Option: 5th Year Master's Program
Social and Environmental Psychology is concerned both with psychological effects of the physical environment and with effects of human action on the environment. The Social and Environmental Psychology Option provides students with the academic background in psychology necessary to both understand and positively affect others on issues related to the environment. Coursework exposes students to a variety of perspectives views on the environment and methodological skills necessary to conduct research in this area. On completion students will be prepared to seek employment in organizations concerned with the environment, or to pursue Ph.D. study.
Additional Course Prerequisites to be Completed Prior to
the 5th year:
- PSYC 302: Psychology of Prejudice
- PSYC 335: Social Psychology
- PSYC 405: Environmental Psychology
- At least 2 upper division undergraduate and 2 graduate level
elective courses from the departments of Economics, Engineering, Environmental
Sciences, Forestry, Political Science, Oceanography, or Sociology that are
relevant to the concentration as approved by graduate committee. In addition, any of the courses below may be used as graduate electives.
- PSYC 541: Advanced Statistics
- PSYC 635: Advanced Social Psychology
- PSYC 684: Graduate Teaching Internship
- PSYC 680: Selected Topics or other courses relevant to the concentration as approved by graduate committee
Social and Environmental Faculty
Dr. Chris Aberson. Intergroup relations, applied social psychology, implicit attitudes, meta analysis, statistics and methodology
Dr. Dave Campbell. Industrial, organizational, environmental, consumer psychology.
Dr. Gregg Gold. Social psychology, social influence/social power, attribution theory, social cognition, forgiveness, environmental issues.