Psychology at a Glance 2016

The address for the York University Psychology Department is on our Keele Campus inToronto Ontario Canada but we are really located in the inspired efforts of our faculty, our contract instructors, our staff and our students. Our strength comes from our diversity, both in the voices of the people who are our department and in the breadth of interests which we explore. From studies in outer space to inner space. From what makes seniors trip and fall to what makes memories break. From studies of infancy to mental health disorders of childhood through the challenges of adolescence to adulthood and old age. From bilingualism to perfectionism. From pain to resilience. From how we see to how we are seen. From what enhances empathy to how emotional-focus helps us change.

Our intellectual journeys lead us to embrace quantitative and qualitative scientific understandings. We study at cellular and molecular levels and use advanced neuroscience technology. We engage the humanity which makes us people but are also fascinated by animals and the eco-system that supports us. We look back both appreciatively and critically at our rich historical legacies to inform our forward outlooks. Our scholars are concerned with the major issues that our society faces, from bullying to racism, asking questions that really matter and preparing students to be thoughtful and active.

We are not content to just talk the talk, but we walk the walk in developing research in our local communities, in collaborations with colleagues around our nation and in countries throughout the globe. Ranked one of the top  programs for psychology studies in Canada according to Maclean's 2017 Program Rankings and in the world according to the QS World University Rankings, 2017, reflecting our collective accomplishments and the accumulated intensity of our research and practice.

We hope you enjoy the glimpse of Psychology at York University that is provided through these pages and that it inspires you to speak with us and come visit us in person soon.

Dr. Joel Goldberg

Chair, Department of Psychology