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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PS 313 Political Psychology

Fall and Spring Semesters

Understanding the psychological aspects of political developments is increasingly important in this age of political change and polarization.  This course evaluates theories from the field of psychology to help us understand how people think and feel about politics.  After examining the history and methods of political psychology research, we will investigate how social, cognitive, emotive, and physiological factors interact to determine individual preferences and opinions.  Students will place these individual level differences into the broader context of political behavior and democracy.

3 credit hours