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GOVT-422 Studies in Political Behavior Course Level: Undergraduate

Studies in Political Behavior (3) Topics vary by section. Examples are personality and politics, and political socialization. Crosslist: GOVT-622. Repeatable for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: 6 credit hours of GOVT/SPA coursework at the 300-level or above. Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA.

Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Political Psychology
Political Psychology (3) This course explores fundamental questions such as explaining how and why people act as they do in politics, the underpinnings of political preferences, how these preferences change, and how they affect political choices, by applying psychology to politics. The class discusses theories about human personality, cognition, emotion, and social influence. These approaches are applied to the study of political issues ranging from the development of the political "self" to media effects, political leadership and decision-making, ethnic and international conflict, altruism, terrorism, and genocide. In each of these domains, how personal and environmental factors combine to produce political outcomes is explored. Meets with GOVT-622 001.