The Social Psychology area focuses on interpersonal, intergroup, motivation, and social cognitive processes. All six core faculty members use social neuroscience or psychophysiology methods, making the area the largest social neuroscience program in the world. Our research explores a variety of topics including psychoneuroendocrinology, social attachment, health, stereotyping, prejudice and stigma, identity development and maintenance, motivation, impression formation, emotion, and social decision-making. We employ a variety of methodologies including social neuroscience (using EEG, fMRI, and genetics), psychophysiological (e.g., EKG and hormones), experimental, and big data techniques. To learn more about the research interests of individual faculty, visit the Research Projects webpage and review individual faculty profiles .