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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
April 20, 2014
Canadian Excellence


Psychology at Laurier is an energetic and growing research-intensive department of 33 full-time faculty members and approximately 90 PhD and Masters students. Our faculty members are strong researchers with external grant support and international reputations. Our graduate students have outstanding academic records and enthusiasm for research, and many are also externally funded by scholarships and grants. Our graduate programs are designed to prepare students for careers in research and teaching, or for applied opportunities in various community and social agencies; our undergraduate programs provide comprehensive education and training in psychology and neuroscience.

Behavioural Neuroscience
Cognitive Neuroscience
Community Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Social Psychology


Psychology touches almost every aspect of our lives.  As society has become more complex, psychology has assumed an increasingly important role in answering questions about our functioning, abilities, and behaviour. The Psychology program at Laurier is structured to ensure that students are exposed to the breadth of content that exists within the discipline while still permitting sufficient flexibility for students to pursue their own particular interests. More undergraduate program information.


New Joint Programs - Computer Science & Psychology Click here

You can receive funding to pursue your research-based masters studies. For more information click here.

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Laurier Open House Presentation March 2014
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Laurier Hosts Neuroscience Conference, May 13
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How to Change A Life: Mathematical Research Matters
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Learning by the Numbers
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People at Laurier

Dr. Geoff Nelson, Psychology Department Dr. Geoffrey Nelson is Professor of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. He has served as Senior Editor of the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health and Chair of the Community Psychology Section of the Canadian Psychological Association. Dr. Nelson was the recipient in 1999 of the Harry MacNeill award for innovation in community mental health from the American Psychological Foundation. Dr. Nelson was recently named the University Research Professor for 2004-2005. The honour enables him to take a year away from teaching to focus on his research.

Dr. Geoff Nelson
Psychology Department