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POLS 321: Political Psychology

Term: Spring Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements:

An investigation of psychological theories in understanding political attitudes, judgment, and behavior at the levels of the individual, group, and nation-state. Topics covered may include the role of values, affect, cognition, emotion, motivation, personality, and/or situational factors in explaining public opinion formation and change, political ideology, voting behavior, elite decision-making, intergroup conflict, political tolerance, stereotyping and prejudice, authoritarianism, genocide and extreme political aggression. Not offered every year.

Prerequisites:
Methods of Political Inquiry and one other 200 level course, or the permission of the instructor.

Prerequisites: none.