February is Psychology Month

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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.

Here is how you can get involved:

  • Participate in the Bell Let’s Talk campaign http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/
  • 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! https://twitter.com/CPA_SCP
  • Check out the Canadian Psychological Association’s (CPA) list of community events and make plans to attend one in your area! http://cpa.ca/psychologymonth/psychologymonthevents/
  • Learn more about psychology and how it can help to treat various physical and mental illnesses by checking out the Canadian Psychological Association’s fact sheets! http://cpa.ca/psychologyfactsheets/
  • If you are a psychologist, 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 the CPA’s website).

Want to do more? Check out the CPA’s list of suggested Psychology Month activities! http://cpa.ca/psychologymonth/activities/

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