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Queen's University


Psychology can be divided broadly into two branches: natural science and social science.


In the natural science branch of Queen’s psychology program, you will learn about basic processes of cognition and behavioural neuroscience, including the effects of brain damage or drug-induced changes on behaviour, how various neurochemicals affect normal and abnormal behaviour, mechanisms of memory, motor control, and how we solve problems.

The social science branch of the program focuses on child development, personality differences, how people act in groups or organizations, health-related behaviours, and various aspects of normal and abnormal behaviour.

Although the social and natural science branches differ somewhat in content, students in both are trained in statistics and research design.

Career Possibilities:

  • Advertising;
  • alcohol and drug rehabilitation;
  • therapy;
  • career counseling;
  • consumer behaviour;
  • corrections;
  • forensic assessment;
  • human resources;
  • law;
  • mediation;
  • medicine;
  • politics;
  • psychiatric assisting;
  • public relations;
  • publishing;
  • research;
  • social work and teaching.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000