Remote teaching and distance learning in fields of science during a global pandemic

In a recent two-part article in the McGill Reporter, Prof. Melanie Dirks offers insight into the challenges of remote teaching and distance learning during a global pandemic. Access Part 1 via the link below. 

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Congrats to Todd Vogel, Ross Otto, and Mathieu Roy on their recent publication: "Forced Choices Reveal a Trade-off between Cognitive Effort and Physical Pain"

The authors found that people are willing to experience pain rather than engage in mentally effortful activity. This finding has implications for pain management intervention, and in clinical contexts that feature symptoms of anhedonia and low motivation. 

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In the Spotlight

Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience PhD candidate Sivaniya Subramaniapillai talks to In The Spotlight about her work on brain-aging trajectories of women & men throughout the adult lifespan and the different possible routes to healthy aging.

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Virtual Undergraduate Poster Session

To recognize the commitment, passion, strength, and hard work of our undergraduate thesis students this year, we built a virtual poster board so you read up about them and their research!

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Dr. Jessica Flake has been awarded a Wares Innovator Grant!

Assistant Director of Methods at the Psychological Science Accelerator (PSA), Dr. Flake has been funded to undertake a project within the PSA mission, which is to accelerate the collection of reliable and generalizable evidence in psychological science. Congratulations to Jessica and her team!

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Remembering eminent pain researcher and McGill professor of psychology, Dr. Ronald Melzack (1929-2019)

Dr. Melzack contributed groundbreaking work on pain perception, its measurement and treatment. He has left an indelible mark on the McGill community, and on the scientific and medical communities worldwide. 

Read the NYT Obituary

Congratulations to this year's graduates!

It is with great pleasure and pride that we recognize six new PhD recipients, two new Masters of Science, and many students receiving Bachelors degrees in Psychology at the Spring 2020 Virtual Convocation. See the link below for a video of the proceedings, including an inspiring message from our faculty. 

Convocation 2020 Video

Welcome to the Department of Psychology

Department Statement on McGill's New S/U Option

Policy Details, Important Considerations, and FAQs

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 4th issue of our departmental newsletter!

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Undergraduate Studies

Students can pursue one of three undergraduate degree programs through our department: B.A., B.Sc., or B.A./B.Sc.

Graduate Programs

The department offers two research-intensive doctoral streams — the Clinical Track and the Experimental Track




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