POLSCI 330 - Psychological Perspectives on Politics
Section: 101
Term: SP 2008
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Requirements & Distribution:
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Enforced Prerequisites:
POLSCI 111 or upperclass standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is an introduction to the theories and concepts in the field of political psychology. It focuses primarily on psychological explanations of individual political attitudes and actions, among both elites as well as the masses. We will explore the sources of public opinion and political behavior through the application of psychological theories about personality, attitude, cognition, emotion, and group dynamics. Drawing on those theories, we will explore such issues as voting, political ideology, party identification, nationalism, and terrorism. The course will be divided into two components: in a typical week, we will have a 4-hour lecture and a 2-hour discussion. Each student must present assigned readings at least once in discussion section. A course or strong interest in political science or psychology is recommended.

POLSCI 330 - Psychological Perspectives on Politics
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101 (REC)
TuWTh 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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