American Sociological Association

Social Psychology

The purpose of the Section on Social Psychology is to foster the development of this branch of sociology through stimulating research and communicating knowledge. Social psychology is interpreted according to its inclusive and traditional use in sociology to encompass such broad fields as socialization, interpersonal relations and social interaction, attitudes and public opinion, and collective behavior.

Section Officers & Council


Chair: Richard T. Serpe, Kent State University 2020
Chair-Elect: Steven Hitlin, University of Iowa 2020
Past Chair: Brent Simpson, University of South Carolina 2020
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Carla Goar, Kent State University 2022
Student Representative: Maria Cristina Ramos Flor, Duke University 2020

Section Council

Celeste Campos-Castillo, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2020
D'Lane R. Compton, University of New Orleans 2020
Jenny L. Davis, The Australian National University 2021
Gretchen Peterson, University of Memphis 2021
Long Doan, University of Maryland 2022
David M. Melamed, The Ohio State University 2022
Chantrey J. Murphy, California State University, Long Beach 2022

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