The goal of the University of Windsor’s Applied Social Psychology program is to educate students as scholars, researchers, and practitioners in various areas of Social Psychology with an emphasis on Community/Health and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
The program’s combination of course work, research, and practicum/internship experiences provides students with the resources necessary to teach, work, and conduct research in a variety of settings, including university departments, educational and community organizations, government agencies, social service agencies, hospitals, businesses, human resource groups, and management consulting firms.
Areas of Emphasis
- Community/Health Psychology: Community & Health psychology courses, research, and experiences develop knowledge and skills related to such areas as cultural diversity, sexuality, violence against women, education, community mental health, promotion and maintenance of health, analysis and improvement of health care delivery, interventions, program development and evaluation, and participatory research methods.
- Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Industrial/organizational psychology courses, research, and experiences develop knowledge and skills related to such areas as organizational effectiveness, human resource development, personnel selection, team building, and leadership development.
- Core Curriculum: Core courses include statistics, theory, research methods, as well as ethical and professional issues in applied psychology All PhD students take at least one course in cultural diversity and MA and PhD students take courses from their chosen area of emphasis or across both areas (Community/Health Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology)
- Practicum and Internship: Students also complete a MA level practicum (100 hours) and a PhD level internship (1,000 hours) in a field setting such as a business organization, community organization (including grassroots ones), school/college, or government agency.