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Educational Psychology
250 Education Sciences Bldg
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Voice: 612-624-6083

Psychological Foundations/QME
250 Education Sciences Bldg
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
55455-0364 USA

Tel: 612-624-0042
Fax: 612-624-8241
psyf-adm@umn.edu

Social Psychological & Developmental Processes M.A. & Ph.D.

Inspire positive social change by studying human relationships and growth

The way we work, think, and play in groups and alone affects our personal success as well as the success of our schools, workplaces, and communities. As a Ph.D. or M.A. student, you’ll study the social and social developmental processes experienced across the lifespan, with a primary focus on processes during the years of schooling. You’ll apply what you learn to further the development of groups and organizations as well as individuals, particularly in educational and related settings.

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Degrees & coursework

A master’s degree is not required to apply for the doctoral program.

Master's of Arts (M.A.)

M.A. curriculum (33-34 credits)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Ph.D. curriculum (72 credits)


What you'll study

  • Social influence processes
  • Group dynamics/cooperative learning
  • Theories of intergroup relations
  • Methods of organizational change and conflict resolution
  • Action research models and engaged research
  • Impacts of disparities on educational and life outcomes
  • Social emotional development
  • Prosocial and antisocial behavior in schools

Faculty

Geoffrey MaruyamaGeoffrey Maruyama
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Adjunct faculty

Muriel Bebeau, professor in Department of Primary Dental Care


Emeritus faculty

David W. Johnson


Students

Lara Westerhof | Email

"I want to help all students feel socially and emotionally equipped to learn."




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