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

David Healy

Colloquium Speaker Series | Dr. David Healy

Beware of Doctors Bearing Gifts (Especially for Children)

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 6-7 p.m. 

Dr. Healy's talk will focus on the scientific problems with the clinical literature on psychotherapeutic drugs and the deeper problems with clinical trials by taking a critical look at how data are selectively used by Big Pharma. The aim is to provide people with a framework for understanding the apparent evidence from  company clinical trials so they have a better basis for navigating the perils of contemporary medicine.


Dr. David Logue

PUBlic Professor Series | Dr. David Logue

The Science of Birdsong

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 7-9 p.m. (MST)

Birdsong is a window into Nature’s soul, and an enduring mystery to science. How do songbirds make their music? Who are they singing to? And why do they bother? This interactive lecture teaches the foundations of birdsong science through examples, demonstrations, and stories from a career in birdsong research. Once we understand the basics, we’ll get into the weird stuff, like duets, soft song, and the dawn chorus.


Board of Governors pledges $10 million in match funds to support student scholarships

Acknowledging that increased financial support is critical in ensuring a university education remains an option for more students, the University of Lethbridge Board of Governors is pledging $10 million in match funds for the establishment of new endowed student scholarships.

The funds, which will be used to attract and inspire philanthropic support from the community in support of student awards and scholarships, will significantly increase the sustainability of the ULethbridge awards program and lay the foundation for future generations of students.

Gaining hands-on research experience: Cayley Fleischman

Neuroscience and psychology student Cayley Fleischman spent her summer working on a great research initiative with Dr. Robin Gibb called Building Brains Together.

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Gaining hands-on research experience: Alex Engel

Kinesiology and psychology student Alex Engel got the amazing opportunity to spend his summer working with Dr. Paige Pope on her current research Move More, Sit Less.

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Shining Student Jody Villemaire

Having learned from the Faculty's most influential people, Shining Student Jody Villemaire's path has been illuminated in ways she never could've imagined. She is incredibly thankful for the possibilities that opened up …

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

Career Bridge


Put Your Knowledge to Work 

Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The University of Lethbridge is proud to offer you an exceptional opportunity to explore professional development through academic programs and services designed to give you a competitive edge in a fast-changing world.

You have a bright future — experience it via Career Bridge at uLethbridge!

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