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Founded in the early 1960s, the Department has grown to become one of the most esteemed Departments of Psychology in Canada.

Our faculty and our graduate program are internationally renowned.


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  1. Apr. 9, 2019Public Talk co-sponsored by UW Psychology - Cognitive Neuroscience and UW School of Architecture

    Towards a Neuroscience of Dynamic Experience and Design

    Michael Arbib, University of Southern California (Emeritus) & NewSchool of Architecture and Design

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 12 noon

    Cummings Lecture Theatre,
    School of Architecture, Waterloo

    7 Melville St S, Cambridge


  2. Apr. 3, 2019Two Department of Psychology Members Receive 2019 Arts Excellence Awards

    In the category of Excellence in Service, Val Rozon, Director of the Early Childhood Education Centre (ECEC), will receive one of the awards recognizing her outstanding leadership, especially in the face of the great flood of 2018.  

  3. Mar. 18, 2019Dr. Allison Kelly wins Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award

    UW Psychology's Allison Kelly won the International Journal of Eating Disorders 2018 Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award for her paper, "A feasibility study of a 2‐week self‐compassionate letter‐writing intervention for nontreatment seeking individuals with typical and atypical anorexia nervosa".  Congratulations Allison!

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  1. Apr. 26, 2019The Annual Ziva Kunda Memorial Lecture Dr. David Dunning

    This year's speaker will be Dr. David Dunning from the University of Michigan.

    Title: We are all flawed intellects: So can we really judge expertise in self and others?

  2. Apr. 29, 2019Healthy Happy Relationships

    Graduate students in the Clinical area of the Psychology Department will present a workshop on Happy Healthy Relationships at Forest Heights Community Library on April 29th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  

  3. May 3, 201949th Annual Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference

    The Psychology Department at the University of Waterloo will host the 49th Annual Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference on May 3.  Read more about the conference. 

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