Storrs CentreProfessors David Kenny (left) and Seth Kalichman (right), with then-student Lisa Eaton (center). Photo from 2010.Social Psychology program photo


This program offers graduate degrees in the field of social psychology. The University of Connecticut is a top-20 public university in the U.S.Top 20 The Department of Psychological Sciences is routinely ranked in top 10 in U.S. grant funding and its doctoral program is ranked in top 30 public research universities by The National Research Council. A recent comparison ranked UConn's social psychology program 11th in citation impact among universities in the U.S. (Nosek et al., 2010). (See more accolades and honors.)

Our program emphasizes important social issues (e.g., health, prejudice, discrimination) using multiple theoretical perspectives, multiple methods, and multiple levels of analysis (individual, dyad, group, intergroup, culture, network, society, international, ecology).


  • Tenure Success for Dr. Nicole Overstreet & Dr. Andrew L. Stewart !
    Dr. Nicole Overstreet (Uconn PhD. 2012) and Dr. Andrew L. Clark (UConn PhD. 2014) have each been granted tenure by Clark University. Our congratulations to each of them! We have such fantastic alumni and students! Dr. Overstreet’s homepage. Dr. Stewart’s homepage.
    Posted on February 14, 2020
  • UConn PhD students attend Summer Institute
    PhD students Andrew Cortopassi and Gabriel Camacho attended the Summer Institute in Social and Personality Psychology (SISSP) hosted by New York University in 2019.
    Posted on October 24, 2019
  • PhD student Gabriel Camacho wins multiple awards!
    Congratulations to Gabe for winning: + An APS RISE Award for his poster titled, “The Adverse Effect of Stereotype Threat on the Speech Performance of Latinx Students,” presented at the 31st Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. (co-authored by Diane M. Quinn) + A Grant-in-Aid from the Society for the Psychological Study of […]
    Posted on September 16, 2019
  • American Psychological Association recognizes David A. Kenny
    Distinguished Emeritus Professor Dave Kenny received the American Psychological Association’s award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution at the APA’s annual conference in August, 2019. Specifically, the citation reads: For his outstanding contributions to both theory and methods for studying social perception and behavior. Kenny’s work on person perception, under the general rubric of the “social relations […]
    Posted on September 5, 2019
  • ISPP recognizes Felicia Pratto with the Jeanne Knutson Award
    At its July, 2019 annual meeting in Lisbon, the International Society for Political Psychology ( ) gave the Jeanne Knutsen award to Prof. Felicia Pratto for her long-standing service to the scientific society. The award is named in honor of the late Dr. Jeanne Knutsen, ISPP’s founder.
    Posted on August 18, 2019
  • Prof. Felicia Pratto elected again to serve ISPP
    Felicia Pratto will become the president-elect of the International Society of Political Psychology at the end of its annual meeting in July 12-15 in Lisbon. She will serve in that capacity til July, 2020, when she becomes president and will host the annual meeting in Berlin in July 2021, whereupon she becomes past-president (each of […]
    Posted on May 25, 2019