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.

We hope you are taking care of yourself in these uncertain times! Please be advised that all members of the Department of Psychology are now working remotely. To reach us, please email, or reach out to your instructor via their individual email. 


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

Congratulations to everyone who presented at URSCA 2020!

Due to the volume of abstracts received, student oral and poster presentations took place concurrently throughout the day. Each presentation was evaluated by two judges and the results were tabulated. The quality of the work presented led to several two-way and three-way ties in several categories. The Grand Prize Oral Presentation and Grand Prize Oral Presentation presenters, each scored 39/40! Congratulations to all presenters for their outstanding achievements in undergraduate research and their participation in a boundless day of scientific discovery.

U of L scientists find certain cannabis extracts may help prevent acute respiratory distress in COVID-19 patients

In some COVID-19 patients, the immune system goes into overdrive and starts attacking the body itself in what’s called a cytokine storm. When lung tissue is attacked, it can lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and the need for a patient to be placed on a ventilator.

Drs. Olga and Igor Kovalchuk, professors in University of Lethbridge’s Department of Biological Sciences, along with researchers from Pathway RX (a research company focused on developing custom cannabis therapies), have found that certain cannabis strains show the potential to tamp down an immune system that’s gone into overdrive, thus preventing ARDS from developing.

Campus Care Parcel program, part of Nourish, goes ahead thanks to innovative distribution solution

Food security issues do not subside during national emergencies, rather they are often enhanced. As society has been forced to function in entirely different ways throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Lethbridge and its partners devised a plan to keep one of their most important initiatives alive – the Spring Campus Care Parcel giveaway.

Now in its 17th year, Campus Care Parcels are an essential service for students at one of the most critical times in the academic calendar. A pandemic situation has only highlighted the need to make sure food security issues are met and students are supported as they wrap up their academic calendar and prepare for final exams.


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