February is Psychology Month
Psychology is rooted in science that seeks to understand our thoughts, feelings and actions. It is a broad field – some psychology professionals develop and test theories through research while others work to help individuals, organizations, and communities function better. Still others are both researchers and practitioners.
Psychology Month is celebrated every February to highlight the contributions of Canadian psychologists and to show Canadians how psychology works to help – people live healthy and happy lives, their communities flourish, their employers create better workplaces, and their governments develop effective policies.
COVID-19 has brought a new set of challenges to the public, and to psychologists as well. This Psychology Month, we will shine a spotlight on the Canadian psychologists who are responding to the pandemic in a wide variety of ways.
We’ll meet psychologists who are delivering mental health help to Canadians on brand new platforms, and dealing with the mental health issues that have arisen as a result of the virus and lockdowns. Researchers who are examining the pandemic’s impact on our happiness, our sleep, our work and our beliefs. Experts who are looking at the way we respond to public health guidelines, the rise of racism, and the proliferation of conspiracy theories.