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Description of the Program:
Areas of Study
Social Personality Field
One major theme underlying Social and Personality Psychology at Brock is the study of psychological approaches to social issues - issues that have implications for understanding our interactions with other persons, groups, and institutions.
Nature of the Program:
At Brock, training of social-personality graduate students emphasizes both theoretical and methodological aspects of the discipline. Our social-personality focus prepares graduate students for careers in academic, research, and applied settings. At both the MA and PhD levels, requirements are designed to give students breadth and depth of knowledge in the field. At the doctoral level, students will extend their teaching, research and applied skills to allow them to successfully pursue their post-graduate careers.
Students and faculty meet regularly to discuss readings and pressing issues in social and personality psychology. Students are given multiple opportunities to present their research ideas and gain feedback from their peers and faculty members.
We represent a broad group of researchers who share some overlapping interests. Our studies make use of diverse methods and technologies: observational methods, self-report questionnaires and interviews (in labs and via the internet), experimental procedures, eye-tracking technology, etc. Most projects are funded through agencies such as SSHRC, NSERC, and CFI. Students are encouraged to collaborate with multiple members of faculty to develop and strengthen their research experience.
Key Research Questions Include Investigation of:
Social/Personality lab websites: