Basic & Applied Social Psychology and Evaluation enhances your Master of Arts in Psychology with the knowledge and clinical experience to develop and assess social interventions and policy that pertain to real-world issues.
Our program starts with a comprehensive grounding in social psychology, surveying its theoretical foundations within interactive seminar-style classes. From there, curriculum explores contemporary research in the core areas of social psychology—attitudes and persuasion, group processes/intergroup relations, interpersonal processes, and motivation, affect, and cognition—integrating this research with evaluation scholarship and applied research methods, all within one of the preeminent evaluation programs in the country. On top of receiving a grounding in psychology, students hone methodological and statistical skills that position them to excel in an applied research setting, academia, and more.
- Program emphases include a focus on basic and applied research that has societal relevance, the ability to engage with important social issues, and the potential to inform or translate into social interventions and policy.
- Research is a core activity of our social psychology faculty and students, much of it organized around faculty labs and faculty-led or -mentored research groups.
- Our projects include health and adolescent substance abuse, leadership and social change, societal extremism, social conflict and discrimination, LGBT issues, and volunteerism.
Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology
The Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology brings together leading experts from around the world to discuss cutting edge topics in applied psychological science. Recent topics include Cultural Neuroscience in Translation, Sexual Orientation, Psychological Science and Social Policy, and Diversity Science: Emerging Perspectives for the 21st Century.