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.
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.
A Waterloo Psychology co-op student, Romantsov (she/her) is the first recipient of Powering Change which is funded by Global Skills Opportunity (GSO).
Powering Change was founded in November 2021 and provides $10,000 in funding for in-person international work-integrated learning experiences.
Recently, Cognitive Neuroscience PhD candidate, Brady Roberts, aimed to investigate how well symbols are remembered compared to words with the same meaning. “Symbols might be more easily remembered because they give concrete visuals to abstract ideas,” said Roberts, "When we think about abstract concepts, like love, it can be difficult to visualize clearly. But with symbols, we can use a sort of image that represents the concept – like a heart for love – which makes the abstract idea more concrete and therefore easier to remember."
Title: Emily Britton’s PhD Oral Defence
Date: Wednesday December 13th, 2023, at 1:30pm
Location: PAS 3026
Details: Emily Britton’s thesis is entitled: “The Uncertainty Model of Boredom and Self-Control Failure:
How Ambient Uncertainty Influences Affect and Behaviour during Unrelated Goal Pursuit”
All are welcome to attend.
Have you wondered what self-compassion really is? Do you want to bust some self-compassion myths? Are you unsure how to actually incorporate self-compassion into your life? This introductory workshop will answer the above questions and more with experiential activities and research-based information.
Please reserve your place at this event bycalling
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When & Where
7:00 PM Thursday 11th January
85 Queen St N
This talk is offered in partnership with the University of Waterloo Centre for Mental HealthResearch and Treatment.