Study behaviour from a variety of different perspectives ranging from how our brain controls our behaviour to how we interact in small groups. Research how we perceive, process and remember, and how behaviour changes over our lifetime. Examine individual differences in behaviour, and how to apply knowledge of psychology to understanding behaviour in the workplace.

Areas of Study

(Honours Specialization (BA or BSc), Major, Minor)

Development Cognitive Neuroscience
(Honours Specialization)

Related Programs Available in Science

Animal Behaviour
(Honours Specialization BSc)

(Honours Specialization BSc)

Combined Degree Option

Honors Business Administration (HBA) and Psychology

Many of our psychologists in Cognitive Neuroscience conduct research in Western’s Brain and Mind Institute, widely recognized as a national and international leader in cognitive neuroscience research.

Psychology Sample Courses

  • Child Development
  • Mind Matters: Thought, Memory, and Language
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Psychology of Language
  • The Maladjusted Mind
  • The Psychology of Crime and Corrections
  • Understanding Yourself and Others

Career Possibilities

  • Criminology
  • Education 
  • Law 
  • Management Science 
  • Medicine 
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Social Work

Student Stories 

AlannahDharamshiHeadshot.jpgAlannah Dharamshi graduated with an Honours Double Major in Anthropology and Psychology.

Dharamshi currently works as an Associate at Springboard Policy, a public policy research and advisory firm. When asked how her education helped prepare her for her career path, she said: “Writing, every employer is looking for, across any field, the ability to write clearly and succinctly; anthropology helps you learn to write compelling narratives”.

Read Alannah Dharamshi's Story.

Bonita-Lau.jpgBonita Lau graduated from the Department of Psychology at a Western University.

Lau, currently working as an Education Specialist for an educational technology company, stated: “My education at Western helped me develop transferable skills that I was able to apply to my career. Even years after graduating, I still draw upon the research, communication, and critical thinking skills that I developed at Western.”

Read Bonita Lau's Story.







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