Resources for Current Students

Ph.D. Concentration in Social Psychology

Research Resources

Database and Software

The Department offers numerous computers with contemporary software for constructing databases, analyzing data, preparing presentations, and writing manuscripts. We also offer site licenses for Qualtrics, which permits highly specialized experiments and surveys online.

Professor Emeritus David Kenny’s website features SEM, dyadic data analysis, the social relations model, and other data analysis tools.

For more information about meta-analysis software or proprietary geotemporal surveys within the U.S. evaluating levels of stress, anxiety, depression, numerous health habits, and many other social dimensions, please contact Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Blair Johnson.


The documents below are available free to graduate students for research use. Please read the papers from which they come, and use the appropriate citation provided as your source, even if you are going to adapt these for your own uses.

Experimental Stimuli

Job Description Stimuli

These are job descriptions that we used both in hiring experiments (participants match job applicants from their resumes with job descriptions) and in self-selection experiments in which participants chose between matched jobs in the same profession to test how much they prefer hierarchy-enhancing or hierarchy-attenuating jobs. The ones shown here are from:

Pratto, F., & Espinoza, P. (2001). Gender, ethnicity, and power. Journal of Social Issues, 57, 763-780.

They are modified for region of the country from the ones used in:

Pratto, F., Stallworth, L. M., Sidanius, J., & Siers, B. (1997). The gender gap in occupational role attainment: A social dominance approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 37-53.

Social Dominance Orientation Scales

Short Social Dominance Orientation Scale in 16 languages (from 2013 papers)

Original 16-item Social Dominance Orientation scale

Pratto, F., Sidanius, J., Stallworth, L. M., & Malle, B. F. (1994). Social dominance orientation: A personality variable predicting social and political attitudes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67, 741-763.

New SDO7 scales from 2015

Ho, A. K., Sidanius, J. Kteily, N., Sheehy-Skeffington, J. Pratto, F. Henkel, K. E., Foels, R., Stewart, A. L. (2015). The Nature of Social Dominance Orientation: Theorizing and Measuring Preferences for Intergroup Inequality Using the New SDO7 Scale. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109, 1003-1038.

Physical Space

Professors and students in the Department of Psychological Sciences have offices in the Bousfield Psychology Building or the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP).

Laboratory spaces are equipped for computerized data collection, small group or dyadic interaction, videotaping, physiological monitoring, and virtual reality.