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. Dec. 2, 2021CMHRT Community Education Outreach Mental Health 101 for Legal Professionals Workshop Summary

    On Wednesday, December 1st, Sydney Waring, Aleece Katan, Tyler Eschenwecker and Jasmine Zhang presented an excellent and engaging workshop on Mental Health 101 to individuals working in the legal profession including lawyers, paralegals, law clerks and assistants.

  2. Nov. 25, 2021UW Psychology professor Geoffrey Fong among the most cited researchers in the world

    Geoffrey T. Fong is an acclaimed psychologist whose research focuses on combining psychological theories and research methods with traditional epidemiological survey methods to evaluate the impact of tobacco control policies on entire populations in countries. He is the founder and Chief Principal Investigator of the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project and a member of the Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Association for Psychological Science.

  3. Nov. 10, 2021“What do people mean when they talk about mindfulness?”

    A recently published research paper authored by UW professor of Psychology Dr. Igor Grossmann and colleagues, entitled What do people mean when they talk about mindfulness?, explores and examines the meaning of mindfulness in three parts: analyses of the semantic meaning of the term mindfulness in the English language, meta-analysis of the results from a widely used mindfulness measure, and empirical tests of association with markers of wisdom and effective emotion regulation.

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  1. Dec. 14, 2021PhD Oral Defence - Elizabeth Attisano

    Elizabeth Attisano's thesis is entitled: "Investigating children’s naturalistic explorations in a living history museum."

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

  2. Feb. 2, 2022PhD Oral Defence - Yichu (Craig) Zhou

    Craig Zhou's thesis is entitled: “Reading aloud as a distinctive context: Examination of the production effect as a context-based memory effect.”

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

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