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. June 25, 2021Amy Barron wins RHR Kendall Award for Best Student Paper.

    Congratulations to Industrial-Organizational Area graduate student Amy Barron who won the 2021 RHR Kendall Award for Best Student Paper. This prize is awarded annually by the I-O Division of Canadian Psychological Association, supported by RHR International, in honour of Dr. Lorne Kendall, a Canadian psychologist whose work contributed greatly to the field of I-O psychology. The award comes with a plaque and $1000 prize.

  2. June 21, 2021Mask use may lead to more stress for people with social anxiety, UW study finds

    Dr. David Moscovitch discusses a recent study, conducted by researchers in the Department of Psychology and the Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment (CMHRT), with CTV News.

  3. June 7, 2021Psychology Department Members Recognized for Outstanding Performance

    Four members of the Psychology Department were among the recipients of the 2020 Outstanding Performance Awards.  Congratulations to Dillon Browne, Jonathan Fugelsang, Evan Risko, and Katherine White.

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  1. July 12, 2021PhD Oral Defence - Shane Littrell

    Shane Littrell's thesis is entitled: "The psychology of bullshitting: Measurement, correlates, and outcomes of the propensity to mislead others."

    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. Aug. 4, 2021PhD Oral Defence - Brandon Goulding

    Brandon Goulding's thesis is entitled: "Beyond causality: Heuristics for inferring possibility."

    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.

  3. Aug. 12, 2021PhD Oral Defence - Martyn Gabel

    Martyn Gabel's thesis is entitled: "Exploring associations between response inhibition and emotion: Effects of valance, motivation, information processing style and emotional reactivity."

    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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