In this program, you receive training in theoretically oriented, programmatic research in experimental social psychology. You receive broad exposure to the theories and methods of social psychology and you acquire expertise in one or more specialty areas such as affect, attitude change, attribution, social cognition, automaticity interpersonal processes, and intergroup relations.
You may also choose to specialize in the growing areas of applied social psychology. Should you select one of these areas, you will work closely with specific members of the core social psychology faculty as well as with affiliated faculty in cooperating departments. Interdisciplinary training is available in the areas of consumer psychology, health psychology and political psychology. In these areas, you will examine such issues as the psychological bases of consumer choices, the cognitive effects of depression and the determinants of voting behavior.