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Social and Personality Psychology

The major areas of psychology represented in the department are Perception, Cognition and Development, Behavioral and Evolutionary Neuroscience, and Social and Personality Psychology. These areas are very broadly defined, and the courses are quite diverse.

Faculty members in the Social and Personality area are interested in understanding how people think, feel, and act in real-world social situations. There is a particular interest in how people make sense of the social world around them, as represented by research programs on judgment and decision making, attribution, self-knowledge, affect and emotion, and stereotyping/prejudice. Frequent topics of inquiry include whether people reach accurate or erroneous judgments about themselves and others, how people arrive at their decisions, and how those decisions can be influenced by emotions or factors outside of awareness.

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