This chapter reviews how psychology in Canada evolved over half a century to become the most popular discipline in universities and a respected health-care and helping profession. The organization, journals, and funding of the scientific discipline are described. The importance of DO Hebb's research as the stimulus and foundation for discipline growth and significant research contributions to basic processes is identified. The multicultural mosaic of Canadian society and early research on second-language learning are shown to have influenced cross-cultural and social research. Canadian research contributions to basic processes and to the social and health sciences are reviewed. Although late to begin in Canada, clinical research and the profession of psychology are shown to have substantially developed over the past two decades. With large numbers of quality researchers and practitioners, psychology has a bright future in Canada.


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