Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Risk Management Keith Murnighan
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Social Psychology Community at Northwestern University
The discipline of social psychology encompasses representatives across many departments and schools at Northwestern University, establishing a rich and diverse community of shared scholarly vigor. This collaborative and courageous spirit underscores the Kellogg School’s approach to doctoral study and behavioral research. This rich learning environment provides our doctoral students with access to many academic and research resources – ranging from PhD courses and research seminars to experimental research facilities and one-on-one discussions with professors.
Kellogg also encourages students to engage in an exchange of ideas with faculty outside of their main program of study. In fact, our doctoral students are required to have at least one faculty member serve on their dissertation committee who is from outside of their PhD Program. This external committee member’s research expertise and unique perspectives bring an added dimension to the students’ dissertation research.
The faculty mentors in this community include those with PhD training in social psychology, as well as those with active research programs that embrace social psychological theory and methods. There are many faculty and departmental resources available through Kellogg and through the departments of Communication Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Integrated Marketing Communications and the School of Law. Several professors have joint appointments with other departments that further strengthen the research relationships among our faculty and doctoral students.