PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Section: 004 Psychological Perspectives of Politics
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
50-100
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
Does not count toward the requirements for the Psychology major nor the major in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience.
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. 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.

Course Requirements:

Students will be evaluated on semi-weekly response papers (2 pages each), a research project and write-up, and participation.

Intended Audience:

No data submitted

Class Format:

Seminar

PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
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Note: Psych 120-002 meets in the Pillsbury Room, East Hall. Take the elevator located at the Church St., Psych side entrance of East Hall to floor "4M".
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Note: Psych 120-004 meets in the Pillsbury Room, East Hall. Take the elevator located at the Church St., Psych side entrance of East Hall to floor "4M".
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Note: PSYCH 120-007 Topic Title: Meaningful Leadership of Self and Others
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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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