COMM 462 - Feeling Political? Affect, Emotion, and Personality in Political Communication
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credit Exclusions:
No more than 3 credits from Comm 450-490.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Declared Communication Studies seniors only.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

There is a growing body of work in political communication that emphasizes the importance of affect, emotion and personality in politics. Our sensitivity to threat or disgust; our reactions of fear, or anger, or happiness; our tendency to focus more on negative than on positive information - each of these can impact the way we feel about candidates, and our positions on a wide range of domestic and foreign issues. Of course, many of these feelings are in reaction to mass-mediated information; and changing media technologies likely increases the volume of affective or emotional content reaching the public. This course reviews recent, path-breaking work on these themes, drawn from both media psychology and political communication.

COMM 462 - Feeling Political? Affect, Emotion, and Personality in Political Communication
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Capstone reserved for declared Communication Studies seniors only.
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