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    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


    The PNB Department places an important emphasis on interdisciplinary research, pedagogy and the training of the next generation of behavioural and psychological scientists.

  • Graduate Studies

    Graduate Studies

    The graduate program introduces students to the issues and questions in the field of Experimental Psychology and trains them in the theoretical basis and research approaches used to study the problems.

  • Research Opportunities

    Research Opportunities

    There is a wide range of research conducted in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour.

  • Independent Study/Thesis Supervision

    Independent Study/Thesis Supervision

    Supervisor selection and enrolment for experiential courses including PNB.

  • Field Work

    Field Work

    Researchers may work in laboratories or in the field, depending upon the nature of the research project.

Latest News

Studying how musicians communicate non-verbally during performance

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

Congratulations to PNB’s Daphne Maurer

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

Welcome to McMaster’s Canada 150 Research Chair

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

PNB PhD Student Wins Provincial 3 Minute Thesis Competition

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

Teaching Award for Joe Kim and Introductory Psychology

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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