Psychology of the Individual in Society

Psychology of the Individual in Society cluster description

This cluster contains courses from a variety of disciplines including sociology, social psychology and community psychology. By exploring the interaction between the individual and society, students will gain a better understanding of the mental and behavioral processes that affect our daily lives embedded in diverse populations. Through an investigation of group formation, societal expectations and the impact of social institutions, students will learn to describe and predict patterns of individual behavior and to identify the systemic consequences of those behaviors in group contexts.

Potential Further Training that May Lead to Possible Careers Opportunities

Skills developed in this interest cluster are applicable to a wide range of career options. Many opportunities exist in non-profit organizations advocating for social causes, public and social services administration, and government and civic leadership.