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. Dec. 10, 2020Protecting Canadians' health without compromising their privacy

    Dr. Igor Grossman talks about Canada's COVID Alert system and how it can be made more effective in the fight against COVID-19.

  2. Nov. 25, 2020Book Launch for James Danckert's new book

    Dr. James Danckert's new book, Out of My Skull: The Psychology of Boredom, is featured in today's Daily Bulletin.  Kitchener Public Library is hosting a virtual book launch on December 1 where James and his co-author John Eastwood, will discuss the potentially positive effects of boredom.  You can register for the book launch on the KPL website.

  3. Nov. 5, 2020UW Psychology Moves Up in World Rankings

    The Department of Psychology moved up Times Higher Education (THE) Reputation Rankings.  Psychology is currently ranked 78 in the world out of the aproximately 1,000 universities ranked in the survey.  Psychology becomes the first department in the Faculty of Arts at UW to crack the top 100 in their field.  You can read more about the rankings and how UW fared on the University's website.

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  1. Feb. 11, 2021PhD Oral Defense - Kathryn Miller

    Kathryn Miller's thesis is entitled: "Displays of Adaptive Body Image by Others: Examining their Influence on College Women’s Body Image."

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Waterloo PhD defenses are being held remotely and are only open to the committee members, candidate, and the candidate's invited guests.

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