Welcome to the Department of Psychology!

The department has approximately 350 majors, 30 faculty, and over 60 graduate students. Each year, over 100 students receive an undergraduate degree in our programs.

At the undergraduate level, we offer a major, a minor, and an honours program in psychology (either B.A. or B.Sc.), a major and an honours program in behavioural neuroscience (B.Sc.), a co-op program for psychology and behavioural neuroscience majors, and several joint honours programs with biology (B.Sc. Hons.) and biochemistry (B.Sc. Hons.).

At the graduate level, we offer a Masters in Applied Psychological Science, and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in several different areas of experimental psychology, including behavioural neuroscience, cognition, developmental, social psychology, and the interdisciplinary cognitive and behavioural ecology (CABE) program.  Our newest graduate degree offering is the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in clinical psychology. This is the only graduate program we offer in clincial psychology.

Please contact us directly for more information about our research, undergraduate and graduate programs, application procedures or any other concerns.



For this week's Colloquium, on January 21st, we will be joined by Nicole Eddy. Please see the talk title and summary below:

Title: The Impact of Executive Dysfunction on the Mathematics Achievement of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Summary: Executive Function (EF) involves the neurological processes behind how we organize environmental information, plan, and direct behaviour. EF components have been found to be related to mathematical performance. Individuals on the autism spectrum often experience challenges with their executive functioning- what is referred to as “executive dysfunction”. Additionally, autistic individuals display a widespread pattern of mathematic achievement, with both below and above IQ-expected performance, and are significantly more like to be diagnosed with a math-based learning disability than the general population. Considering the relationship between EF and math performance, the present study intends to explore this relationship in an autistic youth sample.

Reminder: This Colloquium is virtual, meeting details below

For students who are interested in applying to the BA/BSc Major in Psychology or BSc Major in Behavioral Neuroscience, please note that a new application form is currently being developed. You will need to complete this new form in order to be admitted into these major programs for Fall 2022. The new form will be available later this semester, probably by early March, and will be posted on the psychology department webpage. The deadline for application is June 1st, 2022. If you have any questions, you can contact me, Dr. Anju Anand, the Academic Program Officer for Psychology at psychundergradadvisor@mun.ca or psyugradadvice@mun.ca