The Social and Cognitive Ph.D. is designed for students who are interested in the combined study of Social and Cognitive Psychology. Students receive training in both traditional Social and traditional Cognitive Psychology, in addition to a variety of experiences aimed at integrating these fields in cutting edge ways, such as courses that integrate theoretical perspectives from both cognitive and social psychology, lab rotations with multiple faculty and a project spanning both areas of study, and hands-on experience with innovative technologies in social and cognitive psychology.
In addition to taking courses in both Social and Cognitive Psychology. Social and Cognitive students must have at least one faculty member with social psychology expertise and at least one faculty member with cognitive psychology expertise on their supervisory committee and are encouraged to broaden their skills by working on research with more than one faculty member. Students can choose experiences that range from more basic to more applied, depending on research and career interests. Students in the social and cognitive track are also encouraged to seek out interdisciplinary courses in areas related to their research (e.g., political science, law, sociology, educational psychology, women and gender studies, and ethnic studies).
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