    Emma Green's thesis is entitled: What do you think? Associations between social anxiety, mentalizing and social competence in middle childhood.”

    This defence is being held remotely and is only open to the committee members, candidate, and the candidate's invited guests.

  2. June 24, 2022PhD Oral Defence - Anna Godollei

    Anna Godollei's thesis is entitled: Employee Perceptions and Reactions to Automation at Work.”

    This defence is being held remotely and is only open to the committee members, candidate, and the candidate's invited guests.

  3. June 27, 2022PhD Oral Defence - Anna Hudson

    Anna Hudson's thesis is entitled: Examining the neural, behavioural and social responses associated with affective self-referential processing in adults and children.”

    This defence is being held remotely and is only open to the committee members, candidate, and the candidate's invited guests.

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