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Department of Anthropology

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Self & Identity

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

Mental Health & Well-Being

How social identities, interpersonal relationships, and structural inequalities influence mental health and well-being.

The Social Construction of Reality

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

Collective Behaviours

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

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.

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.

Recipients of the Faculty of Social Sciences COVID-19 Catalyst Grant announced

Congratulations to the six recipients of the COVID-19 Catalyst Grant.
Jun 07, 2020

Neighborhood Wisdom and Localized Street Knowledge

McMaster professor Luca Berardi’s new article in Qualitative Sociology explores the theoretical and practical scope of street knowledge in managing violent victimization.
Jun 02, 2020

Social Psychology students use capstone course to explore a variety of topics

Recently, the Social Psychology Research Project capstone course (4ZZ6) came to a close and students had the opportunity to showcase their work through a virtual poster session.
Mar 26, 2020

A message from Dean Hurley to the Faculty of Social Sciences

"You have shown immense diligence in your response to COVID-19 thus far. Thank you for working hard to create the supports needed for the next few weeks. I ask for your continued patience as we strive to adapt to this continuously evolving situation."
Mar 15, 2020

New Director of Honours Social Psychology Program

The Honours Social Psychology Program welcomes Dr. Tara Marshall as the new director.
Jul 25, 2019

Honours Social Psychology program welcomes new administrator

The Honours Social Psychology program welcomes Emma Pechmann as the new administrator
Jun 26, 2019