School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences engages students in cutting-edge scholarship to better understand the world through understanding people – their beliefs, stories, cultures, organizations, friends, family, thoughts, hopes, feelings, and actions. Our synergistic blend of academic disciplines, perspectives, and methods enhances the capacity to tackle problems, intimate and large-scale, and to improve lives in local and global communities. Over fifty research-active faculty lead a dozen undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees, including internationally-recognized programs in Social Justice & Human Rights, Forensic Psychology, and Social Technologies. From day one, our students are at the front-line of research and innovation, conducting experiments within high-tech psychology, social media, and gaming labs. Through these hands-on research experiences and small-classroom teaching, they gain perspective, context, and skills that they will carry throughout their lives, wherever they’ll take on the world.
Scott Barclay's research project explores the interplay of political, demographic, and social movement factors that influence the deployment of law. He has a PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University..
Beattey is an attorney and clinical forensic psychologist. He is a lecturer in Forensic and Legal Psychology in the Program on Law and Behavioral Science.
Dr. Behl completed her Ph.D. at University of California, Los Angeles. Her areas of expertise are Gender and Politics; Race, Ethnicity, and Politics; Democracy and Citizenship; Social Justice & Human Rights; and India.
Mary H. Burleson is an Associate Professor in Psychology. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience program) from Arizona State University in 1994. Her postdoctoral training was at Ohio State University in t
Catalina Cayetano, M.A. is an instructor for the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and a doctoral candidate in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication.