VIII. Graduate Programs
Applied Social Psychology
Applied Social Psychology is based on the investigation of social processes and problems of significance to the general community and to specific groups, for example, in the areas of aging, health, law, equity, community services, and gender. The field of Applied Social Psychology has two primary components: first, the pursuit of advanced research, and second, the design and evaluation of interventions and programs that aim to reduce social problems and promote human welfare. The Researcher/Practitioner Course Set emphasizes field research, practicum training, and consulting in community settings. It is designed for students who wish to pursue either an academic/researcher or a practitioner career path (e.g. to work primarily in government, consulting firms, community agencies, foundations, and hospitals). The Researcher Course Set involves training in advanced methodological and analytic techniques and emphasizes involvement in the ongoing research projects of the faculty. This course set is designed for students interested in an academic/research career path.