Social Psychology is the study of human behaviour. How do people come to be who they are? How do people think about, influence and relate to one another? How do individuals experience their social realities? These are the broad questions that we strive to answer.
Students explore a wide range of themes, including relationships and sexuality, mental health and well-being, self-presentation and impression management, identity, emotions, social interaction, culture, conformity and obedience, deviance and labeling, social networking, and collective action and social movements.
Social Psychology Program
There are career opportunities for social psychology majors in virtually every type of employment setting, including counselling and psychotherapy, education, law, occupational therapy, social work, non-profit organizations, business, government and hospitals.
Our program will prepare you for professional programs and graduates studies, including MA programs in social psychology or interdisciplinary studies.
Highlighted Undergraduate Courses
Psychology of Close Relationships – SOCPSY 2F03
This course explores social psychological theories and research on romantic relationships, friendships, and family relations. Topics include relationship initiation, maintenance, and dissolution, and links between relationship processes and psychopathology.
Counselling and Psychotherapy – SOCPSY 3M03
This course explores theoretical and clinical perspectives on couple and family counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, narrative therapy, trauma-informed therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy.
All Social Psychology Courses