• Research Areas

    Research Areas

    Our researchers work to better understand how and why people think, feel, and behave the way they do. They also explore how behaviour develops and evolves in people and societies.

Our Research Areas

Researchers in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster are dedicated to the study of animal and human behavior, learning, understanding and perception. With unique facilities such as the LiveLab, which can function as a concert hall and mimic any acoustical environment, the living laboratories of Cootes Paradise and the Royal Botanical Gardens, and motion simulators, we explore the ways in which everything from neurons to individuals and societies develop, respond, learn and evolve. Our work clusters around the following areas. Many of our researchers work across these boundaries with work that flows among the clusters, demonstrating the spirit of McMaster’s interdisciplinary collaboration.

 

Animal Behaviour

Animal Behaviour

We use evolutionary and psychophysical approaches to study animal behaviour...

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Cognition / Perception

Cognition & Perception

Our cognitive psychologists study how people perceive and operate in the world around them...

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Developmental Psychology

Developmental Psychology

We explore the factors that influence human development: Physical, perceptual, cognitive, emotional and social...

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Evolution & Social Behaviour

Evolution & Social Behaviour

Using an integrated approach, our researchers study the interplay of social cognition, social behaviour and the evolution of behaviour...

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Systems & Behavioural Neuroscience

Systems & Behavioural Neuroscience

Understanding how the brain works at the neural level is one of the great questions in science...

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Click through any research area to learn more and see the faculty members working in that area.

If you are an undergraduate student looking for potential research supervisors, please see the potential supervisors list.

To view research interests of faculty members, please see our faculty member profiles.

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