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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.

Socialization

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.

Lived Experiences

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

Dr. Luca Berardi will be participating as a panel member at a community forum on gangs and gang violence

Dr. Luca Berardi will be participating as a panel member at a community forum on gangs and gang violence. The forum is open to anyone interested. The event is free and requires no registration. Date: Thursday October 4th, 2018 Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm Location: MacLeod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto

Sep 24, 2018

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

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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