University of California - Santa Cruz

Department of Psychology

Social Psychology Program 

Degrees Offered: Doctorate


At A Glance

Full-time Faculty: 30

Full-time Faculty Identifying as Community Psychologists: 2

# of Students Admitted Each Year: 4

Available Student Assistantships: Teaching assistantships and fellowships 

The Program

Program Alumni Information

The social psychology program has a theme of social justice and focuses on training researchers. Graduates from the program are typically employed in government, education, consulting and/or the nonprofit sector. 

Community Psychology Faculty and Research Interests

  • Educational access 
  • Sexuality 
  • Poverty and economic justice 
  • Psychology and law 
  • Aggression and trauma 
  • Peace psychology 
  • Intergroup relations 
  • Social identity 
  • Social policy analysis 
  • Structural inequality 
  • Intersectionality 
  • Political psychology 
  • Feminisms 
  • Cultural Psychology

RadioActive Podcast Episodes 

This is Not a History Lesson; This is Agitation - Regina Langhout