Social Psychology

The Social Psychology concentration introduces students to the sociological approach to social psychology. Courses in this area examine theoretical perspectives that link structural factors such as gender, social class and race to individual factors and behaviors such as self-concept, identity, deviance and mental health. Courses typically include an overview of specific sociological topics such as socialization, emotions, social influence, group conflict and decision-making, prejudice and discrimination, status and power, and interpersonal relationships. This concentration provides an excellent foundation for individuals interested in careers or graduate work that focus on the many connections between individuals and the groups to which they belong.