Major: Social Psychology
Social Psychology is a branch of the social sciences that deals with how and why people interact with each other the way they do. As a Social Psychology major, you’ll learn about how our attitudes form and why they change; what causes social conflict, aggression, and violence; and what influences judgment. You’ll dig into arcane theories of conformity, emotions, motivation, personality, negotiation, persuasion, social identity, and gender. You’ll learn about inter-personal dynamics in different types of relationships and discover how social issues can influence physical health.
Social Psychology, as with most of the social sciences, is a research-oriented discipline. Integral to your studies will be learning about past research and its influences on the field. You’ll do your own research, perhaps in conjunction with faculty or other students. Be prepared for a load of laboratory work, statistics, and paper writing.