Psychologists in Action
Dr. Craig Haney, Social Psychologist
Haney studies the use and impact of solitary confinement on inmates in super-maximum security, or “supermax,” prisons.
Social psychologists are interested in all aspects of personality and social interaction, exploring the influence of interpersonal, intergroup and intragroup relationships on human behavior.
Pursuing a Career in Social Psychology
Social psychology is the study of how individuals affect and are affected by other people and by their social and physical environments. The work of social psychologists allows us to have a better grasp of how group dynamics influence our choices and actions and provides insight into how our social perceptions affect our interactions with other people.
Research article documents link between perfectionism, feelings of hopelessness and suicide.
Repeated viewings of videotaped altercations indicate viewers judge a person they don't identify with more harshly.
Psychology: Science in Action educates the public about how the science and application of psychology benefit society and improve lives. It shows the breadth and depth of psychology and the varied settings in which psychologists work, including research, education, clinical and organizational settings.