Welcome to the Department of Psychology
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.
The Faculty of Arts is very proud to share that Dr. Sara A. Hart will hold the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Developmental Science, based in the Department of Psychology. Announced today by the Government of Canada’s Ministry of Innovation, Science and Industry, Hart is one of two new CERCs at Waterloo and among 34 new holders of the chair across Canada. She joins Waterloo as a full professor in spring 2024.
A Waterloo Psychology co-op student, Romantsov (she/her) is the first recipient of Powering Change which is funded by Global Skills Opportunity (GSO).
Powering Change was founded in November 2021 and provides $10,000 in funding for in-person international work-integrated learning experiences.
Recently, Cognitive Neuroscience PhD candidate, Brady Roberts, aimed to investigate how well symbols are remembered compared to words with the same meaning. “Symbols might be more easily remembered because they give concrete visuals to abstract ideas,” said Roberts, "When we think about abstract concepts, like love, it can be difficult to visualize clearly. But with symbols, we can use a sort of image that represents the concept – like a heart for love – which makes the abstract idea more concrete and therefore easier to remember."
Does technology take us away from what matters most, or could it provide new ways of enriching our lives? In this workshop, Clinical
Psychology students at the University of Waterloo will review how technology relates to well-being across the lifespan. Referencing research in the field, we will outline the benefits and risks associated with the use of technology for promoting social connection, pursuing hobbies, and aiding personal development
November 29, 2023
1:00 to 2:00 pm
Forest Heights Library
251 Fischer-Hallman Road
Registration is required
OCD is a serious and debilitating disorder that affects approximately 370,000Canadians, but it is often quite misunderstood. This presentation by clinicalpsychology graduate students at the University of Waterloo will provide anoverview of a wide range of obsessions and compulsions and offer anunderstanding of why these symptoms persist. In doing so, stigma andmisinformation about OCD will be addressed to leave listeners with anaccurate understanding of this condition.
Title: Martin Harry Turpin’s PhD Oral Defence
Date: Friday, December 1, 2023, at 10:00am
Location: PAS 2464
Details: Martin Harry Turpin’s thesis is entitled: “Dazzled and Confused: Bullshitting as a Strategic Behaviour”
All are welcome to attend.