Graduate Program in Social Psychology

Director:  Prof. Orly Benjamin

Social Psychology focuses on how behaviors, perceptions, and emotions are constructed within specific social contexts. The theoretical foundations of this field of study are both sociological and psychological. The M.A. program offers in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of complex social psychological  processes, as well as basic methodological tools for analyzing research questions. The Program’s study topics such as: personal and social identities; social cognition; interpersonal relations; aggressive behaviors; social stereotypes; relations of assistance and support; group processes; inter-group relations; and gender relations within the family.   

The program includes both a research track (with thesis) and a non-thesis track.