Welcome! Bienvenidos! Ni Hao! Willkommen! Konnichiwa! to the Social Behavior Lab

Completed in 2010, the Social Behavior Lab is comprised of over 15 testing rooms with multiple functions and equipment.

"Curiosity killed the cat, but lead to the most aMEOWsing findings!" - Anynomous

With that in mind, below are some real world answers to your hypothetical questions.  If you're still hungry for information, contact the Lab Coordinator!

  • What kind of testing rooms are available?

    There are individual testing rooms, large group rooms, a computer lab, psychophysiology labs, and a conference/seminar room.  For a more detailed description of software and equipment, click on the Room Descriptions tab.

  • What if I have a lab reservation but cannot make it?

    If you need to cancel or reschedule a lab reservation, first make sure you inform your RAs and Participants of the change, then email the Lab Coordinator with the dates and rooms that will no longer need to be reserved.  She will be able to free up the space for others to use.

  • What if I either love rules, hate rules, or just do not want to break rules?

    Then the Forms and Policies tab is where you'll want to click for a look at how we keep the lab running on all four cylinders.

  • How do I get to the Social Behavior Lab?

    For directions to our home on the 8th floor of the USC's Seeley G. Mudd Building, click here.

  • How do I get involved?

    To participate in a study, register with Sona Systems.

    If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Research Assistant, take a look at what research is going on in the lab by clicking on the Faculty Research. Contact the Lab Coordinator with any questions.

    Note: If you are interested in working with Dr. Wendy Wood, please email Dennis Rünger directly.

  • This place is pretty, and a ton of science happens here, but do I get to feel good about its environmental impact while I'm doing research here?

    For details about sustainability and green construction, click here.

Latest News in the USC Social Psychology Area

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Social Psychology Events

Upcoming Social Psychology Brown Bag Speaker Series Events:

All events are on Mondays noon-1pm unless otherwise noted.

Locations to be announced: please email the coordinator to receive details of the talks.


Jan 26th: Hal Hershfield, Assistant Professor of Marketing, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Feb 2nd: Vita Droutman, PhD Student of Social Psychology, USC

Feb 9th: Lotte Veenstra, PhD Student of Clinical Psychology, University of Amsterdam

Feb 25th(Wed): Dolores Albarracin, Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Mar 9th: Todd Rogers, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Mar 23rd: Ray Bull, Emeritus Professor of Forensic Psychology, University of Leicester

Mar 30th: Debbie Ma, Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, California State University, Northridge

Apr 6th: Peter Meindl, PhD Student of Social Psychology, USC

Apr 13th: Rena Repetti, Professor of Clinical Psychology, UCLA

Apr 20th: Jen Labrecque, PhD Student of Social Psychology, USC

Apr 27th: Mehrad Jazani, Assistant Professor of Management, Norwegian Business School

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  • USC Seeley G. Mudd Building
  • 3620 McClintock Ave.
  • Ste 801
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089