Social Psychology

Social psychologists study how behaviors and beliefs are shaped by the social context in which people are embedded. Cornell social psychologists have studied status beliefs about gender and their impact on career choices; bargaining and power in exchange; the foundations of collective action; the emergence and diffusion of social norms; cooperation and trust; and the role of emotions in exchange. They use a variety of methods, including lab experiments, audit studies, network analysis, agent-based modeling, simulation models, and survey data analysis.

Students who are interested in social psychology can take advantage of courses offered in Sociology, Psychology, and Information Sciences. Students and faculty have access to the Social Dynamics Laboratory (3rd floor Uris).

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Edward J. Lawler

Professor Emeritus

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Landon Schnabel

Robert and Ann Rosenthal Assistant Professor

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Erin York Cornwell

Associate Professor

All research areas

Community and Urban Sociology    Computational Social Science    Culture    Economy and Society    Gender    Inequality and Social Stratification    Methodology    Organizations, Work and Occupations    Policy Analysis    Political Sociology and Social Movements    Race, Ethnicity and Immigration    Science, Technology and Medicine    Social Demography    Social Networks    Social Psychology    Sociology of Education    Sociology of Family    Sociology of Health and Illness