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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. Sep. 18, 2019Allison Kelly receives Ontario Early Research Award

    Congratulations to  Allison Kelly who is one of the latest recipients of the Ontario Early Research Award.  Dr. Kelly's work focuses on facilitating treatment seeking among postsecondary students with mental health problems.  

  2. May 22, 2019Ziva Kunda Memorial Lecture available on youtube

    This year's speaker was Dr. David Dunning from the University of Michigan.  If you missed his talk you can watch it on youtube.

    Title: We are all flawed intellects: So can we really judge expertise in self and others?

  3. Apr. 30, 2019Dr. James Beck's research featured on CTV News

    Dr. James Beck, an Associate Professor in our Industrial/Organizational area, was recently featured on CTV News.  You can hear (and read) about his research highlighting what business leaders can learn from NHL coaches at the link.  

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  1. Oct. 2, 2019PhD Oral Defense - Jasmine Dean

    Jasmine Dean's thesis is entitled: "Why do Compulsions Persist?"

    All are welcome to attend.

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