The Applied Social Psychology Program is an interdisciplinary program that combines expertise in social and developmental psychology and medical, psychological, and cultural anthropology.
It has five core faculty members and several affiliates from other programs and departments. The program offers both Masters and PhD degrees in psychology and provides students with the skills and knowledge to conduct social scientific research in cultural contexts; locally, nationally, and internationally.
The research interests of the members of the program include but are not limited to cultural and cross-cultural research on development, health and well-being. Aboriginal health, disability, and cancer, education, and immigration and acculturation. Faculty and students engage in local, national, and international research, employing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches.