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College of Arts and Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

The Social-Personality Doctoral Program at the University at Buffalo

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Program Highlights

  • A strong, productive, and collegial group of researchers
  • Leading research in fundamental areas of social psychology, including:
    • Close Relationships
    • Self-concept and self-esteem
    • Personal and social identity
    • Social inference
    • Motivated cognition
    • Stereotyping and prejudice
  • Exceptionally strong research emphasis
    • Students are encouraged to work with one or more faculty members
    • Students involved in research from first semester on
  • Excellent laboratory facilities
    • Large research participant pool
    • Social interaction laboratories
    • Computer assisted data collection laboratories
    • State of the art audiovisual recording systems

Program Faculty

  • Barbara Bunker (Ph.D., Columbia University), Organizational development; social intervention; interpersonal and group processes; behavior of women.
  • Frank Fincham (Ph.D., Oxford University): Close relationships (social and clinical perspectives); marital relations and child outcomes; forgiveness
  • Shira Gabriel (Ph.D., Northwestern University): The social self; gender differences in interdependence; minority group membership.
  • Sandra Murray (Ph.D., University of Waterloo): Close relationships; self-esteem; motivated cognition.
  • Brett Pelham (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin): Self-perception; implicit self-regard; social inference.

Affiliated Faculty

  • Frone, Michael, Ph. D.
  • Jack Meacham (Ph.D., University of Michigan): Life-course developmental psychology; autobiography; race and racism; stereotypes and prejudice; multicultural education

An Overview of the Program

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[Behavioral Neuroscience] • [Clinical] • [Cognitive] • [Social-Personality]

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Last updated: August 20, 2001