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