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

Gift to support scientific discovery at University of Lethbridge

The University of Lethbridge is pleased to announce that Power Corporation of Canada, together with Canada Life, is continuing its longstanding support of the University with a multi-faceted gift supporting scientific discovery and liberal education.

The donation, which totals $400,000 between the two organizations, includes $250,000 from Power Corporation and an additional $150,000 from Canada Life. The Power Corporation gift includes support to the Dr. Jim Coutts Prairie Research Program, a research program headed by U of L biologist Dr. Roy Golsteyn, and towards the development of a flexible lab and makerspace within the new Science Commons building.

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.

Research paper opens eyes on how much pollution may be affecting our endangered species

As threats to plant and animal species across Canada continue to escalate, a new study, led by University of Lethbridge plant ecologist Dr. Jenny McCune, has provided a baseline look at how sources of pollution overlap the known ranges of nearly 500 at-risk species.

Maps of Canada showing (A) the number of threatened species (listed by COSEWIC, SARA, or both) in each 100km2 grid square. Marine fish, marine reptiles, and marine mammals are not mapped. Grid squares with no records of any threatened species are black. No records were available for Nunavut (white), and (B) the number of pollution categories with mapped pollution sources within each 100km2 grid cell that also contains a record for one or more threatened species. Grid squares with no records of any threatened species are black (note that this does not necessarily indicate there are no pollution sources). No species data was available for Nunavut (white).


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