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.
Have you heard about the student portal?
It’s a new, mobile-friendly communication tool that will deliver the UWaterloo information you need, just when you need it.
All Arts students (undergrad and graduate) can now access portal and the valuable information it offers, such as:
- Class schedule / next class
- Available study spaces on campus
- Real-time GRT bus data
- Reminders for important academic dates
- plus much more customized content
Log into the student portal today and start using this important new tool.
- Mar. 13, 2017
The Psychology Department is a proud participant in the UWaterloo Green Office Initiative. As of March 13, 2017, Psychology has become a Bronze Certified Green Office, and is the first UWaterloo academic department to receive this certification.
- Mar. 8, 2017
Giving people time to think about co-operating on a task can have a positive effect if they are big-picture thinkers, but if they tend to focus on their own, immediate experience, the time to think may make them less cooperative, University of Waterloo research has found.
A series of three experiments, conducted by Waterloo researchers Igor Grossmann, Justin Brienza and Ramona Bobocel, also found that wise, or big-picture, thinkers were able to sustain their co-operation with others when given time to deliberate.
- Feb. 14, 2017
Two students will go on to university-level competition
With topics as far-ranging as video games, urban design, refugees and the Franklin Expedition, graduate students from across the Faculty of Arts enthralled the audience at the Three Minute Thesis competition, held on Feb. 8 and 9.
- Apr. 21, 2017
The All-Or-Nothing Marriage
Major historical shifts in the institution of marriage in America have produced two major consequences. First, the quality of average marriages has weakened over time. Second, the quality of the best marriages has strengthened over time. In tandem, these two consequences have pushed marriage toward an all-or-nothing state.
- May 5, 2017
"Working Through Clinical Challenges:
A DBT Perspective"
Michelle Leybman, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
We are delighted to host Dr. Leybman at the University of Waterloo for her full-day workshop, which will provide mental health practitioners and students with evidence-based knowledge and clinical tools from a DBT perspective for working with challenging clients.