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Our faculty and our graduate program are internationally renowned.


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  1. 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?

  2. 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.  

  3. Apr. 9, 2019Public Talk co-sponsored by UW Psychology - Cognitive Neuroscience and UW School of Architecture

    Towards a Neuroscience of Dynamic Experience and Design

    Michael Arbib, University of Southern California (Emeritus) & NewSchool of Architecture and Design

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 12 noon

    Cummings Lecture Theatre,
    School of Architecture, Waterloo

    7 Melville St S, Cambridge


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  1. Sep. 20, 2019Department of Psychology 2019-2020 Colloquium Series

    Speaker: Dr. Michael Ashton, Brock University 

    Title: Recent Research with the HEXACO Model of Personality Structure

    Location: HH 1102

    Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

    Reception to follow in PAS 3005

  2. 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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