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


  1. Mar. 30, 2023CMHRT Community Education Outreach: Brain Based Factors for Healthy Aging

    Yesterday, Clinical psychology graduate students from the University of Waterloo Rebecca Trossman, Mahsa Sadeghi Janbahan, and Aleece Katan presented an engaging, informative, and interactive workshop on brain-based factors for health aging to a capacity crowd of 40 seniors at the Forest Height Public Library.  The presentation reviewed normative age-related changes in brain functioning, tips to promote brain health across the lifespan, and behavioral signs that additional assessment may be warranted.  Audience response was highly positive and lively, with many contributions,

  2. Mar. 22, 2023Research from the Beck lab in I/O Psychology, finds employees often kept working despite wanting to pause...

    To conduct the study, researchers asked 107 employees about their reasons for taking a break and not taking one. They then surveyed another 287 employees twice daily over five days about their sleep quality, fatigue, performance concerns, workload, and the number of breaks they take each day.

  3. Jan. 31, 2023The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation has given more than $230,000 to expand several community outreach projects created by Dr. Daniela O’Neill

    “The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation invests in initiatives that support children as they learn and grow,” says Laura Manning, executive director. “Daniela O’Neill’s board games project was a wonderful fit with our priorities, given its emphasis on early development and community engagement.”

    Congratulations, Dr. O'Neill!

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  1. Apr. 6, 2023McLennon Wilson’s PhD Oral Defence

    McLennon Wilson’s thesis is entitled: “Temperament, attention, and the social world: New empirical approaches to the study of shyness and attention in middle childhood”

    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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