Social Psychology

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About Social Psychology

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About Social Psychology

We are an interdisciplinary program devoted to understanding how individuals are influenced by their relationships and social groups. Our courses explore topics such as relationships and sexuality, mental health and well-being, self and identity, crime and deviance, attitudes and emotions, stereotypes and prejudice, prosocial and antisocial behaviour, collective movements, cultural influences and intercultural contact, and social networks. Students will learn how to locate themselves within the complex fabrics of their cultures, their geographies and their relationships.


Social Psychology provides an understanding of

  • Individual behaviour
  • Couple, small group and community interactions
  • How social interactions influence identities, attitudes, and mental health


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