Welcome to the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo

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.

  1. May 25, 2020Harrison Oakes wins the Governor General's Gold Medal

    Harrison Oakes was recently awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal for Highest Standing in a Doctoral Program.  Our newly minted Dr.

  2. Mar. 13, 2020Coronavirus update
  3. July 2, 2020James Dackert's new book is now available

    Dr. James Danckert's new book, Out of My Skull: The Psychology of Boredom, is now available.  The book deals with what causes boredom and how to benefit from boredom. Perfect quarantine reading!  Dr.

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  1. July 17, 2020PhD Oral Defense - Sarah McCrackin

    Sarah McCrackin's thesis is entitled: "Perceiving direct and averted gaze during emotion discrimination, affective empathy and affective theory of mind judgements: electrophysiological and behavioural effects."

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Waterloo PhD defenses are being held remotely. Unfortunately, public access is not available.

  2. July 29, 2020PhD Oral Defense - Jeremy Marty-Dugas

    Jeremy Marty-Dugas's thesis is entitled: "Refining Flow: The Re-conceptualization and Measurement of Flow as Deep Effortless Concentration."

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Waterloo PhD defenses are being held remotely. Unfortunately, public access is not available.

  3. July 31, 2020PhD Oral Defense - Jhotisha Mugon

    Jhotisha Mugon's thesis is entitled: "An Exploration of the Correlates and Causes of Boredom."

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Waterloo PhD defenses are being held remotely. Unfortunately, public access is not available.

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