• #BrighterWorld

    As scientists, experimental psychologists conduct research to help understand why people think, feel, and behave the way they do. As clinicians, counsellors, or other practitioners, psychologists apply scientific understanding toward helping individuals, institutions, and society deal with issues relating to human behaviour and happiness.

  • Undergraduate Studies

    Undergraduate Studies

    Our Department focuses on teaching, involving students in interdisciplinary research and the training of the next generation of behavioural and psychological scientists.

  • Graduate Studies

    Graduate Studies

    Our graduate program introduces students to the current issues and questions in the field of experimental psychology. We work with both the theory behind and the research approaches used to study these problems.

  • Research Highlights

    Research Highlights

    Our researchers work in fields ranging from animal behaviour to neuroscience to evolution and social behaviour…

  • Independent Study/Thesis Supervision

    Independent Study/Thesis Supervision

    Find out more about supervisors and our courses, which are designed to give you hands-on experience.

  • Field Work

    Field Work

    Our research doesn’t just happen in the lab. We study in animal behaviour in the field too.



Our Department places an emphasis on teaching and learning, and interdisciplinary and hands-on research to train the next generation of brain scientists.

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Explore our diverse programs and find the best path and tips for entry from either high school or Level I.

Research Areas

Research Areas

We explore the ways in which everything from neurons to individuals and societies develop, respond, learn and evolve

Graduate Handbook

Graduate Handbook

Our PNB Graduate Handbook is a wiki of important information for current and future graduate students, maintained by a group of our graduate students.

Latest News

Covid Self Assessment & Entry Protocol to Psychology Building

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Required Provincial Covid Self Assessment to be done daily one- hour previous to entering University Campus. Then person is required to let supervisor know they... Read more


Monday, 5 April 2021

Sandra Monteiro, an Associate Member and former graduate of our PhD program, has won the Meridith Marks New Educator Award from the Canadian Association for... Read more


Monday, 5 April 2021

Judith Shedden has been selected to receive the MUFA award for outstanding service.  This award is aimed at recognizing faculty and professional librarians who have made... Read more


Monday, 5 April 2021

Meagan MacKenzie is this year’s McMaster Student Union teaching award winner from the Faculty of Science.  Congratulations to Meagan!  A remarkable achievement for a new faculty member hired... Read more

McMaster Women in Tech: Hanna Haponenko

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

For more information about Hanna Haponenko Read more

Upcoming Events

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 02 30 PM - 03 30 PM
PNB Colloquium - Lauren Guillette - CANCELLED
Thursday, 3 February 2022, 02 30 PM - 03 30 PM
PNB Colloquium - Clara Wilkins - TBD
Thursday, 10 February 2022, 02 30 PM - 03 30 PM
PNB Colloquium - Tara Mandalaywaya - TBD
Thursday, 3 March 2022, 02 30 PM - 03 30 PM
PNB Colloquium - Agnes Lacreuse - TBD
Thursday, 10 March 2022, 02 30 PM - 03 30 PM
PNB Colloquium - Psyche Loui - TBD
Thursday, 17 March 2022, 02 30 PM - 03 30 PM
Brain Awareness Week - Khaleel Rzak - TBD
Thursday, 31 March 2022, 02 30 PM - 03 30 PM
PNB Colloquium - Danilo Bzdok - TBD
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