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
- 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:
Specialized topics include abnormal behaviour, criminal behaviour, positive psychology, human neuropsychology, and social and cognitive development.
Our Introduction to Psychology courses (PSYC 1001 and PSYC 1002) provide a tour of the discipline and an opportunity to consider areas for further study. We offer a wide variety of online course options including Open Access versions of Introduction to Psychology (available through e-carleton).
The insights you will gain from studying psychology will serve you throughout your life, in virtually any career.
Psychology is offered as:
- Bachelor of Arts Honours
- Bachelor of Arts General
- Bachelor of Arts Combined Honours
- Bachelor of Science Honours
- A minor in Psychology is also available.