Psychology is a broad field, rooted in science that seeks to understand our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Some psychology professionals develop and test theories through basic research, while others work to help individuals, organizations, and communities better function. Still others are both researchers and practitioners.

Psychology Month is celebrated every February to teach Canadians how psychology works to help them live healthy and happy lives, help their communities flourish, help their employers create effective workplaces, and help their governments develop good policies.

Want to get involved?

Members of the Public

  • Been to see a psychologist for counselling? Learned psychology-related parenting tips? Used psychology to improve your motivation? Participate in our social media campaign and tell us how #PsychologyWorks for you!
  • Follow @CPA_SCP on Twitter or “like” us on Facebook and share our psychology facts!
  • Check out our list of community events and make plans to attend one in your area!
  • Learn more about psychology and how it can help to treat various physical and mental illnesses by checking out our fact sheets!

Psychology Professionals

  • Work to inform policy? Work to alleviate distress? Work to train the next generation? Participate in our social media campaign and tell us how your work helps Canadians with #PsychologyWorks!
  • Follow @CPA_SCP on Twitter or “like” us on Facebook and share our psychology facts!
  • Host a public event to teach Canadians about how your psychology work affects their lives and communities! (Send your event information to smiksik@cpa.ca to have it posted on our website).

 

Want to do more? Check out our list of suggested Psychology Month activities!

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Psychology Month 2016