Social Psychology

Welcome to the Social Psychology program at Purdue University! With a long history of distinguished accomplishments, we are proud to be one of the world's leading training programs in social psychology. Our faculty are world-renowned experts in the core areas of social psychology, including social cognition, social influence, prejudice and discrimination, group dynamics, and interpersonal relationships. Graduates from our program are leaders in the field.

The links to the left, or below, contain general information about the graduate major in social psychology, specific information about graduate training and how to apply to our program, as well as information about how to contact the social faculty and current social students. Our graduate major in social psychology at Purdue emphasizes research as a central focus for learning. Students are encouraged to become involved in research at an early point in their training by participating in faculty research projects and/or by carrying out individual research projects under the guidance of faculty.  Teaching experience is also available and is considered an important aspect of graduate training. The graduate program in social psychology is oriented toward doctoral training. However, all students must complete an M.S. degree as one of the requirements of the doctoral program. Students are expected to complete the program within 5 years. For students entering the program with a master's degree, a 4-year program is suggested. Teaching and research assistantships are available throughout one's years of training; and, outstanding students are placed in competition for university fellowships.

Graduate Faculty

Post-Doctoral Researchers

Affiliated Faculty

Courtesy Appointments:

Adjunct Appointments:

  • Denise Driscoll, Ph.D.

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