PSYCH 393 - Political Psychology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Cost:
50-100
Advisory Prerequisites:
Introductory Psychology. A prior course or interest in History or Political Science is useful, though not required.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course surveys the ways that psychological factors affect politics and vice versa. After an outline of the history of philosophical and early empirical contributions to understanding political behavior, we will discuss authoritarianism theories, the meaning and importance of ideology, and national attachment (i.e., patriotism and nationalism). We will also explore various theory-based approaches to understanding the role of intergroup conflict and prejudice in people's lives and in politics. We conclude with threats to the political order (e.g., rebellion, terrorism), as well as hegemony's conservation (e.g., false consciousness, social dominance).

Course Requirements:

Evaluation by exams and written assignments.

Class Format:

Lectures with discussion sections.

PSYCH 393 - Political Psychology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
26116
Open
75
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
26117
Open
25
16PSYCH Majors
3COGNITIVE SCIENCE MAJORS
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
26118
Open
25
16PSYCH Majors
3COGNITIVE SCIENCE MAJORS
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
26119
Open
25
16PSYCH Majors
3COGNITIVE SCIENCE MAJORS
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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