man holding EEG capThe goal of the doctoral concentration in social psychology is to train individuals for a variety of academic and applied settings. Research emphases within the concentration include attitudes, affect and motivation, goals and self-regulation, social cognition, social neuroscience, social-clinical interface, social-emotional development, preventive health, emotion-cognition interaction, and program evaluation.

Coordinator: Dr. Will Hart


The social psychology concentration consists of four core faculty in the Department of Psychology (Philip Gable, Jim Hamilton, Will Hart, and Alexa Tullett). Affiliated faculty are from the Institute for Social Science Research (Debra McCallum and Joan Barth). The faculty listed are currently accepting graduate students.

Research Opportunities

Ample research opportunities exist for students in the social psychology concentration. In addition, all students complete a supervised practicum in the Teaching of Psychology, one component of which is full responsibility for a course in Introduction to Psychology (PY 101). Students also have the opportunity to teach undergraduate Social Psychology (PY 372) and other undergraduate courses.

The deadline for applying to the graduate program is December 15 for admission for the following fall.

Resources and Events

Contemporary Issues in Social Psychology (Brown Bag)

We meet on Friday from 3 to 4pm in 178 Gordon Palmer. Please see schedule for the weekly seminar for UA faculty and graduate students.

student sitting at a computer speaking into a microphoneResources for Grad Students

A wealth of departmental, UA, and general psychology links, including Stat-Help, Research Randomizer, and RefWorks.

Social Psychology Network

Links to over 5,000 psychology-related sites. Additional information may be found on the subject areas of social psychology, as well as journals, electronic forums, teaching resources, and professional profiles of individual social psychologists.

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

The largest organization of social and personality psychologists, with over 7,000 members worldwide.

Questionnaires in Social-Personality Psychology

Compiled by Alan Reifman.

Alumni News

Charlotte Kinrade and Taylor Popp joined our program in Fall 2019. Charlotte works with Dr. Will Hart; Taylor works with Dr. Phil Gable. Welcome!

Updates to This Page

Please send updates and corrections for the social psychology pages to Cindy Apperson.