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Research

Our department houses some of the top researchers in the their field.  There are many opportunities for students to get involved in research, either through volunteering in labs or participating in studies to earn credit points towards their course marks.

Student Research

Participate in a Research Study (SONA)

Example Research Topics:

  • ABCs: Understanding how we read
  • An eye monitoring study: Preferred direction coding in the human motor cortex
  • Arousal and face recognition: Sex differences in face processing    
  • Effects of nocturnal sleep on napping and learning emotional biases in problem and non-problem gamblers
  • How do we forget?: A memory study   
  • Perfectionism, life narratives and well-being during freshman year
  • A study on truth-telling, lying, and their relationships with personality traits and attitudes

An undergraduate research project (PSYO 3000/PSYO 3001 | NESC 3000/NESC 3001) in Psychology and Neuroscience involves working in the laboratory of a faculty researcher. Projects can take place at any time during the academic year, as well as over the summer, and can last for an entire semester or continue for a year or more.

Research Awards and Fellowships


Faculty Research

Dalhousie's membership in the U15 distinguishes us as one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, attracting more than $135 million in research grants and awards each year. Many Dalhousie researchers are nationally and internationally recognized for their work, whether it’s groundbreaking, thought-provoking or solving real-world issues.

Faculty Research Topics:

  • Developmental: Language and literacy, social-cognitive child development
  • Animal: Canid behaviour (wolves, coyotes, red foxes, dogs), learning, genetics, songbird behaviour, scent and attractions in rodents
  • Clinical: Addictions (smoking, gambling, alcohol), perfectionism, sleep
  • Neuroscience: Insect behaviour, hormones, stress, sensory processes in hearing, biological rhythms, attention, cognition and information processing, neuroimaging with MRI

Faculty Resources

Research Awards and Research Chairs