Social Factulty L to R Ian MacGregor, Hilary Bergsieker, Abby Scholer, Joanne Wood, Igor Grossmann, Richard Eibach

One of the core insights of Social Psychology is that human thought and behavior are shaped by the social context.

The Social Psychology graduate program puts that insight into practice by creating a collaborative context that has succeeded in producing innovative experimental research since the program's inception. The work of Richard Walters, Melvin Lerner, Michael Ross, John Holmes, Mark Zanna, and Ziva Kunda established the University of Waterloo's reputation as an international leader in social psychology. The University of Waterloo is ranked as one of the top Social Psychology programs in Canada and in North America generally (see Nosek et al., 2010, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin), with an excellent track record of job placements in academia and non-academic research institutions.

Our alumni are the top Canadian contributors to scholarship in the field of Social Psychology.

Go to Future Graduate Students for information regarding programs, funding and awards, application instructions, and admission requirements. 

Social research labs

Wisdom and Culture Lab homepage.

Self-Regulation and Motivation Lab homepage.

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Last updated: Nov 3, 2017