About us


Lab Photo – 2018
  From left to right: Top: Kira Foreman-Tran (independent study), Ana Ruiz Pardo (PhD student), Rsha Soud, (honours student),  Bailey Brashears (MSc student), Toka Zhu (PhD student),Bottom: Dr. John Paul Minda (lab director), Emily Nielsen (PhD Student), Karina Schnurr (honours student), 
Lauren Martyn (independent study), Emma Guimaraes (honours student), Joshua Hatherley (PhD student) 

The Categorization Lab is part of the Department of Psychology and the Brain and Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario. Our research seeks to understand how people learn about categories and concepts and how conceptual structure influences thinking and decision making. The lab is headed by Dr. John Paul Minda and consists of graduate students, honours students, and research assistants.

Our lab is funded by NSERC, SSHRC, and by Mitacs.

The Categorization Lab is not accepting applications for new graduate students for the 2018-19 year. If you are interested in graduate studies at Western, check out the Research and Opportunities page more information.