What does it mean to love God with our whole mind?
Ever wonder why you do what you do — and what you can do to improve? Psychology at Redeemer studies the whole person created in the image of God, including human thought, emotion, and behaviour. Use scientific, theoretical, and experiential tools to investigate human strengths and well-being.
Psychology is a Bachelor of Arts degree. It is offered as an honours major, a major, and as a minor.
Right from the start, you’re learning from professors who are actively researching in their fields and love to get their students involved with hands-on learning and in-class experiments.
In your first year, you’ll be introduced to the two major areas of psychology — clinical (counselling and working with people) and experimental (research and testing). Taught in seminar-style classes, you’ll learn the foundational history, research methodologies, and an overview of human development which prepares you for upper-year courses that dig into specific areas and topics of psychology more in-depth.
The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and get you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…
In your classes, you’ll ask practical questions that deal with real-world issues in courses like Positive Psychology, Personality, and Developmental Psychology: Infant and Child. Small classes taught by dedicated professors who are experts in their field mean you will conduct and critically assess research as you review the methods, concepts and findings of contemporary psychology.
Redeemer's psychology lab is a research hub for faculty, where students often assist in current research projects. As one example, Dr. Short has included students in her research on facial recognition. Cassie Wilson ‘17 researched alongside Dr. Short for her thesis and was honoured to be the only undergraduate presenting in her session at the Canadian Psychology Association national convention in Toronto.
Participate in a one-term internship, gaining experience in applied or research psychology. Internships provide the opportunity to apply what you’re learning in the classroom to real-world organizations, situations, and experiences.
is a counsellor based out of Waterloo, where she and her husband also planted a church and serve as its lead pastors. She also holds a MA in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy.
Alumnus Jason Dykstra '07 helps build and restore healthy relationships and communities through conflict mediation.
Cassie Wilson ‘17 presents her honours psychology thesis at the Toronto convention of the Canadian Psychological Association
Alumna Sarah Snider works with Micah House and Karam Kitchen, two different organizations with very similar goals: empowering and walking alongside refugees and...
Alumnus Hank de Jong establishes EduDeo Campus 621 in the heart of Hamilton’s neighbourhood revitalization
Dr. Lindsey Short is exploring how experience shapes our impressions of the hundreds of faces we see every day
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