Applied Social Psychology

Faculty and students in the Applied Social Psychology Program incorporate psychological theories, research methods, and robust data analytic practices to understand and address social issues. We develop and rigorously test interventions designed to help individuals, organizations, and communities to thrive. A few of the practical and social problems we seek to address include reducing health disparities, improving educational outcomes, and enhancing mental, physical, and sexual health
among adolescents and adults.  Faculty in our area have received specialized training in many areas of psychology, including social psychology as well as developmental, health, community, school, and clinical psychology. We bring these unique backgrounds to our work to solve social problems and train students to be the next generation of applied social psychologists.