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

SSHRC Funding

U of L social scientists net SSHRC awards worth nearly $440,000

University of Lethbridge graduate students and faculty members will tackle a variety of research projects thanks to funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Congratulations to our department members, Drs. Fangfang Li and Noëlle Gunst-Leca!

“The U of L’s success rate with Insight Development Grants was very positive, higher than the national average and continues our momentum,” says Dr. Erasmus Okine, vice-president (research). “Our social scientists and humanities researchers are conducting leading-edge research and I heartily commend them for their efforts.”

University of Lethbridge launches third annual edition of Common Book Project

As the University of Lethbridge’s School of Liberal Education kicked off the third annual Social Justice Symposium, it also launched its Common Book Project by introducing author Waubgeshig Rice’s novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow.

It is the third successive year of the Common Book Project, one of the first initiatives sparked by the School of Liberal Education when it was founded in July 2017. The project encourages all students, faculty, staff, alumni and interested community members to read a book chosen for current relevance. A number of courses will use the book as a required text, and book-club events will be held throughout the year.

New scholarship honours the late Dr. Leslie Dawn

As a professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge, the late Dr. Leslie Dawn was known for bringing art history alive. Students who took his art history courses not only learned about artworks but also about the social, economic, political and cultural contexts in which they were created.

“Leslie really cared about his students,” says Frederike Verspoor, Dawn’s wife. “He cared about getting them interested in art history and inspiring them. His students went on to do very interesting things and he was always very proud of them. I’ve heard, directly and indirectly, from students that they really did enjoy him and his classes; it was what he loved to do.”


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