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. July 26, 2021Smartphone gaming can be harmful for some seeking relief from boredom

    Chanel Larche, a PhD student in the Cognitive Neuroscience are of the Psychology Department, discusses her research on the effects of smartphone gaming with the Daily Bulletin.  You can read the entire article (co-authored with Mike Dixon) on the Computers in Human Behavior website.

  2. June 25, 2021Congratulations to our CSBBCS Student Presentation Award Winners!

    Congratulations to Ryan Yeung,  Brady Roberts, and Samantha-Ayers Glassey for their awards at this years Canadian Society for Brain, Behviour, and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS) conference!  The Psychology Department had an amazing showing on the podium with 3/4 student awards going to University of Waterloo students this year. 

  3. 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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Aug. 20, 2021PhD Oral Defence - Kiruthiha Vimalakanthan

    Kiruthiha Vimalakanthan's thesis is entitled: "Compassion over competition: The momentary and longitudinal benefits of adopting a caregiving mentality in the face of appearance comparisons."

    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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