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Psychology

We know what we are
but not what we may be.
– Ophelia in Hamlet

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Why do we think, feel and behave the way we do? It’s the primary question of psychology, a fascinating scientific discipline that generates deep insights into the workings of our brains, bodies and inner selves. Home to dynamic scholars, award-winning teachers and some of the university’s top students, we are the fastest growing psychology department in Canada. Ryerson students learn the science of psychology and its application to real-life situations, receive the foundation to opt for post graduate studies in a variety of areas, and graduate prepared for careers in which they will confront, elucidate, and solve problems which have psychological components.

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Chair Profile

Dr. Michelle Dionne completed her BSc at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, her MA in Exercise and Health Science and a PhD in Psychology at York University.  Currently, she is the Graduate Program Director and the Undergraduate Thesis Coordinator for the Department of Psychology.  Her main area of research has been in body image in young women, with an interest in personality variables and other individual differences which can protect against, or predict, problems.  She is currently pursuing a line of research on sociocultural barriers to women’s participation in sport and exercise with self-objectification as the main focus of this work. She also has interests in the psychology of eating and risk factors for obesity.

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