Course Catalog

POLS 403 Political Psychology 3 Credits
This course provides a broad introduction to the field of political psychology, including historical and contemporary perspectives, surveys the major theoretical approaches and reviews most important contemporary empirical findings. Political psychology, as a subfield of political science, investigates the psychological processes that influence political decision making, attitude formation, voter behavior including candidate and issue evaluations. Such processes include affective responses, information processing, group dynamics, political socialization, etc. Applications of political psychology extend from the analysis of individuals' political attitudes (e.g. candidate evaluations, prejudice towards ethnic, religious and social minorities, etc.) to elite decision making in major international crisis

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2011-2012 Political Psychology 3
Spring 2010-2011 Political Psychology 3
Fall 2009-2010 Political Psychology 3
Spring 2008-2009 Political Psychology 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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