Department of Psychology

The mission of the Psychology Department is to foster an understanding of mind, brain, and behaviour, through the discovery and communication of knowledge. We seek to develop in our students critical scientific thinking, communication, and quantitative/methodological skills, as well as an understanding of the broad content of contemporary psychology within its historical context. We strive to create an environment that is equitable, diverse, and inclusive to support the success of all students.  

The Department of Psychology offers a range of undergraduate program options, in addition to a Master of Science in Applied Psychology and a Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Undergraduate courses are open to students in all three faculties and are grouped into three broad categories:

  • Psychology as a natural science: brain and behaviour; biology, evolution, and behaviour, cognition.
  • Psychology as a social science: human development; social behaviour; and personality and psychopathology.
  • General psychology: statistics and research methods, history of psychology.

Our faculty and students are actively engaged in research, and psychology professors regularly involve undergraduate students in research activities. The Department also holds an annual psychology student conference where students have the opportunity to present their own research.


The Department of Psychology’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (EDIA) Advisory Committee is conducting our first-ever Culture, Climate, and Opportunities Survey! (REB # 23-055)



Department of Psychology
Mailing address:
McNally Building South Wing (MS 323)
923 Robie Street, Halifax, NS
B3H 3C3