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    Department of Psychology
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    Psychology Department Awards
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    Psychology Poster Day

Department of Psychology

York University's Department of Psychology is located at Behavioural Sciences Building, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto ON M3J 1P3

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour viewed from social, developmental and biological perspectives.

Our undergraduate program is a gateway to graduate school in Psychology, leading to a career as a clinical psychologist or as a researcher in Psychology or Neuroscience. Our program also provides you with foundational knowledge useful for diverse careers in business, management, health or education; for public sector service, for sales and marketing; and is an excellent preparation for professional studies in medicine, law or social work.

  • The hidden power of bilingualism
    how bilingualism sharpens the mind. Among the many benefits of being bilingual, her research shows that the everyday use of a second language appears to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Accordi …
  • The Pursuit of Happiness
    Perfect happiness may be an elusive state, but there are surprisingly simple things we can do to work towards it. Practising small acts of kindness is a start, suggests clinical psychologist and York …


  • Jennifer Hilborn
    Jennifer Hilborn will be defending her PhD Dissertation entitled: “Examining the Contributions of Autobiographical Memory, Expressed Emotional Arousal & Client Experiencing in the York l & ll Depressi …
  • Christianne Macaulay
    Christianne Macaulay will be defending her MA Thesis entitled: “Narrative -Emotion processing in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder,” on Tuesd …
  • Wafa Saoud
    Wafa Saoud  will be defending her MA Thesis entitled: “Temporal Discounting as an Indicator of Potential Thinking,” on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10:00am in 102A Behavioural Science Building. Exami …