The Social Psychology program at the University of South Carolina currently ranks
4th in the nation, according to the US News and World Report’s Best Graduate School
Rankings. Social psychologists at the University of South Carolina study social psychological
determinants of discrimination and inequality; power and status processes; justice;
bargaining; emotions; cooperation; collective action; altruism and prosocial behavior;
morality and norms; and social networks and social relations.
About Our Research:
Social scientists from UofSC, together with colleagues from other major research universities
in the US and abroad, have conducted some of the most advanced and rigorous social
psychological experimentation using this state-of-the-art laboratory.
Numerous past and present cutting-edge research projects, almost all of them generously
supported by Grants from the National Science Foundation, and published in the top
journals of our discipline, have been exploring topics and fields as diverse as:
altruism, morality, and social solidarity
social dilemmas and cooperation
power, inequality, and social stratification
exchange and social networks
distributive justice, status, and legitimacy
judgment and decision making
Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.