Department of Psychology


Welcome to the Department of Psychology

Psychology delves into what makes people tick. Psychologists study the relationship between mind and behaviour by investigating the nature of thought processes and behaviours in humans and other animals.

A major in psychology will help you develop skills in analyzing and interpreting complex material, particularly as it relates to behaviour. You will learn theories of how people interpret the world and act in it, as well as theories of human behaviour. As a psychology student, you will learn from those at the forefront of psychological research. Our faculty members are regularly published in the top journals and make an ongoing contribution to an ever-advancing field.

Department Highlights

Juleyska Vasquez Cardona

Like human singers, songbirds warm up their voices before a performance

If you’ve ever wondered why songbirds are seemingly much busier in the early morning hours, a new paper out of the University of Lethbridge explains the birds aren’t just singing their hearts out to welcome you to the day — rather, they’re warming their voices up for their important morning performance.

PhD student Juleyska Vazquez Cardona (MSc ’22), working with Dr. David Logue out of the Department of Psychology, says that birds warm up their voices just like human singers would before a performance. The phenomenon is known as the dawn chorus, where songbirds sing intensely during the early morning before tapering off as the morning progresses.


Proactive approach to student mental health at the heart of R.E.C. Room initiative

A student with a healthy and positive state of mind is more likely to be engaged, successful and flourishing. The University of Lethbridge’s newest strategy to enhance student mental health is the introduction of the R.E.C. Room — multi-site campus hubs designed to invite students to step away from the stress of study and research to relax their minds and connect with one another.
Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed Grouse study to aid in management of prized game bird

Future hunting seasons for Alberta’s Ruffed Grouse population may be managed differently once the results of a new study by University of Lethbridge researchers Drs. Theresa Burg and Andrew Iwaniuk are analyzed.

The study, which received $30,400 in funding support from the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA), seeks to build on previous work that identified the southwestern Ruffed Grouse population in the Crowsnest Pass area differs genetically from other Alberta populations. The goal now is to determine how many populations can be identified with genomics methods applied to a broader sampling of Ruffed Grouse populations across the province.

Semester at Sea opportunity a perfect fit for successful student

Thanks to a scholarship made available through the Brawn Family Foundation, University of Lethbridge student Taylor Williams is getting the learning opportunity of a lifetime through Semester at Sea.

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Shining Graduate Sooyi'kitstaki (Water Offering), Christine Scout-Bastien

With a degree in psychology, Christine Scout-Bastien (BA ’23) has gained an appreciation for the benefits that come with truly listening to, and communicating with those around her, whether they are peers or …

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ULethbridge offers pathway to degree in Canadian Law at Australia's Bond University

If you're looking for a legal career, have a desire to enter the workplace as quickly as possible, and studying in a tropical setting appeals to you, check out the new dual degree program, offered …

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Career Bridge: Centre for Work-Integrated Learning and Career Development

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