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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. Aug. 10, 2017Spring 2017 Social Impact Fund, Psychology student Julia Hiscock received funding Six students winners huddled in yellow tshirts holding a large BEPurposeful sign

    From left to right, bottom row: Dhruv Guliani and Shahid Mawji. Top row: Elizabeth Stankiewicz, Bailee Walls-Guertin, Cassie Myers, Indi Madar, and Julia Hiscock.

    Social impact grants for GreenHouse innovators

  2. July 31, 2017Working Dads Say They Struggle Just as Much as Working Moms With Work-Life Balancefather running fast, while pushing baby buggy

    New research shows both groups report similar levels of work-family conflicts—but is it really equal?

    Can anyone really "have it all" anymore?

    Ask any working mother how she feels about work-life balance and you’ll likely get a long-winded response: She doesn’t have it and she never will. She wants it, but can’t get it because her workload is simply too intense. She’s managed to achieve it by one magical feat or another: a husband who pulls his weight, a 4:30 a.m. alarm or Friday nights spent scrubbing the house.
  3. July 31, 20172017 Vanier Scholar explores urban design for citizen wellbeingRobin leaning on a railing overlooking a couryard in concrete building

    The research of PhD candidate Robin Mazumder will have important insights and implications for 21st century urban planning – especially for mitigating the negative effects of tall buildings on the wellbeing of citizens. His dissertation project, titled The Downside of Building Up: An Exploration Into the Stress Impact of Exposure to Skyscrapers in Urban Centres, has recently received a prestigious boost of confidence from a federally funded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

    The scholarship, which is valued at $50,000 annually for three years, is awarded for academic excellence, research potential, and leadership ability. The Vaniers are distributed equally by the three granting agencies: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Mazumder, who holds a SSHRC-funded Vanier, joins three current Vanier Scholars based in the Department of Psychology.  

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The Psychology Department is proud to be a part of the UWaterloo Green Office Initiative, and is now a Bronze Certified Green office!

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