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.
Gaffney teaches communication courses, both skill-based and grounded in theory, including Nonverbal Communication, Storytelling and Visual Communication. She serves as co-faculty advisor to Honors Society Lambda Pi Eta.
Göksel's work focuses on the transnational political mobilization of Kurdish women around peace, democracy and human rights.
Dr. Gordon teaches courses on law and social control, victimization, race and crime, sex crimes, mass shootings, media and crime, and gender and crime. Her current research is on victim impact statements in homicide cases.
Gruber teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in film, consumerism, rhetorical theory, research methods, and professional speaking and writing. She is also a faculty member in Barrett, the Honors College.
Halavais helps people to discover ways in which social media change the nature of scholarship and learning, and allow for new forms of collaboration and self-government. He directs the master's program in social technologies.
Dr. Hall is a social psychologist who investigates social and group identities. She is also faculty director of the ASU Statistics and Methods (SAM) Lab.
Dr. Holloway is currently teaching for the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and is the director of the Cognition, Learning, and Neuroscience Lab.