Social Psychology and Personality

Area Requirements

In addition to the four statistical courses required by the department, Social/Personality students are required to take one additional quantitative course, within or outside the department.

Social/Personality students are required to take the two Social/Personality Area Core Concepts courses:

    • Psych 510 Core Concepts in Social Psychology
    • Psych 511 Core Concepts in Personality

The Social/Personality Area also requires four additional courses, selected to broaden and deepen your understanding of your research specialty. These courses should be chosen in consultation with your Advisor and Co-Advisor. They can be additional Core Concepts courses in any Area, or other courses chosen from anywhere on campus, within or outside the Psychology Department.

Seminars and Advanced Seminars:

    • Psych 557 Seminar in Social/Personality (students are required to take this course at least once a year)
    • One additional departmental Seminar (Psych 550-558) every quarter throughout their graduate careers

All Social/Personality students are strongly encouraged to participate in additional Seminars and Advanced Seminars, both within and outside their Area, throughout their graduate careers.

Please visit the UW Psychology Graduate Programs page for more information.