PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Section: 005 Psychological Perspectives on Political Life
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Course Note:
A small seminar, which will introduce entering students to the topic of Psychology and issues which are important in the field of psychology. Through this seminar, students will be able to develop an understanding of how various theories and applications of the discipline of psychology may be helpful in understanding the world.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in a concentration plan in Psychology.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this seminar, we will discuss the psychology of public opinion, voting, leadership, and media coverage of elections. Examples of pertinent questions include: Do citizens vote in self-interested ways? Or are other, more symbolic aspects more important? To what extent do environmental characteristics influence one’s political behavior? And does a candidate’s race or gender matter? In seeking answers to such questions, we will rely upon scholarship in psychology, political science, sociology, history, and geography, and we will pay particular attention to the 2010 elections as they apply to these domains. Students will approach these issues via readings, class discussion, and written assignments. Students will also gain basic experience with social scientific empirical methods as a result of collaborating in an original survey data collection project.

PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
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ISBN: 0465036279
Everything you think you know about politics ... - and why you're wrong, Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson., Publisher: Basic Books 1. ed. 2000
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ISBN: 9780465014934
Just how stupid are we? : facing the truth about the American voter, Author: Rick Shenkman., Publisher: Basic Books 2009
Required
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