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What is Psychology?

Why do we think, perceive, and behave the way we do? Psychologists want to answer these questions. In psychology, you’ll study the human mind, ranging from basic mechanisms of the nervous system to the principles that govern societies. Reading, writing, organization, and even our romantic relationships are all rooted in psychology. Explore the core areas of the field as you conduct psychological experiments or take part in faculty research, all while using life around you as your subjects.

Make an impact

Psychologists are working to understand human behaviour in different settings around the world. As a clinical psychologist, you may find yourself treating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, alcoholism, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease. Interested in how our minds affect the broader world? Social psychologists observe how we form different attitudes, beliefs, and values, and how these differences define the groups we belong to. With such wide applications, knowledge of psychology can be useful in nearly every workplace.

Career opportunities

  • School psychology
  • Organizational analysis
  • Speech pathology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Research science
  • Human resources
  • Clinical psychology

Raven Rickner

Student Profile - Raven Rickner

For Raven Rickner, psychology is the perfect blend of science and art. She is a mental health advocate who hopes to work in industrial-organizational psychology, which focuses on workplace productivity and employee well-being. Read Raven’s story.

Impact stories

UWinnipeg faculty, students, and alumni are leaving their mark in the field of psychology. Read their stories:

Can animals tell time?

UWinnipeg international student earns American pharmacognosy award

UWinnipeg psychologist hits ‘jackpot’ for research

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