Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and experience. Within our program, you can examine a variety of fields and viewpoints, including child development, sensation, perception, animal behaviour, social psychology, abnormal psychology, and more.

  • Our professors are actively involved in almost all areas of psychology, providing our students with the opportunity to explore a wide variety of topics.
  • Faculty members include:
    • Anne Russon, an expert in orangutan and gorilla behaviour, who travels to Borneo every year to continue her research;
    • Tim Moore, who, at a recent Criminal Lawyers’ Association meeting, identified several problems with the justice system that can result in false confessions and thereby put innocent people at risk of being convicted of crimes they did not commit;
    • Jim Alcock, whose primary interests include the psychology of faith and superstition;
    • Josée Rivest, a specialist in the area of perception, who often invites students to participate in her research studies;
    • Gerald Young, editor of the new journal Psychological Injury and Law;
    • Richard Lalonde, whose research interests include prejudice, cultural differences, and identity in Canada; and
    • Guy Proulx, an expert on aging, its results and possible treatments.
  • You can gain hands-on experience in our on-campus perception psychology laboratory, or through our partnership with the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, which offers work placements and part-time employment opportunities to our students.
  • Each year, the department hosts special events, including Primates Day and Research Day, where students and professors showcase their projects in fairs and presentations.
  • Students are able to get to know and interact with professors directly and informally thanks to our small class sizes.
  • Psychology is available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts.

Careers and Alumni

Glendon graduates are successful in various fields.

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner; Gabrielle Bouhenic is now a medical doctor; and Michelle Peterson is a professor at the University of Toronto.

Our students have a high success rate in graduate school admissions.

Graduates also work in counselling, teaching, social work, human resources, business, and various health professions. As well, some students pursue careers in law and medicine.


Professor Moore

CBC’s The National explores the issue of Truth, Lies, and Confessions, during which Glendon Professor Tim Moore explained why false confessions are so difficult to defend in court. More ››

Professor Anne Russon is a prominent primatologist who specializes in understanding great ape intelligence and is dedicated to saving orangutans, the world’s red apes.


Ana combined her interest in culture, human behaviour, and languages by pursuing a major in Psychology with a minor in Linguistics and Language Studies at Glendon. She’s thrilled to be completing the 2nd semester of her 3rd year in the Netherlands.
Read more about her journey here ››

The Glendon Centre for Cognitive Health

The Glendon Centre for Cognitive Health supports research in neuropsychology with a focus on cognitive aging. Find out more »


We’re excited to expand our bilingual program offerings for September 2015 with our brand-new Bachelor of Science degree option for Psychology. Find out more »

The Cognitive Neuropsychology Concentration coordinates applied research opportunities between Glendon students and affiliated hospitals and health centres.

Psychology is available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts.

Glendon’s on-site research laboratory allows you to apply the concepts you learn in class.

Participate in the annual “Primates Day” and bi-annual “Research Day”, hosted by the Psychology Department.

Glendon Psychology Professors also teach in the Graduate Program in Psychology at the Keele campus.

The R.L. Cohen Scholarship in Psychology is awarded annually to a psychology major with the highest mark in PSYC 4240, Advanced Experimental Design.

In the News

Professor Timothy Moore testifies as a memory expert in a high-profile provincial court case. Read more »

Glendon celebrates its first graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology »

Professor Gerald Young receives the Canadian Psychological Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award—the highest level of achievement in the field. Read more »

Glendon psychologist elected as Fellow of the American Psychological Association. More details »

Professor Timothy Moore comments on police interrogation tactics on CBC’s 5th Estate’s show The Interrogation Room »

Glendon psychologist Anne Russon shares her research with The New York Times. She has also been recently seen in The New Yorker.

Glendon Psychology Professor Receives NSERC Grant »

Bilingual people think twice as fast – says graduate student in psychology »

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Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) Codes
iBA Bilingual: YGG
iBSc Bilingual:  YYG
iBA Trilingual: YGH (Upper-year entry)
iBSc Trilingual: YYL (Upper-year entry)