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About

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

PBS is a growing community of researchers, intellectuals, and students who investigate the human mind and behaviour in a societal context. 

A clear and determined focus on the real world sets our department apart.

Our department conducts cutting-edge psychological and behavioural research that is both based in and applied to the real world.

What began over 50 years ago as a group of researchers studying psychology and society has expanded to become the focal point of psychological and behavioural science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

A clear and determined focus on the real world sets our department apart. This focus enables us to conduct social science research that is not only theoretically well-informed, but also firmly rooted in questions from beyond the ivory tower, producing results that impact policy, business, and society at large.

By maintaining a focus on real world questions and societal impact, our department has been leading the way on innovative research techniques in the field, the lab, and everywhere in between.

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Hilde Himmelwiet, Robert Farr, and George Gaskell among others founded the first department of social psychologists at the LSE in 1964

 

 

 

BSc programme

MSc programmes and a PhD programmes