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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. May 22, 2019Ziva Kunda Memorial Lecture available on youtube

    This year's speaker was Dr. David Dunning from the University of Michigan.  If you missed his talk you can watch it on youtube.

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

  2. Apr. 30, 2019Dr. James Beck's research featured on CTV News

    Dr. James Beck, an Associate Professor in our Industrial/Organizational area, was recently featured on CTV News.  You can hear (and read) about his research highlighting what business leaders can learn from NHL coaches at the link.  

  3. 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


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  1. Sep. 5, 2019PhD Oral Defense - Melissa Meade

    Melissa Meade's thesis is entitled: "The benefits and boundary conditions of drawing on episodic memory."

    All are welcome to attend.

  2. Sep. 6, 2019PhD Oral Defense - Jane Klinger

    Jane Klinger's thesis is entitled: "Counting what counts: When and how performance indicators mislead."

    All are welcome to attend.

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