Laura E. Machia, Ph.D.
430 Huntington Hall
Emily B. Ansell, Kevin M. Antshel, Sara E. Burke, D. Bruce B. Carter, Catherine A. Cornwell, Amy H. Criss, Joseph W. Ditre, Tanya L. Eckert, Joshua C. Felver, Les A. Gellis, Shannon C. Houck, Brittany K. Jakubiak, Randall S. Jorgenson, Michael L. Kalish, David Kellen, Lawrence J. Lewandowski, Lynn J. Lohnas, Laura E. Machia, Stephen A. Maisto, Brian K. Martens, Leonard S. Newman, Aesoon Park, Natalie Russo, Lael J. Schooler, Bradley A. Seymour, Shannon M. Sweeney, Peter A. Vanable, and Sarah E. Woolf-King
Since its creation in 1924, the program has embraced research as a central focus for the training of social psychologists. We train students with the skills necessary to function as applied or research scientists within one or more of the many sub-domains of social psychology. Our program explicitly adopts multidisciplinary themes to create a unique graduate training experience. The central focus of the social psychology program is the scholarship of the causes, consequences, and/or remediation of social challenges. Students are encouraged to pursue specific research interests that complement this broad programmatic theme.
The admissions committee consists of social psychology area faculty members. This committee makes decisions on the admission of applicants to graduate school; students who have or will soon complete either bachelor’s or master’s degrees, and who qualify in the judgment of this committee are admitted. To make this judgment, the committee considers a candidate’s letters of recommendation, verbal and quantitative Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, previous grade record, personal statement, and whether the research interests of this student matches with a member of the faculty.