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.
Our Department focuses on teaching, involving students in interdisciplinary research and the training of the next generation of behavioural and psychological scientists.
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.
Our researchers work in fields ranging from animal behaviour to neuroscience to evolution and social behaviour…
Find out more about supervisors and our courses, which are designed to give you hands-on experience.
Our research doesn’t just happen in the lab. We study in animal behaviour in the field too.
Friday, 31 May 2019
Nikol Piskuric of the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour has been selected as a 2019 winner of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance award for... Read more
Reuven Dukas of the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Exemplar Career Award from the Animal... Read more
Monday, 27 May 2019
On May 24-25, 2019, high school students from across Canada came to McMaster University to compete for the CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee championship. This... Read more
Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Researchers from PNB have found a way to measure the communication of emotion among musicians by analyzing their movements in detail. They have shown that... Read more
Friday, 30 November 2018
Daphne Maurer, professor emeritus and Distinguished University Professor, has been elected Fellow of the AAAS for her ground-breaking research on the development of vision in... Read more
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour welcomes Jonathan Pruitt, McMaster’s Canada 150 Research Chair in Biological Dystopias. Pruitt, an internationally recognized evolutionary ecologist, will... Read more
Wednesday, 28 March 2018
The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour applauds Matthew Berry, graduate student in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, for winning top prize in the Ontario 3... Read more
Friday, 30 June 2017
Joe Kim has been given the D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning for his McMaster Introductory Psychology program. The course combines traditional lectures with... Read more
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Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & BehaviourMcMaster University Psychology Building (PC) 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1