Psychology is the study of behaviour in humans and other species and covers a broad range of subject matter.
Psychologists ask questions that range from the factors involved in social interactions among groups of people, to the firing of individual cells in the nervous system, to moral development in children.
Psychology has many practical applications such as the determination of the best conditions for learning and memory, the design of work environments for greatest productivity, and the development of therapies for the treatment of behavioural disorders ranging from addiction to depression.
The Department of Psychology offers the Major, Minor, and Honours programs in Psychology.
Admission to the Honours program requires an application. The major or minor can be declared on the Student Service Centre (SSC) when you have second-year standing.
If you have any questions regarding applications, please contact the department.
Manil Chowdhury believes that a degree is more than just a piece of paper; it is a collection of experiences. Through the Arts Internship Program and Vancouver Rent Bank he has explored academically and professionally.
Recipient of the 2013 Mayor’s Arts Award for Film and New Media, Cari Green (BA ’69, MFA ’13) is giving voice to people’s stories through award-winning films.
Katie Tichauer (BA ‘10) is using her knowledge of the human psyche to act as a link between human and machine. A current student in the Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) second degree program, she became increasingly interested in technology while taking a year off to work after graduation.
Selvan Ramis, a fourth-year psychology major, is a 2013 recipient of the Dean's Outstanding Leader in the Faculty of Arts award. His passion for psychology is reflected in his involvement and leadership with the Psychology Students Association, undergraduate research, and mental health support organizations in Vancouver.
Eva Kwan is part of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) team helping Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield meet the psychological challenges of life in space. In a long-distance relationship like few others, Kwan serves as Hadfield’s lifeline home from the International Space Station (ISS), thanks to the marvels of technology.