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Department of Anthropology

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Lived Experiences

“Society” as it is subjectively experienced and understood by individuals.


The lifelong processes involved in learning how to interact in different social contexts.

Collective Behaviours

The study of crowds, fads, disasters, panics and social movements.

The Social Construction of Reality

How individuals’ beliefs and meaning-making activities shape interpersonal behavior, relationships and ultimately social institutions.

Deviance, Crime & Stigma

The social processes involved in defining others as deviant or criminal and the consequences of those processes at the level of interactions and identity.

Self & Identity

The social bases of selfhood; how individuals develop and express their sense of self in and through social interaction.

Honours Social Psychology Program Congratulates Dr. Sarah Clancy

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Clancy is joining the Social Psychology program on a permanent basis.

Jul 18, 2018

Honours Social Psychology Program welcomes Dr. Tara Marshall

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tara Marshall is joining our Social Psychology program.

Jun 21, 2018

Social Psychology Program welcomes Dr. Luca Berardi

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Luca Berardi is joining our Social Psychology program.

Apr 17, 2018

Social Psychology instructor receives Canadian Sociological Association Outstanding Graduating Doctoral Student Award

Congratulations to Katie Steeves, a 2018 recipient of the Canadian Sociological Association Graduating Doctoral Student Award.

Apr 09, 2018

Social Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Award

The Honours Social Psychology Program congratulates Rachel Cheung on receiving a Social Sciences Undergraduate Student Summer Undergraduate Research Award!

Mar 12, 2018

Ryan and Leanne Clarke Prizes in Advocacy and Active Citizenship

Social Psychology students’, Jodie Lo and Leteesha Henny have won third place in the Clarke Prize competition held on March 2, 2018. The Clarke Prizes in Advocacy and Active Citizenship were established in 2014 by Ryan Clarke and his wife Leanne to reward distinguished advocacy demonstrated by students who are advocating or wish to advocate for some type of meaningful social and/or political change.

Mar 12, 2018

Hons.B.A. Honours Bachelor of Arts in Social Psychology

How do people come to be who they are? How do people think about, influence and relate to one another? How do individuals experience their social realities? These are the broad questions that social psychology strives to answer. Among the themes that social psychology students explore are self-presentation and impression management, identity, emotions, social interaction, conformity and obedience, deviance and labeling, and collective action and social movements.

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