Social-Personality Psychology PhD Program
Sandra Murray, Ph.D.
Social Area Head
- A strong, productive, and collegial group of researchers
- Leading research in fundamental areas of social psychology, including:
- Close Relationships
- Self-concept and self-esteem
- Personal and social identity
- Social inference
- Motivated cognition
- Stereotyping and prejudice
- Exceptionally strong research emphasis
- Students are encouraged to work with one or more faculty members
- Students involved in research from first semester on
- Excellent laboratory facilities
- Large research participant pool
- Social interaction laboratories
- Computer assisted data collection laboratories
- State of the art audiovisual recording systems
*An updated list of Faculty accepting new students for Fall 2014 will be available in August 2013. A list of faculty accepting Ph.D. students for Fall 2013 can be found here. When you are listing potential advisors on your application, be certain to select from the faculty members who are accepting new students.
- Shira Gabriel (Ph.D., Northwestern University): Social self, attachment style and social comparison, need to belong.
- Sandra Murray (Ph.D., University of Waterloo): Close relationships; self-esteem; and motivated cognition.
- Lora Park (Ph.D., University of Michigan): The self, self-esteem, contingencies of self-worth, motivation, interpersonal processes. .
- Michael Poulin (Ph.D., University of California, Irvine): Prosocial motivation; meaning; physical and psychological adjustment to stress and trauma.
- Mark Seery (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara): Stress and coping, the self, motivation, psychophysiology.
Note: Applications for the Ph.D. program for Fall 2014 will be available starting in August 2013. The deadline date for Fall 2014 Ph.D. applications is November 26, 2013.