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.



Congratulations to Dr. Ramona Bobocel for her recent SIOP Fellowship election. This prestigious honor is in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the profession of I/O Psychology and is awarded to only a few members who have made significant contributions to the field.  

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.