Prospective Students

The Master of Arts (MA) program allows students to gain the essential tools to conduct empirical research, while the Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is strongly research-oriented and emphasizes hands-on training. In addition to exciting opportunities for developing research collaborations within the department and across the University, students can enroll in a range of graduate courses and participate in community practica.

Our faculty and students conduct cutting-edge research in a variety of fields, including cognitive, developmental, forensic, health, organizational, personality and social psychology.

Some examples of research questions include:

  • Are healthier employees more productive and engaged employees?
  • Can procrastination undermine our well-being and health?
  • How do people adapt to life-changing events?
  • Should introverts act more like extraverts?
  • Can future violent behaviour be predicted?
  • How can virtual reality be used to train pilots?
  • How does understanding children’s thinking help teachers and parents?
  • How does sports participation impact a child’s self-esteem?