Social Personality Psychology

The goal of graduate training in Social-Personality Psychology at UC Davis is to produce researchers and teachers of the highest caliber.

The program provides intensive training in research methods, statistical analysis, and a wide array of theoretical perspectives focusing on central topics in social and personality psychology. The program is unique in representing a true blend of social and personality psychology, with a strong and active faculty presence in both areas as well as multiple lines of work connecting them. Members of the program study the affective, cognitive, socio-cultural, biological, and developmental underpinnings of human behavior, using a variety of methodological strategies.