PHD programs in Social Psychology

The program in applied social psychology provides a comprehensive and thorough grounding in social psychology. Small interactive seminar-style classes survey the foundations of social psychological theory and contemporary research, and explore the core areas of attitudes, interpersonal processes, and group processes and intergroup relations. These classes are supplemented by electives that focus on specific topics in social psychology. The program emphasizes the development of methodological and statistical skills early on, which quickly positions students to excel as researchers.

Research is a core activity of our social psychology faculty and students, much of it organized around faculty labs and faculty-led or mentored research groups. The emphasis is on basic, translational and applied theory and research, and their reciprocal relationship. Research activity is diverse – embracing attitudes, persuasion and social change; self, identity, culture, and community; group processes and intergroup relations; pro-social behavior; and interpersonal and close relationships.

An historic strength of the program is a focus on basic and applied research that has societal relevance, the ability to engage with important social issues, and the potential to inform or translate into social interventions and policy. Some of the group’s most significant social issue foci include health and adolescent substance abuse, leadership and social change, societal extremism, social conflict and discrimination, LGBT issues, and volunteerism.

Through training in social psychological theory and methods, the social psychology doctoral program prepares students to pursue successful careers in academia or in applied research settings, including federal, state, and local governments and the private sector.


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I'm exploring a PhD program in psychology.
There are (3) psychology programs at the school I've chosen.
1) clinical psychology
The program emphasis is: a "clinical scientist training model."
Learn concepts in research methodology and data analysis.
Training in comprehensive clinical and professional skills.
Integrate scientific principles and empiracal evidence and validated theoretical models in guiding clinical practice.
Does this mean lab rats experiments?
Anyone here familiar with the clinical doctoral level program in psychology?
I wonder how much some schools place emphasis on GRE/GMATS

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