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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.


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  1. Dec. 3, 2018Undergraduate Poster Fair Highlights Student ResearchPsychology Undergraduate Student Poster Presenters

    Senior undergraduate students in Psychology presented their work on Friday November 30 in the EV3 Atrium.


    Undergraduate presenters: Jordan Mehravar, Laura Howes, and Sarah Southcott-Whyte

  2. Nov. 22, 2018Drawing has a surprisingly powerful influence on memory

    Dr. Fernandes's research on the effects of drawing on memory, especially in older adults, is featured in The British Psychological Society Research Digest.

  3. Nov. 21, 2018Centre celebrates 10 years of evidence-based treatment for better mental healthA counsellor works with a client

    The University of Waterloo was one of the first in Canada to have its own in-house training facility for their clinical psychology PhD program. Today, the Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment celebrates 10 years of excellence in research, practice and treatment services on campus and in the regional community.

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  1. Dec. 13, 2018PhD Oral Defence - Michael Klein

    Michael Klein's thesis is entitled: "Comparing the Estimation of Internally and Externally Defined Interval Durations."

    All are welcome to attend.

  2. Jan. 25, 2019PhD Oral Defence - Matthew Wilmot

    Matthew Wilmot's thesis is entitled: "A 'Bad Apple' or a 'Spoiled Barrel'?: Observing Overt Racism Predicts Diverging Perceptions of Racism and Race Relations in America."

    All are welcome to attend.

  3. May 3, 201949th Annual Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference

    The Psychology Department at the University of Waterloo will host the 49th Annual Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference on May 3.  Read more about the conference. 

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