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The Social Psychology Program is administered by faculty whose primary affiliation is with the program itself, but the program consists of faculty from multiple departments and divisions on campus. These include: (1) the Department of Psychology, (2) Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, (3) Center for Decision Research, (4) Department of Political Science, (5) Division of Social Sciences Administration, (6) Department of Marketing, and (8) Department of Medicine.

This interdivisional, collaborative network is a hallmark of the Social Psychology Program. The faculty, with their different affiliations, share a mission to train the next generation of social psychologists to be better interdisciplinary scientists with the conceptual, methodological, and quantitative skills to tackle the problems of the 21st century.

Areas of Emphasis

The faculty and coursework provide focal areas of study in the following topics:

  • Core Program
  • Methods, Statistics, & Ethics
  • Social Neuroscience
  • Self & Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Social Cognition
  • Decision Making
  • Attitudes & Persuasion
  • Stereotyping & Prejudice
  • Communication & Language Processes
  • Interpersonal Relations & Group Processes
  • Political Psychology
  • Cultural Psychology