Psychologists study the mechanisms that underlie our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. They examine a diverse range of topics, such as how the brain functions, how we learn, how we interact with others, and how we can promote healthy development and wellness. This is accomplished by conducting research so that the knowledge gained can help us to better understand the human mind, enhance well-being and performance, and generate additional research questions.

At Carleton, you will explore psychology’s major areas including cognitive, developmental, forensic, health, organizational, personality, and social psychology.