• #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.

  • PNB Core Values

    PNB Core Values

    Our PNB Community is: Compassionate, Kind, and Supportive Safe, Inclusive, and Courteous Transparent, Accountable, and Empowering
    We engage in Research and Scholarship with: Curiosity, Rigour, and Inclusive Collaboration
    In Teaching and Learning we value: Critical Thinking, Fairness, and Fun
    Our Decision-Making is: Evidence-Based, Consensus-Driven, and Thoughtful
    We approach conflict resolution with: Open-mindedness, Perspective-Taking, and Respect



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

2023-2024 PNB Ballot for Independent Studies and Thesis

Tuesday, 7 March 2023

The PNB Ballot for independent studies and thesis for the 2023-24 academic year is now open.  Instructions for accessing the ballot system were sent by... Read more


Friday, 17 February 2023

REMINDER: Undergraduate awards applications are due on Tuesday February 28th, 2023 @ 4:00pm - Application is now closedApplications are emailed to Taylor Bowker at (form... Read more

PNB EDI Scholarship

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Congratulations to the EDI champions who won the PNB EDI Undergraduate Scholarships for 2nd-year students! 2022-2023 winners are:- Camille Villanueva- Yambakam Nyangani- Serena Niles-Kim Read more

Upcoming Events

Friday, 24 March 2023, 08 30 PM - 10 30 PM
LIVELab - Hybrid Concert Series: NEZQWIK
Tuesday, 28 March 2023, 12 30 PM - 01 30 PM
Coggie Talk - Matin Yousefabadi
Tuesday, 4 April 2023, 12 30 PM - 01 30 PM
Coggie Talk - Carie Guan
Tuesday, 11 April 2023, 12 30 PM - 01 30 PM
Coggie Talk - Katrina Abela
Thursday, 13 April 2023, 02 30 PM - 04 00 PM
Minds Talk
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