Faculty of Arts & Science
Department of Psychology
With a diverse and internationally recognized faculty, first-rate laboratory facilities and a tradition of cutting-edge, collaborative research in an inspiring intellectual environment, U of T's Department of Psychology has been a top choice for people pursuing a career in psychological research for over a century. The combined expertise of more than 60 full-time and 20 cross-appointed faculty, many of whom are based at affiliated hospitals and research institutes, spans every major area of psychology, reflecting an impressive range of approaches to the study of mind, brain and behaviour. The department has complemented core strengths in learning, memory and attention with expertise in social cognition and now covers all areas of cognitive neuroscience. Faculty are at the forefront of examining the influence that cultural, gender and age distinctions among groups have on an individual's understanding of the world, the pivotal role that emotion and meaning play in cognition, the neural substrates and neurotransmitters that influence learning and memory, and the cultural traditions that moderate these processes. They also have a proven track record of translating their important fundamental discoveries into insights that have a direct impact on human health, development and wellbeing. Your gift will support education and research in a core scientific discipline.