News & Events

News and Events



Centre for Psychological Innovation
On April 5th, the Centre for Psychological Innovation officially opened its doors.  This cutting edge space features many innovative technologies, including 360º treadmills, one-way glass observation rooms and a virtual reality lab. Students are able to observe familial dynamics in the child and family lab, collect audio and video data and get even more work experience with faculty in their studies.  Although only recently opened, the lab is already generating attention, and was featured on Global News Calgary

Technology Meets Psychology
Imagine a restless 14-year-old confined to a hospital bed for a month or two while undergoing cancer treatment.  To alleviate her pain, anxiety and boredom, she pops on a virtual reality headset and “wanders” along a beach in California. She even snaps a few pictures of her computer-generated getaway and later shares them on social media.  That’s just one of the potential applications for the technology-meets-psychology research Tony Chaston is doing at the virtual reality (VR) lab, part of the new Centre for Psychological Innovation at Mount Royal University...[read full article here]


Colloquium Series
Throughout the year the Department of Psychology hosts a series of presented talks called the Colloquium Series.  Here are the listed talks for the Winter series:

January 26, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00pm, EA2004
Jessica J. Joseph
"Facebook Depression or Facebook Contentment: How does using Facebook Affect Users' Subjective Well-being?"

February 2, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00pm, EA2004
Sharon Alary & Diana Dowson, Schizophrenia Society of Alberta
"Schizophrenia: Lived Experiences"

March 16, 2018, 12:00-1:00pm, EA2004
Caroline McDonald-Harker
"Children's Responses to Environmental Disasters: The Role and Importance of Psychosocial Factors."

Psychology Student Society (PSS)
The PSS hosts a variety of events for students and faculty throughout the year. You can check out their website for details, or find them on Facebook and Twitter.